The Place for Words Press

The Place for Words Press announces its newest book published by Judith Yarbrough. "Friends Forever in My Heart" is available on or from the author, who would personalize your copy!  The novella, about lifelong friendships, is available on kindle or paperback, and makes a great holiday gift for a lifelong friend. Mindy Pollack-Fusi worked with Judith to write, edit and produce her book.

You can purchase the The Ice Cream Stand at the bottom of this page.

Pictured here are members of the Bedford No-Name Book Club that chose the book "The Ice Cream Stand and Other Stories & Poems" as its December book. Mindy attended the recent Book Club meeting to discuss behind-the-scenes of the stories. For more details on the book, or to request this book for your book club, contact Mindy. Front row, from left: Laura Wallace, Jude DeHart. In back: Mary Pierce, Marietta Ellis, Kathie Chapman, and Maureen Reyling (missing is Louise Bayle)

Click here to see a video from the book launch party.

From 2008-2011, residents of Bedford, Massachusetts came together with a common goal of learning to write creative prose. Local writing teacher Mindy Pollack-Fusi elicited heartfelt, humorous, and inspirational stories, essays and poems out of her students ages 25-75—then took them public in August, 2011. “The Ice Cream Stand and Other Stories & Poems” is a 198-page collection by 21 writers who portray everyday events written from the heart and based on personal experience and imagination. As the book unfolds, readers see the progression of writers' skills, and individual voices emerge in this collective tapestry, including work by prose instructor, Mindy Pollack-Fusi and poetry teacher, Dianalee Velie. says this about "The Ice Cream Stand":
This is a collection of funny, edgy, heart-warming and inspirational stories & poems by creative writing students from The Place for Words & Workshops. This book includes essays, short nonfiction pieces, short and long fiction and poems of all kinds. It is not only a great read, but inspirational for writers who wish to develop their art and publish one day. From love stories to real-life tales about people struggling to overcome addiction, and from light adventures at ice cream stands to dark corners of dementia, this book takes readers on a ride through real life and imaginary worlds.

Read the Bedford Minuteman article about our Book Launch Party.

Read an article in the Boston Globe West People Column.

“The Ice Cream Stand”
Available for purchase at:
· The Concord Bookshop
· Through individual authors
· The Place For Words (below)
· E-book
· Goodreads

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Mindy Pollack-Fusi
The Place for Words & Workshops.
200 Great Rd., Suite 254A, Bedford, MA 01730