What’s the deal on the Summer Fiction party on Thursday, August 18? Even though we have repeated the information more times than the politicians have said “the important thing is jobs,” we will say it once again:

The reception for writers and poets contributing to the U.S. 1 Summer Fiction issue will be Thursday, August 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Way, just off Rosedale Road opposite the entrance to the Johnson Park School. The doors will open at 5:30 for some socializing with the writers. The writers will be introduced beginning at around 6 p.m. Those who want to walk the greenway’s poetry trail (U.S. 1, April 13, 2011) are advised to come a half hour or hour earlier and do so.

The event is free, informal, and open to all U.S. 1 readers. We will have modest provisions of wine and cheese and crackers — the classic (or cliche) offerings at so many literary events. We are reluctant to make promises about any event of which we are a part, but some people in the past have been known to attend the Summer Fiction party and walk away saying it had been — their word — fun.

To the Editor:

Network, Network

I was very pleased to see that two entries in the August 10 issue dealt with the subject of networking: “Summer Networking, Hot Opportunities” and “Need Networking? Start Your Own Group.” I think that networking is very important for everyone and absolutely necessary and often beneficial to those many people in transition between jobs.

I want to bring to your readers’ attention that there is a comprehensive and updated list of job-search networking groups, which I maintain via my website, www.landingexpert.com. This site is visited by more than 3,000 people monthly. It includes several groups in the Princeton area and many others in commutable distance. They are free and open to the public. In fact, everybody is welcome.

Alex Freund

U.S. 1 reported on Freund’s resume writing tips in the January 20, 2010, issue.

Correction

In the August 10 issue, U.S. 1 reported on the crosstown move and name change of SHM Mailers. The firm, now known as Digital Dog Direct, has moved from Everett Drive in West Windsor to 200 Ludlow Drive in Ewing. The article incorrectly listed the phone and fax numbers for the former location. The correct numbers for the new location are 609-882-3444 (phone) and 609-882-3447 (fax), We apologize for the error.

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