THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF


·         Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

·         www.northfloridawriters.org *January 2011

·         Editor: Howard Denson

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In This Issue:


NFW Moves to Willowbranch, Hears Writer-Singer-Musician Steve Piscitelli

Flagler College to Spotlight Six Authors

CDS Publicity Writers Critique Group Cranks Up Again

Writecorner Press Sets Deadlines for Poetry, SF Contests

The Wrong Stuff

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Quote from a Writer's Quill – John Galsworthy

Writers Born This Month



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NFW MOVES TO WILLOWBRANCH,

HEARS WRITER-SINGER-MUSICIAN

STEVE PISCITELLI ON JAN. 8


The monthly meeting of the North Florida Writers will move to
Willowbranch library on Jan. 8. The meeting will start at 2 p.m. on
that Saturday, and the speaker will be Steve Piscitelli.


Besides being a long-time professor at Florida State College at
Jacksonville, he has written eight books and also uses his
communication skills in writing and performing his own songs. His talk
is entitled “Music: Inspiration and Catharsis.” (For more info about
the speaker, see http://stevepiscitelli.com<http://stevepiscitelli.com/>.}



Long-time residents have probably driven past the Willowbranch Branch
(2875 Park St., Jax 32205), but, if you are unfamiliar with the
Riverside part of town, you may wish to go to http://jpl.coj.net/lib/branches/wbb.html and use MapQuest to find the easiest route there. The WB phone is 904.381.8490.


After the speaker and brief business, the group will critique manuscripts.


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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FLAGLER COLLEGE TO SPOTLIGHT SIX AUTHORS


Flagler College will host talks by six authors, ranging from Pat Conroy
to Connie May Fowler, during the spring semester, according to Dr. Jim
Wilson.


Pat Conroy will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Flagler
College Auditorium. Pat Conroy is a master storyteller and a poetic and
gifted prose stylist.  The Great Santini, an autobiographical work,
later made into a film starring Robert Duvall, explored the conflicts
of the author’s childhood, particularly his ambivalent love for an
abusive and often dangerous father.  The Citadel became the subject of
his next novel, The Lords of Discipline exposed the school's harsh
military discipline, racism, and sexism.  This book, too, was made into
a feature film.  The Prince of Tides became his most successful book.
 This novel has become one of the most beloved modern novels; with over
five million copies in print, it has earned Conroy an international
reputation.  South of Broad, Conroy’s fifth novel and ninth book,
presents readers with a Conroy first: a totally lovable father for Leo
Bloom King, the story's central figure.


Stetson Kennedy will show a documentary “The Soul of a People: Writing
America’s Story” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Gamache-Koger Theater.

After the film, Stetson Kennedy will discuss his experience working in
the for the Federal Writers' Project.   Soul of a People: Writing
America’s Story is the story of the most chaotic and influential
publishing venture in history.  In the Great Depression, while hundreds
of thousands survived by wielding picks and shovels on WPA jobs, a
smaller cadre used pen, paper, and the spirit of invention. Their task:
create America's first-ever self-portrait in the WPA guides.


John Dufresne will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Flagler
College Auditorium. His recent book, Requiem, Mass., won the 2009
Florida Book Award, Gold Medal winner. Dufresne is author of the short
story collection, The Way That Water Enters Stone; three chapbooks,
Lethe, Cupid, Time and Love; Well Enough Alone; and I Will Eat a Piece
of the Roof and You Can Eat the Window; the novels Louisiana Power
& Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little, Deep in the Shade of
Paradise, and Requiem, Mass.; the story collection Johnny Too Bad, and
The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction.


Masha Hamilton will give a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the
Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center. Her recent book is 31
Hours (new to paperback in September 2010). She is the author of four
acclaimed novels, most recently 31 Hours, a Washington Post selection
for one of the best novels of the year and an Indie Choice pick by
independent booksellers.  Hamilton is also the founder of two world
literacy programs: the Camel Book Drive, begun in 2007 to supply a
camel-borne library in northeastern Kenya, and the Afghan Women's
Writing Project, begun in 2009 to foster creative and intellectual
exchange between Afghan women writers and American women authors and
teachers.


Dwight Pitcaithley will talk about national parks at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 24, in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student
Center. He has devoted his career to public history and the
preservation of national parks. Until mid-2005 he was Chief Historian
with the National Park Service, responsible for the management and
preservation of the country’s national resources.  He served as
President of the National Council for Public History in 1998,
previously served on the editorial board of The Public Historian, and
presently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of American
History.  Since 1993, Dr. Pitcaithley has taught history at George
Mason University and more recently at New Mexico State University.  He
has published several papers pertaining to public memory and the role
of historic sites in public education, including “Historic Sites: What
Can Be Learned from Them,” for which he won the James Madison Prize of
the Society for History in the Federal Government.


Connie May Fowler will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 7, in the
Flagler College Auditorium. Her recent book is How Clarissa Burden
Learned to Fly.

Connie May Fowler is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, and
screenwriter.  Her novels include Sugar Cage, River of Hidden Dreams,
The Problem with Murmur Lee, Remembering Blue (recipient of the
Chautauqua South Literary Award), and Before Women had Wings (recipient
of the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Buck
Award from the League of American Pen Women).


For more information contact Dr. Wilson at jimwilson@flagler.edu<mailto:jimwilson@flagler.edu> or care of the English department at Flagler, P.O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32085. His office phone is 904.819.6339.


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CDS PUBLICITY WRITERS

CRITIQUE GROUP

CRANKS UP AGAIN


The CDS Publicity Writers Critique Group has resumed meetings in
Mandarin, at the Kori Road Library, on a NEW day and time: the FIRST
Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8:30 p.m.



The group is open to all genres of writing, short stories, novels,
poetry, etc. Participants will need to bring a few pages of latest
projects to share and get some feedback and help.  To reserve a spot in
the conference room, please contact Caryn Suarez at 904.343.4188 or
e-mail her at Caryn@CDSPublicity.com<mailto:Caryn@CDSPublicity.com>, no later than the day before.  This is a FREE class.


Meeting dates for 2011 are Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3, June
7, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 7. There aren’t any meetings in
July and August.



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Writecorner Press

Sets Deadlines

For Poetry, SF Contests



Writecorner Press is accepting poetry contest entries until Mar. 31 and
short fiction entries until Apr. 30, with poetry having a top prize of
$500 and short fiction $1,100. In both contests, Editors' Choices may
be given for $100 each.


Poetry may be submitted in any style and on any theme, provided the
entries are original and unpublished. Any number of unpublished poems
may be entered by any writer. Each entry should be no longer than 40
lines. Entry fee is $5 for first poem, $3 each additional poem. No
e-mail entries accepted. Judge will be an award-winning poet. Winners
will be announced in late spring, 2010.


E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award is open to unpublished fiction in any
style and on any theme. The maximum length for each entry is 3,000
WORDS. The first entry fee is $15, with additional entries having a $10
fee. Award- winning fiction writers are the judges. There is no limit
on number of stories entered by any one writer.


The winning entries and editors' choices in each contest will be published on www.writecorner.com and are eligible for inclusion in the permanent website writecorner.com
anthology.  (By submitting work to this contest, authors give
permission to Writecorner Press to publish the award-winning stories
and editors' choices on the writecorner.com website. Authors retain all other rights to their works.)


For information about “how to submit,” go to the home page at www.writecorner.com<http://www.writecorner.com/> and click on “guidelines.”

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THE WRONG STUFF


Letter from Gentle Reader to Miss Manners:


And whilst I am about it, the “request” amounts are usually more than
the “giver” would have chosen to spend, propelling said unhappy “giver”
into penury, or, at the very least, straightened circumstances.”


W.S. SAYS: It’s considered good form for newspaper editors, columnists,
and reporters to correct the grammar in letters to the editor, sports
departments, etc. It’s bad form to use “sic” to spotlight such flaws
and make the correspondent look ignorant. “Straightened” probably fell
through the cracks. An alert editor with good manners would want to say
“straitened circumstances.”


**


The History of Christmas website:

Americans re-invented Christmas, and changed it from a raucous carnival
holiday into a family-centered day of peace and nostalgia. But what
about the 1800s peaked American interest in the holiday?

--and—

Ruth Marcus, “Save us from our devices” (“Washington Post” and “Florida Times-Union”):
I’m not one to talk. I have been known to sneak a peak, or 10, at my BlackBerry during meetings.

W.S. SAYS: The English language has at least three words that could be
confused: peaked (“reached a zenith”), peeked (“looked”), and piqued
(“aroused” or “got someone’s attention”).

**

Jeffrey van Camp, “Connecticut schools to censor rowdy teachers on Facebook, Twitter” (Digital Trends):

We do not know what incident, if any, led to the proposal of this
Orwellian policy. Was there really so many issues that the School
Board<https://mail.fscj.edu/owa/bloginfo.docx> faced too large a problem to deal with conduct issues on a one-off basis?

--and—

Roger Bull, “Conjuring spirited alchemists” (“Florida Times-Union”):

But he did point out that there’s only 230 small distilleries, compared
to 2,000 craft brewers and 7,000 wineries. And he doesn’t expect
distilleries to come close to matching those numbers.

W.S. SAYS: In both excerpts, subject-verb agreement errors!
Fifteen-yard penalties: tripping on an expletive! The first definition
of expletive refers to an oath, obscenity, or vulgarity that may be
rendered as “expletive deleted,” as in the Watergate years. The other
definition refers to a nothing word, a fill-in word as in “It is time
to go” or “There’s snow outside.” To find your subject and verb, you
have to ignore the filler. Try this: “So many issues was there that the
School Board” blah blah blah. See? Your ear tells you that “issues” is
the subject, and the verb clearly needs to be plural. Similarly, “230
small distilleries” (plural) is the subject of the clause, so
“there’re” or “there are” is required.


When you are editing your own copy, it’s best to search out the “it is”
and “there are” sentences. Frequently, such sentences have unnecessary
frames. You can often delete the filler section and end up with a
stronger sentence.

Caution: The framing device (plus the use of comma splices) may appear
in fine writing since it may help the writer to achieve a bardic tone.
Check out Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”:



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of
wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it
was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the
season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of
despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were
all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way --
in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of
its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or
for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”


**


William C. Taylor, “Is It Time to Leave Your Job?” (Yahoo Finance)

Can you imagine not spending 40 or 50 hours a week with the people you
work beside every day? If so, maybe it's time to make a move and fine a
group of colleagues who stimulate you and motivate you.



W.S. SAYS: Spelling and proofing: “Find” is needed.


**

Monica Hess, “BP executive tops the list of 2010’s villains” (“Washington Post,” in “Florida Times-Union”):
We make those who share our moreal coes into sacred figures, eople make sacred, and villainize others.

W.S.SAYS: Ms. Hesse was writing about a prof’s take on “moral outrage,”
when technology hiccoughed and yielded the above problems. Since the
piece appeared on the op ed page, the moral outrage increases
exponentially at the lack of proofing.


**

Tom Lasseter, “S. Korea worries over North collapse” (McClatchy Newspapers):


“Everybody has the same reason for leaving [North Korea] – they’re
hungry,” said a 28-year-old student at Yeomyung School, a woman with
bangs in her eyes who like many of her classmates looks small for her
age, a calling card of years of poor nutrition.


W.S. SAYS: We’ll ignore the “everybody” and “they’re” problem since
informal oral English uses such constructions regularly. The main
problem is that the sentence is overloaded and violates the
journalistic rule of “one major thought per sentence.” The sentence
features about four layers of information about the student. It ends up
sounding like one of the winning entries in the Bullwer-Lytton contest.
(Check out the 2010 winners at http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2010.htm.)


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Richard Burnett, “Changes at IRS delay filing and refunds for itemizers done early” (“Orlando Sentinel”):


Because the law passed less than two weeks ago, the Internal Revenue
Service is scrambling to reprogram its computers to handle the
income-tax deductions extended by the last-minute legislation – a
process the agency says could take until late February.



W.S. SAYS: “Weeks” is plural, so it should be preceded by “fewer than.”
If the story had been set in the United Kingdom and referred to Inland
Revenue and a “fortnight,” then “less” would be all right.


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Ann Powers, “Watch your mouth? Uh, not in 2010” (“Los Angeles Times”):

Many major events this year were grounded in serious rifts about good manners; some went deeper, into the realm of morals.

W.S. SAYS: Geologists talk about “rifts,” which occur when one plate
comes into contact with another. It can refer to troughs and even
unstable valleys. You wouldn’t want to “ground” something in a trough
or unstable split. Delete the sentence and come at it from another
direction.


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STUFF FROM HITHER AND YON


Tips on writing

from Steven Johnson, i.e.,

an actual successful writer


Steven Johnson discusses some strategies for improving your writing and
productivity. He touches on the “slow lunch” file, “serendipitous
connections,” the benefit of a glass of wine before writing, etc. http://www.oliverburkeman.com/2010/12/tips-on-writing-from-steven-johnson-ie-an-actual-successful-writer/


Does Alcohol Help Or Hurt Your Writing?


Joanna Penn explores the question in the article’s title. William
Faulkner claimed he didn’t drink when writing (but certainly made up
for it later). She identifies these non-alcoholic writers: Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Mary McCarthy, Upton Sinclair, Emily Dickinson,
Henry Thoreau, Zane Grey, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saul Bellow, William
Golding, Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, James Michener,
Lillian Hellman, Tom Wolfe, and Flannery O’Connor. http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/01/27/alcohol-and-writing/


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QUOTE FROM A WRITER'S QUILL

I did not begin to write novels until I had forgotten all I had learned at school and college. – John Galsworthy



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WRITERS BORN IN JANUARY


1-- Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres (1638), Elkanah
Settle (1648), Soame Jenyns (1704), Kristijonas Donelaitis (1714),
Maria Edgeworth (1767), Arthur Hugh Clough (1819), Sándor Petőfi
(1823), Ludovic Halévy (1834), James Frazer (1854), Aleko Konstantinov
(1863), Charles Edward Montague (1867), Mariano Azuela (1873), E.M.
Forster (1879), Ernest Jones (1879), Shalom Asch (1880), Carry van
Bridges (1881), Federigo Tozzi (1883), Russ Bender (1910), Eliot
Janeway (1913), François Bondy (1915), J.D. Salinger (1919), Roger
Peacock (1920), Roberts Blossom (1924), Ernest R. Tidyman (1928), Joe
Orton (1933), Peter Dormer (1949), Ashfaq Hussain (1951), Anwar Mansoor
Mangrio (1973);


2--Philip Freneau (1752), Henry Kingsley (1830), Justin Winston (1831),
Mendele Moykher Sforim (1836), Abdülhak Hamid (1852), Gilbert Murray
(1866), Ernst Barlach (1870), Johannes L. "Jan" Walch (1879), Jacques
Chardonne (1884), Moyshe Leyb Halpern (1886), Robert Nathan (1894),
Rene Etiemble (1909), Ulrich Becher (1910), Srirangam Srinivasarao
(1910), Isaac Asimov (1920), Gerhard Amanshauser (1928), Daisaku Ikeda
(1928), Morimura Seiichi (1933), Leonard Michaels (1933), Christopher
Durang (1949), and Colleen Taylor (1984);




3-- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C.), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Charles
Palissot de Montenoy (1730), Douglas William Jerrold (1803), Henry
Handel Richardson (1870), John G. Fletcher (1886), J.R.R. Tolkien
(1892), Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1893), Roman Brandstaetter (1906),
Victor Borge (1909), Renaude Lapointe (1912), Morten Nielsen (1922),
Jaroslav Hasek (1923), Marcel Dubé (1930), Betty Rollin (1936), Blanche
d'Alpuget (1944), Connie May Fowler (1960), Ulrike Lang (1962),
Francesca Lia Block (1962), Alex Wheatle (1963);




4 -- Paul-Louis Courier (1772), Jacob Grimm (1785), Casimiro de Abreu
(1837), Sven Fleuron (1874), Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878), Wilhelm
Lehmbruck (1881), Max F. Eastman (1883), Everett Dirksen (1898), C.L.R.
James (1901), Benito Perez Galdos (1920), Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943),
Nabila Jamshed (1988);


5-- Andre H. C. van Hasselt (1806), Khristo Botev (1848), Gustaf af
Geijerstam (1858), Herbert Bayard Swope (1882), Humbert Wolfe (1885),
Paula Ludwig (1900), Jean Dixon (1918), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921),
W.D. Snodgrass (1926), Umberto Eco (1932), Florence King (1936), Ngũgĩ
wa Thiong'o (1938), Michael O'Donoghue (1940), Charlie Rose (1942),
Terenci Moix (1942);



6-- Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488), Domingos dos Reis Quita (1728),
Matija A. Reljkovic (1732), Ion Heliade-Radulescu (1802), Herman Grimm
(1826), Kanagaki Robun (Bunzo Nozaki) (1829), Carl Sandburg (1878),
Khalil Gibran (1883), Ludwig Berger (1892), Jan Filip Boon (1898), Eric
Frank Russell (1905), Benedict Vilakazi (1906), Keith Davis (1909),
Wright Morris (1910), Joey Adams (1911), Jacques Cesar Ellul (1911),
Alan Watts (1915), John C. Lilly (1915), Vincent Serventy (1916),
Guillermo Rosario (1917), Caspar M.B. "Cas" Baas (1918), Jacobo
Timerman (1923), Denis Pitts (1930), E.L. Doctorow (1931), Osvaldo
Soriano (1943), Henry Kravis (1944), Barry Holstein Lopez (1945), Allen
Appel (1945), Rowan Atkinson (1956), Themos Anastasiadis (1958),
Nigella Lawson (1960), and Muhammed al-Ahari (1965);



7-- James Harrington (1611), Pavao Vitezovic (1652), Zora Neale Hurston
(1891), Albrecht Haushofer (1903), Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1910), Robert
Duncan (1919), William Peter Blatty (1928), Ann Susan Hills (1941),
Shobha De (1947), Nicholson Baker (1957), and Tina Anderson (1971);




8-- Ivan (Dzivo F.) Gundulic (1589), Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601),
Wilkie Collins (1824), Francisco González Bocanegra (1824), James
Milton Carroll (1852), Storm Jameson (1891), Manuel Rojas Sepulveda
(1896), Dennis Wheatley (1897), Edmond Vandercammen (1901), Peter
Taylor (1917), Iva Michiels, (Rik Ceuppens) (1923), Joseph Weizenbaum
(1923), Charles Thomlinson (1927), Gaston Miron (1928), Ko Un (1933),
Alexandra Ripley (1934), Leon Forrest (1937), Stephen Hawking (1942),
Terry Brooks (1944), and Don Bendell (1947);



9 -- Thomas Warton (1728), Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790), Gilbert
Abbott à Beckett (1811), Thomas William Robertson (1829), Félix-Gabriel
Marchand (1832), Anton Askerc (1856), Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856),
Henry B. Fuller (1857), Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873), Hans Bethge
(1876), Giovanni Papini (1881), Lascelles Abercrombie (1881), Karel
Capek (1890), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), August Gailit (1891), Richard
Halliburton (1900), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Stafford WIlliam
Somerfield (1911), Richard Milhous Nixon (1913), Herbert Huncke (1915),
William Meredith (1919), Lister Sinclair (1921), Abdelhamid Benhadugah
(1925), Judith Krantz (1928), Heiner Muller (1929), Brian Friel (1929),
Algi(rda)s (Jonas) Budrys (1931), Sonia Garmers (1933), Wilbur Smith
(1933), Anne Rivers Siddons (1936), K. Schlesinger (1937), Robert Drewe
(1943), Morris Gleitzman (1953), Michiko Kakutani (1955), Oliver
Goldstick (1961), Hal Niedzviecki (1971);



10-- Carolus Linnaeus (1778), Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797),
Aubrey de Vere (1814), John Acton (1834), Peter J. Blok (1855), Enrica
Freiin von Handel-Manzetti (1871), Aleksei Tolstoi (1883), Robinson
Jeffers (1887), Dumas Malone (1892), Ingeborg Drewitz (1923), Philip
Levine (1928), Peter Barnes (1931), Stephen Ambrose (1936), Jared
Carter (1939), David Horowitz (1939), William Levy (1939), George Alec
Effinger (1947), Antonio Muñoz Molina (1956), Fran Walsh (1959);



11-- Joseph Gwilt (1784), Bayard Taylor (1825), William James (1842),
Gustav Falke (1853), Marie Bashkirtseff (1860), John Callan O'Laughlin
(1873), Antonio Beltramelli (1879), Oswald de Andrade (1890), Hans
Rudolf Krik (1898), Alan Patton (1903), Ellery Queen co-author Manifred
B. Lee (Manford Emanuel Lepofsky) (1905), Mohammed Abed Elhai (19O1),
Bille Brown (1952), and Jasper Fforde (1961);



12-- Andreas Alicatus (1492), Peter Scriverius (1576), Charles Perrault
(1628), Edmund Burke (1729), Jacob M. R. Lenz (1751), Francois Coppee
(1842), Marika Stiernstedt (1875), Jack London (1876), Ferenc Molnar
(1878), Ben Seijes (1908), Martin Agronsky (1915), Paul Jarrico (1915),
Tadeusz Żychiewicz (1922), Leopold Ahsen (1927), Jennifer P. Johnston
(1930), Alain Teister (1932), Helmut Eisendle (1939), Jacobus M.
"Jacques" Hamelink (1939), William Nicholson (1948), Haruki Murakami
(1949), Rush Limbaugh (1951), Walter Mosley (1952), Rockne S. O'Bannon
(1955), Joe Quesada (1962), François Girard (1963), Heather Mills
(1968);



13-- Matteo Palmieri (1406), Mark Alexander Boyd (1562), Richard Hurd
(1720), Friedrich Müller (1749), Eduard von Bauernfeld (1802), Victor
de Laprade (1812), Horatio Alger Jr. (1832), Karl Bleibtreu (1859),
Kostis Palamas (1859), Johannes Elsensohn (1884), Clarke Ashton Smith
(1893), Anton Betzner (1895), Kai Munk (1898), A. B. Guthrie (1901),
Mieczysław Żywczyński (1901), Ted Willis (1918), Dachine Rainer (1921),
Amanda Cross (Carolyn Heilbrun) (1926), Pamela M. Cunnington (1926),
Michael Bond (1926), Edmund White (1940), Joy Chant (Eileen Joyce Chant
Rutter) (1945), Jay McInerney (1955), Titus M. Mafolo (1955), Lorrie
Moore (1957), Shonda Rhimes (1970);


14-- Isaac da Costa (1798), Harmen S. Sytstra (1817), Zacharias
Topelius (1818), Vladimir Stasov (1824), Pierre Loti (1850), J. F.
Archibald (1856), Wilhelm von Polenz (1861), Catharina A. M. de
Savornin Lohman (1868), Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874), Albert
Schweitzer (1875), Victor Segalen (1878). Hendrik W. van Loon (1882),
Hugh Lofting (1886), George Richard Samways (1895), John Dos Passos
(1896), Carlos Romulo (1899), F. C. Terborgh (Reijnier Flaes) (1902),
Emily Hahn (1904), Anatoly Rybakov (1911), Tillie Olson (1913), Dudley
Randall (1914), Andre Frossard (1915), John Oliver Killens (1916),
Yukio Mishima (1925), Nina Totenberg (1944), Lawrence Kasdan (1949),
Maureen Dowd (1952), Steven Soderbergh (1964);




15-- Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) (1622), Prosper Jolyot de
Crébillon (1674), John Aikin (1747), Willem de Clerq (1795), Alexandr
Griboyedov (1795), Thomas Crofton Croker (1798), Marjory Fleming
(1803), Peter Christen Asbjrnsen (1812), Mikhail Saltykov (1826),
Mihail Eminesco (Eminovici) (1850), Adolph Goldschmidt (1863), Arsen
Kotsoyev (1872), Max Adler (Austrian) (1873), Mazo de la Roche (1879),
Huang Yuanyong (1885), Xu Zhimo (1897), Goodman Ace (1899), Mikki Doyle
(1916), Ivor Cutler (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Thomas
Hoving (1931), Ernest Gaines (1933), Robert Silverberg (1935), Jose
Dalisay Jr. (1954);



16-- Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter (1634), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de
Saint-Simon (1675), Richard Savage (1697), Conte Vittorio Alfieri
(1749), Frank Bacon (1864), Robert W. Service (1876), Robert Garbe
(1878), Osip Brik (1888), Nat Schachner (1895), Ruth Rose (1896),
Carlos Pellicer (1897), Laura Riding (1901), Clement Greenberg (1906),
Franz Tumler (1912), Alexander Knox (1907). Stirling Silliphant (1918),
Nel Benschop (1918), Anthony Hecht (1923), William Kennedy (1928),
Norman Podhoretz (1930), Vladimir Skutina (1931), Susan Sontag (1933),
Jô Soares (1938), Magdalen Nabb (1947), Brian Castro (1950), Roberta
Baskin (1952), Ivan Safronov (1956), Garth Ennis (1970);



17-- Leonhard Fuchs (1501), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Gerard
van Loon (1683), Archibald Bower (1686), Benjamin Franklin (1706),
James Hall (1761), Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Ellen Wood (1814),
Anne Brontë (1820), Antanas Baranauskas (1835), Tomas Carrasquilla
(1858), Florencio Sánchez (1875), Olga Fastrova (1876), May Gibbs
(1877), Compton Mackenzie (1883), E. Ball-Hennings (1885), Ronald
Firbank (1886), and Nevil Shute (1899), Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899),
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903), Robert Cormier (1925), Richard Michael
Hills (1926), John Bellairs (1938), Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali (1940),
Ita Buttrose (1942), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954), Ann Nocenti (1957),
Brian Helgeland (1961), Sebastian Junger (1962), Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
(1968), Lukas Moodysson (1968), Leigh Whannell (1977);




18-- Antoine Houdar de la Motte (1672), Charles de Montesquieu (1689),
Constantin von Tischendorf (1815), Louis van Haecke (1829), Jan van
Droogenbroeck (1835), Austin Dobson (1840), Ioan Slavici (1848), Rubén
Darío (1861), Paul Leautaud (Maurice Boissard)(1872), A. A. Milne
(1882), Arthur Ransome (1884), Hans H. Holm (1896), C. M. Eddy Jr.
(1896), Jacob Bronowsky (1908), William Sansom (1912), Arno Schmidt
(1914), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Jon Stallworthy (1935), Raymond
Briggs (1935), Dave Attell (1965), Seamus O'Regan (1972);



19-- Mohammed (570), Noel Alexandre (1639), Jacques Henri Bernardin de
Saint-Pierre (1737), Isaiah Thomas (1749), Michel Bibaud (1782), Per
Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790), Auguste Comte (1798), Edgar Allan Poe
(1809), Eugene Brieux (1858), Alice Eastwood (1859), Gustav Meyrink
(1868), Hans E. Blaich (1873), Marie Koenen (1879), Boris Savinkov
(1879), Alexander Woollcott (1887), Heinrich Schmist-Barrien (1902),
Phyllis Flowerdew (1913), Rex Ingamells (1913), John H. Johnson (1918),
Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nina [Mary] Bawden (1925), Libera Carlier
(1926), J. D. Salinger (1929), Robert MacNeil (1931), George Macbeth
(1932), Julian Barnes (1946), Ann Compton (1947), Martin Bashir (1963),
Edwidge Danticat (1969);




20-- Susanna van Baerle (1622), Michiel de Swaen (1654), Giovanni
Vincenzo Gravina (1664), Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716), Eugène Sue
(1804), Nathaniel Willis (1806), Richard Le Gallienne (1866), Johannes
V Jensen (1873), Henry Bernstein (1876), A[braham P.] Merritt (1884),
Kaj Birket-Smith (1893), George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum)(1896), Elmer R.
Diktonius (1896), Sybil Marion Rosenfeld (1903), Theodore Brameld
(1904), Abram Hill (1910), Joy Adamson (1910), C. W. Ceram (Kurt
Wilhelm Marek) (1915), Thorleif Schjelderup (1920), Bernt Engelmann
(1921), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Eugen Gomringer (1925), Jamiluddin
Aali (1926), Qurratulain Hyder (1926), Nancy Kress (1948), Edward
Hirsch (1950), Bill Maher (1956), Kazushige Nojima (1964);


21-- John I Pontanus (1571), Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705), Tsjalling
Hiddes Halbertsma (1792), John Gelinde van Blom (1796), Eliza Roxcy
Snow (1804), Imre Madách (1825), Ludwig Thoma (1867), Joaquín Álvarez
Quintero (1873), Egon Friedell (1878), Olav Aukrust (1883), Richard P.
Blackmur (1904), John Putz (1906), Donald Cuthbert Coleman (1920),
Judith Merril (Josephine Juliet Grossman) (1923), Mary Ellen McAnally
(1939), Vincent Placoly (1946), Louis Menand (1952);



22-- Ibn Taymiya (1263), Francis Bacon (1561), Richard Blackmore
(1654), G. E. Lessing (1729), Lord Byron (1788), Ludger Duvernay
(1799), Hermann von Lingg (1820), Samuel Muller Fzn (1848), August
Strindberg (1849), Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861), Helen Hoyt (1887), Ben
van Eysselsteijn (1898), Guido Kisch (1899), Arkady Gaidar (1904),
Robert E. Howard (1906), Carl F. H. Henry (1913), Harilal Upadhyay
(1916), Herwig Hensen (Flor Mielants) (1917), Piet Van Lishout (1920),
Howard Moss (1922), Tom Blackburn (1926), Joseph Wambaugh (1937),
Michael Cristofer (1945), Francis Wheen (1957), Subhash Ram Prajapati
(1980);



23-- John Barclay (1582), Friedrich von Matthison (1761), Christian A.
Vulpius (1762), Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (1783), Herbert David
Croly (1869), Oton Zupancic (1878), Freda Utley (1898), Joseph Nathan
Kane (1899), Hubert Nicholson (1908), Pak Saleman Siswowitono (1908),
Ernie Kovacs (1919), Erbet Pawel (1920), Walter M. Miller Jr. (1923),
Derek Walcott (1930), Pierre Bourgault (1934), Jerry Kramer (1936), Lou
Schuler (1957);



24-- Charles Sackville (1638), John Vanbrugh (1664), William Congreve
(1670), Frances Brooke (1724), Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
(1732), Wybo Fijnje (1750), Antony C.W. Staring (1767), Ernst Theodor
Amadeus Hoffmann (1776), Karl von Holtei (1798), Alexandre Dumas
(1802), Charles Egbert Craddock (Mary Noailles Murfree) (1850), Edith
Wharton (1862), Ethel Turner (1872), Albin Zollinger (1895), Eugen Roth
(1895), C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore (1911), Nora Beloff (1919),
Stanisław Grochowiak (1934), David Gerrold (Jerrold David Friedman),
(1944), John Harrison (1946), Benjamin Urrutia (1950), Vince Russo
(1961);



25-- Robert Boyle (1627), Robert Burns (1759), Arne Garborg (1851),
Julije Kempf (1864), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Emil Ludwig (1881),
Virginia Woolf (1882), Kitahara Hakushū (1885), Diego Valeri (1887),
Yojiro Ishizaka (1900), Gerard P. M. Knuvelder (1902), Frans Goedhart
(1904), Edwin Newman (1919), Russell Reading Braddon (1921), Jules P.
de Palm (1922), Raymond Baxter (1922), Eva Zeller (1923), Tanya
Savicheva (1930), Paavo J. Haavikko (1931), Kathleen Tynan Halton
(1937), Silvio Blatter (1946), John Cooper Clarke (1949), Gloria Naylor
(1950), Timothy White (1952), Mark Bamford (1967), Geoff Johns (1973);



26-- Florent Chrestien (1541), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Achim Arnim (1781),
Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871), Ilya G. Ehrenburg
(1891), Menno ter Braak (1902), Kaye Webb (1914), Philip José Farmer
(1918), John Logan Gorlay (1920), Michael Bentine (1922), Jules Feiffer
(1929), Ronald Allison (1932), Gene Siskel (1946), Shannon Hale (1974);




27-- Samuel Foote (1720), Johann A. Cramer (1723), Lewis Carroll
(Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836),
Rafael Obligado (1851), Neel (Cornelia H.) Doff (1858), Giuseppe
Prezzolini (1882), Ilja Ehrenburg (1891), Lawrence Durrell (1912),
Fritz Spiegl (1926), Nancy Dickerson (1927), Gastón Suárez (1929), John
Hopkins (1931), Mordecai Richler (1931), D. M. Thomas (1935), Ismail
Kadare (1936), Ethan Mordden (1949), Alexander Stuart (1955), Frank
Miller (1957), James Grippando (1958), Patton Oswalt (1969);



28-- John Barclay (1582), Johann Elias Schlegel (1719), António
Feliciano de Castilho (1800), Henry Stanley (1841), Jose Martí y Perez
(1853), Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) (1873), Marthe Bibesco
(1886), Camille Melloy (1891), Valentin Katayev (1897), Wies Moens
(1898), Hermann Kesten (1900), Allan Walker (1906), Hans (Hendrik A.J.)
Tiemeijer (1908), Verda Bryant (1910), Susan Sontag (1933), David John
Lodge (1935), Manuel dos Santos Lima (1935), Alan Alda (1936), Rick
Warren (1954), Robert von Dassanowsky (1960), Mo Rocca (1969), David
Zingler (1975);



29-- Johann Georg Graevius (1632), Hubert K. Poot (1689), Thomas Paine
(1737), J. G. Seume (1763), Vasili A. Zjukovski (1783), Henry Neele
(1798), Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), Anton Chekhov (1860), Romain Rolland
(1866), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Muna Lee (1895), Karl Bjarnhof
(1898), Willem F. K. Hussem (1900), Jacob "Jaap" Balk (1912), Daniel
Taradash (1913), Peter von Zahn (1913), Frederic Ramsey Jr. (1915),
Halfdan Rasmussen (1915), Barbara Skelton (1916), Norman F. Simpson
(1919), Paddy Chayevsky (1923), John Junkin (1930), Hans Plomp (1944),
Grazyna Miller (1957);


30-- Walter Savage Landor (1775), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Alfred
Townsend George (1841), Gelett Burgess (1866), Anton Hansen Tammsaare
(1878), Jaishankar Prasad (1899), H E Nossak (1901), Saul Alinsky
(1909), Barbara Tuchman (1912), Jarl Andre Bjerke (Bernhard Borge)
(1918), Nikolay Glazkov (1919), Margaret Beda Nicholson (1924), Lloyd
Alexander (1924), Andrew Salkey (1928), Shirley Hazzard (1931), Allan
W. Eckert (1931), Richard Brautigan (1935), Gregory Benford (1941),
Michael Dorris (1945), Les Barker (1947), Judith Tarr (1955);



31-- Antony Winkler Prins (1817), Emil Strauss (1866), Zane Grey (Pearl
Zane Gray)(1872), Freya Stark (1893), Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901),
John O'Hara (1905), Thomas Merton (1915), Norman Mailer (1923),
Kenzaburo Oe (1935), Ajip Rosidi (1938), Anton Korteweg (1944), Grant
Morrison (1960).


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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 Willowbranch Library; 2875 Park Street 32205; 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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THE WRITE STAFF

President: Margie Sauls (margiemoonstar@earthlink.net<mailto:margiemoonstar@earthlink.net>)

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

Secretary: Kathy Marsh (kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net<mailto:kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net>)

Treasurer: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com<mailto:hd3nson@hotmail.com>)

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MEMBERSHIP
APPLICATION
FOR NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS

Membership is $15 for students, $25 for individuals, and $40 for a family. (Make out checks to WRITERS.) Mail your check to WRITERS, c/o Howard Denson, 1511 Pershing Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

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