Month: October 2017

Reflections: Urban Legends

October 31 / 17 We all know what day it is and it would be very appropriate for you guys to read some urban legends. Found these gems courtesy of ThoughtCo. The article, written by David Emery focuses on these urban legends. Are these truth or fiction? I can’t answer that. Read these stories and think for yourself. To see the rest of this article click here. Credit source: ThoughtCo.   The Dead Boyfriend Here are two examples of the urban legend known as the “The Dead Boyfriend.” Example #1: A girl and her boyfriend are making out in his car. They had parked in the woods so no one would see them. When they were done, the boy got out to pee and the girl waited for him in the safety of the car. After waiting five minutes, the girl got out of the car to look for her boyfriend. Suddenly, she sees a man in the shadows. Scared, she gets back in the car to drive away, when she hears a very faint squeak… …

Creative Close-Up: Creative Writing

October 30 / 17 Hey everyone! Hope you guys enjoyed your weekend. I wanted to share with you a few videos about Creative Writing. That’s what this month’s Creative Close-Up is about. I’m sure some of you have always wanted to write, but are not quite sure how to go about it. I can only hope this can help you along your creative writing journey. Some of these videos are a few years old, but they’re still effective. Enjoy your Monday, be creative, be blessed!     Image source: unknown  

Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

October 25 / 17 Found a list of book festivals, conferences, and things. Courtesy of African American Literature Book Club, there are several events taking place in November…. Credit source: African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) Wisconsin Book Festival Thursday, November 2, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Madison, Wisconsin Texas Book Festival Saturday, November 4, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Austin, Texas Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Washington, District of Columbia Kentucky Book Fair Friday, November 10, 2017, to Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Frankfort, Kentucky Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Saturday, November 11, 2017 – St. Petersburg, Florida Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Portland, Oregon National Book Awards Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – New York, New York Ake Arts and Book Festival Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria Bluffton Book Festival Thursday, November 16, 2017, to Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bluffton, South Carolina Miami Book Fair International Saturday, November 18, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Miami, Florida Mosaic Literary Conference …

Wednz Scene: Scream on the Green

October 25 / 17 Hello everyone! For those living the Columbus, Georgia area, this event is right up your alley. Young Professional’s Scream on the Green is coming this Friday, October 27 at the CSU (Columbus State University) RiverPark Campus-Woodruff Park Lawn. It all starts at 7:00 pm. Lots of activities, lots of fun. Go to http://www.YPColumbus.Ga.com for more information.   Image source: Facebook & YouTube

Short Scary Films….

October 24 / 17 Hello! October is almost gone, but I do have something for you guys. Scary short films, horror films. Found five of these great short scary films I think you might like. Created by Ahishek Kumar, presented by White Cape Productions.     A film of Jean-Yan Babois, The Young Woman: Dorothee Babois, The Old Lady: Emma Niola, Thanks to Anais Jenner, Nicolas Robert-Naudin, Manou & Moon.     Directed By: David Lawrence Produced By David Lawrence, Adrienne Michelle Executive Producer(s): David Lawrence, Allen Schmitt Written by David Lawrence Main Cast: Hoyt Richards, Julia Parker, Elizabeth Sandy     Directed By: Juan Diego Unzueta Written By Juan Diego Unzueta & Roberto León Edited By Juan Diego Unzueta Camera Operator: Roberto León Soundtrack: Jim Dooley (When A Stranger Calls).     Story by Dan Dark Directed by Dustin Demoret Produced by Dan Dark and Lauren Harper Dumoulin Filmed by Bayonet Media. http://www.speechlessmovie.com/ Creep and scary….Hope you enjoyed these short films. Enjoy your Tuesday, be blessed. Image source: The Night Sky

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

October 21 / 17 I’ve posted a few works of Edgar Allan Poe and I’m going to do it again this year. Here are a few short videos of some of his most famous and not so famous works….. Aaron Quinn     Edwin Leon     Jean & Tim ENG Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     image source: bio.com  

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

October 21 / 17 Hey again….Second, Denver Art Week, which will be happening on November 3-11, 2017. I saw this while I was getting yesterday’s post for @ The Event ready. Here are some of the highlights….. Credit source: http://www.denver.org Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year’s Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017.  PROGRAMS Know Your Arts First Friday Free Night at the Museums Denver’s On Stage Family Friendly Hidden Gems Lots of events taking place such as 14er Film Fest, 2 for 1 Admission to Listen/Hear 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down, and many other events during Denver Art Week. Free Night at the Museums is where Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is free…yes FREE. You’ll also experience the Denver Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 1-12 and Breakin’ Convention, Nov. 4-5, the world’s …

Wknd Scene: Book Review

October 21 / 17 Hey! It’s the weekend and I have three things to pass along to you today. First, a book review from Literary Hub. Three books that are the rave is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins and The Girls by Emma Cline.   Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker – “Saunders does a fine job—and has a fine time—quickening his little necropolis to literary life … Although readers may feel that Lincoln in the Bardohas little in common with the author’s dystopian short stories, there’s actually quite a lot of similarity in preoccupation and technique. Saunders often pays imaginative attention to corporations, bureaucracies, and nomenclature, and he has a predilection for creepy theme parks…In Saunders’s hands, Oak Hill, too, is a kind of theme park, with various rules and precincts and spectacles, as well as opportunities for the author’s parodic gifts … Even with this granular structure and its comic interludes, the book gathers a satisfying momentum, enough to reveal what Saunders has called, in …