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Re: Jersey City on list of 20 Great American Cities for Writers
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There are several streets near Tonnele Avenue that are named after writers: Whitman, Emerson, Holmes, etc. Look on the map. The streets are near each other.

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this view?

http://timdaly.artspan.com/large-view ... ainting.html#.VPoLCuFRK0I

and inspired local lit - http://www.amazon.com/The-Trespassers-Tris-McCall/dp/0615524060

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I'm a reader, not a writer, but always felt that the view from Leonard Gordon Park over the industrial wastelands, the West Slope dropping gently away, especially when the light is right (pre-sunset, clear enough to see distantly but hazy enough to get great colors in the cloud) would inspire some prose.

I'm far from JC's biggest fan, mainly because of what it's not, but perhaps the landscape, locales, settings, are part of the writerly appeal?

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I'm a reader, not a writer, but always felt that the view from Leonard Gordon Park over the industrial wastelands, the West Slope dropping gently away, especially when the light is right (pre-sunset, clear enough to see distantly but hazy enough to get great colors in the cloud) would inspire some prose.

I'm far from JC's biggest fan, mainly because of what it's not, but perhaps the landscape, locales, settings, are part of the writerly appeal?

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Any bloggers in the JC Writers group? Or is there a separate bloggers group? I have a popular travel blog but I don't otherwise write-- would love to meet up with other writers/bloggers in the neighborhood.

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I remember reading about a young girl who lived on York Street, near Grove St and became blind from smallpox on the boat from England during the passage to the USA. There was a blind school in Manhattan where she learned to read again. She became a poet and authored several books. Her brother invited her out to the west coast after their parents died but she missed JC and returned. I am sorry I cannot remember her name. She was also a member of church at Barrow Mansion.

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There's a meetup group for JC writers that has regular meetings, and there's the tiny Jersey City book festival. Art House does a poetry series.

But most of all, we have Dame's; I wrote most of my first novel there. ;)

But seriously, it's just Fulop's PR team placing JC in a desirable context.There's basically nothing. Very few local pubs to write for, minimal opportunities for local authors to read their work. The idea of any kind of grant from the city is laughable.

What do you want from your city, JC writers? Let's try to make some of it happen!

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Agreed about these lists. It seems like they included JC just based on the fact that WORD is here. I mean that's great and all but is that it? Of course, these things become self fulfilling.

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What resources does JC have for writers?


Simply itself. Even today it's a carnival of characters; flip through the Nick Tosches Reader for a magnificent elaboration.

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Why do people keep posting this wallethub / flavorwire crap as if it has anything to do with real facts?

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jcgurl What resources does JC have for writers?


NYC research libraries

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I was just looking for other cool cities, exploring some options and stumbled on this list of 20 Great American Cities for Writers and the list includes JC. Do we agree? How many of you are like me and make your living as writers? What resources does JC have for writers?

http://flavorwire.com/416836/20-great ... -arent-new-york/view-all/

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