Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik (Moderated by Holly Smith):
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Description of Pictures: Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik -- Authors Randon Billings Noble and Marion Winik explore how we choose to live with our memories of the dead and those who are lost from our lives. Through essays exploring what it means to be haunted and through eulogies for loved ones and strangers alike, both authors celebrate life.
Randon Billings Noble
Latest Title: Be with Me Always: Essays
Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her full-length essay collection “Be with Me Always” was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her lyric essay chapbook “Devotional” was published by Red Bird in 2017. Individual essays have appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Brevity, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she is the founding editor of the literary magazine “After the Art.”
Latest Title: The Baltimore Book of the Dead
Longtime “All Things Considered” commentator Marion Winik is the author of “The Baltimore Book of the Dead,” “First Comes Love” and eight other books. Her column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com has received the Best Column and Best Humorist awards from Baltimore Magazine, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun and elsewhere. She is the host of “The Weekly Reader” radio show and podcast, based at the Baltimore NPR affiliate. She reviews books for Newsday, People and Kirkus Reviews and is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is a professor in the M.F.A. program at the University of Baltimore.
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Noble, Randon Billings appears on:
2019_MD_WWC_P13_190511 Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.