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Interview with Diana Wagman

  7:00 p.m. – Interview with Diana Wagman, author of The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets. Diana will be reading from her book followed by an interview moderated by Heather King, author of the memoir Parched. Afterwards, a Q & A … Continue reading Interview with Diana Wagman

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Carlo Wolff gives glowing review to Newman’s “Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children”

‘Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children’: A Pittsburgh writing teacher’s tender tale For his second novel, Dave Newman mixes academic angst with domestic affairs for a loving portrait of the city Writing is a solitary, sedentary process. It’s not … Continue reading Carlo Wolff gives glowing review to Newman’s “Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children”

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Adelaide Screenwriter interviews Al Watt

Henry Sheppard interviews Al Watt for the Adelaide Screenwriter blog. Here’s a portion of what Al says on the concept of his writing workshops: The subconscious is where the truth lies. It’s where all of the complexity and paradox of … Continue reading Adelaide Screenwriter interviews Al Watt

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Interview with Jen Scott

  5:00 p.m. – Interview with Jennifer Scott, author of Lessons from Madame Chic. Jennifer will be reading from her book followed by an interview moderated by Kristi Belcamino. Afterwards, a Q & A with YOU! Jennifer’s blog: http://dailyconnoisseur.blogspot.com/ and … Continue reading Interview with Jen Scott

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Book Review editor resigns after Union moves to silence Eric Miles Williamson’s criticism

Sabers Up! Redux by William Hastings I have resigned. This is my last essay for this book review. Let me make this clear from the outset: I speak for myself, not for the union. I stand alone. Which is how … Continue reading Book Review editor resigns after Union moves to silence Eric Miles Williamson’s criticism

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Arnold Snyder reviews “East Bay Grease”: “…one of the best novels I’ve read in years … an exhilarating read.”

In East Bay Grease, Eric Miles Williamson has created the ultimate novel of a child living in Hell, a story of brutality, transformation and transcendence. The narrator, T-Bird Murphy, is a poor kid from the Oakland slums, living in a … Continue reading Arnold Snyder reviews “East Bay Grease”: “…one of the best novels I’ve read in years … an exhilarating read.”

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“Screenplays that Sell” reviewed by Adelaide Screenwriter

[…] Allison Burnett has written a dozen movies, including a run of seven consecutive spec scripts, every one of which sold to Hollywood. Well over 99% of all spec scripts written never sell. The odds of being in that less-than-one-per-cent … Continue reading “Screenplays that Sell” reviewed by Adelaide Screenwriter

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Kristoffer Collins of Pittsburgh Magazine says, “Simply put: Dave Newman is my new favorite writer.”

Undercover: ‘Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children’ Pittsburgh native Newman’s latest work is a comedy of bad manners that shows the writer’s evolution from his debut novel. Simply put: Dave Newman is my new favorite writer. This is so … Continue reading Kristoffer Collins of Pittsburgh Magazine says, “Simply put: Dave Newman is my new favorite writer.”

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Arnold Snyder on David Newman’s novel: “a good job creating a dark character trying to feel his way to the light”

Dave Newman’s Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children is about getting over the life you thought you were supposed to live, so that you can get on with living the life you have. On the surface, the story is … Continue reading Arnold Snyder on David Newman’s novel: “a good job creating a dark character trying to feel his way to the light”

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Fred Shaw reviews “Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children” for Pittsburgh City Paper

With pointed humor, Dave Newman’s new novel portrays the life of a lowly college writing instructor. Much of Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children is a satirical send up of today’s student, as well as Pittsburgh’s literary scene. Write … Continue reading Fred Shaw reviews “Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children” for Pittsburgh City Paper

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