Thomas More College May 4, 2013 Community Writer’s Retreat now $20

Saturday, May 4, 10 am -4 pm. –California— Community of Creative Writing Retreat –Writers in any genre and with any experience level are invited write and share amidst natural beauty overlooking the Ohio River at Thomas More College’s Biology Field Station Education Center & Lodge. Led by award-winning author Richard Hague and Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel, the retreat will provide a balance of writing time, community sharing and writing instruction. Bring a brownbag lunch. New fee of only $20 for this all-day retreat! ($15 for TMC students and alumni.) Information and registration at 859-344-3304 or

Announcement of Burt Kmmelman’s Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013

Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 – 2013
Gradually the World by Burt Kimmelman
By Burt Kimmelman

Drawings by Basil King

“The specificity of Burt Kimmelman’s poems has, for more than thirty years, been a singularly locating force. It situates us in space, in relation to the luminosity of objects, art, and one another. That every shadow of wonder can stand forth in the most familiar words is the gift this poet offers his readers time and again.” – Susan Howe

Come to the Book Launch at Poets House on September 20th, 7-9. (Please save the date!) Directions:


Mary Margaret Alvarado on The Next Big Thing – a Self Interview

Mary Margaret Alvarado speaks about her book Hey Folly, and much else:

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing

What is your working title of your book?
My book is called Hey Folly.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
My ears.

What genre does your book fall under?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The man in the library with the pantyhose on his head will be played by the man in the
library with the pantyhose on his head. Amy Leach will be played by a bog in blossom.
Ashley Capps will be played by 1,000 newly-liberated goats. Anna will be played by
Connie Britton, sassy styles. Choi Jeong Rye will be played by an unmarked snowfield in
a great American city. Atoo will be played by Atoo, with Lillian Gish as her understudy.
The movie will be three days long and made of decayed film. It will be projected, out-of-
doors, on the featureless side of a whitewashed old building and supper will be served on
the grounds. No dialogue, just music.