Nagoya Writes

April 6, 2014

March Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 10:30 am

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!
freedom! 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.

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A new record for the NW… three debut at once. Keeping the Nagoya Writes alive.

Coming up:
April 20th: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00P.M.
At the Kameshima Community Center.

Map to the venue: Click here.
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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.

cheers

Albert Sussler

 

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