Rafael Alvarez

is creating RALPHIE'S BOOKMOBILE: Won't you take a ride with me?

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THE WRITING LIFE

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    Receive frequent e-mails about the writing life, one which I have lived professionally since Jimmy "I'll Never Lie to You" Carter was in the White House.
    As I wander through libraries and supermarkets, I hear and see things that are the bedrock of storytelling ... I will share these with you and explain how overheard conversation, strange sights and weird signage -- not to mention the ruins of 21st century America -- form stories as old as t
he fire in the cave.

HANDWRITTEN "REAL MAIL" POSTCARDS

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My kids say their friends envy them because they get "real mail" from dear old dad -- postcards and collages and printed photographs affixed with a stamp. Join this entry level tier and get the literary news of the day and a kind word from Crabtown USA the first week of every month!

ORIGINAL COLLAGE MONTHLY

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You tell me what you love:: Rock and Roll, Victorian literature, urban history -- anything to the moon and back -- and I will create an original collage customized to your passions and deliver via old fashioned U.S. mail. Here is a link to an essay I wrote about my work in collage. I'm no Matisse but I am obsessive and I share a love for the art form with Satchmo.  https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2008/1205/midlife-discovery-im-a-brother-in-collage-with-satchmo

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About Rafael Alvarez

     I am a working writer -- author, reporter and screenwriter -- who specializes in stories about the extraordinary lives of "ordinary" people, some of them poor and all of them either working or looking for work. Family people and loners. Wanderers and collectors. My stories are not unlike those of John Steinbeck and Studs Terkel. Though most of my stories are set in Baltimore, the truths they hold are universal.  I wander American cities -- in good times and bad - and take photos of the odd and traditional with disposable cameras, having prints made professionally from 35mm film. 
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