International Writer's Magazine: Our Tenth Year -
April 2009 - Welcome
Vineyard - Tranquility on the East Coast - Sabina Lohr
Marthas Vineyard, a vacation locale where thousands of
visitors pour ashore each year
it in Japan
I checked my guidebook to see if there was anything I could
do in Kyoto for free. It soon became apparent, no.
What is the truth in wine? From wine, we find friendship, happiness,
and intimacy. But do we not also find sadness, heartbreak, and treachery?
Golden Village: Richmond
A bit of Asia in Canada, housing the products of all these lands
Fish Eye More Than Just
We were a three person Hollywood group plus a technical crew
from Munich, coming down from the Austrian Alps
To Alaska - Part 9 Arrival
We left the Army RV Park at 0800 and headed toward Homer, Alaska,
a 180 mile run.
|What is news?
is a subject I talk about incessantly with colleagues: What is
news? In other words, what should be something we know about nationally...
The economic, buyout plan of the United States government
is made with the thought that the New Deal of Roosevelt ended
the depression; but the unemployment during the "New Deal"
only worsened during this period
of capitalist error in East Africa?
Ronald Elly Wanda
can almost smell the fear. Collapse, catastrophe and calamity
seemed to be dominant in all subjects financial.
John M. Edwards
Bohemian Rhapsody or Bozo Nightmare? Alchemy and Apparatchik
Chic in Prague
Pitch Forks & Torches
is cheap currency these days.
Sky Is Not Blue in Burma
Although more than 6,000 individuals in Burma's prisons have
been released as part of a "goodwill gesture" by the military
junta, let's not kid ourselves.
Standoff & US Bankers
A lot of people are very unhappy about our border with Mexico.
A couple of years ago the complaint was about Mexicans sneaking
into the U.S. in search of jobs. Now there are no jobs. Feel better?
We arrived late, tired and dishevelled at the Prince of Wales
Backpackers in Bundaberg. Enquiries like So how is it here?
were met with muted derision and raised eyebrows
Learning History Through
" I look at myself as a martial arts anthropologist, and
if we lose it, were losing one more aspect of the culture,"
declares New Yorker author of the web TV show Martial Arts Odyssey,
Story about Jack
There was a man whos first name starts with J but it was
not Jack and he did not live in New York. A lot of people live in
New York City but he was not one of them.
Date with Britney Spears
I stood in the entryway of the Dennys Restaurant waiting
for my blind date Marcy to arrive. She told me on the telephone
that she looked like Britney Spears
Old Black Magic
James C. Clar
Tom and Karen had come to Hawaii in a last ditch effort to "save"
their marriage but it just wasnt working.
J. Malcolm Garcia
It begins raining while the boy runs. His arms pump back and
forth and his legs stretch in long strides as he bounces lightly
off his feet.
Redcloud and Sunshine
The woods have always been my playground. When I went to college
in Colorado the Rocky Mountains were a natural extension for my
love of the outdoors
Nicks going to ask you for that loan.
I knew it when they announced those furloughs.
Carol stood up, doing up the buttons on her coat, and got off
the bus at her usual stop. She walked hastily along the street,
without a glance to either side, her stiletto heels tap-tapping
on the shiny paving slabs.
among road-weary part-time professors, adjuncts, Stu Hanagan, for
more than a decade, rode public transportation from school to school,
college and university, teaching composition and literature courses
to predominantly ambivalent general education students.
The Ask and the Answer
by Patrick Ness
Walker Books- Pub May 2009
Sam North review
novel that is not afraid to play with typography spraying Boom
across the pages as bombs go off and men die in ever greater
numbers, the tension rises inexorably page by page This continues
to be highly original, brilliant writing filled with vivid intense
frontier people clinging to life and honour in total insanity.
Videogames and Hollywood have never really got along all
that well. The games industry keeps making awful games that
cash in on blockbuster movies. What I want to ask is why?
by Suzanne Collins
Ben Bennet review
Thrilling unacknowleged adaptation of Battle Royale to post-Apocapyptic
USA. Gripping teen survival story.
Against the Tide
by Helen Bailey
Laura Lloyd review
In between attempts to thwart The Kipper and
fearfully avoiding aubergines, Electra Brown still needs to
find time to conduct The Glam Plan
Wolfe and the Bodysnatchers By Brian Keaney
Nathaniel Wolfe is a boy with a special talent. He can see
ghosts. Nathaniel Wolfe and the Bodysnatchers plunges the
reader into Victorian London, capturing the true atmosphere of
Where Sex Meets Addiction
by Susan Cheever,
Charlie Dickinson review
This latest memoir DESIRE is yet another addition to the literature
of personal disaster, exploring the dark corner of human experience
that is sexual addiction.
by David Leavitt
Dan Schnieder review
if the word hack had not already existed, it would have to
have been invented for a writer like Leavitt.
Declaration by Gemma Malley
Fleur Homfray review
Declaration is a fantastic book about the future that grips the
reader from the moment you begin
Brother by Cory Doctorow
Michael Luzanycia review
They see what youre typing, they know where you buy your
coffee if youre skipping school and they know who you call.
Cory Doctorow sets this amazing read in San Francisco following
the heroic yet geeky Marcus
& The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Mayflower Theatre Southampton
A Jen Ames Review
The best part of the tour of Joseph and his multicoloured overcoat
(as my Grandad announced it was called in the bar beforehand,) was
Tiffany Lee review
a film captures the deep insecurities of modern society with little
but a girl and her dog, it makes you wonder, should the Hollywood
majors be looking to independent films for guidance in getting it
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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