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Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Death by Word" Produced at the Theatre of Western Springs' New Plays Workshop!

I just realized, I may have to change the name of this blog to include more than just "Scholar and Sphinx" news...

What an amazing past weekend! The Theatre of Western Springs in Illinois produced three world premiere plays for their New Plays Workshop Aug. 18-21, 2016. "Death by Word" was one of them and was very warmly received all four performances. Thanks to Ed Wavak, the director, the entire cast (see below for names) and crew, and Willy Steele for the original music!

If you live in the Western Springs, IL area, please go out and support this theater and all that they do. They put on fantastic shows all the time, and their next show "Steel Magnolias" is bound to be a hit!
http://theatreofwesternsprings.com/
Back row, left to right: Tom Gess, Jay Baldwin, A.R. Cook, Ed Wavak, Karla Hudson
Front row, left to right: Michael-Colin Reed, Mina Dillards-Gits, Noha ElGanzouri, Kathy Racine


Friday, August 12, 2016

For Writers of Young Adult Lit: New Contest through Writer's Digest!

Hello all!
Thought I would share this for any of you who write young adult fiction. Writer's Digest is hosting another "Dear Lucky Agent" contest, in which you can submit the first page of your unpublished YA novel (sadly, no high fantasy or high sci-fi) to be read by a literary agent.

The top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of the first 10 double-spaced pages of your work, by the agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com, 3) Their choice between two new books coming out in September 2017, the Guide to Literary Agents 2017 or the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2017.

This time, Ms. Andrea Morrison from Writer's House will be judging the contest.

This is a great chance to get your work seen by an agent from one of the most reputable literary agencies in the country!

Go to http://tinyurl.com/z7e9rsc to learn how to enter!