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What Editors Want: Understanding the Process of Submitting to Literary Magazines. Demystify editors’ expectations and streamline your process from rejection to acceptance to publication. One day | Saturday, September 17 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | $60. Instructor: Lynne Barrett
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 28, 2016: The Caribbean has long been known for its excellence in literature and the arts and several Caribbean-born writers and poets are keeping that flag aloft. Here are three you should know: 
We Are Charleston – an essential, multi-layered exploration of the tragic events experienced by South Carolina’s famed Mother Emanuel Church last summer – has been released through the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. The book, written by South Carolina-based writers Herb Frazier (award-winning journalist and childhood member of Mother Emanuel), Dr. Bernard Edward Powers (AME Church member and professor of history at the College of Charleston) and Majory Wentworth (South Carolina’s Poet Laureate), is based on extensive interviews with family and friends of “The Emanuel Nine” – the church members who lost their lives on June 17, 2015, when a young white man opened fire on a prayer meeting at the church.
Kelley Armstrong is well-known for her 33 fantasy novels, beginning with the marvellous Bitten. She has now written a thriller, City of the Lost (Minotaur Books), and we asked her why she changed tack. She explained, "With the Otherworld, I saw my style as a fantasy and thriller mash-up. In the Cainsville series, I increased the mystery and decreased the fantasy, and realized that was the direction I wanted to head.
Miami Book Fair (MBF) produced by Miami Dade College (MDC), in partnership with Imagineart Media Productions, will present Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, former President of Haiti. Martelly will discuss his new book, Michel Martelly Autobiographie, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.
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