Tag: Writing

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)


Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!


If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me! Or, If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write…

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!


If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me! Or, If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write…

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!


If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me! Or, If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write…

Simple writing is best for everyone


By Rachel Muenz Every English teacher I’ve ever had has always said using plain, clear language is best in any kind of writing. Authors don’t make readers think by language that’s impossible to understand, but by the complex themes and ideas, they write about.

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!


If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me! Or, If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write…

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!


Here is a list of books that I have helped to edit Steppin’ Out by Mariam Ibrahim (edited by Donna Kakonge) available on Amazon Kindle Pinnacles of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings, and musings) by R. William Patry (promoted by Donna Kakonge) available…

Comment parler aux gens fous + Plus en vente maintenant


Trouver le cadeau parfait pour la saison Comment parler aux gens fous et comment écrire Creative Non-fiction à la fois par Donna Kakonge à http://kakonged.com Disponible dans un livre électronique, livre de poche et également relié. Entrez les codes FELICITAS pour aujourd’hui seulement ou…

New Book Essentials of Writing for Small Business by Teresa Madaleno to be Released in Early October


It has been a long time coming, but in early October my new book, Essentials of Writing for Small Business will be published. This is a guide for anyone who wants to take on the task of writing their own news releases, proposals, case…

Diaspora Dialogues


Friday, July 24, 2009 Unsubscribe | Printable Version | Send this to a friend In this issue: Malvern’s triple sensations: Young writers celebrate their fiction, poetry and graphic novel writing

2017 Writing Contest Now Open


MUSICWORKS’ 2017 SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST IS OPEN   Annual juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art.   Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018….

Want the best Canadian writing? Read short fiction


By Rachel Muenz A couple of weeks ago, British Giller judge Victoria Glendinning bashed Canadian writing in the Financial Times of London. She said our stuff is too homogenous and that it’s easy to get grants and be published if you’re Canadian, no matter…

The Love of Writing


By Saad Zafar One of my teachers once told me that I should read more in order to be able to write better. Another one of my teachers told me that I should write more in order to be able to write better. I’m…

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)


Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

End Piece: an uplifting experience (Originally Published in Concordia University Alumni Magazine)


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write. My master’s degree in media studies from Concordia helped me reach that goal — and much more.

Digital Journals and Numerology Just Published


This book is meant to emphasize how powerful keeping a journal can be with the aid of numerology. I started writing one at the age of seven and keeping a journal has been a constant for me – more than some friends, some jobs…

New Book – Journalism Stories Collection


I have come out with a new book of journalism stories I have written over about a span of five years, most since I have been back from Montreal to Toronto. You can buy Journalism Stories Collection at this website: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. I have eight…

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 open for entries‏


Facebook Twitter YouTube Website Email 16 September 2014 Announcement Romesh Gunesekera, Chair of the 2015 judging panel, with last year’s winner, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Open for Entry Writers have two months to enter their short story. Each year, we…

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“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore. Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5 Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!…

“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore. Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome! Note: For more…

Synapse: Writing Insight From Gotham


Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. When film critic Roger Ebert died April 4, he was lauded for many things – his versatility, longevity, savvy, wit. But one virtue in particular stood out. As Chicago photographer Art Shay put it, “Even with movies…

Self-Publish Your Way Around The World This May – Let Your Words Reach The World!!!


Spots Going Fast…Sign Up Soon Through The School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto!!! Self-Publishing Around The World: http://2learn.utoronto.ca/uoft/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&cms=true&courseId=25437365 Write About Anything!

Lulu.com – Free Ground Shipping – How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge


No coupon needed. Offer ends March 24 at 11:59 PM Publish | Buy | Services For a limited time only: Get free ground shipping on all orders with 100 books or more. No coupon code is required. You will also receive a great bulk…

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 69,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the…

Boxing Day


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Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS


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Taste of Water Book Launch at Supermarket in Kensington – December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.


Book Launch Invite – Nandita’s dad

How To Talk To Crazy People Book Launch – Great Event!!!


The book launch at Accents on Eglinton Bookstore at 1790 Eglinton Ave. West at Dufferin in Toronto, Canada was a fantastic event and all of the 21 people in attendance agreed. Everyone received a free .pdf copy of the book in attendance as a…

Book Review: Mikaya Heart’s My Sweet Wild Dance


By Rachel Muenz Mikaya Heart’s My Sweet Wild Dance is not an artistic masterpiece, nor is it meant to be. It is, however, a clear, well-written and honest coming of age story that most readers should find interesting at the very least. Based on…

My Books Available @ Accents on Eglinton – 1790 Eglinton Avenue West @ Dufferin Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/452277591496604/  Accents Bookstore on Eglington at 1790 Eglinton Ave. West is having a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, December 15th from 1-6pm. The pop up shop will feature art, books, fashion, beauty products and more highlighting the work of diasporic African, Latin, and…

CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust suspends operation of distribution reinvestment plan


MONTREAL, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust (“CANMARC”) (TSX: CMQ.UN) announced today that in light of the entering into of the previously announced support agreement among CANMARC and Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, CANMARC will suspend, effective immediately, the…

Life Rattle – Three Quarters


Here is the link for the show on Life Rattle Radio: http://www.liferattle.ca/radio/show1185.html

World of Words (Originally Written in 2009)


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write – and I knew a master’s degree in Media Studies from Concordia would help. While I did my master’s degree I had the opportunity to organize my thoughts and improve my writing…

Help with Academic Writing Style


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The Meaning of That Word, Love


By Mikaya Heart Many of us, women especially, believe that sex is primarily about another person, and that really good sex is about an experience of oneness, which might also be called love, with that other person. We tend to believe that the experience…

Expressive Writing Exercise – 5


  Dinosaurs I’m onto a new journal. This one has lined paper. I have been a writer since the age of seven. There was a Chinese teacher of mine in grade two who wrote “outstanding” in red pen on my class assignment about dinosaurs….

Diaspora Dialogues – Friday Nights


Wednesday, April 27, 2011 April 29: Friday Nights with Diaspora Dialogues Our Friday Nights series brings you an eclectic sampling of some of our best writers and performers – for free! Don’t miss this final night of our popular and jam-packed series with the…

Something to Write About!


Written by: Jennifer Winters Writing can truly be the essence of a new beginning for people. A reality of seeing the words you write is usually the truth of how you feel. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for all of…

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose: Book Review


By Chris Temelkos Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose delves into the importance of reading each piece of literature, not only for pleasure but to gain a deeper knowledge of the language and word usage of the author and learn something new about…

A Wish After Midnight


  A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT By Zetta Elliott “When we contrast the condition of blacks in the 19th century with that of blacks living in the 21st century, we’re inclined to think the difference is like night and day. But speculative fiction reframes the…

Diapora Dialogues


Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Unsubscribe | Printable Version | Send this to a friend Young Writers from the Edge Join us this March as high school students in Etobicoke, Danforth-Crescent Town, Jamestown and Malvern present their brand new creative writing at reading events in…

Classes at Aangen Centre Canceled


I was planning writing and self-publishing workshops through Aangen Community Centre in Toronto. Those classes have now been canceled. If you would be interested in still receiving instruction from me concerning writing and self-publishing, please email me at dkakonge@sympatico.ca.

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