November 10, 2014 by nancy411

An Inventive Storyteller is Good to Find

Until last week, I hadn’t read anything by Flannery O’Connor since high school. I had a vague memory of off-kilter characters–some harboring sinister impulses (A Good Man is Hard to Find), a story in which an artificial limb is stolen (Good Country People), and an authorial sensibility distinctly different from most of what I’d encountered…

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November 6, 2014 by nancy411

The Power of Poetry

UWS author Katha Pollitt may be best known as a champion of women’s rights and the talented essayist whose work has appeared in The Nation for more than 20 years, but in today’s edition of The Writer’s Almanac, you can also read Pollitt as a poet! In November Fifth, Riverside Drive, she writes November, and still…

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November 4, 2014 by nancy411

Hope on Election Day!

For many, Election Day brings hope that change is possible–even in the face of local and global issues that can sometimes seem overwhelming. See today’s featured event for another kind of Hope that kept people going during difficult days. *     *    * Featured Event for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Hope: Entertainer of…

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November 3, 2014 by nancy411

Welcome to (upper) West Side Words!

Looking for the best place to score an inexpensive book by your favorite author–or discover a great book by someone you’ve never heard of before? Need a quiet place to work on your Great American Novel? Curious to know which authors make the UWS their home? Or just looking for an inexpensive and thought-provoking evening of spoken…

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