Hong-My Basrai's article, Globalization and Women, has been published in the 2015 issue of Hye Geen Magazine, an annual production of Hye Geen, the women's branch of the Armenian General Benevolent Union. The article, an account of Hong-My's attendance at a speech delivered by Mary Terzian, another WCW member, first appeared in Wittier Word Weavers, the WCW blog. You can read it here.
Mrs. Spring's Story by Hong-My Basrai appears in the December issue of Eastlit, an online journal of "creative writing, literature and art focused on East and South East Asia."
Mrs. Spring, a Vietnamese immigrant hired by the author's family to care for their aging father, is trying to learn English in order to pass her citizenship test.
She said, her optimism not so different from my dad’s, her strength breaking through, “If I passed the test, that would mean $800 a month, money I would earn for being old,” then with pride seeping in, “besides working and paying tax.”
Rubin Johnson of WCW has a short story in this anthology, You Bet Your Life. Read how medical technology introduced in the Southern California town of Mayberry doesn't mean you're always better off winning, especially if you bet your life.
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Last Saturday, Nov 14, I attended A Celebration of Stories at The Huntington in San Marino. There were activities around the garden such as a talk with Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder and three actors performing Let Them Eat Books, a collection of classic literature & poems by Sandburg, Carroll and Twain presented by The Music Center's We Tell Stories, a community of story-telling artists. They performed The Jabberwocky with audience participation.
I had as much fun as the kids. My boyfriend, Shunji, who didn't know who Louisa May Alcott was or that she was being portrayed by an actress, was shocked when she said she was a nurse in the Civil War!!!
Mary Terzian was interviewed by Sara Troy, for a podcast on Choose Positive Living.
A universal struggle revealed in a personal story. This memoir is told against the backdrop of strict cultural upbringing, political turmoil and a young girl’s love for education propelling her toward independence.
Two of our members, Kathleen Harrington and Chase Theroux (Angela Myron) are part of a group that has launched a blog for lovers of romance fiction. Check out Writing Something Romantic. You don't have to be a romance reader to enjoy their take on books, movies, and life.
If the name, Chase Theroux, isn't familiar, perhaps it will help to know that she also blogs here: http://www.angelamyron.com/
The Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America is celebrating its Annual Birthday Bash today in Brea at the Embassy Suites. Festivities kicked off Friday night, with a write-in, then doors opened at 9 this morning with keynote speakers bestselling author Lauren Dane and Deb Werksman, editorial director at Sourcebook, an independent publisher. Today attendees enjoyed book awards, raffle prizes and a multi-author book signing. Tonight will close with pajama parties in the form of panel discussions and talks designed to hone writing skills, build business acumen and fuel creative fires.
Attendees were encouraged to dress like their favorite fairytale character. Three of WCW's members, Kathleen Harrington. Angela Myron and Sherry Novak, were in attendance – and in costume!