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Facebook Resources for GalleyCat Readers

The GalleyCat Facebook page has become an important part of our community outreach. In the upper right-hand corner of our blog, we’ve added a new permanent link to our page on the world’s biggest social network.

If you want to share your new book with GalleyCat readers, you can do it at this Facebook link. If you want to Facebook your upcoming literary event on GalleyCat, follow this link for directions.

We’ve also collected a number of resources for writers, readers and publishing professionals on the social network. Check it out…

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Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

Naturalist & Writer John Hays Has Died

Naturalist and writer John Hay (pictured, via) passed away on February 26th at 95-years-old.

Hay wrote eighteen titles, including: In the Company of Life, Mind the Gap: The Education of a Nature Writer, and The Run. In 1965, he won the John Burroughs Prize for The Great Beach. According to The Cape Code Times, he co-founded the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and served as museum president for 25 years.

Author David Gessner profiled Hay in his book, The Prophet of Dry Hill. In a tribute at Beacon Broadside, Gessner wrote: “John had spent a lifetime fighting to both live inside and preserve that wildness, and it was often a depressing fight. He watched the things he loved about Cape Cod be defiled, and watched the rest of the country head in the same direction … Worse John had been consistently ignored and misunderstood, labelled impractical and airy and snobbish. This hurt, but it didn’t stop him.”