Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Billtown Blue Lit Interview with Marc Schuster

This morning, our friend & guest blogger Marc Schuster posted an interview about Billtown Blue Lit on his blog!  Check it out! Advertisements

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The Reading Life: Bossypants

This blog was simultaneously published at http://www.AprilLineWriting.com. Here are some facts I learned from reading Bossypants that heightened my girl crush on Tina Fey. 1.  Tina Fey’s first child, Alice (also a cool, old name, like Child’s), is the same age as my child within weeks. 2.  Tina Fey was also an adult virgin. 3. …

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Another Bulletted Progress Report

Despite the madness of the holidays, Billtown Blue Lit is up to some good things!  We’ll be appearing at First Friday Williamsport at Otto Book Store, a book lover’s paradise, from 5-8 p.m.!  Stop by to meet me and Peter Damain Bellis, pick up a copy of his book, or donate to the project! Next …

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Responding to What We Read, guest post by Peter Damian Bellis

Peter Damian Bellis has become a great friend to Billtown Blue Lit.  This is the first of his series of posts that will go live Tuesdays.  These describe his process as a writer and as a reader or consumer of literature and literary experiences.  For the last several months I have been on the road …

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Happy Holiday Blog Break

Hey Everybody. Billtown Blue Lit is taking a Holiday break until Tuesday afternoon when Peter Damian Bellis’s first guest blog post goes live. In the meantime, it’s not too late to get in your last-minute donations in a literature lover’s name.  They’ll get a tshirt or a DVD or some an MP3 or all of …

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Billtown Blue Lit Press Release

This is what I sent to the local papers.  But then I read this (thanks Jane Friedman!), and learned that I did it wrong.  So I’ll be drafting a new one, in third person, with more razzmatazz to send off to NPR and Oprah, but the info’s good, and it outlines some of the goals …

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Introducing Blogger Peter Damian Bellis,

Here’s an address from Peter Damian Bellis.  Download a copy of his latest book here for free.  These posts will go up on Tuesdays, and Peter will read at our pilot reading in late January 2012.  He is a good friend to Billtown Blue Lit, and we’re excited to be presenting these posts, originally posted …

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Billtown Blue Lit’s Excellent Journey

Hey Everybody! So thanks again for all your support.  I’m writing today to provide a bulleted update of progress. We have a meeting with the owner of the small press in Williamsport for early in the new year.  We’re hoping she’ll be able to help us with platform, funding, or partnership once we’re ready to …

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Friend of Billtown Blue Lit, Peter Damian Bellis, gives you his book. For free.

I’m writing today to introduce Peter Damian Bellis, American author, and neighbor to Billtown Blue Lit.  Peter met with us yesterday to talk about our project, his novel The Conjure Man, and all sorts of matters of marketing and publishing. Here’s Bellis’s bio as it appears on the marketing site for his book: Peter Damian …

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On Storytelling, by Carlos Antonio Delgado

Carlos Antonio Delgado is a literary fiction writer whose stories have appeared in Pittsburgh Noir, Twelve Stories, and others.  He currently lives in California with his wife and sons. In an interview I came across once, the late David Foster Wallace said, I guess a big part of serious fiction’s purpose is to give the …

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