I’m always posting about Carolyn Leonard’s Writers Reminders every month, so it’s time you bookmarked this site or get subscribed to her email. There is always lots of book events, conferences, notes about authors, signing, etc. going on at her site.
Meet Carolyn: She does a fantastic job for Oklahoma Writers, Readers, and Genealogists. She has a blog, book reviews and much more on her website, including a link to WritersReminder.
And staying close to home, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish has sent me this announcement:
Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac will be featuring THREE poems by Ken Hada on three different days this month, all from Ken’s 2010 Mongrel Empire Press collection, Spare Parts! Here are the poems and air dates:
“Old Men” (10/25/2010) “A Blessing” (10/27/2010) & “Mormon Missionaries Pay Me a Visit” (10/20/2007). The show can be heard on KOSU-FM 91.7Stillwater, OK, Mondays through Fridays 09:00 AM. A list of other stations, and online downloads and podcasts of the broadcast are available at http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
A friend of mine just pointed out, that Oklahoman Mike Hinkle won the California Independent Book Festival 2010 book award in the fiction category for Butane Gospel.
What really happened in Jerusalem on that fateful Passover?
When Leon Butane climbs into the cab of his semi one late January night, he never dreams that a near fatal crash will catapult him into a world of bizarre visions, unexplained miracles and religious intrigue. He wakes from a forty-day coma with an assignment from God, delivered via the famed puppet Pinocchio: discover the names of the criminals crucified with Jesus of Nazareth, or face the consequences of your past actions.
Keep your Bible handy as you accompany Leon on an adventure that twists and turns with action, humor, and love. Did the translators of the New Testament gloss over critical facts? Do these facts shed light on the crimes and betrayals lurking just below the scriptural surface? Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a shock when The DaVinci Code crashes into The Big Lebowski to produce The Butane Gospel.
Boy, that sounds like a wild ride.