Jamie Maleszka: Volunteer teaches writing course for men and women after their release from prison

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Jamie Maleszka: Volunteer teaches writing course for men and women after their release from prison

Jamie Maleszka: Volunteer teaches writing course for men and women after their release from prison. By Pat Kiernan | January 29, 2018 @3:41 PM. SHARE
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Welcome GateHouse ownership

With great anticipation I'm looking forward to GateHouse Media's acquisition of the Guard Publishing Company, after 90 years of ownership by the Baker family. This longevity, combined with the Guard's overreliance on the New York Times and Associated Press for content, has skewed its reporting
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Sun-Times halts Richard Roeper column to investigate allegation he bought Twitter followers

We will not be publishing any reviews or columns by Rich until this investigation is complete.” Fusco on Friday announced that Roeper would be writing a news column, along with his movie reviews. Sun-Times management learned of the allegations after that announcement, over the weekend, Fusco
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'Frozen' Comic Coming as Part of Disney Line From Dark Horse

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'Frozen' Comic Coming as Part of Disney Line From Dark Horse

Weeks after Disney subsidiary Marvel Entertainment announced that it would inherit the comic book rights to Conan the Barbarian from Dark Horse Comics in 2019, the Oregon-based independent publisher bounced back by revealing that it will be soon be publishing a number of titles based on Disney
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Etsy Enhancing Its Buyer Experience to Augment Sales

Etsy introduced a best-seller badge for its popular offerings. It also unveiled a scarcity badge to alert buyers about offerings that are fast depleting. To provide buyers with a seamless shopping experience, the company set up a connected experience for its desktop, mobile web, and mobile app channels.
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San Manuel Elks honor local First Responders, say, 'Thanks'

They usually see us at our absolute worst. Sick, injured, or in trouble. No one ever remembers their names and usually they are the last ones to be thanked. But Saturday night, the Tri-Community's First Responders were given the spotlight, so friends and family members could see them at their absolute
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What Strategist Readers Are Buying: Pimple Patches and Accessory Holders

These pimple patches have been a Strat best seller since they first appeared on the site last July, when beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton wrote about them as part of her multistep guide to perfect skin. Just recently, she wrote about them again, as weapon No. 1 in her post-pimple-popping arsenal. Many of
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Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories for Change

The stories are created during Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools, where one day is dedicated to learning … Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 21st season, conducts creative writing workshops with 2nd through 7th
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Dark Horse Will Publish Frozen Comics For Disney

In a move, many will find surprising, Dark Horse will be publishing comics based on Disney's Frozen, thanks to an exclusive deal between the two companies. Many will find this deal a bit odd since Disney owns Marvel, one of the leading comic book publishers. Either way, the deal has been made and
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Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed

You may start seeing more posts from local publishers popping up in your News Feed. Facebook announced today that it will begin prioritizing local news, bumping it up higher in your feed if you follow a local publisher's Page or if a friend shares a locally-published story. “We are prioritizing local news
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Facebook will prioritize local news while still de-prioritizing news overall

Weeks after Facebook announced that it would de-prioritize news from publishers in people's News Feeds, the company continues to announce that it will prioritize certain types of news. The first example was news from “trusted” publishers; the latest is local news. Facebook will prioritize news articles
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Association of Canadian Publishers mid-winter meeting: Indigenous publishing, audiobooks …

Members of the Association of Canadian Publishers are gathering on Jan. 30–31 at the Toronto Reference Library for the association's mid-winter meeting. According to ACP executive … A paid membership is required to access Q&Q Omni material, including some of the content on this page.
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Facebook says it will begin putting more local news into the News Feed

By promoting local news stories, Facebook could benefit regional publishers, who have historically struggled to reach audiences in the News Feed. It could also help reduce the spread of hoaxes and misinformation on pages that are designed to mimic local news sources. In 2016 a malicious site that
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Commentary: Larry Nassar Deserves a Life Sentence—Not Sexual Assault

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Commentary: Larry Nassar Deserves a Life Sentence—Not Sexual Assault

Such restraint, though, is not standard practice among judges, Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School, said on Slate's Political Gabfest podcast last week: “I've sat at sentencing hearings and heard
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Astronomy Software Publishing Special Session at AAS 231

On Thursday, 11 January, the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) and Astronomical Data Group at the Flatiron Institute organized a Special Session at the 231st AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD, entitled “Astronomy Software Publishing: Community Roles and Services. This was the sixth in a
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Congratulations Prof. Doug Barrick on publishing “Biomolecular Thermodynamics: From Theory to …

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. This book provides a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to developing a quantitative understanding of how biological macromolecules behave using classical and statistical thermodynamics. Prof. Barrick focuses on practical skills needed to apply the
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The Poet Speaks: A Heart To Heart With Aditi Angiras

AA: Where else to write from? Of course, poetry can also be auto-ethnographic. Sometimes a war-cry, sometimes it whimpers responses to the world within and without us. My Mad Girl's Love Song is my love song to Sylvia Plath the poet, and the possibilities if we'd met in 1956, on February 25.
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650000 visit Cairo International Book Fair in its first two days

Earlier, the head of the General Egyptian Book Organisation announced in a press release that this edition will witness the participation of 27 countries, including 15 Arab, two African, and 10 other countries, with 848 publishers. He explained that the publishers will include 367 Arab, two African, and 10
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Mary Edwards Walker: The Woman behind the Medal

In the history of America, only one woman has ever received the Congressional Medal of Honor: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. However, Mary's life was more than just a medal. Not only was Mary a leading suffragist, the first female surgeon to serve in the United States Army, and an advocate of woman's
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Learn to Self-Publish at Mariposa Library Workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Learn to Self-Publish at Mariposa Library Workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Mariposa Library will be offering help getting started with self-publishing using links from their website to PressBook and SelfE on-line resources during a free Authors' Workshop on Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The program will take place in the Library's community room.
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DMG Acquires Comics Publisher Valiant Entertainment

“Our priority is to build upon Valiant's vast universe of characters from a filmmaker's perspective,” says Mintz. “I'm excited to immerse Valiant's fans well beyond the stories we tell cinematically — from publishing to gaming to theme parks and beyond.” “As one of the most coveted and critically acclaimed
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Why Content Governance Is Key to Taming Content Chaos

Large organizations are publishing more and more content across more and more channels. But combine that scale of content produced on a daily, or even hourly basis, with the diverse skill sets of the content creators, and bad processes such as checking content only after publication, and issues arise.
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National Park Celebrates Presidents Day with Photography Exhibition on George Washington's …

Next year, Arcadia Publishing is releasing Xio's photo book, Weir Farm National Historic Site, about Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionist painting. The photo exhibition of Washington's headquarters celebrates Presidents Day and the grand opening of the “Discover History Center,” a
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Sega teams up with Heavy Rain lead designer's new studio to publish "narrative-driven" game

Sega has announced that it will publish the first project from Interior Night, a new studio founded by ex-Quantic Dreams lead designer, Caroline Marchal. Interior Night was established last October, and the London-based studio will focus on creating “narrative games aimed at a mature TV audience”.
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Capitola Soquel Times: February 2018

Capitola Soquel Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.com Volunteer Opportunities at the Capitola Historical Museum by Pam Greeninger • 2018 Valentine's Day Poetry Contest by Noel Smith • 100% Community Service in 2017! • Red Cross 2018 Heroes Breakfast – Nominate a Local Hero
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The iPad Lost Years for Apple's Media Partners

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The iPad Lost Years for Apple's Media Partners

To book publishers, the iBooks store was his pitch to companies eager for an alternative to Amazon, which then (and now) was a powerful gatekeeper for both print and electronic titles. Jobs also courted newspaper and magazine companies to persuade them to refashion their titles for the iPad or to
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Wayne Author's First Mystery Novel To Debut Feb. 26

Bear is a graduate of DePaul Catholic High School, Rutgers University, New York University and Johns Hopkins University. He received a creative writing grant in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts. Email daniel.hubbard@patch.com. Get Patch breaking news alerts sent right to your phone
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Shemar Moore Has A Gorgeous New Boo And You Won't Believe What He Did To Win Her Over

He was a gentleman. I had to write back.” Despite being known for his confidence and heartthrob status, the actor revealed that he wasn't confident that he would get a reply from the actress. “I went back to my creative writing classes,” he added. “I got my mom in my head. Show respect. I was a poet.”.
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Ruling raises songwriter royalties from Spotify, Apple Music by 44%

Currently, 10.5 percent of streaming services' monthly gross revenue is assigned to be paid to songwriters and publishers; the payouts are determined by the number of streams in that period. That will rise each year until it reaches 15.1 percent in 2022. This year, the rate will be 11.4 percent, it will be
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'PIXAR IN CONCERT' SET FOR REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL ON FEB. 3

… Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college's primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators, and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.
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Alpha Beta launches new programme and 30th anniversary

The extensive range of courses include Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana tuition for aspiring accountants, workshops in entrepreneurship, public speaking, report writing, proposal writing, sales, youth employability programs, various IT courses, professional developments for teachers and
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VCFA's low-residency International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation open for …

Montpelier, Vt.—The latest academic program at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), the International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation, is open for applications. This global program for writers and writing, with a focus on transnational literature in English and world literature in translation,
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Google's ad-blocking might be user-friendly, but it's also unfair to publishers

It's blocking a type of advertising that some publishers have chosen to use to eke some revenue out of their online visitors; but which Google doesn't offer and does not make money from. In doing so, it's forcing more ad buyers to buy the ads where Google is partnered with publishers, and making a cut of
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SEGA publishing game from Heavy Rain lead designer

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SEGA publishing game from Heavy Rain lead designer

SEGA will be bringing another new game into their portfolio from recently formed studio Interior Night. Interior Night was founded in October 2017 by ex-Quantic Dreams developer Caroline Marchal who was lead designer in the hugely successful Heavy Rain. SEGA is refusing to talk about the new game
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How Valiant Will Be Affected by the DMG Entertainment Deal

The report that DMG Entertainment has acquired Valiant Comics is causing a big stir in the comic book industry right now. With Valiant poised for a big live-action breakthrough this year, some fans are legitimately worried that this deal could bring some unfavorable changes to the publisher and its
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What is a 'Game of the Year' edition, anyway?

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What is a 'Game of the Year' edition, anyway?

Every year, game publishers put out Game of the Year editions, typically chock full of all the downloadable content that's come out since the initial release along with new packaging to proclaim its “of the year” status. Some titles even get new content to entice customers into buying an older game.
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Applications open for Te Papa Tupu 2018

Established in 2010, writers have gone on to have their work published. Jacquie McRae's first novel The Scent of Apples was completed on Te Papa Tupu and won a gold medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) in New York. University student, Tihema Baker developed his debut
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Mysterious book filled with 'UFO prophecy' from 1400s is finally decoded by artificial intelligence

Quality control operator of the Spanish publishing outfit Siloe Luis Miguel works on cloning the illustrated codex handwritten manuscript Voynich. Picture: AFPSource:AFP. Yet despite the breakthrough, the book remains untranslated, and a small band of ancient Hebrew experts will have to help translate
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42nd Kolkata Book Fair to kick off today

Well known publishers from the country and abroad are taking part in the fair along with their local counterparts. One of the major attractions are five books penned by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, including a book on rhymes for children. Many publishers are reprinting some of the old books,
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Creative Writers Prepare for a Prolific Spring

Creative writing can often seem both a lofty and lonely pursuit; however, most writers know that the secret to flourishing as a creator often depends upon the establishment of a thriving and supportive community.”No man is an island” as the poet John Donne said, and no writer really writes without an
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Registration is open for Canyon Crest Academy's 7th Annual CCA Writers' Conference

Because of the generosity of conference sponsors Hamilton College Consultants and PrintNET, as well as extensive fundraising by the Creative Writing Club, this event is free to high school students. The CCA Creative Writing Club is looking for individual and corporate sponsors. Individuals can
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Book opens a door to Hatton Asylum

I took Unrecognised by the World at Large for a title, a deep breath in, and began.” Dr Robson added that the book will appeal to readers interested in the history of medicine and Warwickshire history in general. It is available directly from Troubador Publishing, www.troubador.co.uk, local bookshops,
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Maggie Way's romance drama, “Heart of Thorne” has hit 1000 pre-orders in hopes of securing …

Australian self-published romance author, Maggie Way, has a new novel and it is gathering momentum. “Heart of Thorne” was released on crowdfunding site Publishizer, where buyers can support authors by pre-ordering their book. Maggie wants to become the first self-published author to land a major
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Publishers' Graphics Chooses Ricoh's Inkjet Technology to Meet Demand

MALVERN, Pa – January 29, 2018 – Ricoh USA today announced that Publishers' Graphics (PG) has chosen its market-leading inkjet technology to further grow its business by enabling them to meet a key demand of their publisher customers: a 48-hour turnaround time on color books.
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Songwriters Score Major Victory, Get 43% Pay Increase from Streaming

Though the ratio between what labels get paid versus what writers and publishers get paid is still pretty large. For every $3.82 a record label gets, writers and publishers get $1. Led by the National Music Publishers' Association and the Nashville Songwriters' Association International, creatives hoped to
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Project Editor

W. W. Norton is seeking a Project Editor to work with adult fiction and nonfiction titles. This person will report to the Managing Editor for Trade and Liveright, and will interact with various internal departments to produce high-quality books while maintaining production schedules. Essential Job
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Facebook says it will push more local news stories into your News Feed

In theory, that could include national publishers like the New York Times, which has a concentration of readers in the New York City area. But it's really meant to promote local and regional publishers. Facebook will start by looking at U.S.-based publishers but says it intends to expand the effort into other
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Scheduling dates for publishing files

Is there a way to get files (like pdf files) to publish at later dates and times than when they were uploaded? Example, I like my detailed answer keys to.
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Valiant Acquired By Entertainment Company DMG

Mintz told THR that Valiant will continue publishing monthly comics, all the while aiming for other mediums and platforms. “You can expect more strong storytelling with a defined road to other platforms,” he said. “I'm also looking forward to bringing the writers close to the filmmaking process, which is
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'Penny' creates an epiphany …Author Nicola Yoon chased her true passion following the birth of …

“I decided to take creative writing because I thought it'd be easier than all the math classes.” The class would be significant to Yoon for reasons beyond obtaining her degree. “It turns out this class was really important to me. When I went into this class I was in love with this boy who didn't love me back,”
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Can Proximity WiFi Networks Offer An Alternative Distribution Channel To Publishers?

Facebook's changing its algorithm, again. For news publishers it exposes their vulnerability of relying on a platform that will always put its own interests first. So the scramble goes on to reach audiences in meaningful ways. It draws the focus to how alternative, decentralised technology infrastructure can
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Songwriters are getting a huge pay raise from streaming services

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Songwriters are getting a huge pay raise from streaming services

The ruling also included a late fee for streaming services that don't pay publishers and songwriters on time. “This is the best mechanical rate scenario for songwriters in U.S. history which is critically important as interactive streaming continues to dominate the market,” NMPA CEO David Israelite said in a
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New Ruling Raises Music Streaming Royalties for Songwriters on Apple Music, Spotify, and More

Now Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora, and other streaming music services will be required to pay 15.1 percent of their revenue to songwriters and publishers, increasing from 10.5 percent. Companies with “less diversified” services like Spotify and Pandora — which are focused on
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Ex-ESPNer Gus Ramsey helping next-gen sportscasters at Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting

The curriculum will see students get hands-on training in everything from broadcasting writing, vocal training, interviewing techniques, and sportscasting. Patrick has enlisted some of his former ESPN colleagues as associate faculty members, including Bill Simmons, Jeremy Schapp, Jay Harris, Sage
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High Point magazine honored

Last year's creation,​ Calliope 2017: Safe Harbors , featured a nautical theme and 191 pages of thoughtful, high-quality work. It contained artwork and creative writing crafted by over eighty members of High Point's student body. Each year, the staff works diligently to make sure the publication represents
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Dawson Gaillard Writing Awards

“Originally it was just in creative writing,” said John Mosier, Loyola English professor. “We gradually added categories and it got bigger and bigger.” Mosier oversees the entire competition and reads every submission as an overall evaluation of how the students are doing in their writing. “I'm very pleased
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Tartan Noir writers set out to conquer the market in India … will they make a killing?

It is being made available at a special price after the rights were sold to Kolkata-based publisher BEE Books by Historic Environment Scotland. The book will also be published in the US by Pegasus. The visit to Kolkata is the result of a partnership between Bloody Scotland, BEE Books, and Publishers
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Innovation in Dietary Supplements forum scheduled for tomorrow

Big market makers in ingredients do tend to settle on best sellers, and engage in innovation only so far as it protects their market share and margins. But dig deeper, and experts that have spoken with NutraIngredients-USA say that there are innovative ingredients and approaches out there if you know
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Oregon event focuses on farming challenges

Since 1988 Fishtrap has hosted writing workshops, classes and lectures. While the organization is best known outside Wallowa County for its weeklong event, Summer Fishtrap, held in July at a camp just south of the shores of Wallowa Lake, most of the organization's offerings are geared to locals.
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Chloe Timperley: Why advice businesses need more creative talent

The idea that, just because somebody has a knack for creative writing, their brain will turn to mashed potato if faced with a compound interest calculation is as pernicious as it is nonsensical. My degree is in a subject that certain dinosaur-minded people might dismiss as 'mickey mouse' – English with
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Music publisher finds a buyer for Glendale compound in 'Detour' actress Natalie Zea

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Music publisher finds a buyer for Glendale compound in 'Detour' actress Natalie Zea

Actors Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt paid $2.15 million for the Glendale compound of music publisher Henry Marx. (Sean Garrison | Inset: Getty Images) … Marx, founder of the Music Force publishing company, bought the property four years ago for $1.5 million, records show. Oscar-winning sound
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Life Hacks: Selling your stuff to get extra cash

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Life Hacks: Selling your stuff to get extra cash

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Whether it's a good post-holiday clean or a fresh start to the new year, now seems to be a popular time for selling things to bring in some extra cash. Or maybe you're just trying to get rid of that awful Christmas present your step mom re-gifted to you. No matter why you find yourself
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Award-winning Author Andre Dubus III to appear at Wilkes writers conference

WILKES-BARRE, PA Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III will be the keynote speaker when Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing holds the fourth annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference, celebrating all genres of writing. The event
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES On Upcoming Solo Album: 'I'm Gonna Be Making AF**king …

“I'm about halfway done” writing it, he told Heavy New York at this past weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California (see video below). “Once I get done with the writing, I do wanna get a drummer and, of course, a bass player and, of course, a singer. But I like to write the music and have stuff ready to
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Writing Workshop Challenges Warriors to Create, Heal, and Grow

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Injured veterans who are writers of all experience levels recently gathered at a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) writing workshop. They honed their creative skills, connected with others, and learned how writing can be a
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Review: Lovable Erma Bombeck at Geva Theatre speaks across generations

Bombeck's “At Wit's End” column for the Dayton Journal-Herald skyrocketed during the 1980s, running three times a week in 900 newspapers across North America. The self-deprecating writer, who was 69 at the time of her death in 1996, also authored 13 books (10 New York Times best-sellers) and
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Spotify and other streaming services now face higher royalties bills

For the next five years (2018-2022), songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services like Apple Music and Spotify. Rates will increase from 10.5pc to 15.1pc of revenue during the five-year term. That's a major increase of 43.81pc over the term, although
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Trollhunters Deep Dive With Dark Horse Writer Richard Hamilton

I was trained as a screenwriter and I used to self publish my own comics. Eventually, I worked at Dreamworks Animation. I got lucky and got to work for Bill Damaschke, the chief creative officer of Dreamworks, and also the person who brought in Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo brought the script that would
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Embrace creativity this spring

The workshops have been designed to make it as easy as possible to experiment with a new creative outlet. Facilitator Cat Fink developed the workshop-series drawing from her own creative process as a professional artist, and the practices of authors Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way), and Lynda Barry
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37GAMES' Global Strategy: More Than A Game Publisher

Shanghai, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As estimated in Newzoo's latest quarterly update of its Global Games Market Report, China alone will take one-quarter of all global game revenues, reaching $27.5 billion in 2017, well ahead of the U.S., which is estimated to reach $25.1 billion.
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