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Janet Soares at Tucson Festival of Books






Come meet Janet Soares, author if Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance, at the Tucson Festival of Books. She will be signing copies of her book on Saturday, March 13th, from 2-4PM, in the Author’s Pavillion. Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus, 1209 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 520-626-5653

Rae Armantrout poem in Washington Post






Poet’s Choice: “Money Talks” by Rae Armantrout http://voices.washingtonpost.com/shortstack/2010/02/poets_choice_money_talks_by_ra.html Poet’s Choice: “Money Talks” by Rae Armantrout I wrote “Money Talks” in the fall of 2008 when we were hearing that the banks that had grown “too big to fail” were about to fail unless our representatives voted to give them huge subsidies. The poem really got…

Martha Hill reviewed in Dance Teacher magazine






Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance, by Janet Mansfield Soares,  was reviewed in the February issue of Dance Teacher magazine. “In a nutshell: A lively portrait of Martha Hill’s formative role in modern dance in the United States. Martha Hill’s story as a catalyst in the development of American contemporary dance is often…

Announcing Support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving






Wesleyan University Press received a $50,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, to support publication of five books in 2010, as part of a new series. The grant includes fuding for four distinct types of poetry book, including second books and translations, and for a book in any genre by a Connecticut author.…

Upcoming event with Katja Kolcio/”Movable Pillars”






atja Kolcio author of Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance History, 1956-1978 An upcoming event with Katja Kolcio, author of Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance History, 1956-1978 February 16th, 4-7PM Broad Street Books 45 Broad Street Middletown, CT 860-685-7323 Refreshements will be served.

Upcoming events with Dan DeLuca/”The Old Leather Man”






Upcoming events with Dan DeLuca, author of The Old Leather Man January 30th, 10AM Avon Free Public Library 281 Country Club Road Avon, CT 860-673-9712 www.avonctlibrary.info February 21st, 4-6PM Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 203-438-4519 $10 Non-members (free for members) www.aldrichart.org May 18th, 6PM New Milford Public Library 24 Main St.…

Upcoming events with Jill Hunting/”Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam






Upcoming events with Jill Hunting, author of Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam. February 23rd, 6-7:30PM University Press Books “Conversations with Authors” 2430 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 510-548-0585 upb@universitypressbooks.com http://universitypressbooks.com/ March 9th, Time TBA Pegasus Books Downtown Store 2349 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 510-649-1320 http://pegasus.indiebound.com/ March 12th, 7:30PM The Avid Reader 617…

Martha Hill reviewed in Back Stage






Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance, by Janet Mansfield Soares, was reviewed in Back Stage magzine. “One of the finest dance biographies I have ever read, Soares’ work represents the perfect blend of colorful and pertinent factual details and larger contextualizing ideas. I was amazed at how quickly I whizzed through the lengthy…

Upcoming Talks by Jeffrey B. Perry / “A Hubert Harrison Reader”






Upcoming Talks by Jeffrey B. Perry, editor of “A Hubert Harrison Reader” January 27, 2010 Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., Jeffrey B. Perry will offer a slide presentation/​talk on “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918” for AFSCME District Council 37, 125 Barclay St., New York. Contact person Ken Nash. http://www.dc37.net/news/calendar/calendar.html January 29, 2010 Friday, 1:00…