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A-List: A for Alms & for Amazon

Amazon.com has already helped raise more than $12.5 million in charitable donations from customers in the months since Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi, and now they’re embarking on another major fundraising effort for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Save The Children, UNICEF, Sidewalk Angels, and the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund. Starting today, and running every weekday until Dec. 20th, the site will feature “exclusive content” from the “Amazon.com A-List For Hurricane Relief,” a batch of celebrities ranging from Tim McGraw (who launches the event by visiting the St. Bernard Parish City Hall near New Orleans) and Trisha Yearwood to Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Bill Clinton—anyone want to take odds on whether he’ll be laying down some saxophone tracks for his special presentation?

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!