Showing posts from November 16, 2014

A Creative Writing Workshop Opportunity

aaduna contributor, Frank Gladden aaduna contributor, Frank Gladden shared this important information with us. We share this info with you and hope you do likewise with your colleagues.   2015 Barbados CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Call for Applications CALLALOO, the premier literary journal of the African Diaspora, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Barbados CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (CCWW) until January 15, 2015. Given the success of this year's inaugural Barbados CCWW at the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, the 2015 workshop is sure to be yet another engaging, rigorous, and inspiring event. We invite you to spend May 17-23, 2015, with CALLALOO in Cave Hill, Barbados. The 2015 Barbados CCWW will be hosted by The Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill. Vievee Francis and Ravi Howard will serve as the 2015 workshop

The winners of the November FREE aaduna tee-shirt campaign are:

    Christina R. of Las Vegas , NV Heidi N. of Auburn , NY Peter L. of Dakar , Senegal Shirts will be mailed to them later this week. CONGRATULATIONS!        ************************************************************************ Here are the questions   ANSWERS ( with a clue thrown in here ‘n’ there) and the first clue is that all three questions pertain to the summer2014 issue only:      ( #1.        The following lines are from what poem?             For this town was our world:             a lake, a dog chasing down a piece of tree.              ANSWER:  "Squaring the Circling Way" by Sarah Wyman                                            Read Poem Here #2.        Who or what is the “Wild Goose” and what story is this reference found in?              ANSWER:   The "Wild Goose" is a bar in the short story, "Fear," written by Tom Backer.  Read Story Here    #

I am enjoying this...wanna try?

(c) 2014 Portrait by Harry Tiefenbach, Artist When was the last time you had a conversation with someone where you enjoyed the interaction, the give and take, the sharing, the intimacy?  I am so pleased that Judita Pamfil took the time to chat with me.  While I knew some things about Judita due to our "back 'n' forth" short e-mails in preparation for aaduna's publishing of  her poetry and artwork, her willingness and graciousness to engage me in further, intentional conversation gave me several moments of delight.  I invite you to read what we had to say to each other, and hope that you reach out and have a real conversation with someone you want to chat with.    Oh, here is a little tidbit that I have never mentioned in public.  Judita sent me an unsolicited 2013 first edition copy of her book of poems, "Moon Songs."  After reading her work, I immediately reached out to her and asked (and hoped and wanted) her to submit work to aaduna.