Northampton-based Winning Writers announces the winners of the 20th annual Wergle Flomp humorous poetry competition

Winning Writers, a Northampton-based company providing online resources for poets and writers, has announced the winners of its 20th annual Wergle Flomp humorous poetry competition. Anonymous US-based writer Koss took top prize among more than 5,600 participants with her poem “My Therapist Sez” – “a tumultuous tour through sessions with …

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Jill Murphy’s obituary | Children and adolescents

Children’s author and illustrator Jill Murphy, who died of cancer at the age of 72, has been loved from generation to generation for her picture books that capture the essence of childhood in a way that both realistic and magical. His career began at the age of 24 when his …

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PONGO POETRY: Pain is a full circle

The mission of the Pongo Poetry Project is to inspire young people to write poetry to inspire healing and growth. For more than 20 years, Pongo has framed poetry with youth at the Children & Family Justice Center (CFJC), the King County juvenile detention center. Many CFJC residents are young …

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Chad Blair: Understanding Hawaii Through Your Data

It seems every two weeks staff scramble to find our most recent copy of the Pacific Business News “Book of Lists” here at the Civil Beat offices in Kaimuki. It’s an invaluable resource of insightful and insightful data about Hawaii – the richest zip codes (96821, for Aina Haina-Niu Valley, …

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Amanda Awards “Ninjababy”, “The Painter and the Thief” Biggest Winners – The Madison Leader Gazette

After a stellar year winning awards in Berlin, South by Southwest, Edinburgh and Melbourne, “Ninjababy” continued its award streak by winning Norway’s top accolades for domestic films, the Amanda Awards. Their awards ceremony kicked off the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday evening. The second feature film from …

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Sally Magnusson at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Anne Pia celebrates Baudelaire and other Scottish book short stories

The winner of the James Tait Black Prize will be announced live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 25 August. Author and broadcaster Sally Magnusson will host a special pre-recorded event, where the eight shortlisted authors will discuss their books. The live announcement will follow. The shortlisted authors …

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