Tag Archive: Ellen Wade Beals

Mar
23

Spring cleaning? Here’s where to donate books

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Hey there Chicagoland book lovers. Is it time to make more room on your shelves? Consider donating your old books to Open Books. They have collection centers in various locations and will also come to collect your books, if you make arrangements. Open Books has two used book stores, one is in the West Loop …

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Mar
17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (row, row, row your boat)

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“Nodding the head does not row the boat.” That’s an Irish proverb tweeted by writer/farmer Martin McConnell (@spottedgeckgo) that has stayed with me. I nod my head and say to myself that I better get to writing. How about you? Are you rowing or nodding these days? It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which is a holiday …

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Mar
03

The solace of circumstance

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Hey, hey, hey. Last night I went to the Raven Theatre to see The Assembled Parties, a play written by Richard Greenberg (directed by Cody Estle). It’s about relationships over time. In Notes from the Dramaturg, I found a paragraph that had to do with solace, which I will share with you. Here’s what Stephen …

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Feb
23

Submission tips–donuts, Ella, submerging

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Hey there. Can you believe February is almost over? It’s a short month and here in Chicago we experienced an especially Spring-y spell. I’ve had the cold congestion crud that’s being passed around these days. Hope you have been staying healthy. Here are some unique sounding calls for submissions, etc. Donuts. That’s the subject of …

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