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We Have a Winner for Geraldine Brooks!

Geraldine Brooks orchestra seats Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh PA

Congratulations, Caroline Tanski. Please email me to arrange to pick up your tickets: marla at marlasinkdruzgal dot com Thanks to everyone who entered. Tomorrow we will announce the winner of the American Essay in the American Century book! (You still have until 5pm today to enter for that one!) Now head to watch my grand-niece […]

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Signed Adrienne Rich Book, and Guest Blogger Mary-Kaylor Hanger

Adrienne Rich poet signed book AWP 2013

Today you can win a signed book by the late poet, Adrienne Rich. I have two, and I’m going to let the winner choose which one to receive. I’m also giving you another opportunity to win Geraldine Brooks tickets, after this beautiful guest post by Mary-Kaylor Hanger… Someday if someday comes we will agree that […]

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Geraldine Brooks Tickets, Ned Stuckey-French, and a Poem on Ms Monday!

Progression by Digression Multiple Narrative Lines in Creative Nonfiction AWP 2013

You’re probably getting sick of me talking about this move to South Africa as much as I’m getting sick of preparing for it. I wonder what life is like in non-hoarding brains. It must be amazing to be able to store and pack without first having to navigate paths of toppling boxes, clothing and, well, […]

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Last Chance to Enter!

wild from lost to found on the pacific crest trail autographed book memoir signed by author

Today is your last opportunity to enter to win the autographed hardcover of bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Easy to enter! Click here for original post. Hurry! You only have until 5pm today! Winner will be announced tomorrow. Busy week here for me. I have a seemingly endless […]

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Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, signed just for you! Writer Wednesday Signed Book Giveaway

Cheryl Strayed wild autographed signed hardcover Oprah Book Club memoir lost found pacific crest trail death of mother

. “Be brave enough to break your own heart.” As my friend and fellow writer, Beth Gilstrap wrote poignantly in her guest post last week, when Cheryl Strayed, at the AWP Writer’s Conference, read aloud a letter to her younger self, we wept. In one moment, Strayed took an auditorium of strangers and bonded us […]

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A Post Because Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty Said He Wanted a Red Sox Hat

Boston Red Sox hat AWP 2013 Sean Thomas Dougherty mission photoblog Traveling Marla

I was tootling around on Facebook, stalking the pages of writers I admire, when I saw a post from poet Sean Thomas Dougherty that he would not be at AWP, and he joked about people picking him up some Boston swag, including a Red Sox hat. I like Sean, because he’s an incredible poet, and […]

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Writer Wednesday: Andrew Kaufman and a Signed Book Giveaway!

contest giveaway Andrew Kaufman While the Savage Sleeps Rebecca Skloot Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks writer signed book independent non-traditional publishing

Before this post is over, you’ll find out the winner of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a signed copy of Andrew Kaufman‘s While the Savage Sleeps! So read on, dear reader…if you dare. Because today I’m presenting you with writer Andrew Kaufman, author of psychological […]

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Winners of the Handmade Journal and Bentley the Dog, His Book and Tote!

Booboos, Band-aids and Bentley therapy dog Bernese mountain dog

I wish I had a journal and Bentley dog for everyone who entered these contests. I really appreciate how much you support the blog, join in the fun of the contest entries and support the non-profit organizations. And the winners are… .    

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A Surprise Winner, Shocking Bonus Giveaways, and Less Than 12 Hours Remaining!

So far, I have been wrong every time I try to predict the winner of one of these giveaways. With both the River of Doubt book signed giveaway, and this one, for The Tiger’s Wife, I was certain that in a field with few entrants, the person who had the most entries was favorited for […]

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WINNER of The River of Doubt and Enter for the VIP Tickets to RZA!

1. River of Doubt Winner 2. Destiny of the Republic giveaway 3. Enter to win VIP Tickets to RZA . . . . . .

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