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Ruminate Magazine- Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

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April 18, 2013
chewing on life, faith, and art
Issue 27 Cover
We hope you have been enjoying Issue 27–it’s such a beautiful look at the glimpses that make up our lives, from the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize winners (selected by final judge Mark Richard), to Lydia Larson’s whimsical oil paintings. If you haven’t received Issue 27 yet, you canorder it here!
2013 has been an exciting year already, with an updated look (new paper stock and a new spine binding!) and translation of Ruminate’s beautiful design into the digital world (you can now get Ruminate on your iPad or iPhone through LitRagger in the App Store). And readers aren’t the only ones seeing some exciting progress. We are incredibly happy to share that contributor James Crews’ poem “Calling” from Issue 25 has been selected as a finalist for the Pushcart Prize Anthology!
Our contributors share their work with us for very little–an encouraging email, some contributor copies of the magazine, and an average payment of $10.00 per page.  We’re sure you’ll agree when we say that their words and their art are worth much more. This month, help us bridge that gap by joining us for our 4th annual campaign–Pages for Poets, Writers, and Artists. Donations received through the months of April and May will be applied directly to contributor payments, allowing us to better support a vibrant community dedicated to engaging faith through art and writing.
Last year your support enabled us to increase contributor payments by 10%, we hope you will join in supporting our artists once again!  Let’s make the rest of 2013 as remarkable as the first four months.
Happy reading and happy spring!
The Ruminate Staff
p.s. We love hearing from you! Send us a note on the topic of “Remembering.” We’ll compile our readers’ notes, and they’ll appear in the “Notes from You” section in the next issue of the magazine. 
Janet McCabe Poetry Prize: Enter Now
Enter Ruminate’s annual poetry prize–the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize.

The final judge is Maurice Manning. Entry fee is $18. First place wins $1,500 and and second place wins $500. The winning poems will be published in our Fall Issue. Entry deadline is May 10th.

Read the complete guidelines here. 

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2013 Short Story Prize Recipient: David Brendan Hopes
Meet David Brendan Hopes
We’re pleased to introduce the 2013 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize recipient, David Brendan Hopes. Finalist judge Mark Richard called Hopes’ story the kind of story “toward which all short stories should strive.” You can read Hope’s story “Saturdays He Drove the Ford Pickup” and more of Mark Richard’s comments in Issue 27.
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Abingdon Theatre Company- Presents THE LAST WILL & THE GOOD BOY & THE DRAWER BOY


Now Playing in the June Havoc Theatre
Through May 5th
Robert Brustein’s
directed by and featuring
Austin Pendleton as William Shakespeare


Coming to the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
April 26th – May 19th

written and performed by Michael Bonnabel
and directed by Darin Anthony



Off-Broadway Premiere
Now – May 5, 2013
Tue – Thu at 7pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm
no performances April 23, 24, 25

Merritt Janson, Jeremiah Kissel, Christianna Nelson,
Austin Pendleton, Stephanie Roth Haberle, David Wohl


Retired after years of struggle and success in London, William Shakespeare suffers from a fatal illness, which causes his mind to deteriorate and obscures his ability to distinguish between fact and fiction. As Will wrestles with suspicions, delusions, and family resentments, he longs for forgiveness. As he composes his final testament, Richard Burbage tries to persuade him to return to London to write again.

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New York Premiere
April 26 thru May 19
Wed & Thu at 7pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm


This is the humorous and heartwarming tale of Michael Bonnabel’s struggle to gain independence from his large, loving and complicated family, led by deaf parents. Told in sign, speech and song, Bonnabel explores the weight of the adult responsibilities he faced as a young boy, as well as his yearning to bond with his emotionally distant father.
Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Community Performances

Friday, April 26 at 8pm
Saturday, April 27 at 2pm
Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2pm
use code: SIGNEDPERFORMANCE for special seats

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Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s The Drawer Boy, which opened at
Abindon Theatre Complex’s June Havoc Theatre,
is now re-opening at the Soho Playhouse. The producers are offering Abingdon Theatre Company’s Patrons a Special Discount.

Strictly Limited Engagement

Click here to get tickets for only
$39 (Reg. Tix: $65)

Opens April 19th at 8PM. Runs through June 16th.

Tues-Sun @ 8PM, Sat & Sun matinee @ 3PM.

“…a beautifully written piece, humorous and heart wrenching…” “…Unforgettable…”
-The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

Critics have praised Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s sold out production of THE DRAWER BOY calling it: “unforgettable”, “moving”, “a brilliant work”, “artfully directed”, and”extraordinary.” Now, SoHo Playhouse in collaboration with Oberon Theatre Ensemble will extend the run of this acclaimed production.

This award winning play looks in on the lives of two farmers in 1972 rural Ontario. World War II veterans and lifelong friends, the farmers share a quiet and uneventful life based on stories and routine. Their lives are disrupted when a young, energetic actor from the big city shows up on their doorstep wanting to live and work with them as research for a play about farming. As the actor immerses himself, the farmers’ darkest secrets become part of the actor’s play and the lines between theatre and life, and memory and reality, become blurred. Heartbreak and levity mix in this extraordinary play about storytelling and how it transforms our lives.

“By the time the last of its dark secrets has been revealed, this quietly intense play has painted a portrait of devastating heartbreak leavened by the surprising healing power of theater” -Backstage

Starring: Alex Fast, Brad Fryman, and William Laney

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Laurie Stevens Author- THE DARK BEFORE DAWN

      by Laurie Stevens
Laurie Stevens says, “I wanted to give you a quick update. I’ve been very busy promoting the book and series.  I do a lot of speaking engagements — many on following your dreams/becoming a writer etc.  Adults really enjoy those. There’s a YouTube video of a TV interview I did. If you want to see it, click the link on my website below and it will be under the “meet the author” tab. Oddly enough, my most captivated audience for the book itself have been high school students.  Go figure. I guess they are not scared of anything! “
“We’ve gotten two film rights options for the book, but have not committed… as of yet.”
“I do a lot of online articles and I’ve included one here:
“I figured you might be interested in this one because it’s about the 99 cent book phenomenom. It would be interesting to hear your opinions as readers.
“Also, I’m very excited to announce that the second book in the Gabriel McRay series, entitled DEEP INTO DUSK is coming out soon.  A couple of months from now.
“Lastly, I will be at the L.A. Times festival of books at USC this Sunday April 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Sisters in Crime booth #367.  I’ll be signing away and giving out goodie bags. If any of you local Los Angelinos are planning a literary event day and you attend the festival, PLEASE COME BY AND SAY HI!”
“I hope 2013 is treating all of you well and don’t forget to keep in touch.”
Laurie Stevens
Kirkus Review Star recipient. Read the entire review here
Named Kirkus Review’s Best of 2011
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