Submissions: 5 things you Don’t do (apparently)

Submissions: 5 things you Don’t do (apparently)

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Don’t look unprofessional by giving validations from acquaintances e.g .my friend told me I must publish this story. or my sister/aunty/dog ‘loves my novel.’
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So, you want to write a book for children?

So, you want to write a book for children?

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Mina now lives and writes in Berkeley, California, the USA. Mina has brought her Dutch lifestyle habits with her to America, and she can be found happily cycling through the city of Berkeley.
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Book Review: Dame Sue Black’s book All That Remains

Book Review: Dame Sue Black’s book All That Remains

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A look at life as a forensic anthropologist dealing with analysis and identification of corpses and skeletal remains.
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Book Review: When the Dogs Don’t Bark

Book Review: When the Dogs Don’t Bark

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A forensic scientist’s Search for the Truth, is Professor Angela Gallop’s personal account of the development of forensic science over the last 40 years.
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In Celebration of Dutch Children’s Book Week – “Kinderboekenweek”

In Celebration of Dutch Children’s Book Week – “Kinderboekenweek”

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Kinderboekenweek (or children’s book week, in English) is a Dutch book event which started in 1955 and continues successfully to this day
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Amsterdam’s American Book Center: A Prime Source for English Books and More

Amsterdam’s American Book Center: A Prime Source for English Books and More

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What makes a bookstore more than a source for books? Over four decades, American expat Lynn Kaplanian-Buller and her husband
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Books, Birds and Burns: The Joys of Community Book Festivals

Books, Birds and Burns: The Joys of Community Book Festivals

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Robert Burns called the town of Irvine in Ayrshire, Scotland, a ‘wonderful educative place.’ He’d be pleased to see it still is, especially in September every year
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Festival Fox Players Presents Marjorie PRIME.

Festival Fox Players Presents Marjorie PRIME.

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The play is about 86-year-old Marjorie who is suffering from memory loss and her handsome new artificial companion who looks like her deceased husband.
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Crime is Good for You

Crime is Good for You

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If you’ve never been to one, literary festivals sound grand, intellectual events where writers parade their cleverness, readers their erudition...
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Finding Space For Poetry In An Always-On World

Finding Space For Poetry In An Always-On World

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Poetry is a strange art. Often described as the art of saying as much as possible with as few words of possible.
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Brideshead Revisited – revisited at Waterstones

Brideshead Revisited – revisited at Waterstones

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“The definition of ch-ch-ch-ch-charm”, so famously stuttered by Anthony Blanche in the 1981, 11-episode Granada TV Production,
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Writing “The Java Gold” and a bottle of good Scotch malt wiskey

Writing “The Java Gold” and a bottle of good Scotch malt wiskey

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The Hurricane was the best and fastest airplane we had. But there were too few and they came too late…”
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Motives, mantras and malice: Reviews

Motives, mantras and malice: Reviews

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Are reviews the pure vital force driving book sales? Or more like a Half-blood Prince, born of ‘self-interest’ out of ‘malice’
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Reading & Writing Women’s History

Reading & Writing Women’s History

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At school in sixties Scotland, history was male, apart from Boadicea, Elizabeth 1, Mary Queen of Scots and Helen of Troy.
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Machines Like Me Book Review

Machines Like Me Book Review

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McEwan has the ability to combine complex issues, such as the mess we create, lies we tell and the complexity of human interaction, while making it all read like light entertainment.
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Finding books- the shifting sands of genres.

Finding books- the shifting sands of genres.

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Why do people write books? My aim was to entertain while leaving a snapshot of unrecorded contemporary history.
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Book Lounge. A community bookstore in Cape Town

Book Lounge. A community bookstore in Cape Town

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A community bookstore located in a street that is a mixture of gentrified and derelict buildings and homeless people.
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Philip Glass “Words Without Music”

Philip Glass “Words Without Music”

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Read on to find out what advice he has for both aspiring and established writers, and his comment on being a master in the field of both music and writing.
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GPT-2: A Natural Language Model

GPT-2: A Natural Language Model

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Will Artificial Intelligence ever be able to replace creative writing? OpenAI’s researchers knew they were on to something when their...
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30 years later

30 years later

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February 14th 1989 marks the date where Theoterrorism became a phenomenon which had a global ..
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Murder she wrote?

Murder she wrote?

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About Authors and Journalists that have been murdered. Read on to find out what we can learn and how...
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Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

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What the Marché du Livre or Marché Georges-Brassens is to Paris, the Oudemanhuispoort is to Amsterdam.
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Labyrinth Cocktail, Food & Poetry Bar

Labyrinth Cocktail, Food & Poetry Bar

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Labyrinth Cocktail Food & Poetry Bar started in 2016 is Amsterdam’s only soul and poetry bar.
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Book Group Review “Love and Summer”

Book Group Review “Love and Summer”

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Love and Summer by William Trevor. A family drama set in Ireland during the 1950's.
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A new play by Dale Diana Remlee “Love in a Rainbarrel”

A new play by Dale Diana Remlee “Love in a Rainbarrel”

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Love sweet songs arises in the hearts of 3 generations of Grandma, Daughter, and Granddaughter.
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Waterstone’s Poetry Evening “Make it New!”

Waterstone’s Poetry Evening “Make it New!”

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Every couple of months Waterstones hosts a poetry evening called “Examining Poetry”.
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Amsterdam’s Versal Goes Global

Amsterdam’s Versal Goes Global

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Versal has been the voice of Amsterdam's diverse literary community since 2002.
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Interview with American Novelist Nicole Krauss

Interview with American Novelist Nicole Krauss

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The New York Times described Nicole Krauss as "one of America's most important novelist".
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Dining with Amsterdam Foodie Vicky Hampton

Dining with Amsterdam Foodie Vicky Hampton

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Vicky's appetite for everything edible began in childhood, with frequent visits to her father's hotels and restaurants.
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Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

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A group of 8 local English-language writers and roughly 50 guests attended the event.
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Interview for the play “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard.

Interview for the play “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard.

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Buried Child won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright.
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Interview with 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan

Interview with 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan

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It was a chilly evening in Amsterdam with the outside temperature at minus degrees.
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Interview with American Author Russell Shorto

Interview with American Author Russell Shorto

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American author, historian and journalist, best known for his book "The Island at the Center of the World".
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Interview with Amsterdam playwright Cintia Taylor

Interview with Amsterdam playwright Cintia Taylor

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Her play was inspired by Ayn Rands book "The Fountainhead".
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Did you know about the Dickens Festival?

Did you know about the Dickens Festival?

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About 1½ hours by train, to the northeast of Amsterdam, lies the village of Deventer.
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5 Mistakes Aspiring Writers Make (And How to Fix Them)

5 Mistakes Aspiring Writers Make (And How to Fix Them)

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Copies are stacked in your bedroom, taunting your writing future. What now?
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Interview with travel writer Redmond O Hanlon

Interview with travel writer Redmond O Hanlon

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The talented Mr. Redmon O’Hanlon regaled us with epic travel adventure stories...
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The In’s and Out’s of the Frankfurt Book Fair

The In’s and Out’s of the Frankfurt Book Fair

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I arrived at the Frankfurt Book Fair mid-morning filled with excitement ...
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The Literary Arts Magazine Versal 12:  Launch party

The Literary Arts Magazine Versal 12: Launch party

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Last Sunday evening, the book-loving city of Amsterdam hosted a launch party for Versal 12...
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