Archive - September 22, 2009

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Caddying For Arnold Palmer Before He Was A King
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E-Chapbook By Ghana RPCV Edward Mycue
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Peace Corps Signed Into Law 9/22/1961
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Looking For An Agent? The “A” List

Caddying For Arnold Palmer Before He Was A King

Neil Sagebiel, the editor of the wonderful blog Armchair Golfer just published this short piece I wrote for him on Arnold Palmer. Here it is, story about the King. The iconic Palmer brought golf to the masses (and breakfast table). By John Coyne Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF GOLF MAGAZINES THIS PAST month were filled with remembrances of Arnold Palmer on the occasion of his 80th birthday. I read Boo Weekley’s account in the September 14, 2009 issue of Golf World about how Arnie said he always signed an autograph so people could read it. It reminded me of seeing Palmer at the PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club back in the ’70s. Arnold was coming into the press room for an interview and was stopped by a 10-year-old for an autograph, and I watched as he carefully wrote out his full name for the young boy. However, the best story . . .

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E-Chapbook By Ghana RPCV Edward Mycue

Wordrunner Electronic Chapbooks announced the publication of I AM A FACT, NOT A FICTION, an e-chapbook by Edward Mycue (Ghana 1961). Read and enjoy his wildly imaginative poetry at www.echapbook.com/poems/mycue. Wordrunner had a booth at the 10th annual Sonoma County Book Festival on Saturday, September 19 in Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa ( www.socobookfest.org).  Ed Mycue was  there with copies of Mindwalking 1937-2007 (Philos Press, 2008) to autograph.

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Peace Corps Signed Into Law 9/22/1961

This morning on NPR Garrison Keillor, as a part of his writer’s almanac series, honored Peace Corps and read part of Kennedy’s speech in Ann Arbor, MI.  Click the link here for the text or option to download the audio. http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/ Kennedy first spoke about the idea of a Peace Corps in his final weeks of campaigning for the presidency. At 2 a.m. on October 14, 1960, after a long day of campaigning, the young senator stood on the steps in front of the student union at the University of Michigan. The journalists had gone home, thinking that nothing more would happen that day, but 10,000 students remained, hoping to see and hear Kennedy. He gave a short speech, in which he said: “I think in many ways it is the most important campaign since 1933, mostly because of the problems which press upon the United States, and the opportunities . . .

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Looking For An Agent? The “A” List

Over the next month or so, I’m going to post a list of literary agents who you might contact with your book proposals, finished manuscripts, etc. Agents get a lot of proposals, often as many as 100 emails or letters a week. It is important–for you!–to present yourself in a serious way, without overwhelming them. They will simply disregard your email or letter. Study the agency before you email them. Make sure they are representing a type of book you have written. I have added to each address the agents’ areas of interest. Good luck. (p.s. The “B” list is forthcoming.)  Abel, Carole CAROLE ABEL LITERARY AGENCY 160 West 87th St. New York, NY 10024 Parenting, Health (212) 724-1168 caroleabel@aol.com Abou, Stephanie JOY HARRIS LITERARY AGENCY, INC. 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 617 New York, NY 10010 General Fiction (212)924-6269 stephanie@globallit.com www.globallit.com Adams, Tracey Adam’s Literacy 7845 Colony Road, C4 #215 Charlotte, NC . . .

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