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Ed Shillitoe
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Trivia question Reply with quote

Things are very quiet here again, so here is a trivia question to ponder:

Who is Gregory Spatz, and why do we care?

No prizes for the answer I'm afraid.

Ed
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whatwasithinking
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed,

No prizes? Dang. I'm afraid that I do know who he is.

Teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University, and plays violin in a small folk-music band called The Mighty Squirrel. Happens to be a friend of bowmaker Morgan Andersen, and owns a couple of his bows. Author of a somewhat eccentric short story about a bowmaker, who might slightly resemble Mr. Andersen. Or perhaps he greatly resembles Mr. Andersen, I don't know.

More than you wanted to know, I'm sure.

Bob
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Ed Shillitoe
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done! That was quick!

What I was thinking was this - that he is the first author of any piece of fiction about a bowmaker. There are a lot of novels and films about musicians and even about violin makers, but I think that this is the first ever about a bowmaker. A minor milestone in literary history I suppose.

Is it worth buying his book? I've not seen it but its only $13.

Ed
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whatwasithinking
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed Shillitoe wrote:
Is it worth buying his book? I've not seen it but its only $13.

Ed


Seems like I read it in the original periodical somewhere. Can't say it changed my life, but a fun read. And unique.

Bob
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wm_crash
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$13 is quite cheap for a bow related book. Do it!

cheers,
Cosmin


Ed Shillitoe wrote:


Is it worth buying his book? I've not seen it but its only $13.

Ed
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whatwasithinking
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's just a short story.
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