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The offices of Helen Keller Worldwide, a block away from the World Trade Center, were destroyed in the September 11 attack. Irreplaceable archives of letters and photos of Helen Keller are gone. The library of several first editions of many of Helen Keller works were lost. Financial donations are coming in for the programs sponsored by HKW. And remarkably, the archive is being rebuilt slowly by those donating items from their personal libraries. Recently, a signed first-edition copy of Midstream, The Story of My Later Life by Helen Keller was donated to the archive Andrew Hall of HKI in Bangladesh.
The Library of Virginia, the
Virginia Center for the Book, and the Library of Virginia Foundation have
announced the winners of the 4th Annual Library of Virginia Awards:
Booker T. Washington was named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Suntrust Foundation was given the Philanthropic Award.
An awards ceremony scheduled for September 15, 2001 was cancelled following the terrorist bombings on September 11.
Legal thriller author William Bernhardt edited the latest collaborative novel featuring the top names in the genre. Among the noted authors: Lisa Scottoline, Michael Palmer, Brad Meltzer, and Leslie Glass. Round-robin formats are fun to read as each author tries to one up the last chapter with their own bag of tricks.
The authors are donating the book's profits to the Nature Conservancy.
New Approaches to Eudora Welty (deadline: November 15, 2001)
Eudora Welty Around the Globe: Inner and Outer Spaces (deadline: November 15, 2001)
Delta Blues Symposium VIII: The Sacred and the Secular (deadline: January 15, 2002)