All posts filed under: Literature

MidWeek Updates: The Writer 2019 Essay Contest

1.9.19 Hello…Have something for writers who want to show people their talented works. The Writer Magazine is having their 2019 Essay Contest. Below are details on how you can enter… Credit source: The Writer   2019 Essay Contest Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.  Deadline: March 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine. However, every essay we receive will be considered for paid publication in The Writer. Word count: 2,000 words or less To learn more click right here.   Featured & other images: unknown and The Writer Advertisements

Winter Reads 2018

12.24.18 Hello again…Winter has arrived, but where I am, it doesn’t feel like it (which sucks). Anyway, since winter is here, I have found some great books that you may be interested to put on your nightstand or shelf, courtesy of Book Hub. They have recommended 26 books, but I’m just gonna feature 10.  Credit source: Book Hub Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield         North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah         Murder at the Mill byM.B. Shaw         My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren         Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare         Verity by Colleen Hoover         Watching You by Lisa Jewell         The Boy by Tami Hoag         The Gown by Jennifer Robson         An Anonymous Girl by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks   To the rest of this list, go to www.bookbub.com/blog/2018/11/21/best-books-winter-2018. Enjoy!  

Best of 2018: Literature

12.24.18 Continuing the Best of 2018…in literature. Found 26 best books courtesy of The New York Times. I will only show ten, maybe twelves of those books… Credit source: New York Times Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday           The Great Believers By Rebecca Makkai           The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani         There There By Tommy Orange         Washington Black By Esi Edugyan         American Prison By Shane Bauer         Educated By Tara Westover         Frederick Douglass By David W. Blight         How to Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan         That’s it! What do you think of this list? Are there any more books that should be added? These seem quite interesting!     Featured & other images: Pinterest & New York Times  

Wknd Update: AWP Conference 2019 Update & Other Stuff

12.8.18 Hello…I haven’t forgotten. This is just a reminder about the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference 2019. I visited their page and I will post the same information as I did last time, along with registration, other information.  Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Program (AWP) 2019 Conference & Bookfair Registration Preregistration ends January 3. Click here to register today! Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The book fair is open at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30, 2019. Students & adjuncts: interested in volunteering? Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period; the exception to this is the new Bookfair Only Saturday Pass. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Hotel & Travel information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels is scheduled to be released in August. The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registrations, …

Shadow Spotlight: Anne Rice

11.19.18 Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to return to literature, a writer who has resurfaced into my radar. This month’s Shadow Spotlight belongs to Anne Rice. If you don’t know who she is, let me jog your memory…Interview With the Vampire or Queen of the Damned? A writer of gothic, erotic, and then later Christian literature, Rice, is one of those writers that have put a definite stamp in vampire fiction. Rice’s books have sold over 100 million copies, which makes her the most popular authors in American history.  I’ve found a few videos of interviews with the writer to give you an insight into Rice and her views on being a writer and a few other things.          Her newest novel, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat, which continues into the Vampire Chronicles, has just been released. You can find the newest book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.    Image source: NOLA.com

More MidWeek Update: MFA In Creative Writing

11.14.18 Hello again, from art to writing. For those who like creative writing, you might want to take a look at this. Bay Path University is having a no residency for MFA in Creative Writing program. Thanks to the email that was sent to me by The Writer.  Credit source: The Writer Your Path to Discovering Your Story. Bay Path University’s no residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. You’ll learn the techniques of outstanding writing, read and discuss important works of creative nonfiction, and complete a master’s thesis that can form the foundation for your book: a memoir, collection of personal essays, biography, or other creative nonfiction forms.   ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS, Classes Start January 22, 2019   Why Choose Bay Path’s MFA? Recognized by onlineu.org for having one of the most affordable MFA and Creative Writing programs in the country Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memorists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers  Specialized tracks are available in publishing or teaching Workshop with small peer groups for intensive writing practice, feedback, and support Summer creative …

Reflections: Gothic Halloween in Poetry

10.31.18 Hello everyone! Last day of October, how about some poetry? Again? Yes, again, but this time with some gothic themes to it. Here are three to read…   Ravenna by Oscar Wilde (Newdigate prize poem recited in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford June 26th, 1878. To my friend George Fleming author of ‘The Nile Novel’ and ‘Mirage’) I. A year ago I breathed the Italian air, – And yet, methinks this northern Spring is fair,- These fields made golden with the flower of March, The throstle singing on the feathered larch, The cawing rooks, the wood-doves fluttering by, The little clouds that race across the sky; And fair the violet’s gentle drooping head, The primrose, pale for love uncomforted, The rose that burgeons on the climbing briar, The crocus-bed, (that seems a moon of fire Round-girdled with a purple marriage-ring); And all the flowers of our English Spring, Fond snowdrops, and the bright-starred daffodil. Up starts the lark beside the murmuring mill, And breaks the gossamer-threads of early dew; And down the river, like a flame …

MidWeek Update: AWP Conference & Bookfair Update

10.24.18 Ok, let’s get this post started. I’ve been trying to give you guys updates about next year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair, which is being held in Portland, Oregon, March 27-30, 2019. Now the early bird registration has passed. October 11, 2018, was the deadline, but you still have a chance because Preregistration is from October 12, 2018, till January 3, 2019. Here is a chart that I got from the website for all the information on registration.  Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) 2019 Conference & Bookfair Registration Early bird registration ends October 11. Click here to register today! Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The bookfair is open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30, 2019. Students & adjuncts: interested in volunteering? Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period; the exception to this is the new …