Christie hosts event for short story writers

Celebrate short fiction


Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories,” will host Celebrate Short Fiction Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Courtyard Square, 645 E. State St., Salem. Area short-story writers who would like a chance to read their work aloud are invited to take part.

The event focuses attention on the short-fiction literary form, with local fiction writers having the opportunity to share work with area fans. Authors also are invited to sell their books during the event.

For information and to register, contact Christie via email at

George Will writes on conservative movement


George Will’s next book takes a long view on the conservative movement and the “intellectual vandalism” he believes threatens it now.

The best-selling author and syndicated columnist has a deal with Hachette Books for a work “distilling” his decades of writing about political and civic life. Hachette told The Associated Press that the book is currently untitled and scheduled for early 2019. Will was close to Ronald Reagan and other conservatives, but he left the Republican Party last summer in protest against the rise of Donald Trump, whom he has frequently denounced.

In a statement issued through Hachette, Will said one of the challenges facing the right was “intellectual vandalism” by those who call themselves conservative but have no regard for conservative principles.

Staff/wire reports

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