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64 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in wrl Erik Hedegaard, a contributing was very apologetic, wondering if editor for Rolling Stone Magazine it was too late to help out. 'I will be joining the cast of over laughed,' Fischer says. "Too late? thirty authors, editors and publish- Erik is bringing so much to this ers who will be arriving in Dewey event just by being here. And like Beach on March 3-4 to participate all the other authors, he's not get- in the second annual "Writers At ting paid, he's traveling here the Beach: Pure Sea Glass" writ- (from his home in Rhode Island) ing conference, on his own dime for a cause-- Hedegaard, who began his writ- raising money for the United ing career at the Delaware Coast Mitochondrial Disease Press in Rehoboth Beach, will be Foundation--about which he joining former colleague, Terry probably knows very little. It Plowman, publisher and editor of continues to amaze me this kind Delaware Beach Life and Kessler of generosity." Burnett of Chesapeake Life As for it's being too late, Magazine in a conversation with Fischer says it didn't take her long participants about the genre of to disabuse Hedegaard of that magazine writing, notion. In addition to the Friday The discussion will include afternoon panel discussion on everything from nuts and bolts Magazine writing, Hedegaard will information about how writing join fiction writer, Colleen features for magazines differs Curran, author of Whores on the from writing features for newspa- Hill; memoirist, Nancy Kruse -pers, to how magazine editors whose tentatively titled, On My determine what stories to run. The Hands and Knees: What I Learned panelists will share, as well, their from Having Sex" is forthcoming own experiences getting started in from Random House in 2007; and the business, poet John Hoppenthaler ( Lives of For Hedegaard, this experience Water) on a Saturday afternoon includes the story of how, after "Writing About Sex" panel. He'll graduating from Columbia's cre- be joining Fischer, novelist ative-writing program, he landed Robert Bausch, Simon & Schuster a job as an editorial assistant at editor Cherise Davis, and Tom Rolling Stone in 1981, where his Viall, CEO of the United first assignment was an interview Mitochondrial Disease with Ozzy Osbourne. Foundation at an author dinner to "It was in some hotel, and he which conference participants (or was wearing a bathrobe," recalls the public) can register to attend, Erik. "It was shortly after he'd bit- and he'll be reading a piece he ten the head off the dove. And my wrote about smoking cigarettes recorder failed. It was awful, my with John Mellencamp the day first time out in the field." after Mellencamp had a heart We're really excited about attack at the Saturday night Gala Erik's joining us," said conference reading, which is also open to the director, Maribeth Fischer, who public. had invited Hedegaard to the con- For more information about the ference months before, but only conference including registration confirmed with him this past for author dinners, go to weekend. "Apparently, Erik was, on assignment, and he lost track or of time, so when he phoned he call (302)226-8210. Quilts and the Underground Railroad set Feb. 28 Ronald Davis of Delaware State University will present Quilts and the Underground Railroad at 6:30 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Milton Public Library, 121 Union Street. Davis will show how the art of quilt making played a significant role in the Underground Railroad, which helped a number of slaves reach freedom. Call 684-8856 to reserve a place; walk-ins are welcome. Design & Installation For Kitchens & Showroom at Rt. 24, just off Rt. 1 at Family Dollar Mall 644-9006 25 Years Experience Worker's Comp. Injuries Auto Accidents Chronic Neck & Back Pain Medications X.Ray Guided Injections EMG Testing Massage Therapy Locat n 742S. Ot'S Ave, Kent eral Dover, 19904 (302) 734-7246 II Ull NBUE, Imwqg 5 04 TOY01A TANiX-CI awq&995 iwq3,m NRHRN now 995 q6,995 06 NIINll im 995 Nmi - nw gm ma im. Rt w w UfIK . '5,995 awq3,995 MiilS001W , 03 CIIRIIII~ TgC LI ~. m 3,995 05ilODI imlB RT HBR iw'25,995 03 FND 1HIHHrrlIR SE 0iwq2,995 osTevm RVn awq9,995 Nowq7,995 e4wiimms/WlJlmm: Newq7,995 n T mqUNNB m, Nm'23,995 04 CHEVY CAVJiLIBI " kvqO,995 01 CHEVY S-10 BLAZER LS ,~o~ Now'9,995 Nowq7,995 NewS14,995 02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER T~24~ awq2,99fi Now* ,995 Nowq6,995