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The Brothers and Sisters Book Club

The name was derived from the first book the book club discussed, "Brothers and Sisters" by BeBe Moore Campbell in 1995. Members meet monthly (for 16 years now) from September-June. Most of the meetings take place in members homes in Gloucester, Burlington, Camden counties in New Jersey and various parts of Philadelphia. Many of the members have traveled together to Paris, France, New York and Philadelphia for trips that include plays, Broadway Musicals and African-American owned restaurants.

Next meeting: Sunday, June 26th at 2:30 pm in Cherry Hill.

Discussion: Ernest. J. Gaines, "Of Love And Dust".

To Join: Contact Ed Cohen - escohen218@gmail.com

 

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A.C. Riley is a writer, blogger and Harry Potter enthusiast. Riley holds degrees in both Journalism and Media Studies and Political Science from Rutgers University. She has written articles for Burlington County Times, JerseyMan Magazine and NJ Spotlight. An avid book reader, she enjoys the works of Suzanne Collins, J. K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Curtis Sittenfeld. Her favorite book is the Phantom Tollbooth and the Camp Half-Blood books. She also loves her dog, Lupe, very much. Keep up with her here!



Happy Birthday, Raymond Carver!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:43 Roseann Fino

 

This week seems to be filled with brilliant writers’ birthdays.  Today we celebrate Raymond Carver who was born on this day in 1938.  Carver, a poet and short story writer has become a huge influence for many writers today and was apart of the rebirth of the short story in the 1980’s.  His first collection of short stories, Will You Please Be Quiet Please, was published in 1976.  Carver split his time between being a janitor and writing, even attending the Iowa Writer’s Workshop for a year.  Carver was continually changing jobs and raising children.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:05 Read more...
 

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 17:36 Brock Tilford

By: RoseAnn Fino

Today we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday.  This singer/songwriter, poet, painter, Academy Award Winner, and best –selling author has created an impact on the world that seems to seep into every day life in America.  I know what you’re thinking, can I really put him on the author’s birthdays list for writing a memoir?  Yes, yes I can.  Bob Dylan’s memoir Chronicles, Volume One spent 19 weeks on the New York Times’ Bestsellers list.  The memoir is beautifully written, but not straightforward, as we would expect from an artist who always keeps us guessing.   One thing that is so interesting about Bob Dylan is how many books have been written about him through others, how many people study him throughout their lives and our scholars on his life.  It has to be in the thousands, one of my favorites being Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz, whose author will be leading a discussion at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles tonight. Dylan is expected to write two more books himself to finish the story of the Chronicles.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:08 Read more...
 

Do You Have Your Summer Shape?: If Not, These Books Should Help

Monday, 23 May 2011 14:26 Rich Hatibbon
It’s almost summertime. In the midst of popular video workouts such as and , some people still lean towards instructional books before they hit the weights. I chatted with people to see what books they use to get into shape.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2011 19:24 Read more...
 

First One Author Feature! -Brunell Donald

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:18 Brock Tilford

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Life is what you make it!  I have learned through the bad, the worst and the ugly that greatness can shine through if you let it.  Life will always send you situations that are not convenient, or situations that seem unconquerable.  You have to know in your heart that you can make it BIG!  People often ask me how I made it to be a lawyer.  Crying, sweating, and clawing my way up were always options, but quitting was never an option.  I had to work jobs I didn't want to work, smile at people that I really wanted to slap, and forgive people I really wanted to hate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:37 Read more...
 

Gaiman Part 2: Attending a Discussion

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 19:24 Roseann Fino

As the controversy still brews over how much an artist is worth (check out my last Gaiman blog for the details), and how much funds for the arts can be cut, I figure it is easier to look at the positive.  A couple weeks back I got to experience a discussion at the Symphony Space between the best selling and award winning writer Neil Gaiman and Paul Levitz, who was the publisher of DC comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:58 Read more...
 


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