Nonfiction

Week of April 18, 2022

DEAL OF THE WEEK Pember Does Double at Pantheon In his first acquisition at Pantheon, David Treuer preempted two books by journalist Mary Annette Pember. The publisher said the North American rights agreement was struck after a nine-publisher auction and includes the author’s debut work of nonfiction, about “her mother’s experience at a Native American …

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“The Danger is Larger Because the Voice is Bigger.” Alexandra Billings on the Surge in Anti-Trans Legislation ‹ Literary Hub

Award-winning actor and LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist Alexandra Billings joins co-hosts VV Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss the spate of recent anti-Trans bills and American misogyny. Billings reads from her new memoir of her, This Time for Meand talks about her life as a Trans woman, her career as a teacher, and her experiences …

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For me, Kolkata and the documentary practice are deeply intertwined: Shaunak Sen | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Shaunak Sen, whose ‘All That Breathes‘ has been selected as part of special screening at the 75 edition of Cannes Film Festival. The 10-day festival, which runs from May 17 to 28, will premiere Sen’s film. In January, the film won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The …

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Pamplin Media Group – CCC to host creative writing conference

Oregon Book Award winner Sierra Crane Murdoch will speak and 11 workshops will be offered. Clackamas Community College is hosting its annual “Compose” Creative Writing Conference, which will help folks explore the practices and professions of creative writing and publishing. The conference will be virtual again this year and will start at 10 am Saturday, …

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Pekin author’s paranormal stories scare up first-place BookFest award

In her paranormal nonfiction anthology “Days of the Dead: A Year of True Ghost Stories,” author Sylvia Shults of Pekin offers a haunting for every day of the year. “I am very happy to say that I found a ghost story for every single day… including leap day,” said Shults. “I think I should get …

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A neighbor hid gold spoons at my mother’s house 50 years ago and never returned for them | tracey folly

*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Five decades later, we are finally putting her gold spoons to good use. My parents lived next door to a married couple before I was born. The neighbor lady was a stay-at-home parent, and her husband worked for a …

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Authors launch storytelling project in Northborough, Southborough

Author Jennifer De Leon signs books following her keynote address last week. (Photo/Laura Hayes) SOUTHBOROUGH – Two Southborough writers are launching a new project to highlight stories in Northborough and Southborough. Led by Jennifer De Leon and her husband, Adam Stumacher, the project is called Story Bridge. It was kicked off during a keynote address …

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Medcalf: Indigenous People’s history for young people book club event

Over coffee with a friend at Nina’s in St. Paul last week, we discussed the vibe that so many marginalized communities in Minnesota feel right now and the question attached to it: Do people still care? Many of the dreams envisioned after George Floyd’s murder are now deferred — perhaps permanently. But every day is …

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Story time, teen events, more set at Bay area libraries – The Voice

Local libraries are offering events and programs for all ages. Here’s a look at what’s planned at libraries in the Anchor Bay area. Chesterfield Township Library The Chesterfield Township Library is open regular hours at full capacity. All services have resumed. There are no restrictions. The following free programs are scheduled: • Books and Babies …

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