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2am at The Cat’s Pajamas

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Good morning! I’ve been so excited to share this news! My first novel, 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS, will be published by Crown (Random House), August 2014! I am over the moon, the stars, the solar system, back to the … Continue reading

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Dear Brooklyn

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Dear Brooklyn, please get ahold of yourself.

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short story month

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Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin May is National Short Story month and like a daffy short story writer, I’ve gone and waited until the last day to remember.  I’ve been in novel land and regarding that, I have news I … Continue reading

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HYPHEN-NATION

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             HYPHEN-NATION, a dispatch from Marie-Helene Bertino The Common asked me to write a dispatch from a specific location, so I wrote from the hyphen that splits my first name. Directions are included for getting … Continue reading

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Believer Reader Survey

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believermag: Last chance to vote in the Believer Reader Survey! What were your three favorite works of fiction and poetry published in 2012? Email letters@believermag.com by March 21st to let us know. We’ll share the results in the May issue. … Continue reading

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The Wellspring House

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Recently I was able to visit The Wellspring House, a retreat for poets and writers in the foothills of The Berkshires in Massachusetts.  There I was able to sit by a fire and chat with Preston Browning, the writer and … Continue reading

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If you were here I’d be home right now

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My upbringing was strict but we had endless art supplies and my Mom allowed (encouraged!) me to paint murals on the walls.  In college, I painted murals to help support myself.  Murals say: ART BELONGS TO EVERYONE.  When a person … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day at The Saint Mark’s Poetry Project

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New Year’s Day at The Saint Mark’s Poetry Project Patty Smith sings a beautiful poem for the children of Connecticut with Lenny Kaye, Steve Earle reads a poem about being a musician in the company of poets, Lee Renaldo plays a … Continue reading

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Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:

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huffpostcomedy: Bill Murray on Gilda Radner: “Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being … Continue reading

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The Happy Ending Reading and Music Series

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Photos from The Happy Ending Reading and Music Series at The Box on November 21, 2012.  Amanda Stern has run the series for almost ten years and last week was the very last one!  I was so happy to participate … Continue reading

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