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2018 Holiday Book Buying Guide

View this email in your browserWords on the Verge~A Westside Literary Salon~ Thank You Patti! Thank you Patti Lavell for reading at our November 10th event. We were so excited to hear you read from your latest book, Island Chains.   Holiday Gift GuideLooking for a good book to gift a friend or loved one this season? Take a look at this list of books published in 2018 by Words on the Verge alumni.

Late October Words on the Verge Newsletter 2018

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~A Westside Literary Salon~

Patti Lavell Formerly of Islamorada, FL, Patti Lavell now lives in the Finger Lakes Region of the Empire State. She is the author of the memoir Confessions of Catholic School Dropout (2012), the novel Fat Chance (2013), and has been a contributing writer for Florida Keys Free Press and Lavell was the coordinator of a police academy in the Florida Keys, and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of a trucking company in New York. Her latest book, Island Chains (2018), is now available for pre-order. Community News Support Words on the Verge

October 2018 Newsletter

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~A Westside Literary Salon~  Annette Daniels Taylor Annette Daniels Taylor Annette Daniels Taylor is an artist, and author of the poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales, and Hush now poems to read aloud. Her debut YA novel, Dreams on Fire (October 2018) with West 44 books is a poetic urban teenage journey written in verse. An award winning playwright, her drama A Little Bit of Paradise, available at, won the 2008 Artie Award for Outstanding New Play. Annette is a poet, artist, and storyteller interested in American public history. Her  practice includes performance, poetry, video, sound, and vocals.

A 2018-19 New York State Public Humanities fellow, a 2016-18 Arthur A. Schomburg fellow with the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo alum; a three time NYSCA awarded artist; a Pink Door Poetry alum; and lead teaching artist with Young Audiences, Underground Railroad Residency of Western New York program. She is a native of S…

September 26th Newsletter & Event Reminder

View this email in your browserWords on the Verge~A Westside Literary Salon~ Special Book Release Event Special Event: Before There Was Yonder Join us on September 30th as we celebrate the release of Before There Was Yonder.

A book geared for middle school readers and beyond, Before There Was Yonder is a tale of a world in crisis and of a gentle bunny who takes it upon himself to venture far from the cozy world of Wonderland to learn more about what can be done to help heal the planet. The story illustrates the many ways in which we are all connected and that we are all in this together.

Written in kind, compassionate language and with humor, each creature The Grand Bunny meets is designed to, not only inform The Grand Bunny, but allows a child/teacher/educator to research and provide additional educational opportunities whether it be on Charles King, the youngest drummer boy, to diseases that affect bunnies, or the environmentalism of Aldo Leopold.

Katherine Weston’s elegant illustration…