This from Staxtes.com - Greek Literary Review, since 2003
"As from this very day we accept English prose, poetry or essays that consist of anywhere from 50 to 2000 words (of course, word count does not apply to poetry), that will be published here*, every Wednesday (to begin with) -pictures are not accepted. A submission guide may, or may not eventually appear in the near future as art carries no certainties -You are nevertheless free to submit your writing and get a prompt response." (Stratos)
Update: Lane Ashfeldt's take on judging this year's competition: The Willesden Prize, Stories and Tunnels _______ This is the...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The flowerbeds and borders are growing wild and overgrown with weeds this year. Compare the pictures from last summer with those taken today. Is it time to worry or will all be restored by August 2013?
22 June 2013
|Looking towards the north gate, over some empty flowerbeds|
|Thistles and weeds in the borders|
|Wild grass in the borders|
5 August 2012
Thursday, June 20, 2013
"We've got CEOs making 200 times the workers' pay and they'll fight like hell against raising the minimum wage. ... And if you don't like it mister, they'll ship your job to some third world country across the sea."
This lyric by Iris DeMent sounds pretty much like editorial here.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
“Born in England, Charles Lambert has been living in Italy since 1980. His début novel, Little Monsters, was published by Picador in March 2008 and his story The Scent of Cinnamon was selected as one of the O Henry Prize Stories 2007. … He now lives in Fondi, exactly halfway between Rome and Naples, a stone’s throw from what was once the Appian Way.” (guardian.co.uk)
Charles’ second novel “Any Human Face” was published by Picador in May 2010. Just this year, his agent made the following announcement: “The Blake Friedmann Literary Agency is pleased to announce two new deals with UK publishers for Charles Lambert. Angry Robot’s crime imprint, has acquired World English Language rights to two novels by Charles Lambert. The first to be published will be THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER, a gripping psychological thriller about friendship, love and betrayal, which begins with the killing of a high-level Italian civil servant when his wife is in a Rome hotel room with her lover, not far from the scene of the assassination. She must cut through the complex web of deceit that surrounds her in order to discover who is responsible.” (Charles Lambert - Wordpress).
You can see that only the highest standard of writing will suffice to set before this writers’ writer, also very much a readers’ writer. So you’d better round up those stray stories, throw a bucket of water over them and start schooling them if they are going to get anywhere in the annual Willesden story gala. Opening 1 August 2013.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
|Electric House "community creative hub"|
|Library study space sign|
|Details: 7 May to 30 June|
"Willesden Green library @ Electric House"
The library they are demolishing was always full of young people studying at the tables upstairs. This appears to be an effort to replace that facility while it is being rebuilt. However, it is only available till the end of June.
As well as part of the Willesden library being at Grange Road in George Furness House (see our pictures here), another part of it will be in the Lewinson Centre, 165-167 High Road. This Brent Council web page has the opening hours but no details of what will be in each of the two locations. I certainly couldn't find poetry in George Furness House, (perhaps only a Betjeman could have?). It also warns that the study spaces in Electric House will only be available till 25 June, which is different to what it says on the sign there (30 June).
|Sign on the wall of the Lewinson Centre|