Monday Night Writers will meet April 17


Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St.

The two-hour meeting is open to the public and is an opportunity for participants to get feedback for their works-in-progress.

For information, contact Nancy Christie, author and meeting host, at

Joe, Jill Biden get multibook deal


First the Obamas, now the Bidens. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have book deals.

Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill.

Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” when his son Beau died in 2015 and his agonized decision against running for president. Biden has said recently that he regrets his choice and believes he could have defeated Republican Donald Trump, who pulled off a stunning upset against the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Biden’s memoir is untitled and no release date was announced. Flatiron, a Macmillan imprint, is calling the book “the story of not just a politician, but of a father, grandfather, friend and husband.”

Flatiron did not provide details about the two other books it acquired or about financial terms.

Staff/wire reports

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