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Friday, November 27, 2009

making lemonade out of...

Alaska bookseller will donate profits from Sarah Palin's book, 'Going Rogue,' to Defenders of Wildlife
November 18, 2009 | from AP
Now, this is mavericky.

An independent bookseller in Sarah Palin's home state is donating the proceeds he makes off her book to a group that is among the biggest critics of the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

Don Muller owns Old Harbor Books in Sitka. He's selling Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue," for $28.99, and says he will donate profits to Defenders of Wildlife.

The wildlife conservation group often butted heads with Palin over her support of the state's predator control program, in which bears and wolves are shot from aircraft.

Muller says he's not a fan of Palin. He tells the Daily Sitka Sentinel that donating proceeds to Defenders of Wildlife is a way to "carry the book and do something positive."

Thursday, November 05, 2009

a new chapter starts in Vienna, VA

Beginning Dec. 4, 2009 at the Soundry in Vienna, VA Plan B Press will be lending its expertise in curating and hosting a new poetry series - "The Poetry Lab". The Poetry Lab will be a poetic "Black Box" in the coolest space I have yet since moving to Northern Virginia in 2004!! The room where The Poetry Lab will be taking place is wired for sound, has art hanging from the wall and is the most experimentally-friendly space I have been in since setting up poetry readings in The Fat Little Demon's rehearsal space in a warehouse back in Lancaster, PA in the mid-1990's.

The possibilities are limitless. The Poetry Lab will be held the first Friday of the month from 8-9:30PM at the Soundry and we are looking for poets interested in participating.

Very excited about the prospects here, it's a fantastic space!


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