Tags » Algonquin Round Table

At the Junior Algonquin Club

It’s getting close to Labor Day, time for me to check on the kids to see how they’re doing with their summer reading lists. Things haven’t changed much in our little town since I was a boy; every spring when school gets out a prim, lavender-scented woman at our local library draws up a list of ten categories, and parents agree that each boy and girl who reads a book in all of them by Labor Day gets a reward. 2,330 more words

Dorothy Parker, Born This Day, 1893

“By the time you swear you’re his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this —
One of you is lying.”

360 more words

Gobsmacking the reader

Someone, in fact several people, have said that there are only a few basic plots in any story; boy meets girl, the quest, the hero’s journey, revenge, etc. 921 more words


The Detection Club and the Golden Age

The Calendar:
I will be exhibiting along with Millie Mack, author of the Faraday mysteries, at the Kensington, Maryland, Day of the Book on April 24. 466 more words

On Writing

Fun With Harold

The Nov. 6, 1926 issue of The New Yorker was actually two issues, one for the newsstands and subscribers and the other a rare parody issue privately published and presented to founding editor Harold Ross on his 34th birthday. 276 more words

The New Yorker Magazine

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Romance

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Romance”

Ah, romance!  I have such a writing romance influence affair on going with one of the most memorable female writers of all time, the sarcastic, witty, Dorothy Parker!   175 more words

#1 Best Selling Author Annette Rochelle Aben

Hickory Round Table Creative Writing Group on Feb. 5

Join us every other Friday at Big Mike’s Coffee on Hickory Street for our own version of the famous Algonquin Round Table. We’ll read each other’s creative writing and give each other valuable feedback. 13 more words

Big Mike's Coffee