Monthly Archives: March 2014

In Her Own Voice: Flannery O’Connor Reads Aloud A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

This recording will add tremendously to the reader’s understanding of this classic story. Straight from the horse’s mouth, a great author in her own voice tells the story in the way she wanted it to be heard and interpreted. This … Continue reading

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Hot tip for aspiring writers today: Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest

The prestigious literary magazine Ploughshares with a long distinguished history of discovering and publishing tomorrow’s literary greats, has announced this year’s “Emerging Writers Contest.” Go for it, hatchling writers!  Whether you win or not, you will get experience and exposure, … Continue reading

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“The grandmother did not want to go to Florida.” Flannery O’Connor’s Mastery of the Short Story Form

(c) Copyright 2014,  Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved. “The grandmother did not want to go to Florida” is the first line in O’Connor’s short story masterpiece, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” It is a masterful opening line in … Continue reading

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“What Each of Us Is Seeking the Poet Already Knows” – Harvard Classics (now free online)

Poetry: A General Introduction. HARVARD  CLASSICS The Harvard Classics have just now become available–for free– online. The nearly 60 books in this series are so well written, erudite, thoughtful and stimulating, that I want to share them with you. If … Continue reading

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GOOD PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS –“News Flash!!!”

Originally posted on Margaret Langstaff:
As of 3/14/2014,GOOD PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS now has its OWN SITE! http://www.goodpeopledoinggreatthings.com It’s still sketchy, only three posts so far, but it will flesh out fairly quickly. Please … visit, follow and, most of…

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Coming Soon from Cedar Hill Press … a new novella about a very remarkable woman

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GOOD PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS “The Compassion Gap”

Relative to our focus on “Good People Doing Great Things” (soon to have its own site on WP) is a telling, informative editorial in yesterday’s Sunday, New York Times. “The Compassion Gap” New York Times, Sun., Mar. 2, 2014 by … Continue reading

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