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Callen Harty

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Originally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin Callen Harty is the author of seven books. He is also the author of 23 full-length plays, an adaptation, a one-act play, and 50 monologues that have been produced. Most of them have been produced at Broom Street Theater in Madison, Wisconsin where he has worked as an actor, writer, and director since 1983. He served as the Artistic Director of the theater from 2005-2010. Monologues that he wrote for the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum won him awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the American Association of State and Local History.


His essays, poems, and articles have been published in newspapers and magazines around the country and he has taken the top prize in several photo contests. His writing

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Callen Harty For me it sometimes helps to let the project sit for a while and then go back to it with fresh eyes. In the meantime you can continue working on somet…moreFor me it sometimes helps to let the project sit for a while and then go back to it with fresh eyes. In the meantime you can continue working on something else. Usually writer's block is about a particular piece you're working on (or a part of that piece that is difficult) rather than a generalized feeling where you can't write anything, at least for me. So, setting the piece with the issue and coming back to it usually helps.(less)
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The McCarthy Fiasco

The reality of the fiasco that was the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House comes down to this–McCarthy wanted power and control, but also wanted his name in history as his legacy. It was about ego and little else. Instead of a legacy in a long line of influential and powerful Speakers his legacy will more likely be that of one of the weakest Speakers in history. He will mostly be re

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Callen Harty My play, Invisible Boy, is now available in book format at Amazon.com. It was released on December 1, 2016.


Callen Harty There is going to be a countdown sale on the Kindle version of Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story this week. The regular paperback price is $14.95 and the regular price to buy it as a Kindle book is $7.99. Starting Wednesday morning (8:00 a.m. central) it will be selling on Kindle for $3.99, then going back up a dollar a day until it's back to its regular price by Sunday. Wednesday: $3.99, Thursday: $4.99, Friday: $5.99, Saturday, $6.99, and Sunday back to $7.99. If you are a Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Lending Library user you can always read it for free. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1518...


Callen Harty Isthmus article on my new book, Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story. http://isthmus.com/arts/books/book-em...


Callen Harty Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story is now available on Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019BNQ8W0


Callen Harty This weekend only--Friday, Saturday, and Sunday--the Kindle version of My Queer Life is available for free downloads. http://www.amazon.com/My-Queer-Life-C...


Callen Harty I was on the Larry Meiller Show on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Tuesday. This is a link to WPR that includes a link to the entire interview. http://www.wpr.org/people/callen-harty


Callen Harty Wisconsin State Journal books editor Jeanne Kolker just published an interview with me in 77 Square (Madison Newspapers' weekly arts section). Check it out. http://host.madison.com/entertainment...


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Callen Harty I was just featured in an article in the Madison Times yesterday. http://www.themadisontimes.com/news_d...


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