This fourth volume of poetry from Miss Harrison is all about being outside the box. The theme of individuality and celebrating who you are runs through the volume. The book is divided into eight parts, with the first seven touching upon multiple topics such as individuality, beauty, racism, injustice, feminism, being a nerd, etc. While the eighth and final part is a bonus section which features a sampling of short stories from Miss Harrison’s upcoming and first short story collection titled The Horror Pack. Whether they are an outcast, face injustice, or love being a nerd, Miss Harrison’s poems will resonate with readers.
Happy Sunday everyone! Today marks the first day of Banned Book Week. The week celebrates the freedom to read and was started in 1982 by the late Judith Krug, a prominent First Amendment and library activist. The campaign is also sponsored by the following:
Banned Book Week has two campaigns: An international one and one here in the U.S. which has been held during the last week of September since its inception.
The American campaign “stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them” as well as the requirement to have public access to materials so people can draw their own conclusions and form their viewpoints. The international campaign focuses on individuals who have been ‘persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read.”
This year, there’s also marks the spotlight on comic books and graphic novels which have been banned. For more information about this you can head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s site. They have a Banned Books Handbook you can download for free or purchase print in addition to discussion guides for the banned books.
For more information about Banned Books Week head over to the above mention sites as well as Banned Books Week’s site.
Good Midnight folks!
Life has been very busy and hectic. My mom’s been in the hospital since last Saturday night, hopefully she’ll come home tomorrow.
I haven’t written much in these last few weeks, however I do have some good news to share with you! A short story of mine has been published amongst a group of awesome literary submissions in The Sirens Call eZine August 2014 Issue #16 Apocalyptic Fiction! You can download it for free here,
Titled Uirusu, the story reveals the origins of a mysterious virus that has ravaged the world. It begins on page 76 of the eZine. Thanks to Sirens Call Publications for publishing my story. They always have submission openings for their publication so check them out and submit! Also check out their blog right here on WordPress.
I will give you a hint about this story: it’s related to my novel I, Darcy: Evolution! Speaking of my novel, as you know I finished writing it a couple of months back. Currently, I’m in the editing phase and I hope to have it published in the near future. Whether through a publishing house big or small, or me self-publishing it, I, Darcy: Evolution will be published (I’m also gathering my notes for the sequel to the novel I, Darcy: Revolution)!
That’s all in the writing news front. I hope to get back to writing new entries for Musings of a Blerd soon. Alright until next time!