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FEATURED AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK
STORY OF THE MONTH
The Branches of Morality by Joanna Mackintosh

FLASH FICTION
​The Price of Silver by Tony Wayne Brown
Remembering an Early Teacher by Charlie Cole
Seek and Ye Shall Find by A. McIntyre
A Season at the Villa Novesta by Ron Van Sweringen
Swimming in the Amazon by Ron Van Sweringen
The Black Eye by Ron Van Sweringen

MICRO FICTION
​Elevator Pitch by Buck Dopp
Found Money by Buck Dopp 
​Scylla by Marc Colten
Firestarter by Gillian Scott
Here's to Life by Gillian Scott
Storm by Michael Kilpatrick

NON-FICTION
Len and Smithy by Carl Palmer
Now Who Will Eat the Chicken Wings? by Judy Fraher
My DNA by David Margolis

POEM OF THE MONTH 
(All poetry)
​Teach Me by James G. Piatt

POETRY
(All poetry)​ 
​Attention – At Ease by Floriana Hall
Let’s Go Mets! by Susan Marie Davniero
In Youth by Roger Singer
When Whales by Danae Ellwood
Parade Day by Joanna M. Weston
Travel-Weary by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Our 25th Wedding Anniversary by Susan Marie Davniero
Cricket Under The Stove by Richard Holleman
My Plea by Shirley Securro
By Chance by Debbie Hilbish
Dandelion by Kristin M. Morris
After The Rain by Patricia Crandall
Red, White, & Blue by Shirley Securro
Summer Sun by Floriana Hall
Yankee Doodle Days At Jones Beach by Susan Marie Davniero
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LONG STORY SHORT SCHOOL OF WRITING FEATURED COURSE:
THE REEL DEAL:  WRITING ABOUT MOVIES WITH MOVIE CRITIC BETTY JO TUCKER

First Session: Developing a Reviewing Philosophy. 
In this session, we’ll explore the role of the critic and his/her responsibility to readers as well as objectivity vs. subjectivity, film knowledge and ethical concerns related to film criticism.  

Second Session: Deciding What Matters about a Film. 
The second session examines such important topics as: art vs. business; universal themes; personal and social impact of films; plot and character arc; production values; directing; cinematography; background music; editing; music; and actors’ performances.  

Third Session: Organizing and Writing the Review.
This session covers the basic steps involved in writing a cohesive, insightful and entertaining review. 

Fourth Session: Dealing with Negative Feedback 
Most critics receive their fair share of “hate mail.” Our fourth session provides tips for appropriate responses to such messages. This is the most fun session – and a prize will be awarded to the student who writes the best reply to a hypothetical “hate mail” message.  

Fifth Session: Conducting Celebrity Interviews
The fifth session offers suggestions for questions to ask actors and other film personnel when interviewing them about their movies. It also includes information about how to obtain such interviews.

Sixth Session: Finding Outlets for Your Articles.
Our final session provides advice on how to get movie reviews/interviews published in print and on the Internet. 
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​Through her poems in Evening Sun, Aline Soules reflects on her journey through widowhood, chronicling her emotions--despair, anger, longing, love, and reconciliation.
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Vella, a shrewd and fearless mockingbird, brings bunny Tumkit a magic berry from a solitary bush. Vella warns Tumkit they must act quickly to save the supernatural powers of its berries. Tumkit, Vella and Sully take a dangerous turn when they encounter Borwong, and angry and heartless grizzly bear, who refuses to allow anyone on his mountain. Read more.
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