Monday, June 27, 2016

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

100 best opening lines from children's books

100 Best Opening Lines from Children's Books
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Beauty of Nature: Stop, look and listen on the Riverwalk Trail

The Beauty of Nature: Stop, look and listen on the Riverwalk Trail BY DAVID E. HOFFMAN, Contributing columnist. Author’s note: The Danville Riverwalk Trail provides a place in nature for recreation, spiritual renewal, and inspiration. This column shares thoughts and images from our Riverwalk.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Winter 2016 Story Contest

OUR WINTER CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.
Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.