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Marion Street Press News

May 30, 2013

LaChapelle celebrates five-year anniversary as author

Carol LaChapelle, author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories, will give a memoir-writing workshop at Printers Row Lit Fest on Sunday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to celebrate the five-year anniversary of her book's...

June 25, 2012

Joe Hayden writes on the importance of reading

Joe Hayden, associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis and author of The Little Grammar Book (Marion Street, 2012), published a lively article on literacy among recent high school graduates, and discusses the importance of...

June 22, 2012

Carol LaChapelle featured in "The Writer" magazine

Carol LaChapelle (Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories) is featured in the July issue of The Writer magazine (page 10). To read how Carol got published in The Writer, please go to Carol's blog for writers...

June 12, 2012

Richard Lederer wins San Diego Book Award for Best Inspirational Book

Notable author, speaker and humorist Richard Lederer has received the San Diego Book Award for best Self-Help and Inspirational book, A Tribute to Teachers (Marion, 2012). Congratulations, Richard! To see a complete list of this year's winners,...

June 5, 2012

Robert M. Knight, former Chicago Headline Club president, dies at 71

Marion Street Press mourns the passing of veteran journalist Robert M. Knight, who died on June 5. Knight is the author of Journalistic Writing (Marion, 2010) and Writing Public Prose (Marion, 2012). He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters,...

June 4, 2012

Carol LaChapelle to Give a Memoir-Writing Workshop

Author Carol LaChapelle will give a memoir-writing workshop at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago on June 10 from 10:30 am to noon. There are a handful of reserve tickets, to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees without a...

September 20, 2011

MSP author Jean Otto dies at 86

Marion Street Press author of "First Love: Memoirs of a First Amendment Freedom Fighter" died Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 86. Read her obituary at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.Otto was the first female editorial writer at The Milwaukee...

September 6, 2011

The Dallas Morning News reviews "Chalk Line"

The Friday, September 2 Dallas Morning News calls Paula LaRocque's debut crime novel "absorbing" and says she "… delivers a complicated, satisfying mystery tale. …"Chalk Line deftly avoids the easy, larger-than-life 'Texas'...

September 6, 2011

Booklist reviews "Chalk Line

Booklist has reviewed Paula LaRocque's debut mystery novel, Chalk Line, and says, "LaRocque has created a handful of appealing characters with detailed backstories to begin her series, and it's well worth getting in at the start."