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3QR DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNERS / AUTHOR BIOS 2017-18

3QR DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNERS / AUTHOR BIOS 2017-18

Our three winners of the 3QR Daniel Defoe Contest tapped into Defoe‘s eclectic heritage: political activist and economist; pioneer of the English novel; pamphleteer and political advisor; down-and-out debtor; modern myth-maker; and overall social rebel and rogue. These 21st century writers’ takes on Defoe’s life (1660-1731) are eclectic as well. See featured images and slide at the […]

ARM-IN-ARM by Nancy Lind

ARM-IN-ARM by Nancy Lind

DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNER (“Poor Robin! Poor Robin Crusoe!” – the parrot in Defoe’s ROBINSON CRUSOE) When I read, much later, That the father of ROBINSON CRUSOE Died in Ropemaker’s Alley, hiding from creditors, I cried. I cried like the girl I was, at 8, who first met Robinson, And my heart leapt into my […]

LAST QUARTER MOON by Salvatore Difalco

LAST QUARTER MOON by Salvatore Difalco

Lately I’ve been getting dirty looks from people. Not just young people, though they are the worst offenders. Middle-aged people also shoot me dirty looks, and old people assume expressions of mild disgust. I wonder if it’s because I am a middle-aged white man. We’re disliked by many people these days, including members of our […]

THE SERVICE by Thomas N. Hackney

THE SERVICE by Thomas N. Hackney

The Milky Way galaxy is estimated to contain 100-400 billion stars, the oldest of which are nearly as old as the universe itself. Half of the stars in our galaxy average 6.3 billion, with our sun checking in at 4.8 billion years old. An estimated 10 trillion galaxies populate the universe. Assuming an average of 100 billion […]

ON MOVING ON: A Tribute to Capital Gazette journalists

ON MOVING ON: A Tribute to Capital Gazette journalists

By Ann Costantino Several days ago marked the memorial service for John McNamara, the last of the five Capital Gazette newspaper employees killed about two weeks ago by Jarrod Ramos, whose misdirected rage was aimed squarely at unsuspecting employees who had nothing at all to do with his multi-year resentment toward the paper. The Gazette […]

The Godfather Speaks

The Godfather Speaks

I first met author Lee Gutkind at the Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction Summer Writers’ Conference at Goucher College when I was a grad student in the mid-1990s. The conference brought together some of the greatest practitioners of a literary form of nonfiction breaking new ground: creative nonfiction. Featured were authors Tracy Kidder. Susan Orlean. Gay Talese. Mary […]

Bio Reference: Literature on Deadline

Book by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson (Caldwell Publishing) Literature taps the universal nature of humanity. Journalism captures life stories on deadline.  This book, Literature on Deadline: The Art of Journalism, steps in to provide an intensive and sophisticated journalism “boot camp” for all traditional and new media writers. To order, Call: 1-800-284-7043 “Could Ernest Hemingway have written The […]