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The Distance Between Our Humanity

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I live fifty miles from Orlando. If you know anything about Central Florida, and especially the I-4 Corridor, fifty miles for us is nothing. We travel fifty miles to go to work each day. We will hop in our cars and drive fifty miles just to shop at our favorite store or visit a festival or [...]

Digressions – Reading Lolita because of Reading Lolita in Tehran

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I have to confess to a literary "squirrel" moment, except that, when it comes to reading, such a moment might last for days or even weeks.  And like most digressions, this one has proven most instructive and pleasurable. I began my personal book challenge with Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran (you can see [...]

How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Teaching, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in 8th grade). When I say I'm a slow reader, what I mean is that I actually sit with a book for [...]

What’s All This About An Author’s Platform?

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro Okay, I'm going to get make an obvious observation. I don't know what I'm doing here. I mean, I know what I'd like to do. When I started this blog, I had this vision of filling it with my interests, all of which would feed into my writing, until which time I actually [...]

Book Challenge – Twitter Hashtag

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

April 30, 2016 May's novel for the Reading Challenge will be Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi. I realize that it is listed as number 7 on the Reading Challenge post of April 29, 2016 but the list is in alphabetical order and I already have this book on my tbr pile. [...]

Why Where We Write Matters | Literary Hub

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Creative, Diversity, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

I write from my living room in Mississauga. At a folding table, found at a haraj in Jeddah over fifteen years ago, facing a window overlooking the driveway leading up to our condominium building. I… Source: Why Where We Write Matters | Literary Hub

Seeing yourself reflected in the mirror of the world

By | September 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Personal Essay, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Inaugural Post by C.T. D'Alessandro Representation matters. Seeing yourself reflected in the stories you consume can change the quality of your life and the way you interact with the world. When you find yourself in a novel or story, it reminds you that you exist and that you and your community are not just a construct [...]

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