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Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator and writer (106-43 BC)
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WASHINGTON >> President Trump vowed during his campaign to bring back torture as a weapon against terrorism. Now the Senate must stop him from installing as CIA director a woman whose resume includes overseeing a disgraceful episode of torture — and then joining in a cowardly effort to cover it ...
At the start of writing the book, the authors didn't have a publisher. First they needed a first chapter, meaning they needed to nab an interview with a Hall of Famer before the book was even a book. They needed that first domino to fall, and that first domino ended up being shortstop Ozzie Smith, of St. Louis ...

Minnesota authors Julie Klassen and Michelle Griep will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, for a writing workshop "How to Write Historical Christian Fiction." In this workshop, participants will learn the keys to writing compelling historical Christian fiction. Topics include: creating ...
In Anna Quindlen's new novel, Alternate Side, a cozy Manhattan neighborhood is upended by a violent crime. Below, the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion columnist names six of her favorite books by female contemporary writers. The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Strauss ...
newspaper The Charlottesville Reading Series will host a poetry and prose reading on Friday, April 20, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Dominion Bookshop (404 East Main St). The event will feature in-person readings by Angie Hogan and Jeffery Renard Allen and is free to attend. Complimentary ...
President Trump vowed during his campaign to bring back torture as a weapon against terrorism. Now the Senate must stop him from installing as CIA director a woman whose resume includes overseeing a disgraceful episode of torture—and then joining in a cowardly effort to cover it up. This should not ...

Paradise Chocolate Fest to feature Young Authors Writing Contest ... connecting Authors, Illustrators and Publishers to the Community. It will include a Young Authors Writing Contest. Young writers are encouraged to create a fictional story that includes the word "Chocolate". Scroll for more content.
Authors in Chelsea is an annual event organized by the Chelsea District Library to encourage and engage students and educators. The goal is to help students explore the art and craft of writing and learn to appreciate literature and the power of writing through close personal contact with award-winning ...
Indie authors who publish through platforms like Amazon or CreateSpace usually don't have the resources to publish an audiobook, which can be an expensive endeavor with production costs that self-published or first-time authors cannot afford. Now, self-publishing platform and ebook distributor ...
Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, authors of the new book Tiger Woods, did a Q&A with Golf Digest by email exchange before the book's publication March 27 by Simon & Schuster. (We're releasing this Q&A in conjunction with an online book excerpt on Tiger's dealings with Bill Clinton when Tiger invited ...
Despite Trump's bluster, his outgoing CIA director, Mike Pompeo, flatly ruled out any return to torture during his confirmation hearings. It is understandable that agency officials would want to put the whole sordid affair behind them. We may never be able to hold the authors of torture accountable, but we can, ...
Lee Ching, book cover designer at Under Cover Designs, left a suicide note on her laptop over the past few days. A relative found her unconscious after she'd ingested a large quantity of sleeping pills. The reason? According to multiple sources, a collective of around 80 indie authors messaged her what ...
Women continued to contribute to the canon for the next century, and in honor of International Women's Month, we decided to put together an honor roll of the must-read authors in the fairer sex. The writers that follow vary widely in subject matter and approach. Some hew closely to reality, while others let ...
As book lovers pore over the schedule of the Virginia Festival of the Book, to be held Wednesday through Sunday, they have a variety of authors to choose from, including many University of Virginia scholars and writers. Although all the tickets have been reserved for a Saturday event with UVA ...
When Mary Morgan opened 702WI last April, it was meant to be a place to “celebrate books and authors” as a co-working space for writers, but now the space has encompassed a different ... By collaborating with local partners, she's been bringing authors to wherever might best suit their needs, she said.
“Magnificent Seven'' authors to be highlighted are Brian Smith, Kentrell Martin, James Bennett, Keith Kareem Williams, Ann Marie Sorrell, Victoria Christopher Murray and Travis Hunter. Twenty-five other authors from Florida, Georgia, New York, Houston, South Carolina and other states also will participate.
The Metro Library Network Author Series brings another solid set of authors to the Cedar Rapids metro area this summer. The collaborative program of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion public libraries will present Lisa Gardner, Jacqueline Woodson, and Matthew Dicks on three Friday nights in June ...

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. DMA.org/ALL 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 ...


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