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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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/
Born in Cairo to immigrant parents who had escaped the post-World War I Armenian genocide, Terzian’s quest for independence and her need for a sense of belonging lead her to an uncommon global search - to find a venue and ambiance where she can peacefully realize her goals for higher education.Terzian’s exploration of her expatriate status in Africa raises questions about what it means to have a home country – or even a home (excerpted from Kirkus Reviews).” Eventually, her ambitions lead her to legal immigration to the United States, far beyond her expectations.
Kirkus Reviews has classified Terzian’s book as “An often charming memoir that intertwines personal and political histories.” Her books are available on Amazon.com and similar digital stores in e-book format and paperback. They are also available in paperback in regular bookstores.
Terzian has lived in California for the last forty-five years. She is a member of Writers’ Club of Whittier and blogs online at WordPress and other venues that respond to the keyword, Mary Terzian.
This has been a good month for Rose Anna Hines. Two of her haiku have been included in Spectrum, a compilation of short works by Southern California poets edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell. There will be a reading of poems from the anthology on September 28th, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library on 285 E. Walnut St. Copies will be available for purchase at the reading or you may order directly from Campbell. More information here.
Here's one of Rose's haiku:
One of Hines' lengthier poems, The List, is included in the Summer 2015 edition of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly.