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Independence Matters: Wild River Books Launches Open Admissions

Open Admissions cover circle for extract PHILADELPHIA--September 19, 2017--On Sunday, October 22, 2017, in an “All Things Indie” event, independent book publisher, Wild River Books will launch award-winning author and teacher Ned Bachus’s Open Admissions: What Teaching at Community College Taught Me About Learning at the Mermaid Inn with host and long-time supporter of independent music, Roger LaMay, WXPN general manager.

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Wild River Founders Honored as Difference Makers in the Delaware River Community

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LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Sept. 26, 2016 – On Sept. 21, 2016, Mountaintop Marketing awarded Kimberly Nagy and Joy E. Stocke of Wild River Review as #DifferenceMakers along with Maya von Rossum of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The theme of the evening centered on women who dared to be different, who followed their dreams against the odds and who left their mark on history while honoring modern-day women #DifferenceMakers.

September 25, 2016

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Moving Beyond Black History Month

William Trent House Museum and Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) Join Forces to Boost Understanding of African American Presence in Historic Sites and Museums Trenton, NJ,  February 1, 2017.

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How a Literary Magazine Grew Into a Publishing Business

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When Joy Stocke and Kim Nagy first met for coffee in 2005, neither could have predicted how their futures would merge. Fueled by a passionate conversation about literature and more important, the power of stories to heal and transform, Stocke and Nagy—writers, editors, dedicated entrepreneurs and busy mothers—felt an instant kinship over the impact stories can make in every sector—and the craft it takes to tell them well.

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Front Page News – Finding Life after Print

Joy E. Stocke and Kimberly Nagy Dec. 2004

It was 2006 when Joy Stocke and Kimberly Nagy did the unthinkable. They essentially converted the highly regarded literary magazine the Bucks County Writer to an online journal.

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Stoutsburg Cemetery Association book project

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January 18, 2016 —Princeton, NJ— Today, Princeton, New Jersey-based consulting and publishing company Wild River Books announced formal engagement in the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association book project. Funded in part by the Bunbury Company, the book spans over three centuries of untold stories, contributions, and legacies of countless African Americans in the region since the Colonial Period. Co-authors Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck are both Trustees of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association and descendants of those buried there. The most common response Mills and Buck hear after their frequent presentations about African Americans in the Central Jersey region is: “I never knew there was slavery in New Jersey.” It is not widely known that New Jersey, as one of the original thirteen colonies, was not only a slave holding state but was also one of the last northern states to abolish slavery through legislation in 1821.

January 2016

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Wild River Books: Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines by Mark Lyons, Named Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015

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Wild River Book, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines by Mark Lyons, Named Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015

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Surprise Encounters

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Release of Surprise Encounters October 2015

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News from Wild River Books: Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines

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Wild River Books announced that it will publish award-winning author and director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, Mark Lyons` Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, on October 7. Brief Eulogies constructs story shrines, or descansos (“resting places”) — those intimate memorial shrines we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark profound loss, but also serve as acts of redemption.

October 2014

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Wild River Books to Publish The Megabuilders of Queenston Park

megabuilders-circle Critically-acclaimed author and former president of PEN American Center, Edmund Keeley personalizes environmental issues in his new novel set in Princeton, New Jersey.  The Megabuilders of Queenston Park, a scathingly funny satire on modern suburban life, is set in 21st-century Princeton, New Jersey, as the college town faces developmental pressures on its architectural and social landscape. Ambitious megabuilders–real-estate developers who specialize in erecting large residences on small lots–roam the neighborhoods in search of modest postwar homes to tear down and replace with huge, often modular, constructions

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Princeton professor emeritus takes tongue-in-cheek approach in novel about local real estate

Megabuilders of Queenston Park by Edmund Keeley

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Is the huge house going up next to your little rancher built to please someone whose dream home has more in common with the Taj Mahal than with a cozy cabin in the woods? When the modest, older house next door was torn down, was it replaced by a home that towered a story-and-a-half over yours, blocking the sunlight and replacing it with a mammoth shadow?
You are not alone.

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Writing Weekend: Wild River Review and Minerva’s B&B presents the “I have no time to write” Weekend

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Do you struggle to find time to immerse yourself in your creative life (let alone, finish that book…)? Join us - weekend of March 22, 2014.

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For Immediate Release: Anatolian Days and Nights

adan-pr-circle Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints, by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner When Angie Brenner and Joy Stocke meet on a balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, little do they know that their lives are about to change. Soon, they discover a shared love of travel, history, culture, cuisine, and literature, and begin a ten-year-odyssey through one of the world’s most fascinating and misunderstood countries.
July 2012

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Margaret Atwood selects English novelist Naomi Alderman as her protégé

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Acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood has selected English novelist Naomi Alderman as her protégé for the 2012-2013 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The program gives exceptional young talents in dance, music, visual arts, theater, literature, and film the opportunity of a lifetime—to work with a master in their field for a year of creative collaboration. Over the next year Atwood and Alderman will spend up to several months together, exchanging ideas and engaging in an extended creative dialogue. The other five protégés (profiled below) include two artists from the South America, two from Europe, and one from Egypt. Joining Atwood as 2012-2013 Rolex Mentors are Patrice Chéreau, Gilberto Gil, Lin Hwai-Min, William Kentridge, and Walter Murch.

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Rumi Comes to Tribeca and PEN World Voices Festival

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Rumi Comes to Tribeca and PEN World Voices Festival: Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey

As part of the seven-day PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, Wild River Review Editor-in-Chief Joy E. Stocke and West Coast Editor Angie Brenner will be in the heart of TriBeCa at Double-Knot Gallery on Saturday, May 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to debut their memoir: Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints.

April, 2012

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Home and the High Road: Wild River Announces Finalists and Award-Winning Proverbs

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In celebration of the release of "Anatolian Days and Nights", Wild River Review is happy to announce the seven finalists as well as the three winners of the Pen Your Own Proverb Contest! All of these insightful proverbs were invented by our creative followers!

March 2012

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Pen Your Own Proverb Contest, March 2012

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Wild River Review and Wild River Books Celebrates the Publication of Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints and Announces its First-Ever "Pen Your Own Proverb Contest" Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner Capture the Heart and Soul of Contemporary Turkey on a 10-Year Odyssey through One of the World's Most Fascinating and Misunderstood Countries.

March 2012

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Wild River River Celebrates Intelligent TV: YouTube Launch of The Paul Holdengräber TV Show and More

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"We’re not a collection of books. We’re a congregation of ideas.” - Paul Holdengräber, Director and Founder of LIVE from the NYPL at The New York Public Library

Feb. 2012

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Every Family Has a Story: Announcing Contest Winners

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Drumroll, please… We are pleased to announce the grand prizewinner for Wild River Review’s “Every Family has a Story” contest.

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Wild River Books Celebrates the Publication of Anatolian Days & Nights

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Wild River Review, will release Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints on March 1, 2012. Stocke, the editor-in-chief of Wild River Review, and Brenner, the magazine's west coast editor, weave stories about their interactions with people from every walk of life from Istanbul to the borders of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia, and Greece.

February 2012

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Daring Collaborations: Rolex and The New York Public Library

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Rolex and The New York Public Library
Special WRR interviews with Director of Live from the NYPL, Paul Holdengräber and Protégé, Poet and Princeton University English professor, Tracy K. Smith among others. All through the weekend of November 10th, LIVE from the NYPL features programs with master artists including Gilberto Gil, Jessye Norman, Peter Sellars, Anish Kapoor, and Brian Eno. Nov. 8, 2011

November 2011

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Composing A Further Life – Mary Catherine Bateson in Celebration of the New Middle Age

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On December 6, 2010, the online magazine Wild River Review and Labyrinth Books gathered an extraordinary panel of women and men in conversation and celebration of what anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson calls in her new book, Composing a Further Life, the exuberant possibilities of a new stage of the life cycle—Adulthood II. As our life spans have increased, Bateson, daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, sees late middle age as an “improvisational art form calling for imagination and willingness to learn.”

Nov. 1, 2010

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Wild River Books Publishes Still Travels: Three Long Poems

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Wild River Review announces the launch of its imprint Wild River Books with the publication of cultural philosopher and poet, William Irwin Thompson's Still Travels: Three Long Poems, a masterwork interweaving his role as social philosopher and cultural critic with his lifelong devotion to poetry.. Thompson is the 1986 winner of the Oslo International Poetry Festival Award. His acclaimed nonfiction books include At the Edge of HIstory and Passages about Earth and The Time Falling Bodies take to Light. 

November 2009

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Wild River Review Launches Open Borders: Stories of Immigrants in their Own Words

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Wild River Review announces the release of a digital storytelling project: Open Borders:Stories of Immigrants In Their Own Voices, co-edited by Manuel Portillo and Mark Lyons, co-directors of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project.

Oct. 13, 2009

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Wild River Review Travels to Outer Space (and New Jersey) with Freeman Dyson and Rush Holt

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Wild River Review explores the fascinating views of two major scientists, Freeman Dyson (Dyson’s book, “The Scientist as Rebel” will be published November 4th by New York Review Books) and Rush Holt (running for reelection on November 7th), as well as their interest and involvement in Quark Park, a garden celebrating art and science and the significance of science in the public realm.

November 6, 2006

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The Life and Times of Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize Winner

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Wild River Review congratulates Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, featuring an intimate interview with Pamuk and book review of “Istanbul: Memories and City.” Plus Angie Brenner’s latest article offers readers a fresh look at the latest free-speech trials in Turkey, Article 301, and “crimes against Turkishness”

October 16, 2006

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Free Speech Challenged Again in Turkey

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October 5th trials target more Turkish artists and writers. Wild River Review offers new, updated commentary on bestselling author, Elif Shafak, recently tried and acquitted for "crimes against Turkishness."

October 5, 2006

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Wild River Review’s Exclusive Interview with Donald Hall — 14th U.S. Poet Laureate

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In celebration of the Library of Congress’s induction of Donald Hall as the fourteenth Poet Laureate of the United States, Wild River Review correspondent Marylou Kelly Streznewski draws on her personal correspondence with Hall for an intimate and enlightening portrait.

September 28, 2006

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Wild River Review Celebrates Quark Park – Where Science Meets Art

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The Story behind the Sculpture Garden featuring over a dozen nationally prominent scientists including Freeman Dyson, Shirley Tilghman, and Tracey Shors

September 6, 2006

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New Bloggers Join WRR – Live from Lebanon and the Long View on the Mideast

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New Bloggers Join Wild River Review, Reporting from the Front Line in Beirut and as a Palestinian Refugee from Nazi Germany.

August 1 2006

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Wild River Review Releases Mystery and Imagination Issue

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The international online magazine Wild River Review (www.wildriverreview.com) released its “Mystery and Imagination” issue today, offering readers unique profiles with literary heavyweights (such as John Timpane and J. C. Todd), artwork, book reviews, fiction, poetry, columns, and blogs that delve deeply into all aspects of language and ideas.

June 21, 2006

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Wild River Review Files for Extension of National Poetry Month

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Current issue of Wild River Review features new poetry from cultural historian William Irwin Thompson, an interview with the iconic poet, Phaedra Zambatha Pagoulatou, Dzvinia Orlowsky's latest work, and much more.

April 27, 2006

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2006 News Coverage

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Coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer and New Hope Gazette

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Wild River Review Invites Submissions to “Fake Memoir” Contest

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Wild River Review kicked off its first annual “Fake Memoir” contest today. As memoirs are enjoying increasing popularity, the new online publication challenges contestants to show off their literary skills in this genre— with a little twist. Writers must embellish upon a true event.

4/18/06

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New Online Magazine Takes Closer Look at Turkish Writers and Artists

WRR 2006 PRThe Wild River Review takes readers on a virtual literary tour of Turkey this issue with exclusive interviews, reviews, photography, and columns that illuminate Turkish life, literature, and art in its many fascinating forms.
March 22, 2006

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The Wild River Review Launches and Talented Young Writers Triumph

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New online publication promotes the forgotten art of first bylines and much more!
February 28, 2006 (Philadelphia, PA) – Wild River Review, a major new online publication, (www.wildriverreview.com) launched successfully in mid-February, presenting exclusive interviews with literary giants such as Turkish novelist, Orhan Pamuk, essays and poetry by internationally known writers and thinkers, such as William Irwin Thompson, and some of the freshest literary and artistic talent around.

February 28, 2006

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