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Culture, The Exhibitionist Shebooks: By Women, For Women

Shebooks: By Women, For Women

San Francisco-based publishers Laura Fraser and Peggy Northrop noticed an alarming gender gap in new literary works. The duo is in the process of filling this void with Shebooks: an online library of short stories, journalism, and memoir, made…
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Calendar, Night&Day Seven Writers Walk Out of a Bar

Seven Writers Walk Out of a Bar

So, what happens when writers leave their computers, put down their notebooks, and seek contact with the outside world? If this was Family Feud and you answered something containing the word "bar," you would no doubt receive the most…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Word Nerds Rejoice! Game Night at The Booksmith

Word Nerds Rejoice! Game Night at The Booksmith

The Oxford English Dictionary has long been known as the definitive record of the English language. Not as well known, however, is the book's fascinating history. The OED took 70 years to put together, and relied heavily on volunteers…
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June Literary Events

Thursday, June 3 Local travel writer Laura Fraser's new book, All Over the Map (Harmony, $24), is a sequel of sorts to her 2001 memoir, An Italian Affair; it's also an account, as she puts it, of "what happens in…
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