In Print Radio recorded this show live in front of an audience at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cherry Valley, Illinois, on February 22. Sandy Colbert interviewed humor writer Chris “Bull” Garlington and took questions from the audience.
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Paula Hendrickson is a freelance writer. She is a regular contributor to several national consumer and trade publications including Emmy Magazine, Variety and American Bungalow.
As she writes on her website, Create from Scratch, “Some people seem to have an idea that creativity is something restricted to artists, designers, musicians and poets… It might be the neighbor who always finds dramatic new ways to plant her window boxes, the kid who invents detailed biographies for his favorite stuffed animals, or the relative who constantly seeks ways to adapt favorite recipes to accommodate family members’ dietary restrictions… Creativity is all around us. We make new ideas and new objects everyday.”
The February meeting was an intimate affair with only seven in attendance. A smaller group allows for more in-depth discussions (and an early dismissal). The prompt was to write a story inspired by a picture. These stories are always good because the only limitations are in the mind of the writer (so, none!). This was – by far – the most amusing Prompt Club meeting ever. You should have been there. Really. Ever.
The Prompt Club is proud to announce once again that two of its members’ stories have been publicly acknowledged! Congratulations to Caryl Barnes! Her story, Hectorette Sings to the Dead, was selected by a panel of readers as a semi-finalist in Ruminate’s Short Story Prize. And Ray Paul‘s The Learning Purse, a winner in the In Print Fiction Contest, has been accepted into the Midwest Prairie Review, a Madison based Midwest publication. Congratulations again, Ray! Keep writing and submitting!
The next meeting is Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm at the Cherry Valley District Library. The assigned prompt is number eight on our list: And the first shall be last. Start the story with a line and end it with the same line. Bonus points if it means something different at the end than it did at the beginning (note: no actual points given). The first and last lines are up to you. The prompt just states they should be the same.
The Prompt Club is currently at capacity. If you would like to get on a waiting list should an opening become available, please contact Mary Lamphere (LiteraryMary@comcast.net).
In Print member Sandy Colbert sat down with humor writer Chris “Bull” Garlington in front of an audience at Barnes and Noble. It was the first time the show has been done in front of an audience. Members even got to ask their own questions at the end.
Bull talked about parenthood from the receiving end as a kid to “the giver of the Dad Face” as an adult with two kids of his own. He also talked about his love of food: the book on cheap eats he co-wrote with a police officer friend of his, and cooking an “underground dinner” based out of a cookbook produced by Vincent Price in the 1960′s.
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Imagine you have just learned your mother has cancer. Imagine you and your mother form a book club for the two of you. Imagine you discuss the books you read during chemo treatments, hospital events, and at any other opportunity. This scenario is the true story Will Schwalbe shares in his book The End of Your Life Book Club. When his mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe, returned from one of her humanitarian trips, this one included Pakistan and Afghanistan, she learned she had pancreatic cancer. Their book club carried them through the final two years of her life while she maintained humanitarian, business, social, and family ties.
Writers as Readers, WaR, met February 4, at the Barnes and Noble at Cherry Vale Mall to discuss Schwalbe’s New York Times best-selling memoir. We were not familiar with Will’s book prior to its selection. Our discussions ranged from cover art, through story arc, to favorite scenes and words.
In Print Radio will be recording an episode live in front of an audience. You are invited to attend!
Sandy Colbert will talk with humor writer Chris “Bull” Garlington, author of Death by Children: I Had Kids so You Don’t Have To. The show will feature a reading and an interview, which will include the opportunity for the audience to ask questions too.