The Business of Writing Books

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You wrote your book – now it’s time to share it with the world! Author Kerry Evelyn will discuss what she’s learned from her experiences with indie publishing and help you plan out and establish a timeline for setting up your business and getting your book published. A comprehensive checklist of writing, marketing and business tasks will be provided.

Improve Your English Reading Workshop

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Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension by reading a book. This event is presented through a partnership between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League Inc. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 407.422.1540 or visit adultliteracyleague.org.

Improve Your English Reading Workshop

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Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension by reading a book. This event is presented through a partnership between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League Inc. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 407.422.1540 or visit adultliteracyleague.org.

OF THEE I SING

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This all-American political satire focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Watergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for the wrong woman, trouble begins! With politicians skewered right and left, Of Thee I Sing is a hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions that is as relevant now as ever.

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind • Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin • Directed by Mark Brotherton
Main Stage • Rated PG

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Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10

Of Thee I Sing

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This all-American political satire focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Watergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for the wrong woman, trouble begins! With politicians skewered right and left, Of Thee I Sing is an hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions that is as relevant now as ever.

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind • Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin • Directed by Mark Brotherton
Main Stage • Rated PG

Book Swap

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Looking for a new read or trying to lighten your bookshelf? Then take part in your local library’s book swap. Interact with other readers as you discover new stories to read. For each new or gently used book you bring you will receive a ticket to exchange for a book that is new to you.

OK, we’ll bite: Rubio is hosting an anti-LGBT event in Orlando just two months after the Pulse massacre.

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We really didn’t want to write about this monstrosity, in that it comes doused in such fetid offensiveness as the Liberty Counsel and it’s “one-t” Mat Staver, seasoned with the stench of a Republican senator/failed presidential candidate/U.S. Senate candidate reborn … oh, and also it comes on a solemn day in Orlando: the two-month commemoration of the 49 killed at Pulse Orlando on June 12.

The Florida Renewal Project will be here with a litany of terrible people, the Miami New Times reports. Oh, dear. (Lest we forget that Republicans now love gays.)

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Some excellent summer reading choices for your hearts and minds

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You know the drill. It’s incredibly humid and everything is sticking to your hair. Your sweat rings are now a sign of empowerment and not a reason for embarrassment. You’ve got this. This is Florida, the place you go to in order to remove your shirt anyway, but for reasons of distraction – even enlightenment, despite the sun – it’s also a chance to let your eyes wander across pages. To that end, we present a not-at-all comprehensive review of lit-bits that we’ve been handling; some with local ties, some not. Now put on your tanning butter and get to riding the consonants into the vowels. Reading is learning, and learning is fun. Have a great summer!

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Rollins’ Lisa Tillmann takes her research and activism to her newest book, ‘In Solidarity’

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Orlando – Professor and activist Lisa Tillmann is a vital straight ally to Central Florida’s LGBT community. She has made it her life’s work to explore and balance inequality—and her new academic book explores that in intriguing, very readable ways.

Besides chairing Rollins College’s Critical Media and Cultural Studies department, Tillmann has produced films about gay rights, fat shaming, body image and disparities in the U.S. food market. 

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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ revised, updated

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NEW YORK (AP) – A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the center of community battles over placement in the children’s stacks.

Today, Heather — of “Heather Has Two Mommies” — has a lot more company in books for young kids about different kinds of families, but hers was out of print and seemed visually dated. That’s why creator Leslea Newman decided on a new version, updating the look of her watershed story with fresh illustrations from a new artist and tweaking the text to streamline.

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Book on LGBT steelworkers prompts union changes

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year in the United States.

Most get overlooked, remaindered, pulped, or consigned to the farthest outer reaches of Amazon.com, never to be read again.

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Archie to die taking bullet for gay best friend in comic books

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

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