Friday, September 17, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #194

REASON TO KEEP WRITING: ANDREI VOZNESENSKY, age 77, a daring and popular poet of the Soviet era, was one of the so-called "children of the '60s," a generation of thinkers who tasted intellectual freedom during the post-Stalin thaw. His unusual rhymes and bold metaphors contrasted sharply with other Soviet poetry. His innovative verse thrilled readers but irked authorities and criticized by orthodox Soviet writers. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev once threatened to exile him, yelling at a him during a meeting with Soviet art and literary figures. His books of poems included "The Triangular Pear," ''Antiworlds," ''Stained-glass Master," ''Violoncello Oakleaf," ''Videoms and Fortune Telling by the Book." Some of his works were turned into theater productions, like "Antiworlds" and "Save your Faces" at the Taganka Theater, "Juno and Avos" at the Lenkom Theater and others both in Russia and abroad.

PARAMETERS – mature thought on topics of current interest to senior Army officers and the defense community. Focus is on the art and science of land warfare, national and international security affairs, military strategy, senior leadership, ethics, and military history w/contemporary relevance. Guidelines:

ROOM OF ONES OWN, Canada – Original short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art by women. Guidelines:

WAVE-LENGTH MAGAZINE – promotes safe, ecologically sensitive paddling info, guides readers to useful products and services, explores marine issues. Now in 19th year, distributed around North America free-of-charge through select paddling, outdoor and marine stores, tour operators, paddling clubs, recreation centers, outdoor events and shows, book stores, libraries, and around the world electronically via the internet. Guidelines:

THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW – (South College U of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA) interested in material of variety, vitality w/a broad appeal. Articles, essays, fiction, poetry. Guidelines:

CHILD CARE, UK - anyone who works in child care, whether in the home, nursery or crèche, or in any other daycare setting. Seeks latest news, in-depth reports, practical advice, ideas. Also contains a 16-page practical pull-out section w/separate requirements. Guidelines:

NEED 2 KNOW BOOKS, UK - Publisher of books that give solutions, strategies to wide range of problem areas: teenage pregnancy and diabetes to the everyday situations like coping w/stress and single parenting, breast cancer, prostate cancer, anger management, men's health/women's health. Guidelines:

TUCSON CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP - “Hook, Line and Homicide: Writing the Mystery” at Pima Community College, West Campus, in Tucson AZ, Oct 1-3, 2010.
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BOUCHERCON BY THE BAY – San Francisco, Oct 14-17. Sisters will receive free food and beverages in their own hospitality suite. “SinC Into Great Writing” workshop will be held the day before, Oct. 13, 2010. Info:

2nd ANNUAL SEDONA BOOK FESTIVAL - Sedona, AZ. Oct 2, 2010. Yavapai College Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive (at the intersection of Hwy 89A and Cultural Park Place) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Festival admission is free and open to the public.


ONLINE WORKSHOP: Stripping Down the Heroine Archetypes Oct 11 - Nov 7, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Writing the Biker Oct 11 - Nov 22, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Create Your Own Book Trailer Oct 15 - 28, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Research & Working w/Experts Oct 18 - 31, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Writing the Paranormal Oct 18 - Nov 14, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: From Idea to Completion Oct 18 - Nov 14, 2010

LITERARY SCAMS – Suggest writers bookmark these links & check lists before embarking on any writing venture. A search will give you more links.