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Oh, Henry

October 29, 2011


From my front porch, I can almost see the downtown pharmacy where William Sydney Porter (pen name, O. Henry) worked at his Uncle’s drug store.

The writer is among the most read authors in the world, after Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe. Among his quotes:

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”

This month the new arts magazine in the Piedmont – named after the Greensboro-born writer – featured a story on my new project, “The Gathering: A Winter’s Tale in Six Songs.”

If you see the free magazine around town, please pick up a copy. It’s put together by a talented group of writers, designers, and photographers in the Piedmont. It’s also a perfect sized-magazine; stays steady on your lap with a cup of coffee.

Read the article online, or pick up a copy around O. Henry’s hometown.


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