Monday, January 10, 2011

Somewhere to Write (and Listen)

The area has a new place for writers and those who like to hear their work. The Marmaduke Writers Factory was started about five months ago by a group of local writers, according to the New York Times. Located in the old Marmaduke foster home in Pleasantville, the factory has 11 members, including Benjamin Cheever, Kate Buford, and Marilyn Johnson. The primary purpose is to give authors a place to work and to share their ideas and feedback with one another. But the factory is also reaching out to the public. The first reading by members was in December, and on Tuesday, January 25, there will a panelist discussion on writing historical fiction. The factory is planning a host of other public events for the near future. Check out the factory's website, which is full of interesting info.

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