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Marketing professional Ann Handley says that if you have a web site, you are a publisher; if you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means we are all writers. Chief Content Officer for MarketingProfs, Ann Handley is also an author and monthly contributor to Entrepreneur magazine.

Harvard University Press

One of the cruel abuses of slavery in America was that slaves were forbidden to read and write. But as Trinity College Associate Professor of English and American Studies Christopher Hager reveals in his latest book, “Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing,” some enslaved African Americans did learn to read and write, and during the early years of emancipation thousands more became literate.

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Popular humorist and columnist Erma Bombeck went about her life living in a modest 1959 ranch-style house in Centerville, Ohio. Now, that home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martha Boice, who helped found the Landmarks Foundation of Centerville-Washington Twp., says she thought it was just a pipe dream at first. At a University of Dayton writing conference last year, she asked Bombeck's children if they'd be okay with her pursing the designation. She was delighted when they said yes.

Mark Perzel and Senior Editor Jesse Cohen discuss the process and collaboration with Guest Editor Michio Kaku on creating this year’s volume of The Best American Science Writing. Jesse dives into the history and inspiration for creating the series and elaborates on some of the choices made for the 2012 edition.

Sabina Barron from the Writers of Outstanding Words program brings several of her students in to read their poetry and also talks about the work of the organization.