Tag Archive: Rick Kogan

Oct
30

New winner, new books

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Hello there. Hope you have a bowlful of your favorite candy ready for the trick-and-treaters, and that you have plenty of leftovers, which you can then eat yourself when Halloween is over. Sugar high for everyone! Woo-hoo. Big congrats are in order. Solace in So Many Words contributor Joan Corwin is the winner of the …

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Oct
13

Ireland calls

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Can you be homesick for a place that was never your home? I don’t know, but that’s how I feel about Ireland lately – that it is calling me. The feeling was intensified this weekend when I attended iBAM!, the festival of Irish Books and Music at the Irish American Heritage Center. Mary Pat Kelly …

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Jun
15

All in a row

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Printers Row Lit Fest was hot and fun. Weighed Words had record sales for a bookfair, and we got to talk with lots of cool people. Stopping by on Saturday was Chicago writer Sharon Solwitz. She’s the author of Blood Mary and Blood and Milk (Sarabande) and teaches at Purdue Univeristy and was on hand …

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May
30

Looking back, looking forward

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If you read my last post you know that Solace in So Many Words is one-year-old. I have been thinking of the highlights from the past year. But before I give that account let me tell you how great it was that last week started with congratulatory flowers, sent by neighbor and mentor Fran Podulka …

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