March 2014 Open Reading Review
One’s world expands or retracts depending on the amount of courage one holds.
I was gladdened by the correspondence and turn out at the last Open Reading.
Thank you all, for the courage to come out and share your literary work.
Albert Sussler ( USA )
prose ~ Anagnorisis ~
Creativity was not going to have a limited palette.
prose ~ The Dragonfly~.
The rest of the class followed swinging their small fists and shouting together, freedom!
Brett Hack ( USA )
poem ~ In Front of the Meat Market ~
A bucket is overturned / and thus is my seat / my concrete podium of silence.
poem ~ As if I were a Singer ~
As if my loins produced thoughts / And my words gave birth to children.
Prose (translation) ~The Night Is Short, Walk Fast, Fair Maiden~ by Tomihiko Morimi
Our thumb becomes the cornerstone of hatred, smashing all those beautiful things we were meant to protect.
Isabelle Dunnett ( UK )
prose ~ Charcoal ~
It’s not as if they are non-sentient , trolls just have problems with independent thought.
prose ~ Thailand Adventure ~
Still chirping .. enjoying the scene.
prose ~ Untitled ~
Books are meant to be read..
Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poem ~ Kuma-san, by Michio Mado ~
poem ~ A Poem to Celebrate a Wedding, by Hiroshi Yoshino ~
poem ~ Quiet Married Couple, by Tadashi Amano ~
Kyoko Okamoto ( Japan ) debut
poem ~ 5 Haiku ~
The elderly are active nowadays
They stir the water in the pool
quite satisfied and go home
Emanuele Ito ( Switzerland ) debut
poem ~Survival, Peter Bichsel~
All my life I have to spend in jail, I’d have to spend outside as well.
Hidemi Ohba ( Japan ) debut
poem ~ Toast Master’s Club ~
My first speech was a disaster.
A new record for the NW… three debut at once. Keeping the Nagoya Writes alive.
April 20th: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00P.M.
At the Kameshima Community Center.
Map to the venue: Click here.
Open Readings: It is said practice makes perfect.
Yet beware: Sometimes we get set into a routine and then keep repeating it over and over.
Never improving. This is a danger of writers when they don’t get feedback. A good anti dope is
to doubt > to search > to find > to doubt. The last doubt keeps you from that dilemma
of repeating mistakes. Hence the need for open readings.
Help to spread the word.