A series of verses posted on Twitter by a high school teacher over the two months following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has won a French poetry award.Ryoichi Wago, 48, flew to the French region of Jura to attend the July 20 awards ceremony.
American writer Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago this month, and if you know anything about the author of Walden, it’s that he was a real advocate for that simple life, always staying close to nature.
But fast forward to 2017 and people are following in his footsteps — wandering in the woods, fishing at Walden pond in Massachusetts, farming beans and building a cabin. Except the difference is: these people are all doing it via a video game.
Greater use of “arts-on-prescription” programmes could save the NHS money by improving patients’ mental or physical health, with evidence suggesting creative activities could lower GP consultation rates and hospital admissions.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing said: “Arts-on-prescription activities help people to overcome physical and psychological pain, playing a vital role in the recovery and maintenance of health.
“Group creative activities in the community also help to overcome social isolation in people of all ages.”
“What are books to you?” read a slide projected at the launch for X Artists’ Books as three of its founders — Alexandra Grant, Jessica Fleischmann and, yes, that Keanu Reeves — took the stage at NeueHouse Hollywood last week to discuss their new independent press, which publishes unconventional, interdisciplinary and collaborative artists’ books.
Anthony Bourdain has been around the world and back again, but next year he’s launching a new adventure. As part of Berger Books, the just-announced new Dark Horse comic imprint by legendary Vertigo editor Karen Berger, Bourdain will be writing a comic book called Hungry Ghosts, due out next year.
When Barry Plamondon was released from the hospital in 2013 his left side was paralyzed.
His second stroke also left him in a wheelchair.
The 25-year Maple Ridge resident sat at home for a couple of months acclimatizing to his new reality.
But after the second month he realized that he needed to do something to come to terms with his new disabilities.Plamondon picked up a pen and started writing.
Publisher Bloomsbury has announced two new Harry Potter books will come out this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series.
To celebrate 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published, two new books will come out in October to accompany a Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library.
In a tweet that he sent out on Friday, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons announced that he might be bringing back Def Poetry Jam for HBO, with Chance the Rapper serving as the show’s host.
Tony Ross, whose images of the naughty prankster Horrid Henry and the ragamuffin Little Princess are instantly recognisable to children up and down the country, has been named as the most borrowed illustrator from the UK’s public libraries.