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Book Signing: Seeking the Cave

James Lenfestey will read from his latest book, Seeking the Cave, at the Mackinac Island Public Library as part of their Summer Author Series. ...

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Parneshia Jones

Writing Chicago: The 2015 Summer Writers’ Conference

Parneshia will sit on the Diversity in Publishing Panel with fellow poets and literary professionals Lindsey Garbutt, Duriel E. Harris and Naomi Huffman....

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