Posts with the Category of: writing

Words Worth Sharing

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Maybe the key to making government more civilized is adding some artistic inspiration to the mix? Upon his election to the Seattle City Council in 1998, Nick Licata instituted poetry readings to be held before his committee meetings, in the belief that the personal insight of poetry has the power to enlighten the routine of […]

Monroeville, Alabama. Pop. 6,519

Monroeville's Courthouse - the setting for much of the action in To Kill A Mockingbird

Residents of Monroeville, Alabama recently gathered to celebrate the release of famous resident Harper Lee’s long lost novel, “Go Set A Watchman.” The book release festivities featured an Atticus Finch impersonator, food trucks to feed the crowds, and commemorative silver mugs that could be purchased (with the promise of a cocktail to fill it later […]

Help Me Build My Summer Reading List

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It’s beach-reading season – so what is in your book bag (or on your Kindle) this summer? Many people have been reading John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” although not everyone will admit it. What are your thoughts on adults reading Young Adult fiction? Are you embarrassed to be seen reading it, or are […]

Find Your Focus

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Do you like to listen to music while you work, but have trouble concentrating when you do? The problem could be the music you are listening to. While it may seem like mere background noise, most modern music is designed to engage you – so you are actively listening to it even when you think […]

Great Writing for Film

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The Academy Awards celebrate great artists, including writers whose original works have been adapted for film and writers who have adapted others’ work for the big screen.  This year’s nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars include Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, […]