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Audio Excerpt: The Novelist by L.L. Barkat

No Comments 21 December 2012

An audio excerpt from L.L. Barkat's The Novelist: a novella featuring the delightful voice of Claire Burge.

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

15 Comments 20 December 2012

Haiku chains, Haiku Brew, haiku reflections on a community street. Lyla Willingham Lindquist has a haiku-ridden edition of our Top Ten Poetic Picks.

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The Novelist: Where Fiction Begins

25 Comments 12 December 2012

In the end, the creative act can be misunderstood, and the creation seen for something other than what it is. Lyla Willingham Lindquist wraps up our book club discussion of L.L. Barkat's The Novelist.

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The Novelist: Fiction with Character(s)

17 Comments 05 December 2012

Readers want to know who the various characters in The Novelist represent. Lyla Willingham Lindquist wants to know who the tea basket represents. Join us for week two of our book club discussion.

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Flash Fiction Friday: Space Mountain

1 Comment 30 November 2012

It's Flash Fiction Friday! Tania Runyan tells the tale of a young couple, the gift of a gold herringbone bracelet, and a fateful ride on Space Mountain.

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The Novelist: What’s the Big Idea in Fiction?

30 Comments 28 November 2012

How long must you lie on the floor staring at the ceiling before you're ready to write that story? We're discussing The Novelist by L.L. Barkat in our new Tweetspeak Book Club. Come on in and join us.

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Book Club Announcement: The Novelist

2 Comments 31 October 2012

The Novelist is a book that can be read in a sitting or two (maybe three, if you're having trouble finding your tea basket). We invite you to join us around the Tweetspeak coffee table for our latest book club beginning November 28.

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Twitter Poetry: Of Shells, Fireworks, and Novellas

6 Comments 23 October 2012

Glynn Young has five new poems from the recent Tweetspeak Twitter poetry jam, with prompts from the novella "The Novelist."

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

3 Comments 11 October 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Lyla Lindquist. 1 Art I suppose it goes without saying what type of images displayed in the art gallery of my mind when I read the headline Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink. One part preschool finger paint, one part erratic Picasso distortions, […]

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Fiction debut could help Dana Gioia’s dream come true

1 Comment 08 October 2012

T. S. Poetry Press, publisher of the Oprah Summer Read The Whipping Club, has released a fiction debut that could help Dana Gioia’s dream come true. Gioia has made a strong call to get poetry into the public eye. The Novelist, by L.L. Barkat, weaves poetry throughout a story that explores the woes of a blocked […]

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This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

12 Comments 06 September 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Lyla Lindquist. 1 Art For a second, I thought I was looking at one of those excruciating grade school art projects where we cut squares of crêpe paper, wrapped them around our fingertips, dipped into Elmer’s glue and then stuck them down with 3,762 other tiny […]

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New Release with Solid Tribute to Adrienne Rich

4 Comments 03 September 2012

From T. S. Poetry Press, publisher of the Oprah Summer Read The Whipping Club, comes a fiction debut that includes a solid tribute to the late Adrienne Rich. The Novelist, by L.L. Barkat, explores themes of origins and consciousness in the writer and the woman. Readers familiar with the Adrienne Rich volume The Dream of […]

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Laugh and Learn to Write Fiction

10 Comments 31 August 2012

There’s a new book on the street. (And in the pink limo.) The Novelist, a novella that will teach you how to write fiction, even as you get lost in a story of one big challenge, an elusive cup of tea, and a ruminating poet’s attempt to break free. “Hilarious protagonist,” says one reader. Says […]

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The Novelist: You Could Learn to Write Fiction

15 Comments 14 August 2012

In our upcoming title, The Novelist, you can follow copywriter and poet, Laura, as she tries to figure out how the hell to write a novel to meet Megan Willow’s challenge: a book by September. Megan has a thriving tea business and does everything in a big way. To her, the idea of writing a […]

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