Category Archives: Relating to something else

AWP in DC! Feb 2-5, 2011 – ENTRY ONE: Author Readings

Picture two of Washington, DC’s grand old hotels—the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham. It is crawling with writers from across the country, plus editors, teachers, students, and publishers—all gathering to listen to their favorite literary luminaries, to learn and … Continue reading

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Child of the Civil Rights Movement

On Sunday, I presented the children’s story in church, with the children gathered at my feet. Our Director of Religious Exploration, who was giving the Martin Luther King Day message, had asked me to read Paula Young Shelton’s book, Child … Continue reading

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The n-word…and lesser offenses (part 2)

This is the “lesser offenses” section of my previous post. We regularly have children’s books in our home for the grandchildren, and in December my wife brought from the library one of those she knew I would love. It’s a Book by Lane Smith is a story … Continue reading

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