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  • ‘The Morning Jam’ Welcomes ‘Orange Socks’ Author Jim Lamb to Its Anniversary Show on Dec. 7

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    Janet Rose and Mark Lamb host "The Morning JAM" Mondays through Fridays, from 6 a.m.-9 a.m.

    Jim Lamb, author of “Orange Socks & Other Colorful Tales,” will be among the guests Dec. 7 as “The Morning Jam” celebrates its first anniversary.

    We live in a world where people feel so divided. Mark and I try to offer encouragement, hope and empowerment.”
    — Janet Rose
    LYNCHBURG, VA, USA, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- As a journalist, Jim Lamb interviewed candidate Jimmy Carter in a grocery store parking lot, went scuba-diving with the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, and worked out with a high school football team, passing out as a photographer fired off shots—but being a guest on his brother’s radio show is at the top of his bucket list.

    Lamb can check that item off his list Tuesday, Dec. 7.

    “I’m as giddy as a kid who just won on Jeopardy,” says the 74-year-old writer who had for years encouraged his younger brother Mark to pursue a full-time career in broadcasting—a dream that became reality just a year ago.

    “We’re just two construction workers who followed their passion—one to be a writer; the other, a broadcaster.”

    Lamb became a full-time journalist at age 30 in 1977 when he went to work as a reporter for The Tampa Tribune; Mark became a full-time broadcaster at age 62 in 2020 when he joined veteran radio personality Janet Rose on a brand new morning show called “The Morning JAM” on the Virginia Talk Radio Network. (J stands for Janet; M stands for Mark.)

    The Morning JAM, which launched Dec. 7 last year, airs Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and can be heard online at https://virginiatalkradionetwork.com.

    Janet describes the popular morning show as a radio family.

    “I have laughed and cried with these listeners,” she said. “We live in a world where people feel so divided. Mark and I try to offer encouragement, hope and empowerment. … One thing we try to encourage is community engagement.”

    Lamb says he’s a big fan of Janet and Mark, setting his alarm early enough to perk a cup of coffee and tune in to the show.

    “Listening to Mark on the radio reminds me of the many times (way back when) he used to be-bop around town as a teenager, talking on the CB, and squawking his handle ‘Kawasaki Kid,’ pretending he was drivin’ an 18-wheeler.”

    While Mark had dreams of a broadcasting career, Jim dreamed of becoming a writer—but he figured he’d need a degree, so he attended the University of South Florida. As a Vietnam Veteran, he was able to afford college thanks to the G.I. Bill. His military service also provided the fodder for a book: “Orange Socks & Other Colorful Tales,” a collection of sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, short stories about how he survived Vietnam and kept his sense of humor.

    “It’s not a bang-bang-shoot-’em-up,” the retired journalist said. “My job description in the Navy was Aviation Electronics Technician, so it was kinda like workin’ in a Radio Shack at the edge of a war zone.”

    Even though he’s retired, Lamb still writes. Recently he was tapped by a nationally syndicated radio show called “Joy on Paper” to contribute little “Literary Gems” for listeners who want to become writers. Topics have included: Alliteration, Metaphors, Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, Inciting Incidents, Opening Lines, and Foreshadowing. Each segment lasts two-to-three minutes.

    “All of his gems are cute and interesting and memorable,” said the show’s host Patzi Gil. “That’s what people who are just starting off writing need.”

    Lamb’s writing tips can be heard at https://radio-joyonpaper.com/jim-lamb-literary-gems. He also can be heard during The Morning JAM anniversary show on Tuesday, Dec. 7, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., on the Virginia Talk Radio Network, which includes the communities of Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford, Danville, and Smith Mountain Lake.

    ABOUT: Jim Lamb is the author of “Orange Socks” as well as a contributor to the nationally syndicated radio show “Joy on Paper.” For more about Lamb and his writing, visit http://www.jslstories.com.

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  • Return to Peyton Place with the “The Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place”

    Dave O Dodge Author - Seasons of Grace - New Book and Dec 14, 2021 event

    Stories That No One Dared to Tell - Meet And Greet With Dave O. Dodge, Author

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “The Seasons of Grace” author Dave O. Dodge will host a free online meet and greet book discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST. Dodge will discuss his book, “Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place” and the book “Peyton Place” by Grace Metalious. This meet and greet will allow guests to experience an authentic account of Metalious’ quest to write such a book according to Dodge’s research. Guests will also hear details of Dodge’s journey into writing about Metalious and the occurrences that followed the release of “Peyton Place.”

    Dodge’s novel follows the life of Metalious, a New Hampshire native who wrote four novels during her successful career and short life. She is best known for her first book, “Peyton Place” which became an unprecedented blockbuster when it was first published in 1956. Metalious’ book was dubbed “the first dirty book” and sold 12.5 million copies, with only The Bible selling more copies during the 1950s. The book was also on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year while at the same time it was banned in a number of libraries and countries for its controversial content.
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    “Grace Metalious was a female writer who grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and her novels were unprecedented for someone with her background and gender during that period in American literary history,” expressed Dave O. Dodge. “I wrote “The Seasons of Grace'' to bring deserved recognition to this legendary writer who changed the game for all female writers during her era. Metalious’ brand of storytelling challenged the myths of idyllic life in rural New England.”

    The novel thoroughly peels back the curtain with this fictional story based on the life of Metalious and her desire to tell stories that no one dared to tell before that time. Her life, like her writings, was a whirlwind that created havoc and controversy with every strike of the typewriter key, with “Peyton Place” hitting on thought inducing and previously unspeakable subjects like rape, murder, incest, abortion, promiscuity, and adultery, all which Dodge weaves into a gripping story, which delves deeply throughout his book.

    At his core, Dodge hails from New England blood and was raised in Franklin, New Hampshire. Like his protagonist, Grace Metalious who made her home in nearby Gilmanton, his hometown gave him the inspiration to write his first novel about the fellow great New Englander.

    “The Seasons of Grace: The Unauthorized Backstory of Peyton Place” is currently available on Amazon and Kindle.

    To register for the meet and greet virtual author event, please visit https://seasonsofgrace.eventbrite.com. Please register early. This Meet and Greet interactive event will include time for questions and discussion at the end. For questions about the event, please contact seasonsofgracepeytonplace@gmail.com

    About Dave O. Dodge:
    Dave O. Dodge, born and raised in New Hampshire, is an experienced travel writer, international tour guide and natural story-teller. Dodge has turned his many talents into writing novels with his first book, “The Seasons of Grace”. For more information about Dave O. Dodge, please visit his website DaveODodge.com. You can also follow “The Seasons of Grace”, on Facebook: The Seasons of Grace and Instagram: @the_seasons_of_grace.

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  • GRAZIA GAZETTE, THE LUXURY FASHION & CULTURE NEWSPAPER THAT TOOK THE HAMPTONS BY STORM, MAKES ITS ART BASEL DEBUT

    —Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel, a special edition, will be distributed at select venues throughout Miami Beach during Art Basel this weekend—

    Grazia Gazette is the quintessential must-read for those at Basel in Miami this year – and those who wish they were.”
    — Brendan Monaghan, Executive Vice President & Chief Global Brands Officer
    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Grazia USA, a Pantheon Media Group (PMG) publication, announced today that Volume VII of the luxury newspaper Grazia Gazette – which made its debut in the Hamptons and at New York Fashion Week earlier this year – has now landed in South Florida to celebrate the work of over 4,000 artists from the world’s leading galleries at Art Basel.

    “Reading a newspaper remains one of life’s simplest joys,” said Brendan Monaghan, PMG’s Executive Vice-President, and Global Chief Brands Officer. “With our Hamptons editions, and again with New York Fashion Week, we were inundated with glowing feedback for this world-first product that brings culture, luxury, and now, the latest in art, to affluent tastemakers around the United States.

    “Grazia Gazette is the quintessential must-read for those at Basel in Miami this year – and those who wish they were.”

    The special edition was lovingly curated and edited by Grazia USA’s in-house team and collaborators. Inside, you’ll find exclusive interviews, trend updates, and the latest on fashion, beauty, travel, culture, and food along with lifestyle tips from our seasoned writers and expert contributors.

    Other notable features include a cover shoot with Bling Empire star and heiress Jaime Xie, an interview with rising star Sophie Thatcher from Showtime’s breakout hit, Yellowjackets, an oral history of Miami classic Joe’s Stone Crab, a feature on Prada’s work with the YoungArts Foundation, highlights on fashion and jewelry brand activations in Basel, and more.

    “This is one of our most dynamic Gazette issues yet,” said Editor-In-Chief and Chief Creative Officer David Thielebeule. “I’ll be proud to share this with our advertising partners and colleagues throughout Basel.”

    The 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – Art Basel’s first in-person fair in Miami Beach since 2019 – will feature 253 leading galleries from around the globe presenting the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new pieces by today’s emerging artistic voices. In addition to showcasing exceptional art within its galleries, Positions, Nova, Survey and Edition sectors, the fair will also present 16 large-scale artworks in Meridians; 25 carefully curated exhibitions as part of the Kabinett sector; as well as 10 panels as part of the fair's renowned Conversations series.

    Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel is being supported by some of the world’s leading brands, including Chanel, Dior, Prada, Piaget, La Prairie, Guess, and Luisa Via Roma, among dozens of other exclusive PMG clientele.

    The limited-edition print publication will be available for the duration of Art Basel at the following locations: Aqualina Resort & The Estates at Aqualina, Betsy South Beach, the Delano, Loews Miami Beach, the Mondrian, The Raleigh, Ritz Carlton, the Shore Club, SLS, The Setai, The Standard, The Four Seasons, The Four Seasons Residences, SLS Brickell, Soho House, W Miami, and more.

    In alignment with Grazia USA’s commitment to sustainability, Grazia Gazette Volume VII: Art Basel is 100% carbon neutral, with greener offset printing, no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and no solvent in its press wash. It boasts blanket wash and coatings. What’s more, the ink is 40–60% vegetable-based, with no VOCs, heavy metals, or petroleum products. It is also fully biodegradable. The issue is printed and distributed by Earth Enterprise, a Manhattan-based printer.

    Grazia is a trademark registered and owned by Mondadori Media S.p.a. In the United States, Grazia is published as a luxury quarterly edition, with additional Grazia Gazettes published to celebrate iconic locales and memorable events.

    ABOUT GRAZIA:
    Grazia is Italy's fashion bible, published by the Mondadori Group. For 80 years Grazia has remained in step with changing tastes season after season, style after style. At the top end of quality and design, Grazia is the most accomplished ambassador of the “Made in Italy” brand and is a preferred advertising vehicle for designer, fashion, and beauty companies. Thanks to its experience, excellence, and brand value, Grazia is the first Italian weekly magazine to extend its successful formula abroad, with 21 editions worldwide in 23 countries, creating the most dynamic magazine network on the market.

    ABOUT PANTHEON MEDIA GROUP, LLC:
    Pantheon Media Group (PMG) is an independent next-generation media company that brings one of the most prestigious European fashion magazines to the biggest fashion market in the world. PMG is the exclusive publisher of Grazia USA, the latest franchise of the iconic fashion bible, first launched in Italy in 1938. Also uniquely focused on beauty, culture, society, status, celebrity, and luxury, Grazia USA publishes digitally first and later in print, with the release of the first of its quarterly 400-page magazines in 2021. Grazia USA does more than just inform and inspire an educated audience of influential readers: It is unlike anything the fashion industry in the United States has ever seen. We do not serve readers, we serve users. PMG is a 360-degree media business that is poised for the future, broadening storytelling into virtual and augmented reality, video, television, audio, e-commerce, live events, branded content, innovative advertising solutions and beyond. PMG is headquartered in New York City.

    ABOUT ART BASEL:
    Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world's premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and the BMW Art Journey. Art Basel's Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

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  • Pap’s Manifesto Film Finalist in French RED Movie Awards

    David Triacca in Pap's Manifesto Film

    The short film has racked up a number of accolades and awards.

    FRANCE, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ short film was selected for the French RED Movie Awards and for Best International Film at the Indie Shorts Awards Cannes (France). The film was produced by Jeremiah Bennett (current Chairman of the Producer’s Guild of America, Atlanta Chapter) and directed by Chris Danuser and Casey Clark. It stars American actress, Stephanie Kurtzuba (Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’), David Triacca (‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Law and Order’) and Sofia Salas.

    ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ was screened in over a dozen festivals and has, to date, received multiple awards this year including Best Short Film (Peachtree Village International Film Festival), Best Director (Toronto Indie Shorts), Best Drama (Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and many more. The film won Best Drama Short and Best Male Actor Short for David Triacca’s superb performance in the film at the Jersey Shore Film Festival. Currently, ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ is a semi-finalist at the Academy Award, BAFTA, and the Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.

    The deeply moving story of Pap Mayflower explores a grief-stricken father’s commitment to avenge his son’s death. After his son is killed-in-action by a blast in Afghanistan, Pap abandons his young granddaughter, Ricki, with her estranged aunt and sets out on a secret mission to truck bomb a mosque as evening prayers let out. What happens when grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, and despair drives an otherwise good man to build a truck bomb, park outside a mosque, and push the button?
    “Pap is convinced everything has been taken from him,” explains Danuser. “The deaths of his wife and son have festered into a rage, and he wants revenge.”

    The film has received praise for its portrayal of how human emotions and internal struggles can lead to extremism. Emmy nominated, Hollywood veteran writer/producer and actor, Steven Kampmann says: “Perilous times—our basic decency and humanity to one another are under full frontal attack, so the only dramatic stories that interest me at all are ones that either reinforce our humanity or reclaim it. Chris Danuser's timely [“Pap’s Manifesto”] story superbly does both.”

    For a complete list of awards, nominations, selections, and more visit www.papsmanifestofilm.com.

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  • The Skinny On Building Bone Density Reported By Dr. Cass Ingram

    The Wilderness Doctor created BoneActiv

    Dr. Cass Ingram - The Wilderness Doctor

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    The Bone Building Miracle

    Bone Density Health

    Healthy Bone

    Author Dr. Cass Ingram reveals how to reverse and prevent bone loss with natural protocols and recipes in his book “The Bone Building Miracle.”

    What has been held impossible has now been proven true; even after degenerating, bone can be re-built. It is rather incredible, but even thinning of the bones, outright osteoporosis, can be reversed”
    — Dr. Cass Ingram The Wilderness Doctor
    FOREST LAKE, IL, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In his book “The Bone Building Miracle”, osteopathic physician and researcher Dr. Cass Ingram explains why our bones, joints, and cartilage break down over time and presents evidence showing that an aging skeletal system can be fortified and regenerated with proper nutrition and supplements. Dr. Ingram also details the protocols he has developed to increase bone density and promote joint health using nutrient-rich foods, raw wild herbs and spices, and powerful mineral extracts.

    “Throughout the Western world, there are countless millions of people who are suffering from degenerative diseases of the bones and joints, such as arthritis, rheumatic diseases, bone cancer, osteoporosis, cartilaginous disorders, and premature fractures,” says Dr. Ingram. “A diet rich in a variety of bone-building nutrients could dramatically reduce the number of these degenerative conditions.”

    Dr. Ingram says the critical age when symptoms of bone loss become more severe appears to be about 50. This is confirmed by the June 2014 National Osteoporosis Foundation publication stating some 54 million American adults 50 and older are affected by this disease, either represented as osteoporosis outright or measurably low bone mass.

    “Who doesn’t know someone suffering from the breakdown of their bones and joints leading to severe pain and inflammation or a breakdown to such a degree that joint replacement is needed,” says Dr. Ingram. “But what has been held impossible has now been proven true; even after degenerating, bone can be re-built. It is rather incredible, but even thinning of the bones, outright osteoporosis, can be reversed.”

    Bone health protocols discussed in the book include:

    • Diet. The best bone-building foods to eat and the foods to avoid.
    • Supplements; including those developed by Dr. Ingram: BoneActiv capsules and BoneActiv rubbing oil
    formulated with raw wild oregano, wild rosemary, wild sage, and organic grass feed beef bones.
    • Exercise. The best exercises to do and how to do them.
    • Recipes for Bone Broth.

    The book details how bone disease and joint breakdown are not inevitable parts of aging - these conditions can be prevented or reversed.

    “Who would have known that the herbs contained in BoneActiv actually can inhibit the breakdown of bone that contributes to osteoporosis,” said BoneActiv user N.A.

    For more information or to order “The Bone Building Miracle” book and/or Dr. Ingram’s bone-building supplements visit www. cassingram.com or call 800-295-3737.

    About the Author Dr. Cass Ingram

    Dr. Cass Ingram, founder of PurelyWild™, is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). He is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease-fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. The author of more than 20 books on natural healing including “The Bone Building Miracle” has given answers and hope to millions through his lectures and interviews on radio and TV programs across America.

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  • Winners Announced: 3rd Quarter Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

    The 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest winners

    The 3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest winners

    The Winners and Finalists announced for the 3rd Quarter Year 38 of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest.

    A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists.”
    — L. Ron Hubbard
    LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests are pleased to announce the third quarter winners for its 38th year.

    For the Writers of the Future Contest, the winners for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, are:
    First Place – Mitchel V. Eisenlohr from Washington
    Second Place – Em Dupre from Florida
    Third Place – N.V. Haskell from Kentucky

    And for the Illustrators of the Future Contest, the winners are:
    Nick Jizba from Nebraska
    Brett Stump from Missouri
    Anna Lee Wu from Maryland

    They will be published in 2022 in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38.

    You can find the complete list of Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Honorable Mentions at www.writersofthefuture.com/blog.

    In 1985, with the release of the first volume of the series, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists....” Contest Director Joni Labaqui said, “We are seeing this objective being achieved with the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, now with submissions sent in from over 175 countries.”

    The award-winning writers and illustrators will be flown out to Hollywood for a week-long workshop with Contest judges, who are some of the biggest names in the field, plus a lavish awards ceremony.

    Writer judges are Kevin J. Anderson, Dr. Doug Beason, Dr. Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, David Farland, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Katherine Kurtz, Todd McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Brandon Sanderson, Dr. Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, S.M. Stirling, and Dr. Sean Williams.

    Illustrator judges are Echo Chernik, Lazarus Chernik, Ciruelo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Larry Elmore, Laura Freas Beraha, Bea Jackson, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Mike Perkins, Sergey Poyarkov, Rob Prior, Dan dos Santos, Shaun Tan, Tom Wood, and Stephen Youll.

    The Contests are both free to enter and can be found at www.writersofthefuture.com.

    L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future writing contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

    Throughout the Contests’ 38-year history, over 800 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners.

    The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 440 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories. They have produced 34 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 370 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information on the Contests, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

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  • Seven Sisters and a Brother Details Black Student Activism that Transformed Swarthmore College in the Turbulent 1960s

    Students Marilyn Allman Maye and Aundrea White Kelley.

    Students negotiate with top administration officials.

    Nighttime view of the protest.

    The book tells the remarkable story of their inspirational 1969 protest and the racial barriers they overcame to spur change and build exceptional careers

    Activism of these courageous alumni paved the way for future generations of Swarthmore students. At great risk to themselves, they fought for justice at the College and forever changed our trajectory.”
    — Swarthmore President Valerie Smith

    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- More than 50 years ago, African American students changed the course of history at predominantly white Swarthmore College by courageously staging an eight-day takeover of the Admissions Office. Their book, Seven Sisters and A Brother: Friendship, Resistance and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s, portrays their strides to overcome family, economic and academic challenges, while documenting their struggle for equality and respect in a hostile environment. Their amazing account was released in paperback today.

    Located outside Philadelphia, PA, Swarthmore College has cited the demonstration as the most consequential action in its 157-year history.

    The book details stunning privacy breaches by Swarthmore that would spark outrage today, but was of little concern in 1969 when Black students and their families were the victims: Swarthmore completed a report on Black admissions containing personal information such as SAT scores, Swarthmore grades, family incomes and occupations. The report was openly available to fellow students, professors and the public at the school’s McCabe Library.

    “We thought that was a breach of trust. That motivated us to just say, ‘Enough is enough, something has to change,’” says Marilyn Holifield, one of the book’s authors, who is a partner at the mega law firm, Holland & Knight LLP, and a member of Swarthmore’s Board of Managers.

    Another student, Joyce Baynes recalled that the Black students gathered in their dorm rooms to discuss the racism they faced at the private liberal arts college, and to plot their response. “We would talk about how we were feeling and some of the things that were going on in our classes. We got agitated by the unfairness,” says Baynes, who helped plan the protest but didn’t participate because she had graduated the previous semester.

    On January 9, 1969, the students sprang into action. Holifield, Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S. Buchanan, Jannette O. Domingo and Aundrea White Kelley took over the Admissions Office, stopping all school activities. Soon students, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren and Myra E. Rose joined them, along with other Black students. Among their demands were that the college recruit more Black students and start a Black Studies Department.

    With America still reverberating from the massive demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd and other racial injustices, this narrative by the Black Swarthmore students underscores the lasting impact that activism can have, even if it isn’t immediately apparent. The next year, Black enrollment increased and a Black Admissions Dean was hired. And, today Swarthmore is led by President Valerie Smith, a Black, female scholar of African American literature. Last year, at an event celebrating the book, Smith said, “The activism of these courageous alumni paved the way for future generations of Swarthmore students. At great risk to themselves, they fought for justice at the College and forever changed our trajectory.”

    Moreover, the students also excelled in their professional careers, and include a medical doctor, a lawyer, a biologist, four educational leaders, and a computer scientist. The hardcover version of the book was awarded 2020 Sarton Women's Literary Award for Nonfiction with Special Recognition. The new 2021 paperback edition includes a foreword by award winning author and journalist Sophia Nelson as well as an Afterword that puts the students’ 1960s era protest in perspective with today’s racial justice movement.

    In the foreword, Nelson writes: “I cannot recommend this book enough. For years the media and some in the Swarthmore community portrayed the peaceful 1969 protest in a false light―these collective narratives provide a very necessary and overdue retelling of the revolution that took place at Swarthmore College in 1969. The group of eight student protestors only recently have begun to receive credit for the school’s greater inclusiveness, as well as the influence their actions had on universities around the country. As they should.”

    Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, says, “Over eight days, eight students sparked change that defined their lives, changed an institution and fueled a movement that continues today.”

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    The authors will donate their share of the proceeds from the sale of the book to support study, research, and celebration of Black history and culture at Swarthmore, and to support the Swarthmore Black Alumni Network Endowment Fund (SBAN). The SBAN Endowment will support student internships in collaboration with the Eugene Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

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  • New Anthology on Breaking the Silence for Abuse Survivors Achieves #1 International Bestseller Status on Launch Day

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Our Silent Voice: Break the Silence by Janet Pfeifer and Marie Posthumus became a #1 international bestseller on Amazon this week in the categories of Poetry Anthologies, LGBTQ+ Poetry, Sexual Assault Biographies, and more.

    The book is available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/31NlKsJ

    Our Silent Voice features stories, poems, and micro-essays from survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence.

    “It’s a means to speak out about what many endure in silence,” says Janet and Marie. “Our mission is to break that silence and create something fierce and relevant and in doing so, it became clear that our writers are on a journey to freedom from self-blame and stigma of assault.”

    To celebrate the launch of the book, the Kindle version of the book will be on sale for 99 cents for a limited time.

    Janet Pfeifer is an author and the co-directing editor of Our Silent Voice, which is a movement creating a safe space for victims of assault to share their stories and demolish stigmas surrounding abuse. A former corporate manager, she built her career by working with corporate leaders and client companies. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and visits their children and eight grand-teens as often as they can. The grand-boys voted to call her GranJan.

    Marie Posthumus is a writer as well as a co-editor and contributor to Our Silent Voice. Poet, painter, and entrepreneur, Marie has studied Mental Health First Aid and is a member of NAMI Houston. She has used her writing to foster understanding and compassion for people suffering from the tangled diagnosis of mental illness, trauma, and substance use disorder.

    Visit Amazon at https://amzn.to/31NlKsJ to purchase the book and to learn more.

    Contact Info:
    Janet Pfeifer and Marie Posthumus can also be reached at oursilentvoice.com.

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  • Digital Artists David Fleshman participate at Spectrum Miami Art Fair

    Golden Irish Claddagh by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Golden Irish Claddagh by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Spinning Flower by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    Spinning Flower by David Fleshman on exhibit at Spectrum Miami Booth #503

    ArtTour International Magazine brings Digital Artist David Fleshman to Spectrum Miami alongside other internationally recognized artists to Booth #503

    My artistic work has an important place in today's art world by merging both traditional and digital artwork in one cohesive style”
    — David Fleshman

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The art world comes to Miami this week, and Spectrum Miami shines a light on the most relevant art in the world, with both international and local artists gracing its gallery walls. Spectrum features David Fleshman from the USA with his mesmerizing artworks at the ArtTour International Magazine's Booth. In addition, ArtTour International Magazine brings David Fleshman to Spectrum Miami alongside other internationally recognized artists.

    David Fleshman is an emerging digital artist known for his photo-realistic paintings, and digital prints include current works that focus on pattern, geometry, and mathematical theories. He has his own space that will allow him to present his best digital artwork alongside new original works that he's been created.

    The two media styles he chose to work in are oil painting and digital artist. Each painting canvas that I make measures between 16′′ x 20′′ to 20′′ x 20′′. David Fleshman used oil paints along with digital designs to create his artwork. While working in digital media, he used his DSLR Canon camera to take various photographs. Then, he uploads his images to the computer and uses the special programs of Adobe Photoshop to touch up the photos. For his posters, he uses Adobe Photoshop brushes and typography to create them, like his "Expose Exhibition" and "Wishes" poster artwork.

    ArtTour International Magazine announced its participation at Spectrum Miami Art Fair with a display of an exclusive selection of contemporary artists from around the world and a projection of the Arttour International TV Shows and Digital Exhibition at Booth #503.

    In the words of ATIM CEO, Viviana Puello "The best thing about attending art fairs is meeting artists in person and feeling their passion for art! Everyone needs an escape from their daily routines- In today's busy world, it has become increasingly difficult to slow down and take a break from your typical routine. Art plays an important role in reflection and contemplating your next move to live's important decisions.

    That's why ArtTour International was created: to help support and grow art culture around the globe by providing Artists with better exposure and opportunities that otherwise would be impossible to obtain alone. Art will always remain an essential component in our lives as it allows us to see beyond just what we see with our eyes; there are many worlds within one work of art!" said Puello. We're excited to bring Digital Artist David Fleshman to our booth. "Concluded Puello.

    To learn more about ArtTour International Magazine's Spectrum Miami Exhibit, visit www.arttourinternational.com and visit the Spectrum Miami Catalog. Or follow ATIM on Facebook and Instagram @arttourinternational.

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  • The Book "Finding the Path of Me" is a Guide and Roadmap Back to the Soul

    "Finding the Path of Me" is the guidebook to help reconnect people with their soul. It is the lighthouse in stormy seas returning the reader to the authentic self.  A reminder that we are not here to "win" at life, but to master ourselves through our human experience.

    "Finding the Path of me" Awakening to Remembering Who I am and Why I'm Here is a book designed to assist people on their spiritual journey. It provides higher perspective and answers to life's bigger questions.

    "When the world is in chaos, we must find the still point, the space of neutrality to carry oneself forward with Grace and higher perspective." Wendy Hutchinson

    Author Wendy Hutchinson offers spiritual seekers a guide to self mastery and inner peace

    This is a book that encourages people to look at the Family of Origin story and understand the childhood programs creating current life circumstance. Shedding light on what to let go of to become the highest version of Self.

    "Finding the Path of Me" helps the reader reclaim their power as a sovereign being and release fear.

    This book is a guide for healing, helping the reader to understand family of origin stories, how to break unhealthy patterns, and heal emotional wounds.

    Everyone is here for soul evolution through the human experience. Personal choice and alignment determine the level to which one will create flow, ease and abundance in life.”
    — Wendy Hutchinson,

    HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After years of working on creating a better life, Wendy Hutchinson found herself on a spiritual ascension path. What she thought was merely a choice to create her best life turned out to be a full spiritual awakening. Navigating over a decade of personal experience to find her way back to her authentic self, she discovered common patterns shared with other lightworkers. Based on this knowledge, she wrote her book “Finding The Path of Me” which offers the reader a step-by-step guide to reconnect to the Soul. This is a story of awakening to remembering one's life purpose, how to break ancestral patterns, embrace human intuition, and finding the courage to stand in one's authentic power. This is a story of how to shed and release everything that does not uplift and support one's journey back to their Soul. It's a guide to understand energy and frequency and how it relates to the Human experience and manifesting an incredible life. Anyone finding themselves feeling lost, disconnected, or unhappy will benefit from the journal prompts at the end of each chapter which offer personal reflection around the topics in each chapter.

    “Finding the Path of Me” is a guide for spiritual ascension and evolution. Most seekers are consciously looking for answers but ultimately are seeking themselves. This is a story of the eternal journey to fully come to a place of self love. Whether traveling the path consciously or unconsciously, this book is a roadmap to finding the courage to take off all the masks society requires, to embrace the truth and step forward at this time to fulfill the soul contracts all have agreed to play. It is an offering to assist those stuck in destructive cycles, wash rinse repeating the same unhealthy patterns. The book covers the family of origin story, the deep programming creating unhealthy mental and emotional patterning, and how to break those programs to live authentically. There are tools to assist in letting go of everything that is not aligned with the Soul. It explains how to fully embrace and make sense of this human experience.
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    “I wanted to pass on the spiritual wisdom I learned through my own experience to assist others finding their own path. I walked my path alone and felt guided to offer this ascension guide to anyone who feels lost or out of alignment with their soul.” Journal prompts at the end of every chapter help the reader go deeper relating my experience to their own to further explore emotional patterns and feelings. Tools to assist with and support the deep sacred work of healing emotional wounds are also provided.

    “Finding the Path of Me” has received many positive reviews on Amazon. One reader shared, “Wendy's new book is a treasure for your soul. She offers deeply insightful guidance about illuminating and carving your own path to true sovereignty and personal empowerment in life, (and she weaves in her own life stories as examples of how our inevitable painful life events and daily challenges can be recognized as opportunity and then faced with grace, balance, and courage). It is a tool for lasting and genuine transformation that left me resonating with the joy and power of who I am!”

    Wendy Hutchinson is an Author, an Ascension Coach, Podcast Host, and creator of her interview series “The Path of Me” on YouTube. Her role is to be a beacon of light for those who are navigating troubled waters, to offer higher perspective in unsettled times. She is a lightworker, healer, and frequency holder for all those seeking higher ascension and inner peace on their journey to becoming whole and complete.

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  • Keli Stewart Releases a Book of Poetry Entitled "Small Altars"

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    Author, Keli Stewart

    LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Keli Stewart’s profound, visceral and heady debut poetry collection is simultaneously autobiographical memoir and social commentary in conversation. The narrator of Small Altars is at different times a girl learning from her elders and ancestors; a young woman coming of age; a single mother caring for her child; or a wise woman who conjures the spirits of her past. In the traditions of Gwendolyn Brooks’ A Street in Bronzeville, Lucille Clifton’s Good Woman,
    and Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems, Small Altars renders this self-portrait in spirals and snapshots—sometimes with humor, sometimes with sentiment and memory— about the body, desire, motherhood and place around her identity as a Black woman while awakening keen observations of her ancestors with a griot’s voice. “Black folks are not linear, we dip and dive into our lives, and there is ‘layering’ here,” says Stewart, a writer from Chicago’s West Side, about the structure of Small Altars.

    From the images of a struggling young mother in we accept LINK and Meditation for Poor Mothers to the humorous instances in Missionary Haiku and Self-portrait: Me with Hair Like Frederick Douglass to the reflective portrayal in My Grandfather Would Cry to the raw recall of awakening sexuality in pink things, Stewart’s collection illuminates conversations between the facets of one woman’s experiences to define the shape of her years, and stands as an inspiring exploration of gender, race and class in contemporary American life.

    KELI STEWART's work has appeared in Quiddity, Meridians, Warpland, Hip Mama, Calyx, and Rhino among other noted journals and publications. She has been honored with artist fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Augusta Savage Gallery Arts International Residency. An alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Callaloo Summer Writing Workshops, Keli’s work was selected for first place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award from the Illinois Center of the Book, Emerging Writers Competition. She earned her BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College and her MFA in Poetry from Chicago State University. Her manuscript After Birth was recently named semi-finalist for the Claudia Emerson Chapbook Award.

    Bronzeville Books is an independent publisher focused on elevating voices and stories that have long been underrepresented and need to be told.

    Bronzeville Books breaks down dividers, whether that's in genre, mediums, or representations of characters to be inclusive and disruptive. Publishing books for teens and adults in a variety of formats and genres, Bronzeville Books unites readers and writers through outstanding stories. For more information, visit BronzevilleBooks.com.

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  • New Highly Anticipated Anthology Helps Break the Silence for Abuse Survivors

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Our Silent Voice: Break the Silence by Janet Pfeifer and Marie Posthumus is officially launching today.

    The book is available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/31NlKsJ

    Our Silent Voice features stories, poems, and micro-essays from survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence.

    “It’s a means to speak out about what many endure in silence,” says Janet and Marie. “Our mission is to break that silence and create something fierce and relevant and in doing so, it became clear that our writers are on a journey to freedom from self-blame and stigma of assault.”

    To celebrate the launch of the book, the Kindle version of the book will be on sale for 99 cents for a limited time.

    Janet Pfeifer is an author and the co-directing editor of Our Silent Voice, which is a movement creating a safe space for victims of assault to share their stories and demolish stigmas surrounding abuse. A former corporate manager, she built her career by working with corporate leaders and client companies. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and visits their children and eight grand-teens as often as they can. The grand-boys voted to call her GranJan.

    Marie Posthumus is a writer as well as a co-editor and contributor to Our Silent Voice. Poet, painter, and entrepreneur, Marie has studied Mental Health First Aid and is a member of NAMI Houston. She has used her writing to foster understanding and compassion for people suffering from the tangled diagnosis of mental illness, trauma, and substance use disorder.

    Visit Amazon at https://amzn.to/31NlKsJ to purchase the book and to learn more!

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    Janet Pfeifer and Marie Posthumus can also be reached at oursilentvoice.com.

    Janet Pfeifer and Marie Posthumus
    Our Silence Voice
    mpjp@oursilentvoice.com