THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF

· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

· www.northfloridawriters.org * December 2010

· Editor: Howard Denson

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In This Issue:

NFW will Meet on Shanty-Boat in December

Writers’ Birthday List Being Expanded

A Rose by Any Other Name

The Wrong Stuff

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Quote from a Writer's Quill – Robert Frost

Writers Born This Month

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NFW WILL MEET

ON SHANTY-BOAT

IN DECEMBER

Yo-ho-ho, me hearties. We be on the water for the December meeting of the North Florida Writers. The NFW will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Lynn Skapyak Harlin’s shanty-boat on the Trout River, where her writers’ workshops have been held for several years.

The shantyboat is located on the Trout River at Seafarers Marina at 455 Trout River Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32208.

Going north on Main Street, turn right at Lawton; go a few blocks and turn left at Wakefield. It will dead-end at Trout River Drive, almost in front of the marina. About parking: the spaces for the folks who live aboard are up at end of dock; visitors should park in the other spots. Walk to the end of the dock. The Harlins’ craft is on the left (the only one with a tin roof). If you get lost, call their cell #476-6682 or if you want more info, call her at 904.778.8000. You will need to wear flat rubber soled shoes and comfortable clothes to get up and down gangway at low tide.

If you have a manuscript for which you would like some positive feedback, you need to come to meeting.

The critique process has people other than the author of respective works read aloud the submissions (up to 10 double-spaced pages of prose, and reasonable amounts of poetry or lyrics). Authors may not defend their work, but they should listen to the words and rhythms of their creations.

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WRITERS’ BIRTHDAY LIST BEING UPGRADED

The gigantic staff of “The Write Stuff” (all of whom are able to get his head on one pillow) is in the process of expanding the list of authors’ belly-button days.

The original list grew out of items found in calendars and other items. Then hd3nson (the gigantic one) began going through a set of encyclopedias before exhausting himself in the L’s or M’s. A website devoted to famous writers’ birthdays was helpful, except it mistook the native American actor Graham Greene for the British novelist.

The upgrading has gotten through December, January and much of Febuary. Our old listing, for example, had only John Milton born on Dec. 9; our revised listing includes Milton, but adds George Grossmith (1847), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Leonie Fuller Adams (1899), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Herbert Huncke (1915), Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916), Jan Křesadlo (1926), Joe McGinniss (1942), and Ki Longfellow (1944).

The list includes some writers from about 2,000 years ago: Cicero and Marcus Aurelius. The birthdates for others (e.g., Julius Caesar) have been lost in time. Similarly, some sources only give the year of birth for modern writers. Contemporary ones may be trying to avoid identity theft; they aren’t listed since there’s not a day and month in which to place them.

The list includes just about all types of writers: poet, novelists, non-fiction writers, comic strip writers, dramatists, comedy writers, U.S. presidents who wrote their own books (e.g., Obama, Nixon, Kennedy, Hoover, Grant et al.), movie and TV writers. The list perhaps unfairly excludes song-lyricists unless they also wrote books. – hd3nson

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

If you dislike the moniker you have been carrying around, think about what it would have been like to be a gentleman born in 1904. A Philadelphia typesetter had the longest personal name ever used.

If you were friendly, you could have called him Hubert Blaine Wolfe+585, Senior. "585" represents the number of additional letters in his full surname (total 590).

His full 746-letter name was Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfe­schlegelstein­hausenberger­dorffvoraltern­waren­gewissenhaft­schaferswessen­schafewaren­wohlgepflege­und­sorgfaltigkeit­beschutzen­von­angreifen­durch­ihrraubgierigfeinde­welche­voraltern­zwolftausend­jahres­vorandieerscheinen­wander­ersteer­dem­enschderraumschiff­gebrauchlicht­als­sein­ursprung­von­kraftgestart­sein­lange­fahrt­hinzwischen­sternartigraum­auf­der­suchenach­diestern­welche­gehabt­bewohnbar­planeten­kreise­drehen­sich­und­wohin­der­neurasse­von­verstandigmen­schlichkeit­konnte­fortplanzen­und­sicher­freuen­anlebens­langlich­freude­und­ruhe­mit­nicht­ein­furcht­vor­angreifen­von­anderer­intelligent­geschopfs­von­hinzwischen­sternartigraumen, Senior.

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THE WRONG STUFF

Reuben Navarrette, “Anger as a political force won’t lead to many results” (“Washington Post” Writers Group):

Still, what makes [Jose Angel] Gutierrez and I kindred spirits is that we both know what it’s like to make our fellow Latinos uncomfortable by saying what they don’t want to hear.

W.S.SAYS: We have a case error thanks to years of mothers and teachers trying to drive out of our systems such constructions as “Me and Johnny are going to town.” No, they say, “Johnny and I are going to town.” We get trained to insert “I” whenever we mention ourselves and another individual. Quick way to locate the problem: Remove the “xxx and I” construction and see which fits better, “we” or “us.” If it’s “us,” then it’s in the objective case and we need “me” for the singular.

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John Bordsen, “Life in Plymouth Colony in 1620s was a thankless task” (McClatchy Newspapers syndidate):

While deaths are frequent, burials are discretely unmarked: The “savages” just beyond the rickety wall are not to know how weak the settlement – perhaps 150 souls in 1627 – actually is.

W.S. SAYS: Two problems: First, the sentence required “discreetly,” which means “cautiously,” “judiciously,” or an equivalent. “Discrete” means “separate,” which is such a good word that “discrete” is seldom required. Second, we have an awkward split in the last part of the sentence. Notice that “actually is” is sort of tacked on. One revision might say: “They didn’t want the ‘savages’ to know how weak they were, since their population in 1627 had dropped to about 150 souls.”

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Quoted in “Mother Earth News”:

According to a 2009 report in “The Journal of Economic Entomology,” “When bees consume guttation drops, collected from plants grown from neonicotinoid-coated seeds, they encounter death within a few minutes.”

W.S. SAYS: “They encounter death”? Shouldn’t the sentence just say “the bees die within a few minutes.”

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Colleen Kane, “7 Towns Where Land is Free” (CNBC.com):

The land itself is free, but assessments for services provided by the town such as streets, curb and gutter, water and sewer.

W.S. SAYS: Something’s missing. Perhaps the writer intended to say “ . . . but the town makes assessments for such services as . . . .”

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News story on new rules for pets:

The vet would then need to put a vile under the skin.

W.S. SAYS: Or perhaps a vial would be better?

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STUFF FROM HITHER AND YON

Post-Modernism

Disrobed

Being circulated on the internet is a 12-year-old review of Richard Dawkins’ review of “Fashionable Nonsense” (U.S. title) by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont. The piece attacks academics in lit and the social sciences who pepper their prose with scientific or mathematical references, largely to hide the fact that they have little to say. Check it out at

http://www.stephenjaygould.org/ctrl/archive/philosophy/dawkins_impost.html

25 Blogs Every

Aspiring Novelist

Should Read

The title says it all. Useful blogs include Ginny’s Fiction Writing Blog, A Newby’s Guide to Publishing, The Rejecter, Acme Authors Link, The Urban Muse, and 20 others. http://www.webdesignschoolsguide.com/library/25-blogs-every-aspiring-novelist-should-read.html.

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QUOTE FROM A WRITER'S QUILL

People who read me seem to be divided into four groups: twenty-five percent like me for the right reason; twenty-five percent like me for the wrong reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the right reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the wrong reasons. It's that last twenty-five percent that worries me.

-- Robert Frost


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WRITERS BORN IN DECEMBER

1—A. L. Karschin (1722), Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin (1766), Valery Bryusov (1873), Pierre Kemp (1886), Rex Stout (1886), Willem E. Crown (1886), Ernst Toller (1893), Henry Williamson (1895), Charles Finney (1905), Jan Koplowitz (1909), Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg)(1935), Daniel Pennac (1944), John Schlimm (1971);

2—Carlin (Carlo Antonio Bertinazzi) (1710), Robert Bloomfield (1766), Francis Jammes (1868), Nikos Kazantzákis (1885), Rewi Alley (1897), Jon Silkin (1930), Botho Strauß (1944), T. Coraghessan Boyle (1948), George Saunders (1958), Ann Patchett (1963);

3--France Preseren (1800), Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)(1857), Kate O'Brien (1897), Francisco Sionil José (1924), Franz Josef Degenhardt (1931), Mel Smith (1952), and Hermann Heijermans (1864);

4-- Heinrich Meibom (1555), Jean Chapelain (1595), Gasparo Gozzi (1713), Emil Aarestrup (1800), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), Samuel Butler (1835), Hannes Thordur Hafstein (1861), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883), Douwe Hermans Kiestra (Harm Harmstra) (1899), Cornell Woodrich (1903), Jo Boer (1907), John W. Pritchard (Ian Wallace) (1912), Ely Jacques Kahn Jr. (1916), and Ursula Krechel (1947);

5-- Janus Dousa, (Johan van de Does) (1545), Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803), Afanasy Fet (1820), Christina Rossetti (1830), Antti Aarne (1867), Ellis Parker Butler (1869), (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot (1896), Nunnally Johnson (1897), Walt Disney (1901), Abraham L. Polonsky (1910), Hans Hellmut Kirst (1914), Wladimir Fjodorowitsch Tendrjakow (1923), Joan A. Williams (1925), Joan Dideon (1934), Calvin Trillin (1935), Horst Bastian (1939), Hanif Kureishi (1954);

6-- Elizabeth Carter (1717), S. von Laroche (1731), Thomas Ingoldsby (Richard Harris Barham) (1788), Albrecht Schaeffer (1885),Joyce Kilmer (1886), F. Osbert S. Sitwell (1892), O. W. Cisek (1897), and Peter Handke (1942);

7-- Allan Cunningham (1784), Paul Adam (1862), Willa Cather (1873), Akiko Yosano (1878), Joyce Cary (1888), Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun (1888), Jacques Gans (1908), Brackett Hamilton Leigh, (Douglass) (1915), Tatamkulu Afrika (1920), Noam Chomsky (1928), Kumar Shahani (1940), Nikola Wapzarow (1975);

8—Horace (65 B.C.), John Althuysen (1715), Johann G von Zimmermann (1728), BjØrnstjerne BjØrnson (1832), Georges Feydeau (1862), J. C. Powys (1872), Padraic Colum (1881), W. Hervey Allen (1889), James Thurber (1894), Richard Llewellyn (1906), Jura Soyfer (1912), Delmore Schwartz (1913), George Scheuer (1915), Ernest Lehman (1915), Carmen Martín Gaite (1925), Goffredo Parise (1929), John Morressy (1930), Jim Morrison (1943), James Tate (1943), John Banville (1945), Mary Gordon (1949), Bill Bryson (1951), Ann Coulter (1961);

9--John Milton (1608), George Grossmith (1847), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Leonie Fuller Adams (1899), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Herbert Huncke (1915), Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916), Jan Křesadlo (1926), Joe McGinniss (1942), Ki Longfellow (1944);

10-- Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538), Agatha "Aagje" Deken (1741), William Lloyd Garrison (1805), Nikolai A. Nekrassow (1821), George MacDonald (1824), Emily Dickinson (1830), Pierre Louijs (1870), Rudolf W. Canne (1870), Nelly Sachs (1891), Gertrud Kolmar (1894), Karl H. Waggerl (1897), Yuri N. Libedinski (1898), William Plomer (1903), Michael Blankfort (1907), Jim Kjelgaard (1910), Chet Huntley (1911), Jorge Semprun (1923), Carolyn Ashley Kizer (1925), Thomas Lux (1946), Jacquelyn Mitchard (1955);

11-- Max von Schenkendorf (1783), Christian Dietrich Grabbe (1801), Alfred de Musset (1835), Kemal Bey (1840), Volgin (Georgi Valentinovich Plechanow) (1856), Subramanya Bharathy (1882), Paul Kornfeld (1889), Nils J. E. Ferlin (1898), Robert Henriques (1905), Birago Diop (1906), Ronald McKie (1909), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Vincent Henry Kemp (1911), Grace Paley (1922), Earnest P van Altena (1933), Jim Harrison (1937), Tom McGuane (1939), Lani Brockman (1956);

12-- Peter Rabus (1660), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Maurice Donnay (1859), Paul Elmer More (1864), Arthur Brisbane (1864), Marc Connelly (1890), Manès Sperber (1905), Armand H. F. Boni (1909), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Tschingis Aitmatow (1928), John Osborne (1929), and Bill Beutel (1930);

13-- Carlo Gozzi (1720), Heinrich Heine (1797), Marc Connelly (1890),Drew Pearson (1896), Jewgeni Petrow (1903), John Piper (1903), Kenneth Patchen (1911), Alan L Bullock (1914), Ross MacDonald (1915), James Wright (1927), W. Gordon Smith (1928), Thomas Wakefield (1935), R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy (1949), and Tamora Pierce (1954);

14--Nostradamus (1503), Aphra Behn (1640), Daniel Neal (1678), Charles Wolfe (1791), Salvador Diaz Miron (1853), Alexander V. Amfiteatrov (1862), Regina Ullmann (1884), Jane Cowl (1884), Paul Eluard (1895), Shirley Jackson (1916), George Furth (George Schweinfurth) (1932), Ellen Willis (1941), Boudewijn Buch (1948), Joe Toplyn (1953), Gary Ferris (1957), Ewa Białołęcka (1968);

15—J. F. Beck (1720), Emilio Jacinto (1875), Ferdinand Hardekopf (1876), Hans Carossa (1878), Pieter C. A. Geyl (1887), Artturi A. Leinonen (1888), Maxwell Anderson (1888), Betty Smith (1896), Nicholas P. Dallis (1911), Muriel Rukeyser (1913), Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee (1917), Edna O'Brien (1932), John [Thomas] Sladek (1937), J. M. DeMatteis (1953), Mike McAlary (1957);

16-- Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini (1716), Elizabeth Carter (1717), Jane Austen (1775), Mary Russell Mitford (1787), Eugene Demolder (1862), George Santayana (1863), Paul Neuhuys (1897), Noel Coward (1899), Victor S. Pritchett (1900), Margaret Mead (1901), Rafael Alberti (1903), Piet Hein (1905), Theodore Weiss (1916), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Pierre Chany (1922), Tip [Silvio A.] Marugg (1923), Randall Garrett (1927), Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), Lesley Stahl (1941), Steven Bochco (1943), and Adriaan van Dis (1946);

17-- Thomas Tickell (1685), Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706), John Almon (1737), Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796), Gergely Czuczor (1800), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Rose Terry Cook (1827), Jules de Goncourt (1830), Émile Faguet (1847), Ford Madox Ford (1873), Hans Henny Jahnn (1894), Simon Drach (1902), and Erskine Caldwell (1903), Penelope Fitzgerald (1916), Jeremy Brooks (1926), Marilyn Beck (1928), William Safire (1929), Yvonne Keuls (1931), Paul Snoek (1933), Frank Martinus Arion (1936), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Kåre Valebrokk (1940), Jack L. Chalker (1945), Chris Matthews (1945), Jacqueline Wilson (1945),and Eugene Levy (1946);

18-- Knud L Rahbek (1760), Yakov Petrovich Polonsky (1819), Charles Alexandre Chatrian (1826), Lyman Abbott (1835), Saki (Hector Hugo Munro) (1870), Christopher Fry (1907), Helen Vlachos (1911), Ossie Davis (1917), Sterling Lanier (1927), Michael J Moorcock (1939), Steven Spielberg (1947), Leonard Maltin (1950), Lenore Hart (1953), Thomas Strittmatter (1961), Miles Marshall Lewis (1970), Barkha Dutt (1971);

19-- Su Tung-p'o (1036), Manuel Bretón de los Herreros (1796), Italo Svevo (1861), Carter G. Woodson (1875), F. S. Flint (1885), Maurice Roelants (1895), Theo Harych (1903), H Allen Smith (1906), Jose Lezama Lima (1910), Jean Genet (1910), Adriaan van der Veen (1916), Tankred Torst (1925), James Booth (1927), Howard Sackler (1929), Salvador Elizondo (1932), Jean-Patric Manchette (1942), Rosemary Conley (1946), Michelangelo Signorile (1960), Jon Smith (1975), Brandon Sanderson (1975), Patrick Casey (1978);

20-- Paul Melissus (Paul Schede) (1539), John Fletcher (1579), Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838), Pieter C Boutens (1870), T. F. Powys (1875), Jan Van Oudshoorn (Jan K. Feylbrief) (1876), Max Lerner (1902), Hortense Calisher (1911), Aziz Nesin (1915), Nadine Gordimer (1923), G. Wolfgruber (1944), Peter May (1951), Sandra Cisneros (1954), Nalo Hopkinson (1960), Ramon Stoppelenburg (1976);

21-- Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Mehmed N. Kemal (1840), James Lane Allen (1849), Isolde Kurz (1853), Gustave Kahn (1859), Albert Payson Terhune (1872), Rebecca West (Cicely Isabel Fairfield) (1892), Amy Key Clarke (1892), Wischnewski (1900), Juan A. de Zunzunegui y Loredo (1901), Anthony Powell (1905), Garmt Stuiveling (1907), Seicho Matsumoto (1909), Eve Perrick (1916), Heinrich Böll (1917), Intizar Hussain (1923), Edward Hoagland (1932), Tina Brown (1953), Erica Hayden (1982);

22-- Jean Racine (1639), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), James Oglethorpe (1696), Johann Sebastian Welhaven (1807), Justin M'Carthy (1830), Charles Stuart Calverley (1831), Mark Rutherford (1831), Jose Maria de Heredia (1842), George [Robert] Gissing (1857), Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera (1859), Frantisek X. Salda (1867), Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Endre Ady (1877), Charles Vildrac (1882), Mikha`il Na'imah (1889), Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov (1896), Kenneth Rexroth (1905), Calder Willingham (1922), James Burke (1936), Susan Powter (1957), David S. Goyer (1965);

23-- Martin Opitz (1597), Ippolit Bogdanovich (1743), Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Samuel Smiles (1812), Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate (1819), Mathilde Wesendonk (1828), Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko (1858), Henri Pirenne (1862), Albert Ehrenstein (1886), Friedrich Wolf (1888), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Norman Maclean (1902), Manuel Lopes (1907), Dino Risi (1916), Leonard Stern (1923), Robert Bly (1926), Ilchi Lee (1950), Donna Tartt (1963), Tim Fountain (1967);

24-- Philip Warwick (1609), George Crabbe (1754), Selam III (1789), A. Eugene Scribe (1791), Adam B. Mickiewicz (1798), Matthew Arnold (1822), Lydia Koidula (1843), Henriette G.A. Roland Holst-van der Schalk (1869), Émile Nelligan (1879), Juan Ramon Jiménez (1881), Malcolm MacEwen (1911), Mary Higgins Clark (1911), and Stephenie Meyer (1973);

25--Lady Grizel Baillie (1665), William Collins (1721), Dorothy Wordsworth (1771), Fernán Caballero (Cecilia Francisca Josefa de Arrom) (1796), Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves (1810), Alfred Kerr (1867), Quentin Crisp (1908), Henri Nannen (1913), Rod Serling (1924), Carlos Castaneda (1931), Lex Hixon (1941), Alexandre Trudeau (1973);

26-- Thomas Gray (1716), Jean François de Saint-Lambert (1716), Heinrich J. von Collin (1771), E. D. E. N. Southworth (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth)(1819), Dion Boucicault (Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (1820/1822), René Bazin (1853), Norman Angell (1874), Henry Miller (1891), Jean Toomer (1894), Willie Corsari, (Wilhelmina A. Schmidt) (1897), Andrew Lytle (1902), Alentejo Carpentier (1904), Frank Swift (1913), Steve Allen (1921), Bahram Beizai (1938), David Sedaris (1956), and Elizabeth Kostova (1964);

27--François Hemsterhuis (1721), Mirza Ghalib (1796), Carl Zuckmayer (1896), Louis Bromfield (1896), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Louis J.H.C.A. de Bourbon (1908), Charles Olson (1910), Giuseppe Berto (1914), William Howell Masters (1915), Onni Palaste (1917), Agnes Nixon (1927), Wilfrid Sheed (1930), Cokie Roberts (1943), and Gerina Dunwich (1959);


28-- Antoine Furetière (1619), Hermanus J. Abbring (1787), John W. Fortescue (1859), Félix E. Vallotton (1865), Christian D.F.L. Leipoldt (1880), Frank Butler (1890), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Shen Congwen (1902), Stan Lee (1922), Simon Raven (1927), Manuel Puig (1932), Roy Hattersley (1932), Charles Portis (1933), Alasdair Gray (1934), Janet Hough Bryant (1938), Richard Sudhalter (1938), Max Hastings (1945), and Martine Robine (1965);

29-- Archibald Alison (1792), Carmen Sylva (Elisabeth of Wied) (1843), Charles L[eonard] Harness (1915), Robert Ruark (1915), Dobrica Cosic (1921), William Gaddis (1922), Peter Meinke (1932), Brigitte Kronauer (1940), Peter Koelewijn (1940), Ashleigh Banfield (1967), and Danny R. McBride (1976);

30-- Vincenzo da Filicaja (1642), Theodor Fontane (1819), Heinrich Hart (1855), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Alfredo Bracchi (1897), Paul Frederic Bowles (1910), Elyne Mitchell (1913), and A. W. Purdy (1918), Sara A. Lidman (1923), Rosalind Hurley (1929), Richard Christ (1931), Glenda Adams (1939), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Janko Prunk (1942), Lewis Shiner (1950), Somtow Sucharitkul [S.P. Somtow] (1952), Harald Schmautz (1953), Meredith Vieira (1953), Douglas Coupland (1961), Chandler Burr (1963);

31-- G. A. Burger (1747), José Mariá de Heredia y Campuzano (1803), Giovanni Pascoli (1855), Alfredo Panzini (1863), Lawrence Beesley (1877), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Frances Steloff (1887), Jacob Israel de Haan (1881), Max Lamberty (1893), Tadeusz Breza (1905), Dal Stivens (1911), Dieter Noll (1927), Veijo Meri (1928), Bob Shaw (1931), Edward Bunker (1933), Rolf Haufs (1935), Nicolas Born (1937), Patti Smith (1946), Susan Shwartz (1949), and Nicholas Sparks (1965).

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MEETINGS OF NFW AND OTHER GROUPS;

SOME USEFUL LINKS

BARD SOCIETY: Every Wednesday: 7 p.m.; Frank Green 234-8383; Email frankgrn@comcast.net<mailto:frankgrn@comcast.net>

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP: Every Thursday, 6:45 p.m. at Christ's Church, 6045 Greenland Rd., Room 204, near I-95 & 9A; Email: Dr.Lorraine@comcast.net<mailto:Dr.Lorraine@comcast.net>

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS: Second Saturday of each month; start time varies based on program; see website Chaffee Road Library; 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville. Info: President@firstcoastromancewriters.com<mailto:President@firstcoastromancewriters.com>

<http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/>www.firstcoastromancewriters.com<http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/>

MANDARIN WRITERS WORKSHOP: Second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at S. Mandarin Library (corner of San Jose and Orange Picker Rd.). Larry Barnes at wordsandpics@bellsouth.net<mailto:wordsandpics@bellsouth.net>.

NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS: Second Saturday: 2 p.m. at Webb Wesconnett Library; www.northfloridawriters.org<https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.northfloridawriters.org>

THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER OF FLORIDA WRITERS ASSN.: fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library (between Jacksonville and St. Augustine). Vic DiGenti, FWA regional director. For more information, check www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com<http://www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com/> or www.windrusher.com<http://www.windrusher.com/>.

SISTERS IN CRIME: First Saturday of each month: 10:30 a.m. at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256; Sherry Czerniejewski, president Email sherrycz@aol.com<mailto:sherrycz@aol.com>

TODAY IN LITERATURE: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

THE PHRASE FINDER: http://www.phrases.org.uk/

POETRY DAILY: http://poems.com/

THROW GRAMMAR FROM THE TRAIN: http://throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com/

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Vice President: Richard Levine (Richie@hiddenowl.com)

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Treasurer: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com)

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