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Website of the Week: Mc The Book Mechanic

Kevin McIlvoy was a writer in residence here at the Piper Center last year, and he has now launched a new website offering writing help and guidance at www.mcthebookmechanic.com.

McIlvoy is the author of such books as The Fifth Station, Hyssop, Little Peg, and The Complete History of New Mexico (all of which can be ordered on the products page). He's the recipient of a fellowship from The National Endowment of the Arts, and taught in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where he was editor of Puerto del Sol for twenty-five years.

Long story short: this guy knows his stuff and he can help YOU get your novel/short story collection/any writing you are working on in shape. As his website says, the "mission is to be a welcoming place for the restless people who believe in the 'radical decentering' (Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just) power of beauty." Even his mission statement is beautifully written!

McIlvoy offers services in editing and mentoring, as well as writer's workshops and a site feature called Inter-Nest, an area where he hopes to continue the "dialogue with the writers who once trusted me to fully inhabit their work and to respond to it from the inside; I ask that they help me place myself in the dynamic uncertainties in which I will challenge all my own first assumptions about writing and the teaching of writing."

Check out the site at www.mcthebookmechanic.com.
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