Books and Writing News

Enews 11-14-18
IN THE NEWS: THIS LIBRARY’S NOT FOR YOU OR ME. A library has new books by major authors, not to be read until 2114.
Scottish artist Katie Paterson is collecting 100 unpublished works that won’t be released in their writers’ lifetimes, or yours and mine. Norway has prepared a site to grow 1000 spruces to be made into the materials from which the novels will be printed for the Future Library. Turkish novelist Elif Shafak, a prominent feminist and critic of Turkish nationalism, presented her manuscript at this year’s ceremony. She describes writing a novel for the Future Library as “a secular act of faith” in a world that seems to have gone mad, a world that violently accentuates the differences between people instead of celebrating their common humanity. See
In the never-ending challenge of getting published, my short story “Carmen” is now available online through Short Edition’s national writing contest. ( You can visit online, read, comment, and “like” if you wish. (Please do so.) “Carmen” reveals a hidden side of an aging but courageous woman as two friends poke through her possessions and discuss her.
Short Edition is a French publisher of brief fiction “for loiterers and literati alike,” dispensed free in special machines. Distribution has now begun in the US. The literary experiences occur in unexpected places: from train stations to libraries to cafes, hotels, universities and Francis Ford Coppola’s wineries. The list goes on and on. See
59th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market
December 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6th Street, Georgetown
Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday. Roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides, wonderful sights and smells, St. Nicholas, carolers, dancers, and other family entertainment. Admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts, beautiful and unique shops with ornaments and decorations, food vendors, and more. The Book Nook spotlights dozens of local writers in many genres, including my work. See for more information. 
Winter Love Contest Awards Readers
I Love Romance blog celebrates its 500th entry with a “Winter Love” contest, December 13 to 20. Such a load of love and romance you’ll want to enter. See
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