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|Hearne wants help with book about West Monroe|
West Monroe native Dr. Dixon Hearne plans to compile a book based on residents' personal memories of his hometown, which he hopes to publish by summer 2009.
Currently, Hearne, who now lives and teaches in southern California, needs submissions from local residents for the book.
"I anticipate a book of about 300 pages chock full of local voices," Hearne said. "This is a project I've been thinking about for many years. I grew up in West Monroe, and my mom still lives there, and I think it would be something fun and interesting for people of West Monroe to share their memories."
Hearne plans to donate all profits from the sale of the book to a local charity. He has not decided which charity that will be, but he's looking into various non-profit organizations to pick from.
Hearne originally thought about compiling memories from residents in both Monroe and West Monroe, but figured that would be too large of a task.
He said the book will be "reader-friendly" and include small snippets from selected residents, which will be edited for clarity and grammar.
"I will be very careful in handling other people's memories," Hearne said. "I would like this to be something my fellow citizens would enjoy. I hope it's worthwhile and something people will be proud of."
"This, for me, is a labor of love," he added.
However, Hearne has guidelines for submissions.
"What I don't want is for people to send me a whole manuscript from their grandmother's diary in 1944," Hearne explained. "That would be a whole book itself. It will have to be something very manageable, like maybe 250 words."
Hearne is asking local residents to send submissions to him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearne asks that submissions be no more than 250 words and each submission must be about West Monroe, historical trivia, changes in the area, places that have disappeared and anything "that conjures images of our past and feelings associated with them."
All submissions must be sent electronically, either as e-mail text or a Word attachment. Hearne asks that the body of text be in 12-point type, preferably Times New Roman.
Hearne asks that no pictures be submitted.
Local residents who want to participate also are asked to include the following statement at the beginning of their submission:
"I, (your name), acknowledge that all proceeds from this project will be donated to a West Monroe non-profit organization, and therefore I do not expect payment in any form should my submission be used in the proposed book. I furthermore agree that my submission may be used for purposes of promoting this book, and I hold harmless the editor and publisher from any inaccurate or defamatory information contained in my submission. I fully understand that, due to space considerations, my submission may not be selected for inclusion in this book."
Hearne is a 1966 graduate of West Monroe High School. He has published more than 50 short stories in magazines and anthologies. A collection of his work will be released next week. It's titled, "Touchstones and Threads of Change."
In spring 2009, Hearne will publish another collection of his short stories, titled, "Plantatia: Hightone and Lowdown Stories from the South." He currently teaches at Chapman University, located in Orange County, Calif.