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National Writers Series: Traverse City, Northern Michigan

The brainchild of bestselling author Doug Stanton, the National Writers Series, is like a year-round book festival. There was a phenomenal crowd and their enthusiasm was off the charts. I'm humbled and honored to have been a part of it. Kudos to host Rich Fahle and a mega shout-out to the students of the Front Street Writers Workshop.

Now I'm in Chicago for a lunch event with Lake Forest Bookstore (at the Lake Forest Club) and an evening gig at the Evergreen Park Library. Also coming up, Wordstock in Portland, and the Montana Festival of the Book.

Okay. Sleep, whereth thy sweet caress...

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Reader Comments (2)

I grew up near the site of the H.C. Weaver studios. In fact, we used to play in a large cement bunker-type structure that was the only thing left after the fire that destroyed the buildings. I have been trying to find out more about Mr. Weaver and the studio operation. Other than the Tacoma Public Library's photo library, I've been unsuccessful. Can you point me in the right direction to research this?

I did however discover that one of the studio's actors, John Bowers, was the model for the ill-fated alcoholic actor, Norman Main, in "A Star is Born." I suspect there are many such stories coming from that place.
October 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBill Bingham
Hi Bill, the Tacoma Public Library has been my best resource. I did track down a historian in the area but she used the TPL as her primary source as well. Craig Sailor at the Tacoma News Tribune knows a lot as well, perhaps more than anyone. Good luck!
October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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