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  • Jan Bowman Featured at Author’s Salon June 27, 2017

    I will be reading at the Author’s Salon at Howard County Central Library on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. I was invited as the featured reader as part of Columbia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. I will read from my story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories and some brief passages from new work. Followed by a Q & A and a book signing. Would love to see you there. Come and bring your friends. Here is a link. http://hclibrary.org/classes-events/author-salon-jan-bowman/

  • News for June 2017

    Hello Writer Friends, June 4, 2017
    Wanted to let you know that I will be a featured presentation as part of Columbia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and will be talking about the connections between community, writing, and the way kindness helps us all.

  • My New Story is a Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize Finalist. June 2016

    I am pleased to announce that one of my new stories was a finalist for the Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize, selected by the editors of the Tampa Review. Here is a list with the winner and finalists. Announcing the winner and finalists of the Danahy Fiction Prize. Published: Jun 15, 2016

  • Reflections

  • Entry 243 – WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Flight Path & Other Stories by Jan Bowman


  • Entry 242 – Margaret Mackinnon on Poetry’s Connections Between Obscurity & Mystery

    Virginia Poet Margaret Mackinnon, winner of the 2014 Library of Virginia Poetry Award and the 2011 GERALD CABLE BOOK AWARD for THE INVENTED CHILD, talks with Jan Bowman about connecting the lines between the obscure and the mysterious.

  • Entry 241 – Linda Trice – on Kenya’s Art, Kenya’s Word – AND Are Agents Necessary?

    Linda Trice talks about her third and newest picture book in the series for ages 4-8, Kenya’s Art (Charlesbridge Publishing) now available from all booksellers as of TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2016. And she describes her experiences working with and without an agent.