Writer's workshop
Local author Susan Dexter will conduct "Where Writers Become Authors," the monthly Fiction Writer's Workshop, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Jerry Stigliano's Book Source on State Street in Hermitage, Pa.
Topics to be discussed include "It's a plot" and writing exercises and general discussion of writing, agents and publishing. Participants may also have up to 10 pages of their work evaluated. A $10 registration fee is required. Reservations can be made by calling (724) 981-0777.
Little League book hits a home run
The kids on the Little League team Henry Dunow coaches are like the kids on every Little League team in America. Dunow profiles these kids and many others in "The Way Home," (Broadway, $22.95).
It is a beautiful book about Little League, coaching, fathers and sons and Dunow's experiences as the child of a Yiddish-speaking refugee from Hitler's Europe who regarded sports as "narishkeit" -- foolishness.
While some readers may be more interested in the depiction of eccentric Jewish family life in postwar Upper West Side New York, it's the baseball stories that will strike a universal chord in anyone who has ever played ball in the back yard, had a kid in Little League or rooted for a professional team.

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