The largest book giveaway ever attempted is sure to be a success. A unique initiative in the United Kingdom to celebrate adult books and reading is set to take place on March 5, 2011. You still have a chance to take part in giving one million books to one million different people on one night. Check out the link below to find out more:
Writers aim to tell a story that resonates with the reader. Writing work that’s known for generations is whole different realm of genius. Who weaves a classic story better than 19th Century author Charles Dickens?
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Whose heart hasn’t ached for the star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Here’s how it might look if a girl from the valley gave it a slight rewrite for the stage. I was happy to star in the new adaptation, and give kudos to my hubby for playing my Romeo.
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We’ve all heard the stories of famous authors being rejected by agents and publishers. Ever imagine what those letters read like?
Check out this link:“We did not like it, not one tiny bit; as a writer, sir, we urge you to quit.”
Have you ever read a novel, short short or collection of poetry and marvelled at the pure genius of the work? Do you then ask yourself if you will ever have a speck of that genius yourself? Ahhh yes, the curse of being a writer.
Listen to Elizabeth Gilbert and her view that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius.
Cascade - A Novel received 2010 University of the West Indies Press Award
Barbara Lalla’s beautifully written novel explores a universal question: when, where and how does one grow old with dignity. The intricate story unfolds in Jamaica and Trinidad and tells a moving and suspenseful tale of families dealing with ageing in a shifting culture where British-colonial influences clash with modern Jamaican politics, and lawlessness is on the increase.
Early on we meet four elderly characters related by blood and marriage, Ivy, Rosemarie, Ellie and Dan, who meet regularly at Ivy’s guesthouse in the mountains. Their comfortable bonds, intertwined with respect for extended families and servants, developed over decades within a gracious lifestyle that is slowly disappearing from their homeland.
The vital foursome plan to “stick together” at the guesthouse after retiring from urban Kingston as a way to remain independent and free their children of the burden of caregiving. Rosemarie, formerly a nursing matron in the United States and Jamaica, promises to care for the others if the need should arise over time. Continue reading