Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three Rooms Press just released our first novel!

In "Baseball Karma & The Constitution Blues," (2010, Three Rooms Press, ISBN: 978-0-9840700-5-3, $16.95) author Ronnie Norpel provides a play-by-play, behind-the-scenes account of a young woman’s education in life, luck, love and superstition while working for her hometown major league baseball team. The book stems from Norpel’s days as a front office representative for the Philadelphia Phillies. Norpel’s ficto-memoir brims with insider insight, detailing the fastballs, curveballs and errors experienced by main character Mary Katharine “Mick” Carmichael when she gets involved with a rookie on the Constitution Blues team. "Baseball Karma and The Constitution Blues" overflows with heart and humor, without glossing over the despair of karmic growing pains for both Mick and the Blues. Underneath it all, we discover how one woman's real-life curse changed destiny—until it was finally lifted for good. Norpel’s rookie novel is must-have read for summer.

This summer, Norpel will go on the road and hold events in conjunction with Phillies away games in Boston (6/12), New York (6/16) and Pittsburgh (7/3). To schedule interview with author Ronnie Norpel, or to request photos or a review copy of “Baseball Karma & The Constitution Blues,” please email

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here’s what Francine L. Trevens, TnT Classic Books, past President of GNYIPA, is up to recently:

  • SHORT PLAYS TO LONG REMEMBER - selections from 7 of the 27 plays will be staged at Dramatists Guild April 30 at 6 PM  Attendance by invitation and reservation only. Two plays by Victor Gluck, one by Sidney M Morris, one by William F. Poleri and three by myself.  No one without reservation can attend as we are booked to capacity and are now reserving waiting list only.
  • Quoted in two new books quote me:

  • ·Just finished a radio show I did on X Zone regarding paranormal experiences which led to my writing IMAGICS and other family stories can be accessed by  tuning in to and scrolling down to my name and hitting play button.
  • Doing benefit reading of Bar None in June at Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation with Perry Brass and from Chambers' Quintessential Image in July at Fresh Fruit Festival-- both from SHORT PLAYS TO LONG REMEMBER.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

News from Norman Beim...

On Tuesday, April 13th, my comedy, The Proper Technique, had a reading at Hunter College sponsored by the Oberon Theatre Ensemble. Click here for more information on the Hunter College presentation.

The Proper Technique is now in the finals for the Julie Harris Play competition.  

~ Good Luck Norman!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kick-off to Poetry Month

We had a great evening of poetry reading last Wednesday at Cornelia Street Cafe. Thanks to Kat Georges for gathering such a fun and interesting group of poets! Here's a copy of the evening's program.

Thanks to all who participated and attended!