“ You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. ”
Please join Scottsdale Community College in hosting the Maricopa Community College District’s Emerging Writers Reading this April 24, 7:00 pm at Winfield’s Cafe in Scottsdale (7025 E Osborn Rd.  Scottsdale, Arizona 85251, 480-907-5157).

An exciting group of  MCCCD’s new writers will be reading their writing, and faculty and students of the MCCD writing community will also attend.  Gourmet coffees, sodas, and light snacks are available.  Live jazz will begin the evening,
and you can sit indoors or on the patio.

Join us in celebrating the talents of Emerging Writers in MCCCD and their

new voices!

Please join Scottsdale Community College in hosting the Maricopa Community College District’s Emerging Writers Reading this April 24, 7:00 pm at Winfield’s Cafe in Scottsdale (7025 E Osborn Rd.  Scottsdale, Arizona 85251, 480-907-5157).

An exciting group of  MCCCD’s new writers will be reading their writing, and faculty and students of the MCCD writing community will also attend.  Gourmet coffees, sodas, and light snacks are available.  Live jazz will begin the evening,

and you can sit indoors or on the patio.

Join us in celebrating the talents of Emerging Writers in MCCCD and their

new voices!

In terms of style and grammar, “Obama met Putin on Tuesday” is understood by everyone, with no loss of meaning despite the fact that an American writer might leave the preposition out. “Obama met Putin Tuesday” is potentially jarring for a significant part of the audience, I feel, and might make those readers less likely to continue with the story.

There are other tricks, like writing “two and a half miles” instead of 2.5 miles – the former is broader, not as formal and makes you dwell less on the fact that you might live in a metric jurisdiction, and you are more likely to plough on with reading rather than pull up and try and perform some mental arithmetic. The aim is to draw as many people as possible into the content and have them feel comfortable reading it right through.

I really do think if we work thoughtfully we can weed out a great deal of localised, exclusive language, without having to bleed the writing of all colour or get too wound up about whether it’s “realise” or “realize” in an individual piece.

Which English? One that promotes understanding between countries and cultures - Warren Murray, TheGuardian.com 

This is a really interesting perspective on editing the grammar and style of an online news source that has readers from different English-speaking parts of the world. 

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“ Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art. ”
— Brian Eno (via anieastonbaker)

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hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

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Send us your secret canon

girlcanon:

GIRL CANON is now open for business. We’re soliciting and curating the canons of girls, women and female-identified persons for this space. Please send 10-12 books, with or without commentary, that changed your life or forever altered your life of the mind. We want to see what you read.

Send your lists, with or without commentary, with or without a bio to:

grrrlcanon@gmail.com

Please specify whether or not you would like your name to appear in the post.

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“ Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces. ”
— Bob Ross (via zenofbobross)
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whitehouse:

Psst… Applying for college? You should fill out the FAFSA.
Pass it on.

whitehouse:

Psst… Applying for college? You should fill out the FAFSA.

Pass it on.

Gabo Must-Read Books Besides 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera

whileyouweresleeping:

(In no particular order of preference or chronology)

  • No One Writes to the Colonel
  • The General in his Labyrinth 
  • The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother
  • News of a Kidnapping
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • Of Love and Other Demons
  • Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories
  • Autumn of the Patriarch
  • Memories of my Melancholy Whores
  • Big Mama’s Funeral

There are many more, but these are some of the ones that marked my youth.

Adiós maestro.

— From NYC.  

theparisreview:

GRAMMAR
What is rigid has its place,a dimming to come back to.What’s right is mutable.
Station to depart from, smokyplatform in the tiny hours.Condensation gathered on the clock.Pull the collar close. Leave conversationwatchful by the gate.
Gray as it is, the structure’s bulkremains for acres into the fog.
—Melanie Rehak, from “Self-Portrait as the Liberal Arts.”Photography: Angex Lin.

theparisreview:

GRAMMAR

What is rigid has its place,
a dimming to come back to.
What’s right is mutable.

Station to depart from, smoky
platform in the tiny hours.
Condensation gathered on the clock.
Pull the collar close. Leave conversation
watchful by the gate.

Gray as it is, the structure’s bulk
remains for acres into the fog.

Melanie Rehak, from “Self-Portrait as the Liberal Arts.”
Photography: Angex Lin.