Asian Literary Festivals

by Jillian Hermoso, Age 17, Philippines   These days the world seems to be overflowing with support for the art and craft of writing. Books have been turning into movies and writers have started to become just as famous as rock stars. And would you believe that one of the new leaders of this literary upswing is Asia?...
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Flashes and Flickers (a poem)

by Cindy Green, Age 15, Canada This poem was submitted for an LTC Insider Plus+ weekly writing challenge.   Flashes and Flickers The world flashes and flickers in the day; it glows and gleams in the dark. But the light is from the screens that line the shelves in our home like art. “We’re so...
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May Fiction: White Childhood (a short story)

by Tallis Baker, Age 16, Australia Artwork by Lucy Zhang The fiction prompt for May was “mother.”   White Childhood  I dream of her every night. Her lips are cherry red, and her hair is made of flax. Her skin is smooth as silk, and in her eyes I can see the knowledge, certain as the...
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Literary Event Feature: Bay Area Book Festival

by Mia Martins, US Blogger & Junior Drama Co-editor jaBlog!   One of the best ways to get involved in the literary scene is to take advantage of local festivals and events. Not only will you engage with like-minded individuals, but oftentimes these events will feature acclaimed authors that you otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet. An...
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