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Front Page News – Finding Life after Print

20141227-inq-wrr-circleIt 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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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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Princeton professor emeritus takes tongue-in-cheek approach in novel about local real estate

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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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Stoutsburg Cemetery Association book project

Stoutsburg book projecJanuary 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.

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

brief-eulogies-pr-circle Wild River Book, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines by Mark Lyons, Named Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015

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Wild River Books: Surprise Encounters by Scott McVay

SurpriseEncounters-circle Wild River Books will publish Surprise Encounters with Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things by Scott McVay, named “the Money Man for Inspirations” by the New York Times and whose career reflects grant-making as Founding Executive Director of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. His passion for addressing critical issues fit well at the Chautauqua Institution when he became President there and led its programming. This Memoir features over 150 vignettes, provocative encounters with pathfinders chronicling decades of enduring philanthropic work.

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Wild River Founders Joy Stocke and Kimberly Nagy Honored as Difference Makers

PRESS RELEASE Wild River Founders Honored as Difference Makers in the Delaware River Community LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. - Sept. 26, 2016 - On Sept. 21, 2016, 7PM-10PM, 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, at the first of a three-part...

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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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Margaret Atwood selects English novelist Naomi Alderman as her protégé

Rolex Mentor & Protege logoAcclaimed 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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News from Wild River Books: Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines

brief-eulogies-pr-circle Pushcart Prize nominee and director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, Mark Lyons builds “story shrines” along US highways, and depicts struggles and insights of undocumented Mexican immigrants,hospital “lifers,” returning veterans and highway philosophers, among other unforgettable characters.> 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.

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Wild River Books to Publish The Megabuilders of Queenston Park

Megabuilders of Queenstown Park 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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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.

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

wrb-home-2012-circle 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!

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

paulholdengraber-circle "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

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Daring Collaborations: Rolex and The New York Public Library

nyplrolex 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.

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

composing-further-life-circle 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.”

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Wild River Books Publishes Still Travels: Three Long Poems

pr-still-travels-circle 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. 

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

Portillo - Open Borders excerpt circle 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.

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2006 Press Releases

wrr200611/6/06: WRR Interviews Scientists Freeman Dyson & Rush Holt
10/16/06: Life and Times of Orhan Pamuk, Nobel-Prize Winner
10/5/06: Free Speech Challenged Again in Turkey — October 5th Trials
9/28/06: Wild River Review's Exclusive Interview with Donald Hall — 14th U.S. Poet Laureate
9/06/06: Wild River Review celebrates Quark Park — Where Science Meets Art
8/01/06: New Bloggers Join WRR — Live from Lebanon and the Long View on the Mideast
6/21/06: Wild River Review Releases Mystery and Imagination Issue
4/27/06: Wild River Review Files for Extension of National Poetry Month
4/18/06: Wild River Review Invites Submissions to "Fake Memoir" Contest
3/22/06: New Online Magazine Takes Closer Look at Turkish Writers and Artists
2/28/06: The Wild River Review Launches and Talented Young Writers Triumph

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The Wild River Review Launches and Talented Young Writers Triumph

PRESS ROOM The Wild River Review Launches and Talented Young Writers Triumph 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...

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