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The International Writer's Magazine: Our Tenth Year - March 2009

Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
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The Teacher
Ilana Levi in Belize
Everyone but Martha put on their diving masks and snorkels. She had dreaded this moment
The Heart of Cairo
Chris Wright
A journey into the largest city in Africa

Bears in the Woods
Floyd Frank
I saw a trail up Pompey Peak on a topographic map. It started at an elevation of 1000' just east of Randall.

Breathlessly beautiful Bath
Marianne de Nazareth
I had to visit Bath, in Somerset,

Jon W Wick
I know the source of those tourist ad campaigns where a sweeping shot of the most beautiful beach imaginable is shown...

A Ganges Experience
Morgan Helme
Slowly and deliberately, she lowered her face to her hands as they dropped scoops of water over her head

North to Alaska - Parts 5/8
Sam Black
We left Jasper National Park at 0600 hoping to find a bear early in the morning. We are heading northwest to Kluane Glacier

CDOs - The Other Shoe
Dean Borok

If you believe that this is the end of endlessly shoveling money into the AIG black hole, think again. The other shoe has yet to drop
Send in the Clowns
James Campion

For two consecutive weeks, the shenanigans of a radio talk show commentator and a Comedy Central satirist infused their will on the vox populi.

Viva Espana
James Skinner
The trouble is that no Spanish government official has dared to mention the forthcoming financial Tsunami despite the warnings from the tour operators and travel agencies
Lisbon’s Praça de Dom Pedro IV

Georgi Dagnall
The lovely square called Praça de Dom Pedro IV has for centuries been one of the most popular squares in Lisbon and the center of much of Lisbon's activity.
Bringing Aung San Suu Kyi Into a Cambodian Classroom
David Calleja
Raising awareness of the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi among students through music in rural Cambodia leaves a song in their heart.
In Praise of our President
Lois Tietzel
Hope is still there. Are we going to let our fire get put out by this Recession, Depression or whatever Financial Crisis? I say, hell no.

Nivali - Mozambique
Erik Kristensen
History seen through a community the history of Africa is written in the faces of the people who live it through their daily struggle
Keith Perkins
It was of Vermont in winter that the poet Robert Frost once mused: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep..."

Balkan Parties
Rob Rigney
Balkan parties reflect the new face of a city which is more and more stamped by its immigrant populations, and they offer something techno can’t: soul, pathos and hot-blooded Balkan wildness.

Catch a ride to Whistler
Jane Cassie
Whistler is definitely the place for making tracks -now you can get there on The Whistler Mountaineer

The Consul and the Serpent - Part Two - A Lighthouse Mourns
James Skinner
‘The storm was in full swing; the sea as rough as ever. Dawn was about to break on another bleak November morning in the north-western coast of Galicia, Spain
The Hyphernate
David Russell

Today, at most ad agencies, you're either a Writer or a Producer. But, in my days, being a Hyphenate was not unusual.
REVIEWS Film & Books
Journal of Chas. Templeton, Esq.
Greg Mosse
What a rude awakening, before dawn and before my people were abroad, with the banging of a phantom fist upon my shutters

One More For the Road
Gordon Ray Bourgon
They agreed: one more, that’s it. The killings were getting harder.

The Mystery of the Missing Mother
Mary Colvin
No one could quite pinpoint exactly when Mother vanished although they spent some time trying to figure it out.

On Reading The Gambler
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Matt Alison
Preparation to read The Gambler by Dostoyevsky started in January on a cold Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.
Language of the Birds
Ryan Madej
I vaguely remember the day I saw the article in the newspaper mentioning rather matter-of-factly that Rene Elias had vanished

The Blue Plastic Bag
Rani Drew
It was on one such rainy and windy day that a blue plastic bag found out its outreach. The story of its trajectory goes like this.

Directed by Zack Snyder.
Jack Clarkson & Russ Thomas
Two rival reviews for the graphic novel adaptation

West Beirut

Hiten Samtani
10 years after its release, West Beirut remains the freshest and most poignant war film that I've seen.

Love ya Babe by Chris Higgins
Fleur Homfray
For a male author Chris Higgins writes convincingly from a female perspective and effortlessly put his mind into a young woman’s psyche
The Wrestler
Darren Aronofsky’s Mission in Mainstream Transition
Dean Betts
Aronofsky’s latest film, The Wrestler, completes his evolution from art-house moviemaker to mainstream money-maker

Changeling by Steve Feasey
A Jen Ames Review
Changeling, with its host of underworld nasties, promised to give me something to sink my teeth into, be they vampiric, lycanthropic or human.

Gone by Michael Grant
Hardcover: 576 pages
Egmont - Out April 6th 2009
Exciting, gripping story of a small town in California where everyone over the age of 15 vanishes. Lord of the Flies meets Heroes.
Notorious (2009)
Ruby C Harrison
Okay, so its 5.45 on a slightly gray, miserable Wednesday. But it is also Orange Wednesday, and I’m off to the cinema with the lads.
Waltz With Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)
Directed and written by Ari Folman.
Paul Rumble
A pack of twenty six snarling dogs rampage through a middle eastern city, slavering and snarling, sending pedestrians and tables scattering.
Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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