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Printed ISBN: 9781737718161

A fascinating and evocative collection of prose, poetry, essays and photos

This superb anthology of Ukrainian writers delights us with talented writing across all genres and makes us realize what it means to be a Ukrainian on the frontlines of freedom. […]”

— Marie Yovanovitch; Former US Ambassador to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Voice of freedom: contemporary writing Ukraine is a collection of Ukrainian writings by some of the most iconic living writers whose work shapes contemporary Ukraine. Through poetry, short stories and essays translated from Ukrainian and Russian into English, this collection demonstrates that the desire for freedom and the struggle to achieve it is a theme that runs through generations of Ukrainian writers.

They are tales of remembering generations, choices and transitions, self-mockery, friendship, love and the powerful meaning of home. The collection includes authors who have won or been nominated for the National Shevchenko Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, the BBC Ukraine Literary Prize and other major awards. The anthology, which consists of translated works by 27 authors, tells the story of Ukraine through the voices of Ukrainians. Voices of Freedom: Contemporary Writing From Ukraine is available worldwide from all major retailers.

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Listen to poets David Baker, Linda Gregerson and Carl Phillips on December 2: SPlog: Smile Politely https://riverandsoundreview.org/listen-to-poets-david-baker-linda-gregerson-and-carl-phillips-on-december-2-splog-smile-politely/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:55:00 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/listen-to-poets-david-baker-linda-gregerson-and-carl-phillips-on-december-2-splog-smile-politely/ Check out their bios below, courtesy of the U of I Creative Writing Program.

David Boulanger is a poet, educator, publisher and literary critic. He was born in 1954 in Bangor, Maine, grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, and since 1983 has lived in central Ohio. He received his BSE and MA degrees in English from the University of Central Missouri and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah, where he was also the editor and poetry editor of Quarterly West from 1980 to 1983. Since 1984, Baker has taught at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, where he is currently Professor Emeritus of English. Baker is also a frequent faculty member of the MFA for Writers program at Warren Wilson College and writers’ workshops across the country. After serving as poetry editor of The Kenyan Review for more than twenty-five years, he is currently the curator of the annual article “Nature’s Nature” for the magazine. David is the author or editor of nineteen books, including thirteen collections of poetry, the most recent of which Whale fall (2022, WW Norton), Swift: New and Selected Poems (2019, WW Norton), scavenger loop (2015, WW Norton) and endless birds (2009, WW Norton), which received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011, and six prose books, including the most recent In Search: On Seven Modern Lyric Poets (2018, SFASU). His individual poems and essays have appeared in the nation’s top journals, including American Poetry Review, Antaeus, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, Raritan, The Southern Review, Tin House, Virginia’s quarterly magazine, and The Yale Review. His poetry has been anthologized in The Longman Anthology of Poetry, The Making of a Sonnet, The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms, The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetryand many more.

Linda Gregerson earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from Northwestern University, an MA from the Writers Workshop from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2014, The edge (2012), waterborne (2002), and The woman who died in her sleep (1996). A Renaissance scholar, classically trained actress, and science enthusiast, Gregerson produces lyric poems informed by her expansive reading that are inquisitive, unwavering, and tender. His book Magnetic North was a National Book Award finalist and waterborne (2002) won the Kingsley Tufts Prize. Gregerson’s other awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize for Literature, the Consuelo Ford Prize from the Poetry Society of America, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. She has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Institute for Advanced Study, National Humanities Center, and National Endowment for the Arts. Gregerson’s books of literary criticism include Negative Capacity: Contemporary American Poetry (2001) and The Reform of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (1995). In 2015, she was elected chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at the University of Michigan.

Considered “one of America’s most original, influential and productive lyric poets”, Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen collections of poetry and two works of criticism. He was born in Everett, Washington in 1959, and his family moved around the United States often. He earned a BA from Harvard, a MAT from the University of Massachusetts, and an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Before teaching English at university level, he taught Latin in several secondary schools. He is a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also teaches creative writing. Phillips was elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006, and since 2011 has served as a judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Phillips’ most recent books of poetry are Then the War: and Selected Poems (2022), Pale colors in a large field (2020), Wild is the wind (2018), Acknowledgement (2015), silver chest (2013, nominated for the Griffin Prize), double shadow (2011, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and finalist for the National Book Award), and speak low (2009, National Book Prize finalist). His other books include Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems1986-2006, Drive West (2006), love’s rest (2004), and rock harbor (2002). Phillips has also published works of criticism and translation. Graywolf Press has published two collections of his essays: The Art of Audacity: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (2014) and Currency of the Kingdom: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004). Oxford University Press published Phillips’ translation of Sophocles Philoctetes (2003). Phillips’ honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress. He is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Pushcart Prize, and he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. . Phillips lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Poetics Symposium: David Baker, Linda Gregerson and Carl Phillips
Knight’s Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
F Dec. 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Free

Top image, all taken from the site of the Poetry Foundation (lr): Carl Phillips, courtesy of the poet; Linda Gregerson by Nina Subin and Blue Flower Arts; David Baker by Katherine Bake.

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Kiddie Lit Gets Brand New Award Discount | Bombay News https://riverandsoundreview.org/kiddie-lit-gets-brand-new-award-discount-bombay-news/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 19:22:17 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/kiddie-lit-gets-brand-new-award-discount-bombay-news/

Mumbai: The adventures of a happy street dog whose life suddenly changes. A music-loving buffalo who is kidnapped and has the local cops on their toes. An unlikely friendship forged amid conflict in Manipur. These are just some of the engaging storytelling and imaginative illustrations that were praised at the first-ever Binod Kanoria Children’s Literature Awards on November 12 at the National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai.

Based on the philosophy that children’s literature is a unique space in the literary world that deserves to be honoured, the awards also serve the important function of celebrating the work of Indian authors and illustrators. As Nirbhay Kanoria, who created the awards in memory of his industrial grandfather “who was a great storyteller”, said in his speech, “Indian authors and illustrators are creating fantastic books for children but sorely lacking in recognition compared to their Western counterparts. It’s a grave injustice to their talent. The awards can’t solve all the problems, but they are the first step we want to take.”

Awards administrator Lubaina Bandukwala hosted the event and introduced all the winners, including writers Sushil Shukla, Mandira Shah and writer-illustrators Priya Kuriyan and Rajiv Eipe. The winners were congratulated with cash prizes, citations and medals amid applause and cheers from children and parents during the Tata Literature Live! festival.

Bhopal-based Shukla’s book Ye Sara Ujala Suraj Ka, published by the Eklavya Foundation, has won the Hindi Early Readers Award 2021-22. Three other of his books – Machhali Nadi Khol Ke Baithi, Feriwale and Aam Ke Sukhe Pad Par – were also on the shortlist, along with Kavita Singh Kale’s book Amma. The Hindi jury was made up of poet Arun Kamal, educator Sonika Kaushik and teacher Kamlesh Joshi.

Shukla, who was unable to travel to Mumbai for the awards ceremony, told HT in a phone interview that he strongly believes children’s literature cannot be isolated from the contemporary political scenario. “I tried to make it clear that we all get our sustenance from the sun,” he said. “We feel sad when someone is in pain. We rejoice in their happiness. We are connected to each other. »

Kuriyan’s book Beauty Is Missing and Eipe Dugga’s book – both published by Pratham Books – were co-winners of the 2021-22 Illustration Award. They were chosen by a jury made up of artist Indrapramit Roy, animator Shilpa Ranade and Shukla, who also publishes children’s magazines.

Beauty Is Missing, which was developed with funding from the Humane Society International, revolves around the frantic search for a music-loving buffalo who is kidnapped. On receiving the award, Kuriyan said, “During the Covid-19 pandemic, I was in Kerala for a long time. Much of it was spent in a village with rice paddies and quirky characters that ended up in the book. I was inspired by two endearing reports about police officers trying to find missing buffaloes and reunite them with their human keepers.

Kuriyan traveled from Bengaluru to receive the award, but Eipe, who is also based in Bangalore, was unable to be there in person due to prior commitments. In a video message shown during the awards ceremony, he said: “Dugga is the story of a street dog in a busy city in India, her adventures, an unfortunate accident she encounters and her further path to recovery with the help of a kind human being. Eipe wrote the book to honor the quiet and unrecognized work of individuals and nonprofit organizations that care for street animals.

Another book illustrated by Eipe – The Monster Who Could Not Climb A Tree – was also shortlisted for the awards. Other shortlisted illustrators were Pankaj Saikia for The Theater of Ghosts, Sanket Pethkar for Aai and I, and Lavanya Karthik for The Girl Who Loved to Sing.

Kuriyan also won the 2021-22 English First Readers Award for the book Beauty Is Missing. The other candidates on this shortlist were Samina Mishra for Nida Finds A Way, Menaka Raman for Thumba’s Topi Rockets, Vibha Batra for Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef, Lavanya Karthik for The Girl Who Was A Forest and Tanya Majumdar for The Monster Who Could. Do not climb a tree.

Shah’s Bengaluru-based book Children Of The Hidden Land, published by Speaking Tiger, won the 2021-22 Middle Level English Readers’ Choice Award. Set in Manipur, it explores how friendship is forged through conflicting identities as people examine their assumptions about each other and overcome their biases. It tries to provide hope amid thorny issues of nationality, citizenship, insurgency and borders.

The other authors shortlisted for this category were Anupam Arunachalam for Young Pandavas, Bijal Vachharajani for Savi And The Memory Keeper, Amit Majmudar for Heroes The Color of Dust, Aditi Krishnakumar for That Year At Manikoil and Likla Lall as well as Kripa Bhatia for Somnath Hore. : Injuries. There was a joint jury for the two English-language book awards consisting of author-editor Anushka Ravishankar, author-editor Anita Roy and librarian and reading specialist Dalbir Kaur Madan. Each award category received a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

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Emirates News Agency – SIBF brings the world together: Swedish Ambassador https://riverandsoundreview.org/emirates-news-agency-sibf-brings-the-world-together-swedish-ambassador/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/emirates-news-agency-sibf-brings-the-world-together-swedish-ambassador/

SHARJAH, 10th November, 2022 (WAM) — Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received and welcomed Liselott Andersson, Ambassador of Sweden to the United Arab Emirates, at the 41st International Book Fair of Sharjah (SIBF) and discussed exploring possibilities to enhance cooperation and cultural exchange between the emirate and the cities of Sweden.

During the Ambassador’s visit to Sharjah, both sides stressed the importance of culture in enhancing cooperation and communication and forging close ties between nations.

SBA Chairman Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri said: “Sharjah’s emphasis on cross-cultural collaboration as a tool to strengthen ties and advance collaboration with diverse cultures and countries around the world is consistent to the vision and guidance of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al. Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The values ​​instilled by literature and the arts in the communities are difficult to eradicate. Therefore, we are keen to build bridges between different countries of the world through knowledge, arts and books, as these have a lasting impact on communities. »

Al Ameri further briefed the Swedish Ambassador on the achievements of the SBA, including the organization of the world’s largest book fair, which is witnessing a massive influx of visitors of all nationalities in its ongoing 41st edition. The President also briefed the Ambassador on the strengths and diversity of the emirate’s artistic and cultural landscape and the SBA’s unwavering efforts to advance the publishing industry regionally and internationally.

Liselott Andersson said: “I am delighted with the Swedish participation in the annual book fair. I believe the SIBF is a great platform that brings the world together and it is one of the most international ‘places’ I have ever visited!

The Swedish ambassador expressed her wish to strengthen cooperation between Swedish institutions and the SBA, including the Nobel Foundation, a private Swedish institution that manages the Nobel Prizes, noting that the Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021, was hosted at the SIBF in 2021.

Tariq Al Fahaam / Hazem Hussein

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🌱 Community Wellness Walk + Douglas County Animal Services Show https://riverandsoundreview.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-community-wellness-walk-douglas-county-animal-services-show/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 19:17:00 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-community-wellness-walk-douglas-county-animal-services-show/

Hi friends! Sean Peek here with your new copy of the Douglasville Daily, filled with all the things you need to know about what’s happening in town. Today you will discover these stories and many more:

  • Douglasville City Wellness Walk for families.
  • Man wanted in connection with a murder in Douglas County.
  • Finishing ceremony will take place on Monday afternoon.

But first, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very warm. High: 81 Low: 64.


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Here are the top 5 stories in Douglasville today:

  1. The Town of Douglasville will be hosting a Family Wellness Walk on Saturday November 19th. The event promotes family health and well-being and prizes will be awarded to families or individuals who achieve the most milestones. The event is free, but those interested must register here. The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Hunter Park. (Town of Douglasville via Twitter)
  2. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents that Harold Dakers, 34, is wanted in connection with a murder that occurred in Douglas County on November 4. He was last seen in the Villa Rica, Georgia area. He is 5’5″ and 150 lbs and has black hair and brown eyes. Police encourage anyone with information to contact them. (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  3. Today, November 7, the City of Douglasville is hosting a Trimming Celebration at the Town Green. Light refreshments will be served at the Douglasville Conference Center. The event organizers ask participants to wear closed shoes. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. (Town of Douglasville via Twitter)
  4. Are you looking for a new career opportunity that connects you to the greater Douglas community? Douglas County is looking to hire for several full-time positions, including an Equipment Operator, Code Enforcement Officer, and Library Assistant. Job details and application information can be found at the link. (Douglas County)
  5. Dctv23 and Douglas County Animal Services have teamed up to present a new show, Paws & Claws, to help educate viewers about the role of Douglas County Animal Services. The first episode is available now and shows how the department takes care of its animals. You can watch the latest episode and all future episodes here. (Douglas County Events via Facebook)

Today in and around Douglasville:

  • Custom Scented Candle Making Class At Studioplex LLC, Atlanta (12:00 p.m.)
  • STARR party At the STARR restaurant lounge (6:00 p.m.)
  • Comedy Night Returns At Red’s Beer Garden, Atlanta (7:30 p.m.)
  • Monday night book club At the Soto Zen Center in Atlanta (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • A television crew from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, arrived this weekend to cover the midterm elections in Georgia. Director of Elections and Voting Registration, Milton Kidd, was interviewed about the electoral process and voting in Douglas County. (Douglas County Events via Facebook)
  • Calling all men who want to make a difference in their community: the Douglasville Police Department invites you to attend the first meeting of the Douglasville Rising Men. The group will discuss community values, participation and commitment to change. Participants will meet at the Douglasville Police Department Community Hall on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Douglasville Police Department via Facebook)
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park is one of 10 Georgia State Parks to receive new all-terrain wheelchairs! Thanks to the Aimee Copeland Foundation, these will be available free of charge to those who qualify. Learn more about this link. (Visit Douglasville via Facebook)

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New head of Amherst College emphasizes public interest https://riverandsoundreview.org/new-head-of-amherst-college-emphasizes-public-interest/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 18:59:26 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/new-head-of-amherst-college-emphasizes-public-interest/

AMHERST — In an increasingly politically polarized country, where some view higher education as a private benefit that only accrues to certain individuals, Amherst College President Michael A. Elliott wants people to understand that today’s students will soon serve the public good.

“We invest in students here at college, not just for the education they will receive, but because of the impact they will have on the world upon graduation,” says Elliott. “I’m interested in how we can ensure that we educate students to play a leadership role in an open and democratic society.

As Elliott settles into leadership of the college as 20th president, he prioritizes ensuring students, as well as faculty and staff, have a sense of belonging and a sense of community cohesion. . That sense will help students ground their path in the post-college world, Elliott says, much like his own college experience more than 30 years ago.

Elliott, a 1992 graduate, succeeded Biddy Martin on August 1. Its official dedication ceremony took place last Friday on the college’s Quad, with student performances, music, a poetry reading and remarks from Elliott and Andrew Nussbaum, chairman of the college’s board of trustees. . administrators, as well as students.

Elliott grew up in Arizona, came to Amherst in the 1980s, and while in school fell in love with the intellectual atmosphere of a liberal arts campus, pursuing an academic career in American literature.

After completing doctoral studies at Columbia University, he began a career as a tenure-track professor at Emory University in Atlanta, where he became Charles Howard Candler Professor of English. Elliott specializes in 19th and early 20th century American literature and culture.

In 2010, he became involved in academic administration recruitment, working with department chairs and serving as Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences when the pandemic hit. The pandemic, he said, has thrown into relief what matters to him, becoming one of the reasons he is returning to Amherst College.

“Over time, I have reflected on what matters to me, which is undergraduate teaching, educating students to impact the world, and maintaining an intellectual community” , Elliott said.

He appreciates the form of education offered at the college, which values ​​creativity and innovation in the liberal arts. “The opportunity presented itself and I decided to see where it might lead,” Elliott said.

Sitting in his office at Converse Hall, Elliott said he was not ready to set any specific goals, but was waiting before offering ideas publicly so that there was a clear roadmap for how to move forward. reach them. He will use the first year of work to listen and learn, then hopes to make a positive impact with a program that grows organically.

But it will continue to focus on some of the goals Martin has prioritized, including recruiting a socio-economically, racially and ethnically diverse student body, 10% of which is international, and the need-blind admissions process. .

“We must support this mission, which is extraordinarily ambitious,” Elliott said, praising the college’s ability to move faster than many of its peer institutions. “It makes the job more exciting and challenging, and gives students a different kind of education.”

Reconnect with the city

The challenges facing the college are similar to any other entity under inflationary pressure, even with an endowment of $3.3 billion as of fiscal year 2022.

“Amherst College has enormous resources that are the envy of almost any other institution,” Elliott said. “But our ambitions will always exceed what we can do.”

Coming out of the pandemic, during which the college operated in a bubble for some time, rebuilding ties with the city will be a priority. Elliott said he felt those ties weren’t as strong as they could be.

“I would like everyone who lives in Amherst to feel that having Amherst College in the community is an asset, that the college makes Amherst a richer and more interesting place to live,” Elliott said.

This includes student performances, sporting events, and lectures, and other activities that happen almost daily and are likely to bring people to campus.

Likewise, he wants that synergy to be students heading into town, whether it’s Antonio’s for a slice of pizza, Amherst Books to get literature, or the Amherst Cinema to watch a movie, though he laments the closing of Hastings, which had a large selection of Mammoths products.

“For me, the city was a big part of the undergraduate experience,” Elliott said. “I would like students to have the same experience of the city and the community as part of their educational experience.”

He continues to love what downtown has to offer, noting that he recently attended an open mic night at The Drake performing arts venue. “Being in Amherst is a great pleasure,” said Elliot.

The college, however, must do more than just provide financial support to the city. “We want to do what we can to make the city economically viable, and we want to be a partner,” he said, pointing to Sarah Barr, the college’s full-time community engagement manager.

Living off campus

One change that will come next year is that he and his wife, Jennifer Mathews, will move into a residence hall on Sunset Avenue, the first time the president has lived off campus. This should make it more accessible.

“I love that Amherst is such an interesting community, and I love that it’s a walkable community,” Elliott said, noting that he doesn’t like to drive, likes to get around on foot and is a jogger. keen.

The Presidents’ home on South Pleasant Street, which he calls a combination museum and dormitory, will continue to be used for certain functions by the President, such as dinner parties he may host, but residential areas will be vacated.

Returning to his undergraduate campus, Elliott said he notices the physical changes, such as the new science building and new dorms, but some of the more critical changes are less specific to Amherst and more societal, such as using email to communicate. with teachers, which reduces face-to-face interactions.

“It changes and sometimes challenges our efforts to create a sense of community,” Elliott said.

In his spare time, he reads fiction for pleasure and cultural history texts, and listens to music and podcasts.

He anticipates that one of the biggest adjustments for him personally will be the onset of cold and snow, and he’s making sure to get boots and other gear so he’s ready, having spent almost everything his time since he was in college in either the South or the Southwest.

“I haven’t been to a New England winter in 30 years,” Elliott said.

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🌱 County meetings tonight + SDCC News + Local on TV this week https://riverandsoundreview.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-county-meetings-tonight-sdcc-news-local-on-tv-this-week/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:01:33 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-county-meetings-tonight-sdcc-news-local-on-tv-this-week/

Hi there. It’s me, Nina, your host for the Woodstock-Towne Lake Daily — here to give you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Today, you’ll find these stories and more…

  • ❓ To rezone or not to rezone?
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Here are today’s top three stories in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  1. The Cherokee Board of Commissioners holds its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. The meeting program lists many items, including the request for approval to purchase two Ford police interceptors for the marshal’s office and a resolution establishing a growth limits agreement with Holly Springs. The meeting will be held at the Cherokee Admin Complex, Cherokee Hall, 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton. The planning commission is also meeting this evening for a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Admin Complex. Agenda because the meeting is brief and consists of only a few requests for rezoning. The schedule of public hearings for 2023 should also be adopted this evening. (Cherokee County Meeting Schedule)
  2. Canton’s Creekland Middle School won first place in the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) Middle School Academic Bowl, and this is its second year in a row! The Academic Bowl questions test teams’ knowledge of many areas, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current affairs, sports and popular culture. Second place this year was Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock, and third place was Teasley Middle School in Canton. Winning the Academic Bowl qualifies the team for the regional competition. (CCSD press release)
  3. Dean Rusk Middle School alumnus and recent Georgia Southern grad Bryce Leatherwood has been appearing on the hit TV show “The Voice” since September 20. Be sure to catch the show this week as he performs on episodes of The Knockout this week. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m. And if you ever see it in the Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake section, don’t be surprised, it happens from time to time at MadLife. (CCSD press release)

Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • Story time in the park: head down for a family story hour suitable for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy books, finger games and songs at downtown Event Green, 111 Elm Street. (11 a.m. – noon)
  • NaNoWriMo Registration: for those participating in National Novel Writing Month and trying to write a 50,000-word novel by November 30, you can kick back and do some of your writing tonight at the Woodstock Library, 7735 Main St. There will be snacks, drinks and music. Writers of all ages are welcome, and future NaNoWriMo entries are program at the library on November 8, 15 and 29. (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Games night with Lights Up! Entertainment: the $5 pass is good for unlimited games at Reformation Brewery, 105 Elm Street. (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Related discussion, Mysterious Woodstock: Learn about mysterious events that shaped our city’s history, including fires, crimes, and other strange occurrences. The free event will take place on the porch of the Reeves House. Please RSVP here. (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Musical bingo with DJ CaseyD: every Tuesday at Truck & Tap, 8640 Main Street. (7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Mario Kart Tournament: all ages are welcome. Prizes for first, second and third place every Tuesday at The Blue Ghost Arcade, 164 Towne Lake Parkway. (8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage (free shows):

From my notebook:

  • Ready for a new stage or a higher salary? Take a look at companies hiring in and around the Woodstock-Towne Lake area. (Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch)
  • The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) would like to inform area caregivers that they are participating in the Child Find Program, created to help identify, locate and assess children who may have undiagnosed disabilities or developmental delays. or diagnosed in order to provide free special education services. The program is intended for people between the ages of 3 and 21. The process must be initiated by the parent by contacting the SDCC at 770-704-4315. Please consult the online publication for more information about the program. (CCSD press release)
  • The TODAY show featured the Creekview High School football team, cheerleaders, JROTC and marching band in a 2-minute spot during the Friday Morning Lights segment on October 28. During the spot, Creekview HS head football coach Trevor Williams was interviewed, where he noted “outstanding community support for the school and the football program”. (CCSD press release)

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BUP organizes LitFest https://riverandsoundreview.org/bup-organizes-litfest/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:20:00 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/bup-organizes-litfest/

Guests stand behind the winners of the last round of Literature Festival – 6.0 during the award ceremony held at Bijoy Auditorium of Bangladesh Professionals University on Monday. – Press release

The final round and award ceremony of Literature Festival-6.0 was held at Bijoy Auditorium of Bangladesh Professionals University on Monday.

LitFest 6.0 was organized by the BUP Literature and Drama Club under the supervision of the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, a press release said.

The festival started on October 21. The aim of the festival was to create a platform for literature enthusiasts to develop their thinking power, explore their creativity and promote Bengali literature to the world.

In the festival, around 300 contestants from 26 renowned universities participated in 11 different segments. The names of them are Pop Quiz, Lit Quiz, Poetry Recitation, Storytelling, Parody Presentation, Drama, etc.

BUP pro-VC Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain was present as the main guest and distributed the prizes among the winners of the festival. BUPLDC Advisor and Dean of FASS Brigadier General Mohammad Shamsul Arefin chaired the session.

Md Mohoshin Reza, Chairman of the English Department, moderated the program.

Among others, senior BUP officers, EC members, faculty members, students and guests were present at the ceremony.

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Tate Liverpool unveils exhibition of nominated artists https://riverandsoundreview.org/tate-liverpool-unveils-exhibition-of-nominated-artists/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 17:18:52 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/tate-liverpool-unveils-exhibition-of-nominated-artists/

Tate Liverpool unveils an exhibition of works by the four artists nominated for the 2022 Turner Prize: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin.

One of the world’s best-known prizes for the visual arts, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art.

The award goes to Liverpool for the first time in 15 years after helping kick off the city’s year as European Capital of Culture. The winner will be announced on December 7 at an awards ceremony at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

HEATHER PHILLIPSON presents BREAKING NO 6: biting torch fishing, 2022. Reimagining her 2020 commission from Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, Phillipson evokes what she calls “an unsuitable ecosystem, an insistent atmosphere”. Loaded with color, video and kinetic sculpture, and complemented by brand new audio composition, Phillipson offers his space at Tate Liverpool as alive and taking place in a parallel time zone. It’s, she says, “a whole new season.” Phillipson’s bold and varied practice often involves collisions of wildly different materials, media, and gestures in what she describes as “quantum thought experiments.”

INGRID POLLARD primarily works in photography, but also sculpture, film and sound to question our relationship with the natural world and interrogate ideas such as Britishness, race and sexuality. For the Turner Prize, Pollard presents seventeen out of sixty-eight 2018, developed from decades of research into racist representations of “the African” on pub signs, ephemera, in literature and in surrounding landscapes. Bow down and very low – 123 2021 includes a trio of kinetic sculptures using everyday objects to reference power dynamics through their gestures, while the photo series DENY: IMAGINE: ATTACK 1991 and THE SILENCE 2019 looks at the language of power, both emotional and physical.

VERONICA RYAN presents forms cast in clay and bronze; sewn and tea-stained fabrics; and bright neon crocheted fishing line pouches filled with a variety of seeds, fruit pits, and skins to reference displacement, fragmentation, and alienation. Rather than having fixed meanings, Ryan’s work is generally open to a wide variety of readings, as titles such as Multiple chats 2019-21 or along a spectrum 2021. Made during a residency at Spike Island, the forms she creates take recognizable elements and materials – such as fruit, take-out food containers, feathers or paper – and reconfigure them, exploring the ecology, history and dislocation, as well as the psychological impact of the pandemic.

SIN WAI KIN brings fantasy to life through the storytelling of performances, moving images and ephemera. Their work constructs fictional narratives to describe lived realities of desire, identification, and consciousness. For the Turner Prize, Sin presents three films, including A dream of fullness in parts 2021 in which traditional Chinese philosophy and dramaturgy intersect with contemporary drag, music and poetry; In it’s always you 2021, the artist adopts the roles of four members of the boyband, striving to assume the multiplicity of identities that transcend constructed binaries, while today’s best storiessees Sin playing the character from The Storyteller, posing as a news anchor who recites philosophical propositions about existence, consciousness, naming, and identity.

Tate Liverpool unveils exhibition of artists nominated for the 2022 Turner Prize

Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain and Co-Chair of the 2022 Turner Prize Jury, said:

“15 years after Turner Prize first ventured out of London to Liverpool, it’s fantastic to see the prize return to the city. This year’s shortlisted artists presented a visually exciting, thought-provoking and far-reaching exhibition, and I encourage art lovers across the country to come see it for themselves.

Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool and Co-Chair of the 2022 Turner Prize Jury, said:

“I am delighted to unveil the work of these four exceptional artists at Tate Liverpool for this year’s Turner Prize. They are a diverse group of artists, each with a singular vision, all of whom tackle important issues our society faces today and together their work combines to create a fascinating and dynamic exhibition.

The Turner Prize was established in 1984 and is awarded annually to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work. The Turner Prize is £55,000, with £25,000 for the winner and £10,000 each for other shortlisted artists.

The 2022 Turner Prize jury members are Irene Aristizábal, Head of Curatorial and Public Practice, BALTIC; Christine Eyene, Research Fellow, School of Arts and Media, UCLan; Robert Leckie, Director, Spike Island; and Anthony Spira, Director, MK Gallery.

The Turner Prize 2022 is organized by Sarah James, Senior Curator, Tate Liverpool, and Matthew Watts, Assistant Curator, Tate Liverpool.

Next year, the Turner Prize 2023 will be hosted by Towner Eastbourne as the centerpiece of the gallery’s centenary program from September 28, 2023 to January 14, 2024.

The Turner Prize 2022 is supported by BNP Paribas with additional support from Taylor Wessing, Avanti West Coast, Mylands, Sennheiser, The John Browne Charitable Trust, The Uggla Family Foundation and Roisin and James Timpson OBE.

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5 Awards for Kagay-anon Students at SCIA Young Artists and Authors Showcase 2022 https://riverandsoundreview.org/5-awards-for-kagay-anon-students-at-scia-young-artists-and-authors-showcase-2022/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 03:29:23 +0000 https://riverandsoundreview.org/5-awards-for-kagay-anon-students-at-scia-young-artists-and-authors-showcase-2022/

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FIVE high school students representing the city of Cagayan de Oro won prizes at the SCIA Young Artists and Authors Showcase 2022, an art competition that encouraged young people around the world to express the mission of Sister Cities International through artistic works. original art, literature, poetry, photography and music.

The SCIA Young Artists and Authors Showcase 2022, held in March 2022, brought together sister cities from member cities of the Sister Cities International Association (SCIA) in the United States.

The submissions were centered on the theme “Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All”.

They were judged on the basis of originality, composition and interpretation of the theme.

A total of 194 high school students from public and private schools participated in the said art competition.

Cagayan de Oro was sponsored by its sister city, Norfolk of Virginia, USA. The city submitted the works of 30 finalists representing the six categories of the competition, namely: music, poetry, photography, digital art and classical art.

Cagayan de Oro won five out of six categories, one of which was Philippines Southfield School’s Jahn Kharmelo Navales entry, “Ever Changing 3”, which won the Music Showcase grand prize.

The other winners of Cagayan de Oro are Mitzel Claire Chan of the Oro Christian Grace School, the second winner of the essay showcase (authors); Carl Justin Tocle of Gusa Regional Science High School, third winner of the Photography Showcase; Zsarlette Alanne Cabana of Xavier University Senior High School, third place in the Digital Art Showcase; and Zarlie Leoane Niez of Lumbia National High School, third winner of the Classic Art Showcase.

The grand prize winner in the music category, Navales, received $1,000. Second place winner Chan received $250, while third place winners Tocle, Cabana and Niez received cash prizes of $100 each.

The 2022 SCIA Young Artists and Authors Showcase Awards Ceremony was held online on August 12.

The cash prizes were presented to the winners on Friday, October 14, at the city mayor’s office, in the presence of ORO-TIPC director John Asuncion and consultant Eileen San Juan.

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