Jun 8, 2008
My good friend Richard Gildenmeister is to be honored June 26th by the Cleveland Arts Prize for his 55+ years of selling books and promoting writers in Northern Ohio. One of the writers he’s promoted is also being honored that night— Michael Ruhlman (who I brought to Durham last fall for the BlogTogether food blogging dinner) and chef Michael Symon will share an award.
I checked in with Dennis Dooley, my editor-mentor at Northern Ohio Live, about the Arts Prize (I’d nominated Richard six years ago, when Dennis was a member of the jury), and learned that he’s looking forward to retiring as a writer-for-hire so he can get to some of his own writing projects. Dennis co-edited a book about Superman, Superman at Fifty: The Persistence of a Legend. Dennis taught me a valuable lesson about writing and editing one afternoon at Live when we sat down to rewrite a feature article that just wasn’t ready for print.
Brian K. Vaughan, another Live connection (he was an intern with me one summer), is rocketing to well-deserved fame and glory — he’s writing the television show Lost these days, and just sold a screenplay that he’ll help produce into a film about a modern-day knights of the roundtable.
Anton Zuiker ☄
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