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One reason is that these journals don't even collect data about the gender or ethnic background of their authors. To examine the representation of women within these journals, with our colleagues Jason Webster and Yuichi Shoda, we delved into MEDLINE, the online repository that contains records of ...
Elizabeth Kostova will discuss The Shadow Land at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., as part of Arts & Letters Live. Tickets $25; discounts for educators, students and members of DMA and Dallas Institute of Humanities. or 214-922-1818.

I recently acquired a copy of "A Dictionary of Thoughts. Being a cyclopedia of laconic quotations from the best authors of the world, both ancient and modern." That is not a very laconic title, laconic meaning of few words but then there are a heck of a lot of words in the book. The volume, compiled by Tryon ...
The authors, who are married and teach at the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University, will read from their fiction and creative nonfiction. The reading is free and open to the public and includes a book-signing. While at LHU, Dent and Zobal will visit various classes and serve as the keynote speakers for ...
"Voices from the Plains" features the work of more than 60 Nebraska authors, all members of the Nebraska Writers Guild. Courtesy. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Valerie Vierk of Ravenna was walking along the high banks of the Loup River one July when she heard vigorous splashing. Looking ...
LAFAYETTE -- People might think the only way to gain access to award-winning authors such as Joyce Carol Oates and T. Geronimo Johnson is to read their best-selling novels and stories. Instead, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation's Distinguished Speaker Series provided an inside ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Several Irish writers stand among the greatest to have ever lived: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett, to name just a few. But there's a whole new generation of talent whose work demands to be read. Here are 12 of our favorite Irish novelists who have ...
Colin Kidd receives funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. He is affiliated with These Islands and Scotland in Union. Gerard Carruthers does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has ...
Words will flow like -- well, feel free to choose your own literary metaphor -- when 60 Southern Nevada wordsmiths gather Saturday at Paseo Verde Library for Henderson Libraries' fifth annual Local Author Showcase. The free, all-day event will give readers the chance to meet, talk with, buy books from ...
State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced he is amending his Senate Bill 1143 to prevent sex offenders from secretly moving in next door to schools, parks and child care centers. Vidak says that the Jessica's Law (Proposition 83 of 2006) residency limit for sex offenders is not being consistently ...
A networking luncheon will give attendees the opportunity to interact with fellow writers and local presenters along with ICAN authors JoEllen Claypool, Carol Green, Phyllis Nettleton, and Sheila Eismann. Workshop topics include Jump Start Your Writing, ABC's of Book Marketing, Targeting Tools and Tips, ...
After a recent session of her Gracie Mansion Book Club, New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray said, "Books are an escape to other worlds. Not only did I learn how other people live and think and how they navigate challenges, but I could also be someplace else when I was having trouble living in the ...
During the 2016 election, President Obama and his administration held meeting in the situation room where they discussed how to deal with the Russian cyberattacks, including weighing a full-on cyberwar, authors David Corn and Michael Isikoff reveal in their new book " "Russian Roulette: The Inside ...
William Timothy Murray, author of the acclaimed fantasy, "The Year of the Red Door," will be among roughly two-dozen authors who will gather in Athens on Saturday. They will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about various issues and how-to's with other authors, with readers, and with ...
Stacey Ramey and Jeff Strand are both preparing to release their latest young adult novels, but the similarities in these two authors' works end there. While Ramey focuses on contemporary realistic fiction, Strand is a horror writer who also dabbles in comedy and humor. Ramey's "The Secrets We Bury" tells ...
'Russian Roulette' Authors Seek To Connect The Dots Between Trump And Putin. Terry Gross. President Trump meets with Russian President Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7, 2017. Evan Vucci / AP. Become a sponsor ? For more than a year now, journalists Michael Isikoff and ...
The most explosive allegations of the Trump-Russia affair are in the Trump dossier. And the most explosive allegation in the Trump dossier is the tale of Donald Trump, in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, allegedly watching as prostitutes performed a "golden showers" routine on a bed once occupied by ...

(March 14, 2018) -- Asbury University will be hosting a one-day event March 24 featuring some of the top-selling children's literature authors in the world. The "children's Literature Conference" will promote awareness of new youth literature (PK-12) and will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Asbury's state-of-the-art, $12.6-million Miller ...
The hundreds of authors that produce the reports are nominated by member governments and others. But just 2% of the authors of IPCC's first report in 1990 were women, reported a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ). That share had increased to ...
Professor of Government Anthony Corrado authored a policy brief for the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) titled "Let the Voters Choose: Solving the Problem of Partisan Gerrymandering." The report "addresses this problem so the political marketplace can function ...
From Chilton & Chadwick: A Fairfield County real estate broker has written a new book designed to help homeowners sell their homes - more quickly and more profitably. Entitled "My Proven System for Selling Homes Fast for Top Dollar" the book is the creation of Christine Finch Oleynick serves as ...
Within the next few months, all of Chase Raymond's eighth-grade English students will be published authors. Writing a book and getting it published is an assignment he has given them the whole school year to complete. "The goal is to expose their work to others," said Raymond, who teaches at Hawthorn ...
Asia's leading science fiction conference returns this weekend with a stellar line-up of big-name authors and emerging writers in the genre, as well as scientists, filmmakers and game developers. The inaugural "Melon: Sci-Fi and Beyond" last year drew 200 fans and this year organisers expect double that ...
The full scope of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election remains unclear, but a new book out Tuesday provides one account of Russia's assault on our democracy. "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" looks at Moscow's attack from ...
They also would have more time for the transactional tasks that do require a physician's training and experience. "Physicians may need to perform some transactional functions that require shared decision-making, such as deciding whether to screen for prostate cancer," the authors write. They also call for ...
The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators ...
WINDHAM -- Two men who wrote citizen's petition zoning articles, which will be considerd by voters Tuesday, are upset about the way the questions will appear on the ballot -- with altered wording and an incorrect petitioner's name. Citizen's petition 1, penned by Ed Crean, proposes that the town removes ...
The National Writers Series in Traverse City bring in nationally recognized authors each month to talk with the Traverse City community. Friday night, Nikki Giovanni will be at the City Opera House to talk about her new book, "The Good Cry." She wears many hats-poet, author, activist, college professor.
My favorite writers fully immerse me into a new world -- one full of magical castles, high school and college romance, future dreams, friendships that last forever and a million emotions in between all the chaos. Here are my top five favorite YA books that inspiring authors should read at least once.
Julie Murphy and Nic Stone are but a small group of acclaimed YA authors who have contributed to Hope Nation. The new anthology, which was published in February (get it here), features original essays from 24 writers that confront the anxious state of the world. Each is a story of hope, directed at teens ...
Anthony Marra of Oakland is one of five finalists for the second annual Simpson Family Literary Prize, given to fiction authors in the middle of their careers. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Marra has drawn high praise for his two books: His novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" (2013) won the ...
One reason is that these journals don't even collect data about the gender or ethnic background of their authors. To examine the representation of women within these journals, with our colleagues Jason Webster and Yuichi Shoda, we delved into MEDLINE, the online repository that contains records of ...
10 brilliant new authors to know for International Women's Day. 2018 brings some stellar debuts by women writers. Here are 10 of our favorites. Share · Tweet · Email · David Canfield•@davidcanfield97. Posted on March 8, 2018 at 1:28pm EST ...
Nestled between kaleidoscopic graffitied walls on a blink-and-you'll-miss-it side street in east London lies a bookstore with a difference. The shop, which is called Like A Woman, only stocks books written by women. Books penned by persistent women who've rebelled, shouted, and "fought for change.".
Literacyworks, a literacy resource nonprofit, and local bookstore Copperfield's Books have announced a new literary lecture series that will bring nationally recognized authors to the North Bay. The series is a fundraiser for Literacyworks Center, a project that assists underserved, low-income, low-literacy ...
If you pose the question "Should authors of premier medical textbooks be required to disclose industry payments or patents?," then an affirmative answer is to be found in a recent study published by the AJOB Empirical Bioethics. Unlike primary literature (like journals) along with clinical guidelines, it is not ...
Trio of authors to address Norvelt's history at West Overton parlor talk. Mary Pickels | Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5:09 p.m. ... Margaret Power, one of a trio of authors of 'Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression.' Power will be part of a presentation and question and answer ...
Just like the $35,000 from the co-authors' "Lake Wissota: The Dam Story," profits from their new book on the parks will also go toward a new Chippewa Area History Center building. With the new book, they are hoping for a similar strong reaction to local history. "People say you should have done this 20 ...
According to the study 2, authors for Harrison's received more than $11 million between 2009 and 2013 from makers of drugs and medical devices -- not a penny of which was disclosed to readers. One author, a physician, during that period received nearly $870,000 in funding, including for research, ...
Authors Taryne Noelle Kloeden and Tamara Shoemaker speak with John J. Defodge of Waynebsoro during Waynesboro Public Library's Author Fest March 3, 2018. (Randall K. Wolf / for The News Virginian). Randall K. Wolf/For The News Vir. Library welcomes local Authors in 4th annual Fest. Buy Now.
The Ferst Foundation's local chapter raised more than $25,000 during their annual Afternoon with the Authors (previously Night with the Authors in 2017) held at In the Woods in Rockmart, with more than 120 people taking part by donating or scooping up book and gift baskets in a silent auction.
Texas authors Katherine Evans, Michelle Rene, Ray Morris, Sarah Bale and Jessica Capelle have teamed up to write "Lone Star Zombie-Con: An Anthology of Horror and Hope." In addition to being one of the authors, Evans is also a senior English literature and journalism major at UT. The proceeds of the ...
A group of interdisciplinary scientists have put the practice of science itself under a microscope to begin quantifying the fundamental drivers of scientific discovery and to help develop tools and policies aimed at improving the scientific endeavor. An article co-written by 14 researchers from various ...
Every year at the Tucson Festival of Books, a writing competition is held so authors can compete for the title of "best writer," and to possibly have a chance for their own writing to be showcased at the festival. The winners of this year's Tucson Festival of Book's writing competition were revealed on Jan. 30.
CLARKSBURG -- Two groups of students from Pressley Ridge -- a local nonprofit residential education facility in Clarksburg -- are now published authors. Students from two classes worked together to produce two illustrated children's books, "The Prized Egg" and "Lilly the Ladybug Learns Her ABCs," ...
Speaking in his capacity as president of the Society of Authors, the His Dark Materials author hit out at the fact that while profit margins in publishing are rising, the money Authors are paid is going down. "To allow corporate profits to be so high at a time when author earnings are markedly falling is, apart ...
Some of Minnesota's most popular and acclaimed authors are going to give us great spring/summer reading. Attesting to the quality of mystery/crime writing in this state, we'll see new installments in long-running series: John Sandford's 28th Lucas Davenport thriller; Ellen Hart's 21st book in her Jane ...
SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Weinberg, Hilltop City resident and former spokesman, advisor, and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, is set to have his book -- "Movie Nights with The Reagans -- A Memoir," (Simon & Schuster) -- published on February 27, and will be participating in an 'Author Event' that ...
Johnny Henderson shows his pages from the recently published book: "All About Us!" written by students at APW Elementary school. PARISH - Not many elementary students in this world can boast that they are published authors. But, students in Hannah Weigel's and Maria Walter's class have the book to ...
The Chelsea District Library (CDL) will present the 9th annual authors in Chelsea (AiC) event on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14. Each year AiC endeavors to bring in nationally-known authors that are engaging for both children and educators alike. This two-day event includes assemblies ...



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