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11

Sep
2014

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National Radio Tour Scheduled for 9/11/14

On 11, Sep 2014 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

On 9/11/14, Damon will be a guest on the following radio stations as part of Premiere Network’s national radio tour remembering 9/11.

The tour schedule is listed below. All times are EST.

An (L) means the interview will be Live.

A (T) means the interview will be taped and played throughout the morning.

The tour will pause for a moment of silence at 8:43 a.m.

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7:00 – KNEN – Norfolk, NE – Mookie & CC (T)

7:10 – WILK – Scranton, PA – Webster and Nancy (L)

7:20 – WNPV – Lansdale-Philadephia, PA – Darryl Berger (T)

7:30 – KRLD – Dallas, TX – Mitch Carr (T)

7:40 – WMXO – Olean, NY – Chris Russsell (T)

7:50 – WKBN – Youngstown, OH – Dan Rivers (L)

8:00 – KQRS – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Tom Barnard (L)

8:10 – WDUN – Atlanta, GA – Bill and Joel (L)

8:20 – Michigan’s Big Show – Michigan state – Michael Patrick Shiels (L)

8:40 – break

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15

Aug
2014

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Hatchfund Campaign Launches for Tower Stories, the Play

On 15, Aug 2014 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book, Play | By admin

On August 15, 2014, a Hatchfund campaign launched to fund development of a play based on “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11.” The campaign will run until September 30. Donors receive rewards at select donation tiers all donations are tax deductible.

Click here, or on the badge below to view a video of the project.

 

 

WHAT IS TOWER STORIES: THE PLAY?

A project to adapt Damon DiMarco’s book “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11” for the stage. Donations will fund the play’s development cycle, including readings by professional actors in New York City, with an eye toward mounting a full production on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 (September 2016).

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National Radio Tour Scheduled for 9/11/13

On 09, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In Event, Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Damon will take part in a national radio tour on the morning of 9/11 via Premiere Radio Networks. He will be joined by Florence Engoran, a survivor of the World Trade Center, whose story appears in Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.

Florence was 5 months pregnant and working on the 55th Floor of Tower 2 at the time of the attacks. Through the help of colleagues and complete strangers, in the midst of the chaos that ensued, she was able to walk to the base of the towers and flee to safety.

Florence’s daughter, Emily Rose, was born a few months later. Emily recently turned 11 years old. She participates in volunteer work, donating her time and energy to various causes.

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The radio tour is scheduled for the following live broadcasts Read more…

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05

Sep
2011

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Watch for Damon’s guest blog for Friendgrief.com on 9/11

On 05, Sep 2011 | In Event | By admin

Friendgrief.com is a website devoted to the exploration of grief, the grieving process, and the healing we hope takes place after losing a loved one. Author and website founder, Victoria Noe, asked Damon to write a guest blog which (he is honored to say) will appear this 9/11/11 as part of Victoria’s excellent series of blog coverage for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

Victoria’s blog schedule includes:

9/7 – Preserving Stories

9/8 – Tourism and Souvenirs, 9/11-style

9/9 – The Guys Read more…

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04

Sep
2011

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“Tower Stories” nationwide radio tour scheduled for 9/9

On 04, Sep 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Damon and a guest who survived the destruction of the North Tower at the World Trade Center will be the guests of Premiere Radio Networks on Friday morning, 9/9/11. Time slots are still being plotted as more markets come on board. Currently, the stations enrolled include:

WLUP RADIO
Chicago, IL

WLRW RADIO
Champaign, IL

WRIF RADIO
Detroit, MI

WBBB RADIO
Raleigh, NC

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22

Aug
2011

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Odyssey Networks debuts “Tower Stories” video on their Call on Faith smart phone app

On 22, Aug 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.

Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone Read more…

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20

Aug
2011

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Enter to win a copy of “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11,” sponsored by Goodreads.com

On 20, Aug 2011 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book | By admin

I’m pleased to announce that, from now until August 26, you can click on the badge below to win a copy of my book, “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.”

Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” features a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the independent 9/11 Commission. 

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22

Jun
2011

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Re: “Tower Stories,” Odyssey Networks interviews Damon for smartphone app

On 22, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.

Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone app, “Call on Faith” for iPhone, Blacberry, and Android. “Call on Faith” features over 120 videos representing faiths from around the world and across all cultures. Look for Damon talking about his book “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11″ in the Call on Faith “ON Page” section next month. Other features authors include Lauren Hillenbrand, Ashley Judd, and Conor Grennan.

You can follow Odyssey Networks at:

www.twitter.com/odysseynetworks

www.facebook.com/odysseynetworks

Order your copy of “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” here:

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08

Jun
2011

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Missouri college to do two readings of “Tower Stories” to commemorate September 11th

On 08, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

East Central College of Union, Missouri will host two nights of readings from my book Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 as part of their commermoration of 9/11, this coming September.

Publishers Weekly called Tower Stories:

“. . . monumental . . . In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

Library Journal called Tower Stories:

“…unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.”

Interested in doing a reading event at your theater, college or university, or civic group? All public readings of material from Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11  are subject to a performance royalty, as well as certain contracual agreements and restrictions. Please e-mail info@towerstories.org or mail@damondimarco.com to request a Royalty Application.

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14

Mar
2011

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“Tower Stories” named one of the “500 Best Books You’ll Ever Read”

On 14, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Trivia question:

What do the following books have in common?

Answer:

They’re all featured in Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. Right next to my own  Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.

Mittelmark and Newman write:

“Damon DiMarco wandered through New York in the weeks after the attack on the Twin Towers collecting the first person accounts that comprise Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11. As you might expect, the result is a series of seriously tear-jerking stories of loss, heroism, and horror.”

Well.

I still wish that Tower Stories never had to be written. But as years pass, it’s nice to see that it’s keeping good company.

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About Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11

 

“The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

          STAR REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly 

“. . .unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.” 

          Margaret Heilbrun for Library Journal 

“While the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.” 

          Journal of Folklore Research 

“I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.” 

          Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories) 

“This book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.” 

          William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

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