Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Writers Talk Podcast with Poet Dave Malone

Dave Malone is a poet living in the Ozarks with collections of poetry in print and at smashwords.  Listen to us talk about the creative process, publishing, twitter, how place relates to the creative process, and giving away creative work. Advertisements

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One last request

These past few weeks have been a blur of exciting things for Billtown Blue Lit.  We’ve talked at Jane Friedman’s blog, been interviewed for Public Radio (it will air sometime next week.  Listen at 89.7 WVIA if you’re local.  It MAY stream at wvia.org), started a podcast, organized a pilot event, etc. Tonight, we’re hosting our pilot …

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Free Short Wednesday: Jordon Pond

This is Creative Nonfiction from a dear friend and former student, Sharon Heady Labansky. Please enjoy getting lost in her lovely depiction of an afternoon of reckoning with nature, the future, the past, and self. Jordon Pond Overlooking Jordon Pond she stood there breathless.  She wasn’t breathless from climbing 790 feet to the summit.  She …

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We should really just quit calling it Literary Fiction.

When I got started on this crazy ride of starting a literature-centric nonprofit, all I really wanted was a Reading Series in my town, and to shine a light on literary–or any craft-concerned, smartly written–fiction. I also wanted to be able to get paid to read and talk to authors while providing an amazing thing …

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Writers Talk Podcast with Smoky Zeidel

Smoky Zeidel is a free-spirited, environmentalist, reformed literati snob who spoke with us at 6:30 in the morning from the writing room of ramshackle cabin in the woods in Southern California. Listen to the podcast to hear all about Smoky’s relationship with writing practice, nature, and contemporary publishing. Visit Smoky Zeidel’s website at http://www.SmokyZeidel.wordpress.com, buy …

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Thank you for joining our community.

Hello friends. Some of you have recently joined us.  We at Blue Lit Headquarters are working on partnerships with regional businesses as well as with other bloggers, and everydayficton.com.  We’re busy getting ready for our pilot event and last big fundraising push. Our two main goals for 2012 are to Launch our reading series, and …

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Free Short: Kissing Party

Kissing Party By Benjamin Joseph Kowalsky I don’t remember the specific details my first kiss; I remember its circumstances. I was 12 years old, just turned. My mom had a friend who had two daughters, one a year older than me and one a year younger than me, named Becca and Avery respectively. Becca, I’m …

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Writers Talk Podcast with Julianna Baggott

TListen to Julianna talk to me about her writing process, her journey with multiple pseudonyms, and advice for new writers. Buy her books or read her blog at http://www.JuliannaBaggott.com

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Small Press Pick: Badlands

I will gush in this review because I must. I read the last sentence of Badlands by Cynthia Reeves and could say nothing other than, “Oh my God.” I was challenged by this novella. I was mystified. I was enchanted, and I was taken in. But most of all, I was moved. Badlands depicts the …

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Our Pilot Event will be January 27, 2012 at Grey Gallery!

Billtown Blue Lit will hold its pilot event on January 27 at Grey Art Gallery, at 140 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA.  The event begins at 7:00 p.m. Billtown Blue Lit is a new organization whose goal is to increase visibility of good literature through community, to support local and regional business, and ultimately to …

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