All posts tagged: Summer 2017

Reflections: Enjoying the Summer

July 29 / 17 No poetry, no short story, no post….no nothing. Just take the time to enjoy the summer. Kids that means you because school is just around the corner. Be thankful and happy to enjoy your vacation with family and friends or to just be creative. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.                           Image source: Best Wallpapers & WallpaperSafar Advertisements

Editor’s Note: July 2017

June 29 / 17 Vol. 5 / #7 When I was younger, I liked Summer because of the weather and the fact that school was out and we could do all the fun stuff. Now it’s not the weather, it’s the attitude. Summer is one of those seasons that wants you to stop and just breathe. Why do you think people like to take vacations during this time of the year? To relax, take a break, or to recuperate…all those things. This month it is time to step away from the daily routine from the hubbub of life.  Actually, it’s time for your creative mind to step away from all the madness and cleaning out the creative closet.  I’m doing some research on the subject and I think you guys will find it interesting and you may have ideas of your own on how to refresh your creative thinking. First, there are a few things we need to talk about. 4Heads 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair is coming September 2017. June 20 was the …

Reflections: Summer Short Story

June 27 / 17 Hello, all. It’s that time again and since summer has arrived, might as well keep up with the summer theme. Found a sci-fi short story titled All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury. It was published in the March 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I hope you like it…. cred: http://www.btboces.org All Summer in a Day By Ray Bradbury “Ready ?” “Ready.” “Now ?” “Soon.” “Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?” “Look, look; see for yourself !” The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained. It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been …

Summer Reads 2017

June 24 / 17 Summer has already arrived and it’s time to pull out the latest books to drool and devour over while we are on our vacation.     Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan       Out Little Racket – Angelica Baker         Quiet Until the Thaw – Alexandra Fuller       Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong     The Ready Made Thief – Augustus Rose     New People – Danzy Senna     My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent     Into the Water: A Novel – Paula Hawkins     13 Reason Why – Jay Asher     Fates and Furies: A Novel – Lauren Groff     The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker     Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty      The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel – Taylor Jenkins Reid     The Leftovers: A Novel – Tom Perrotta     Hope you enjoy these and other summer books out there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be …

Reflections: Hello Summer

May 31 / 17 Summer – Poem by Louise Gluck Remember the days of our first happiness, how strong we were, how dazed by passion, lying all day, then all night in the narrow bed, sleeping there, eating there too: it was summer, it seemed everything had ripened at once. And so hot we lay completely uncovered. Sometimes the wind rose; a willow brushed the window. But we were lost in a way, didn’t you feel that? The bed was like a raft; I felt us drifting far from our natures, toward a place where we’d discover nothing. First the sun, then the moon, in fragments, stone through the willow. Things anyone could see. Then the circles closed. Slowly the nights grew cool; the pendant leaves of the willow yellowed and fell. And in each of us began a deep isolation, though we never spoke of this, of the absence of regret. We were artists again, my husband. We could resume the journey.                         …

Wednz Scene: The Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive

May 17 / 17 A whole lot of creativity going on….a good bundle of creative things. Found this on the Hyperallergic website…Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive. Read on… cred: sarah lawrence Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts June 11 – June 17, 2017 Sarah Lawrence College has embarked on an innovative partnership with Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities to offer summer programs in the arts and humanities that address contemporary issues within global society. This summer’s program is a one-week creative writing intensive for adults centered around the theme, Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts. The act of writing is an attempt to recognize the world, especially as it becomes increasingly unrecognizable. This workshop treats the writer’s work as a citizen of this world: one that can either suffer from reading the daily news or evoke memories and invent visions of the future. If one’s writing is to survive, it must speak back to it, without creating forcibly political overtones. If one’s writing is to help the world …