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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coming Up: Notes & Words Concert and Contest

A great event coming up, and a chance to win free tickets. The event is Notes & Words, combining writers and musicians on stage together for unique entertainment. The proceeds benefit Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland.

To win tickets, write a short, personal essay about caring for a child (age 18 or younger) during a crisis (which can include a medical, emotional, or parenting type crisis). They welcome serious and humorous essays.

The winners get a personal phone conversation with:
-Jennifer Smith, Editor at Random House/Ballantine
-Andrea Barzvi, Literary Agent at ICM
-Deborah Way, Executive Editor at O the Oprah Magazine

The winner also gets introductions to:
-Michael Chabon, Pulitzer prize winning author
-Anne Lamott, NY Times best-selling author
-John Hodgman, of The Daily Show and HBO's Bored to Death
-Kelly Corrigan, NY Times best-selling author

And finalists will get 2 tickets to Notes & Words. See the website for official rules.
Entries are accepted from March 7-21, 2012.

WHEN: the concert is April 28, 2012
MORE INFO: Notes & Words (

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