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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. [...]

Book Challenge | The Memory of Fire

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|

by C.T. D'Alessandro Have I mentioned that I’ve read a lot of books?  Too many to count!  And the fact is, I want to read more!  I have a letter to write to each of them, all half-started (well, the salutation, anyway), all ready to be sent. I am taking on a reading challenge for [...]

The Unbearable Weight Of Staying – (the end of the relationship) | warsan shire

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Poetry, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

https://warsanshire.bandcamp.com/track/the-unbearable-weight-of-staying-the-end-of-the-relationship

Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , |

‘In more ways than one, the rituals of death had reminded me that I was an outsider.’ Amitava Kumar returns to India for his mother’s funeral. Source: Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Writing|

Source: Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

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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