Doylestown: Neshaminy Literary Journal

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Friday, November 15th, 6:00 pm
Doylestown Bookshop
Author Event with the contributors of Neshaminy: The Bucks County Historical and Literary Journal

Join in a celebration of Neshaminy, Bucks County's newest and presumably only literary and historical journal on Friday, November 15, at 6 pm, at the Doylestown Bookshop.

Contributors to the journal, published by the Doylestown Historical Society in association with the Bucks County Writers Workshop, will discuss their work. 

William O’Toole’s story “The World Famous Bucks County Casino,” was a grand prize winner in a literary contest leading up to Neshaminy’s inaugural issue. The judges said this about O’Toole’s tale regarding the Lenape nation and its struggle for fairness: “It is about Bucks County but is set 14-hundred miles way, a serious topic yet told in lively language that contains plenty of laughs.”

Another contributor, Daniel Dorian, noted journalist, filmmaker, and raconteur, who, in a touching memoir, tells about his historic home, “Touch-Wood,” which dates to 1740 and was once the studio of the 20th-century modernist painter R.A.D. Miller. 

Dave Jarret will also be there to talk about the famous Doan outlaws and other crimes and misdemeanors related to the Revolution appearing in his submission.

On hand will be Stu Abramson, president of the Doylestown Historical Society and publisher of Neshaminy, as well as managing editor David Updike, editor of books and catalogs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and associate editor Bill Donahue, editor of Philadelphia and Suburban Life magazines.

One reader’s posted response after digesting the journal: “A stunning debut for a literary journal. Breathtaking poetry, fiction, interviews, and illustrations that call to one of the literary destinations of America: Bucks County, Pennsylvania.”

Bridget Wingert of the Bucks County Herald calls Neshaminy’s contents “...truly appealing. They are valid, informative, sometimes funny and charming, sometimes quite serious.”

Copies of the Neshaminy will be available.

Pre-order your copy of NESHAMINY, THE BUCKS COUNTY HISTORICAL AND LITERARY JOURNAL FALL/WINTER 2019


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ABOUT THE BOOK

Neshaminy is published twice annually by the Doylestown Historical Society in association with the Bucks County Writers Workshop. It features history, biography, fiction, poetry, memoir, and interviews, all with a focus on the rich literary and historical traditions of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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