When people tell me they “just read” motivational books, I cringe.
“Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread.
There is a list that was forwarded to me last evening,
Stories That Talk 2 – Invitation to submit manuscripts.
How wonderful to be with young writers?
WaterWood Press, a publishing consortium with editorial offices in Texas, New York, London, Paris & Madrid will be accepting war poetry beginning May 1, 2008, and ending September 1, 2008 for its upcoming soft cover anthology entitled Against Agamemnon: War Poetry. WaterWood Press is managed by a worldwide editorial staff, including faculty from top universities, who have been published by leading houses such as Peter Lang Publishing, Reed Elsevier Publishing, Thomson Publishing, West Group, LEXIS NEXIS, and others. American poet James Adams, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize nominee for his poetry collection Noble Savage (St.-Lukes Presse), which featured themes of American Indian genocide and African civil war, has agreed to serve as editor. Noble Savage (available at Brazos Books, Houston, Texas) was called “a substantial achievement” by Houston poet-research physician Michael Lieberman. Adams’ war poetry has been called “original and moving”
For nearly fifty years, the Rockefeller Foundation has hosted scholars, creative artists, and practitioners at Bellagio for concentrated work on major projects. Talented professionals use time at Bellagio to advance work that has impact across disciplines, while interacting daily with an active and diverse intellectual community. Artists and scholars stay for one month of work at Bellagio, away from their usual daily demands, and flexible schedules are available for practitioners working at non-profit or NGO organizations. Residents at the Bellagio Center in 2007-2008 represent a diverse group of more than 20 countries, including: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Israel, Lebanon, Canada, the United States, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Togo. Applicants from outside the United States and Western Europe are particularly encouraged to apply, as
She sat on the bed, a calm air around her as she looked at the condom in her hand,
The first Session of the Series, opened with a reading by Poet Sitawa Namwali (Betty W. Muragori) from her poem, Say my name. Betty has a degree in zoology and botany and is happily married with three children. The Chief Guest at this Session was Betty Radier, CEO of McCann Erickson. Soon after Sitawa’s poetry reading, Betty started her presentation with a dramatic opening, appearing dressed in industrial safety gear. She made the point, by getting rid of the gear and reappearing as a beautifully dressed lady, that women do not have to go out of their way to prove their competence. They can still be feminine, beautiful and efficiently competent in whatever career role they chose. Betty Radier’s presentation was made by quotes, carefully chosen to demonstrate common stereotypes, common reactions to them, and the woman’s choice. The very
In November 2007, we held the inaugural storytelling competitions in 5 universities and 4 estates.