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jon-blake's picture
Mar.19.2013
        When Cardiff Council asked me to launch their Reading Power literacy campaign, they almost certainly did not know how much of my life had been dedicated to the battle against illiteracy.  I was brought up in a largely impoverished area of Southampton...
mark-miller's picture
Jan.24.2013
Well, my blog has been a little quiet so far this year. Lots of things going on behind the scenes. Exciting things coming up for 2013! Authors in the Park is growing fast. We are planning an event for March 30th. If you have not already, please give our page a "like" to stay informed. www.FB.com/...
kim-packard's picture
Oct.23.2012
So, tomorrow which is only about two hours away for me is United Nations Day.  What exactly does the UN do to make our world better? Promote peace? Disarmament? Work towards eliminating world hunger and poverty? Safeguard individual freedom through prevention of slavery and elimination of...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Sep.12.2012
Last night I prepared pork tenderloin with a rub of salt, pepper, garlic salt, cayenne, tarragon, paprika, rosemary, and a few turns of “Pirates Bite,” which adds some extra heat. I served the tenderloin with a side of lentils and pasta. I followed a recipe for lentils and pasta with chard...
manny-pacheco's picture
May.16.2012
The self-proclaimed Friendliest Rotary Club in the Region did not disappoint. Held at the legendary Ebell of Los Angeles, the Wilshire Rotary conducted their weekly meeting at noon. During the luncheon, a variety of upcoming events were discussed; a recent international trip was shared; and even...
nick-belardes's picture
Apr.20.2012
Random Writers Workshop in Bakersfield, Ca., is looking for funding to help in its latest marketing and scholarships for attendees, as well as to continue to bring guest writers into the southern San Joaquin Valley. You can donate to help an area with one of the lowest literacy rates in the U.S. We...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Feb.19.2012
Call it a long weekend or find any other excuse, but it seems that far too many people are at home today, working on a new social networking site called Pinterest.  When I first read the word Pinterest, I thought it was referring to pine trees and ignored it.  Then on Twitter, a friend...
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Feb.03.2012
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jason-thibeault's picture
Nov.01.2011
Of course, this is a gross generalization but it's meant as such. There are always kids that love to read but why are we seeing a decline in reading levels nationwide? Why are kids turning away from books? A huge part of this argument really revolves around culture. Think back to the days of the...
jennie-shortridge's picture
Oct.24.2011
We writers are an odd bunch. We choose lives in which we sit alone all day in front of computers. Not in cubicles, not in rows of other computers, mind you, but completely, entirely alone. All day. Did I mention every day? Now, this is fine if you’re deep in the “introvert” range of the Meyers-...