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It was early Saturday morning when we struck out for Chekhov’s estate, Melikhovo, 75km south of Moscow. We hit a great deal of dacha traffic on the way which delayed us considerably. 556 more words

International Teacher

An Imperfect Reader

Anna Funder’s recent presentation on ‘The Art of Fiction’ at the Melbourne Writers Festival was very impressive and well-received. The highlight for me was when she spoke about her 2014 long short story or short novella ‘The Girl with the Dogs’. 570 more words

Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14

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Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Share found poems, freewrite, or sub activity. Discuss What Makes a Good Story… 188 more words

Sakhalin Island | LITERATURE

sakhalin island is anton chekhov’s account of his travel and documentation of the siberian prisons. considered an astonishingly brilliant journalist piece, sakhalin island delves into the intricacies of the lives of the inhabitants of the prison and more. 118 more words

Book Blog

Life Sucks or I'm Gonna Talk You Through the Classics

For a play about white guy hand-wringing, Life Sucks at Lookingglass is pretty good.  I’ll be honest, I’ve got a goldfish memory for almost every single living room family drama I read or saw in college (and probably the last five years as well).   228 more words


The Danes, again ...

Consistent frontrunners in the happiness league tables, the Danes are ensuring that their state of mind stays in the news. Personally, I think I’ve heard quite enough already about ‘hygge’, but it seems that five books on the subject are to be published in English in the next few weeks ( 213 more words


Friday, September 9 and Monday, September 12

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“We never would’ve upset you if we knew you had superpowers.” ~Stranger Things

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. 216 more words