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Malcolm’s News – Le Chat Noir, Lowe’s Build and Grow, Winter Writing

  • chatnoirToulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne Paris 1880-1910, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, November 2, 2013 – January 19, 2014 – Since a copy of Le Chat Noir hangs in our foyer, it was a special treat seeing the real thing during our yearly trip to Nevada to visit our granddaughters. Our oldest granddaughter, who’s five, enjoyed the museum’s lively arts and crafts project rooms. We enjoyed watching her create new art, and then enjoyed looking at the Touluse-Latrec exhibit. We came home with bad colds and good memories. (Click on the graphic if you live near Reno and want more information about the exhibit.)
  • Lowe’s Build and Grow is a great way for kids to learn their way around a workshop while having fun. My wife and I lucked out while we were in Carson City last week and got to see my granddaughter Freya build a pull-back racer at the local store. There were lots of kids there and a whole lot of hammering. When the cars were done, the project tables (made out of stacks of plywood) became race tracks. While one of the motives buildandgrowbehind these workshops has to do with bringing parents into the stores while training the kids to come back to the stores when they grow up, these Saturday morning projects are also wonderful learning experiences. Watching my granddaughter build her wood racing car reminded me of the toys my grandfather made for me in his own workshop. What fun! (You can learn more about this Lowe’s program of “Kids Clinics” and the schedule for your area by clicking on the graphic.)
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    Aeon and The Betrayed: While writing my next contemporary fantasy novel, Aeon, I’m happy to see the e-book edition of my latest novel, The Betrayed, appearing in more and more online sites. So far, it’s available on Kindle, Nook, OmniLit, Apple and Smashwords. If your book club selects this dark fantasy about a young professor who goes to a small college to teach English and ends up being slandered, shot at, and kidnapped, you’ll find a free discussion guide here. (You can see an excerpt from the novel on my recent Magic Moments post: Books: Thrills, Chills and Lies at a Small College.)

  • Today’s Quotation: “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”  – Freya Stark


Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of the contemporary fantasies “The Seeker,” “The Sailor” and “The Betrayed.”

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