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Posts Tagged ‘Michele Filgate’

Why Letter Writing Still Matters

I spend most of my day writing on this blog or writing emails to sources, but I only manage to send a few print letters every year. During my vacation later this month, I will test drive a stack of Moleskine’s Postal Notebooks in an attempt to reverse this bad writing habit.

Earlier this week, Michele Filgate wondered “Will social media kill writers’ diaries?

I think letter-writing is a casualty of that same impulse. We spend so much time reading and writing fractured pieces of our experience that we forget to tell our story in the broad strokes of a diary or letter.

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Michele Filgate Joins McNally Jackson as Events Coordinator

RiverRun Bookstore events manager Michele Filgate is headed to New York City to serve as events coordinator at McNally Jackson.

She tweeted the news yesterday: “* tap tap * Is this microphone on? I have some really big news. Starting April 11th I’ll be the Events Coordinator @mcnallyjackson in NYC!”

Last year, the bookseller earned a spot on New Hampshire Magazine‘s ‘It List’ for her unexpected contribution to a Pulitzer Prize win.

2011 Tournament of Books Roster Revealed

Tob_2010.jpgToday The Morning News announced the roster for the annual Tournament of Books–a round robin competition that pits books against books every March. We’ve listed the complete roster of books below.

A panel of judges will compare these books against each other, eliminating one book each round until there is a winning book. Last year, Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall topped the list.

Here’s more about the contest: “There will be surprises and controversies, upsets and kerfuffles. As usual, we’ll have our color commentators on hand to discuss the decisions, and our Rooster statistician will return to provide analysis and predictions. Then there’s you, the reader. Sometimes you’ll agree with the decisions, sometimes you won’t, and in both cases we hope you’ll voice your opinion in the discussion—which has become, as Salon critic Laura Miller put it last year, ‘a rare pocket of civility and informed intelligence.’”

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