Bless my son and his friend Major, who look past the blue Trojan wrapper on Jackson Street. . .

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the latest: from Michelle Herman's Like A Song

When she was six and a half, we made a trip to Chicago

. . .and she watched the paleontologists at work behind plate glass in the Field Museum. A sign posted there (So you want to be a paleontologist?) listed the courses a prospective paleontologist should take in college—mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, art, writing—and Grace asked me if all of these could be taken at Ohio State, where I’d been teaching all her life. I told her they could. “Phew,” she said, and pantomimed wiping her brow, as if she were making a joke. But then she turned serious. “I’ve got to tell you, I’m just not crazy about the idea of going away to college.”




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Author  events  


March 1
Michelle Herman, Like A Song: Essays, book launch, Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH

March 24
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, book launch, RJ Julia

March 31
Douglas Watson, A Moody Fellow Finds Love And Then Dies, an evening with One Story, Flint Fiction, 2A, New York

April 2
Michelle Herman, Like A Song: Essays, Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series, Indiana University

April 2
Dave Housley, Commercial Fiction, author event, Gettysburg College Bookstore, Gettysburg, PA

April 8 - 11
AWP, Minneapolis

April 14
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, Yale School of Medicine lecture series

April 20
Michelle Herman, fiction reading, Ashland University English Department Spring 2015 Reading Series

June 10 - 14
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, Wesleyan Writers Conference


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