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Concerns Raised Over Potential Impact of Staffing Cuts on Renowned Creative Writing Course at UEA

Graduates of the esteemed creative writing course at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have voiced their hopes that the program will not be negatively affected by planned staffing cuts. The university is currently facing a substantial deficit and aims to reduce staff by 113 positions, in addition to voluntary departures.

Author Emma Healey expressed her worries about the potential impact on the course, stating that it is a “real worry” for the creative writing community. However, UEA has reassured that it expects “very few redundancies” in the creative writing department.

The University and College Union highlighted that 31 out of the 36 proposed job cuts at UEA would be in the Arts and Humanities faculties. The creative writing course at UEA, established in 1970, offers an MA qualification to its graduates and has produced renowned authors such as Ian McEwan, Tracy Chevalier, and Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Emma Healey emphasized the significance of the humanities in expanding ideas and imagination, stating that it is not only the course itself that is a concern but also the overall atmosphere of the university. The creative writing program has fostered a community of writers in Norwich and played a crucial role in the city being designated as a UNESCO City of Literature in 2012.

Author and editor Erica Wagner, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, highlighted the instrumental role that the creative writing course played in her development as a writer and the importance of finding a supportive community. While she believed it was unlikely for UEA to eliminate such a renowned and flagship program, she acknowledged the potential risks to humanities and arts courses due to the university’s budgetary constraints.

Wagner stressed the value of humanities, emphasizing the need for an understanding of human interactions and underscoring the economic contribution of the arts to the country.

UEA responded by assuring that all subject areas in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, including the creative writing course, would be maintained. The university spokesperson acknowledged the financial challenges UEA faces and the need for £30 million in savings by September to secure its future stability. They emphasized that compulsory redundancies would be a last resort.

As discussions continue regarding the staffing cuts, the UEA creative writing course remains a beacon of literary excellence, fostering emerging writers and contributing to the cultural landscape.

Michael Rosen Honored with PEN Pinter Prize for Outstanding Literary Merit

Author Michael Rosen expressed his deep appreciation for being awarded this year’s prestigious PEN Pinter Prize, stating that he feels “greatly honoured” to receive such recognition. The PEN Pinter Prize is bestowed upon writers who demonstrate “outstanding literary merit” and fearlessly confront the realities of the world through their work.

While Rosen is widely recognized for his beloved children’s books, such as the classic “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt,” he has also tackled important and sensitive subjects like migration and the Holocaust in his writing for young readers. Ruth Borthwick, Chair of English PEN, praised Rosen’s tenacity and fearlessness as a writer, emphasizing his significant contributions to contemporary poetry for children.

Rosen’s unique approach to writing for children, which reflects their everyday lives and encourages imagination through humor and wordplay, has made a profound impact. His interventions have shed light on the shortcomings of current literacy education in schools, advocating for a more engaging and empowering approach to teaching.

In 2021, Rosen published a poignant account of his experience battling Covid-19, during which he was left in a coma. Remarkably, hospital staff pinned one of his poems, written for the NHS’s 60th anniversary in 2008, above his bed. Borthwick commended Rosen’s resilience, stating that “even Covid couldn’t silence him!”

Established in 2009 by English PEN, the PEN Pinter Prize pays tribute to the memory of Nobel laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The award is presented by the charity organization English PEN, which advocates for freedom of expression and celebrates literature.

Rosen, currently a professor of children’s literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, previously served as the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. In accepting the PEN Pinter Prize, Rosen expressed his thoughts on the countless individuals worldwide who face imprisonment, torture, or execution for bravely writing about perceived injustices.

The award ceremony, co-hosted by the British Library, will take place on 11 October. During the event, Rosen will announce the recipient of the international “writer of courage” award, which he has chosen to share his honor with.

Previous winners of the PEN Pinter Prize include esteemed figures such as Malorie Blackman, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lemn Sissay, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Tom Stoppard, and Carol Ann Duffy.

Songs Divine," a collection of captivating verses penned by Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak

Unveiling “The Song Divine”: A Captivating Spiritual Journey by Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak

Athens, Greece: The Writers International Edition is preparing to release “The Song Divine,” a collection of captivating verses penned by the esteemed Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak. As a distinguished medical doctor and respected professor, Dr. Adhyapak brings a unique perspective to the realm of poetry.

In “The Song Divine,” Dr. Adhyapak takes readers on a spiritual journey, delving into the depths of human existence and our eternal connection with the divine. Through her poetic prowess, she weaves a tapestry of emotions, wisdom, and spiritual truths, inviting readers to explore the mysteries of life.

The book’s pages resonate with spiritual wisdom, touching on themes of devotion, action, discipline, and the interconnectedness of knowledge and selfless action rooted in devotion. Dr. Adhyapak’s verses reflect the struggles, dilemmas, and eternal quest for meaning and liberation that define the human condition.

Dr. Sreekar Balasundaram, renowned in both the medical field and the world of art, has contributed a captivating cover painting to complement the poetic journey presented in “The Song Divine.”

“The Song Divine” by Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak is an invitation to embark on a transformative odyssey, guided by the poet’s profound knowledge, unwavering devotion, and captivating words. Through its melodic rhythm and timeless wisdom, this collection of poems promises to ignite contemplation and illuminate the path towards the eternal truth.

“The Song Divine” will soon be available for readers to embark on a captivating exploration of science and spirituality, resonating deep within their hearts and leaving an indelible mark on their souls.

the honour among us by suja kalyani gopal published by writers international edition

“Honour Among Us” – A Thrilling Literary Masterpiece Set to Captivate Readers

Writers International Edition is proud to announce the upcoming release of “Honour Among Us,” a mesmerizing novel written by the incredibly talented author, Suja Kalyani Gopal. This highly anticipated book is set to captivate readers with its gripping storyline, intriguing characters, and expertly crafted narrative.

‘Honour Among Us’ by Suja Kalyani Gopal is a captivating novel that explores love, sacrifice, power and the pursuit of happiness through the interconnected lives of four generations. With vivid storytelling and thought-provoking themes, this book delves into the complexities of human existence and the choices that define us. A profound literary work that leaves a lasting impression.

The author, Suja Kalyani Gopal, is renowned for her ability to weave intricate narratives that delve into the depths of human emotions. Her unique writing style, attention to detail, and remarkable character development have earned her a dedicated following of literary enthusiasts eager to embark on her latest literary adventure.

Adding to the allure of “Honour Among Us” is the stunning cover design, featuring an exquisite painting created by the esteemed artist Kalabha Kesari from India. The artwork perfectly captures the essence of the story, creating an immersive visual experience that complements the narrative.

As the release date approaches, excitement continues to build for “Honour Among Us.” Prepare to be captivated, enthralled, and taken on an unforgettable literary adventure. Stay tuned for more updates and surprises as the countdown to the release of “Honour Among Us” begins.

About Writers International Edition

Writers International Edition is a prominent publishing house dedicated to promoting exceptional literary works from around the world. With a focus on nurturing talented authors and providing readers with unforgettable reading experiences, Writers International Edition continues to make a mark in the global literary landscape.

 

Writers International Edition Presents Award-Winning Book ‘The Glossary of Dialysis’ by Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis

Writers International Edition is delighted to announce the highly anticipated presentation of the internationally acclaimed book “The GLOSSARY of DIALYSIS” by authors Elena Mayati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis.

This second improved edition of the glossary serves as an invaluable alphabetical guide, specifically written for kidney patients while also raising awareness and informing the general public about organ donation.

The inaugural national presentation of the book will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 7:00 pm at the Industrial Heritage Documentation Center of the Municipality of Naoussa, Eria Hall (Lanara Bros & F. D.. Pehlivanou, Naoussa 592 00).

Dora Baltatzidou, Deputy Mayor of Finance-Administration, will serve as the moderator of the event, while the greeting will be delivered by Kyriazis Kolvatzis, the owner of Dialysis Clinic Iasis and an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist.

The panel of distinguished guests, hailing from diverse fields of knowledge, will share their perspectives on the book:

  1. Angeliki Kompoholi: Philologist, Dr. University of Athens, Lecturer at the European Institute of Communication, Writer, and Member of the Writers Capital Foundation.
  2. Panagiota Veneti: Nephrologist, scientific manager M.T.N Transbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki & collaborator Dialysis Clinic Iasis.
  3. Theodoros Hiras: Nephrologist, ESY Director, Sismanoglio GN Attica.
  4. Haroula Beka: Head of M.X.A Iassis.
  5. Giorgos Sardelis: Economist, Author, and Member of the Writers Capital Foundation.

Additionally, Prof. Irene Doura Kavadia, Comparative & Computational Linguist and Secretary General of Writers Capital Foundation, will speak on behalf of Writers International Edition. The event has received the esteemed patronage of the Municipality of Naoussa, highlighting the local support for this significant literary presentation.

Communication sponsors for the event include Writers Capital International Foundation, Youth WCIF, Academy Language Centres, Hellenic Media Group, and Museum Radio Thessaloniki. This momentous occasion promises to be an enriching and enlightening experience for all attendees, celebrating the remarkable achievements of Elena Mayati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis in creating “The GLOSSARY of DIALYSIS.”

Words Unleashed: Renowned Authors and Poets Steal the Spotlight at Cultural Center in Athens

The Cultural Center of 26 Hxous Str, Paleo Faliro, was filled with literary enthusiasts on Monday evening as Writers International Edition hosted a special book presentation. The event showcased the works of esteemed authors and poets, offering attendees a unique opportunity to delve into their creative worlds.

The evening kicked off at 7:00 p.m., with a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with anticipation. The participating authors and their books were introduced in alphabetical order, providing a diverse range of literary offerings. Maria Anthi presented her thought-provoking collection titled “SELFIES” – Self-portraits, which combines poetry and essays in English. Konstantina Kontomari captivated the audience with her book “LITTLE HEROES, GREAT LEADERS,” a financial counseling guide tailored for young people in English. Vassilis Pasipoularidis shared his captivating poetry collection, “CONIUM,” while Christos Sanos presented his poetic dilogy, “THOUGHTS & WORDS,” comprising two books: “Memories” and “There are Some Moments.”

The coordination of this prestigious event was skillfully managed by Irene Doura-Kavadia, a renowned Comparative & Computational Linguist, Writer, SG of Writers Capital Foundation, and CEO of Academy Language & Translation Centres. Her expertise ensured a seamless and memorable experience for both the participants and the audience.

 

The event was further elevated by the presence of distinguished guests from various fields of knowledge who offered their unique perspectives on the featured works. Maria Zaga, a Psychologist-Psychotherapist and Municipal Councilor of Palaio Faliro, shared her insights as the President of the Municipal Committee for Gender Equality in P. Faliro. Synthetic Psychotherapist-Supervisor Marina Zaga brought her expertise to the table, while Author and Poet Dimitrios Karousis offered his literary acumen. Accredited Life-mindset & parent coach/Mentor/Lawyer Nana Sygguna enriched the panel discussion with her valuable contributions.

The event received significant support from esteemed communication sponsors, including Writers Capital International Foundation, Youth WCIF, Writers Edition – The Online Complete Magazine, Academy Language Centres, and Hellenic Media Group. Their support was instrumental in ensuring the success of this literary gathering, which celebrated creativity and intellectual exchange.

As the evening drew to a close, attendees left with a renewed appreciation for the power of literature and the ability of words to inspire, provoke, and unite. The Writers International Edition book presentation served as a testament to the thriving literary scene and the talented authors and poets making their mark in the literary world.

Overall, the event proved to be an exceptional platform for authors and poets to showcase their works and engage with an eager audience. It is events like these that contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the community, fostering a love for literature and promoting intellectual discourse.

Maria Retali’s Award-Winning Poetry Anthology “Oasis Recollections” Enthralls Audience at Writers International Edition Event

The Event Hall of the Society of Greek Writers – EEL was abuzz with excitement as Writers International Edition presented the highly acclaimed Bilingual Poetry Anthology titled “Oasis Recollections” by renowned poet and visual artist, Maria Retali. The event, held on Monday, April 3, 2023, witnessed a packed audience as the poet mesmerized them with her verses, much like she paints vivid colors, images, and scents on her canvas.

The coordination of this remarkable gathering was skillfully managed by Irene Doura-Kavadia, a Linguist, Author, and Secretary-General of Writers Capital Foundation, who also represents Writers International Edition.

Distinguished personalities from the realms of Literature and Arts graced the occasion as speakers. Mrs. Nina Diakovasili, President of the Club for UNESCO TLEE and visual artist, Costas Karousos, President of the Society of Greek Writers EEL and Author, and Dr. Steven Vogazianos-Roy, Ph.D., a permanent member of the General Council of the University of Glasgow, provided insightful perspectives on the book. Dr. Vogazianos-Roy, also the translator of the anthology into English, shed light on the intricate nuances of Maria Retali’s work. Mary France, Professor of Classics and Hellenistic Studies at the University of Colorado Springs, who contributed the foreword to the book, hailed its publication.

The recitations during the event were performed by Vasiliki Dragouni, an Author, Poet, and Editor of the Writers Edition Online Magazine, as well as Marilena Retali, a Chemistry Graduate from the Kapodistrian University of Athens. Additionally, selected poems were recited by Maria Retali herself in collaboration with Irene Doura-Kavadia.

Adding a harmonious touch to the ambiance, the soulful music accompanying Maria Retali’s poetry was composed and sung by Charitini Panopoulou, a mathematician and talented musician.

The event garnered significant attention and acclaim, receiving extensive coverage from the television show “Look it Up,” produced by INPOINT PRODUCTIONS and hosted by Journalist-Writer Dr. Anna Nikolaidis. Excerpts from the event were broadcasted on national television and radio stations, ensuring that this remarkable occasion reached a wider audience, allowing them to witness and appreciate the remarkable talents of Maria Retali.

The Bilingual Poetry Anthology “Oasis Recollections” stands as a testament to Maria Retali’s exceptional artistic abilities and her ability to touch the hearts and minds of readers with her evocative verses. As the event concluded, attendees left inspired and captivated, eagerly anticipating further literary contributions from this distinguished poet and visual artist.

Panorama Golden Book Awards to Be Conducted Regionally in All Languages Starting From 2023

The Panorama Golden Book Awards, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, will now be conducted regionally in all languages, starting from 2023. This initiative aims to ensure the inclusion of all world languages in the awards and give more authors the recognition they deserve.

Entries will be accepted throughout the year and regional awards will be announced in regular time periods. The awards will be for the best book in the language and 10 books that show the highest quality in various categories. The judging criteria include various elements such as quality of the work, relevance, and overall design of the book. The awards will also recognize the best publishing agencies across the world.

“We are thrilled to announce this expansion of the Panorama Golden Book Awards,” said Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President and CEO of Writers Capital Foundation and Chairman of the jury. “By conducting the awards regionally in all languages, we hope to showcase the rich diversity of literature across the world and provide a platform for more authors to be recognized for their work.”

In addition, the international awards will be announced during the Panorama International Literature Festival, which will feature the best books from each language. One book will be selected for the prestigious Panorama International Golden Book Award.

The Writers Capital Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting writers and literature around the world, will be organizing the Panorama Golden Book Awards. “We are committed to recognizing and promoting the best literature from around the world. The Panorama Golden Book Awards will continue to be a hallmark of excellence in the literary world,” said Johanna Devadayavu, Chief Operating Officer of Writers Capital Foundation and a member of the jury.

Irene Doura Kavadia, Secretary General of Writers Capital Foundation and a member of the jury, added, “The Panorama Golden Book Awards have always been about celebrating the best of literature, and we are excited to now include all languages in this celebration.”

The Writers Capital Foundation invites writers, publishers, and literary enthusiasts from all around the world to participate in the Panorama Golden Book Awards and celebrate the diversity of literature. For more information, please visit their website.

Writer’s Capital Foundation’s Panorama Golden Book Awards 2023 winners announced

The Writer’s Capital Foundation announced the Panorama Golden Book Awards today. The awards are presented to the best entries received during the Panorama international literature festival that was held from 1-31 January 2023. The foundation congratulated all participants of the festival and the awardees who exhibited the highest standards in their literary works.

The Golden Book Awards went to Sunil Sharma from Canada, Christos Sanos from Greece, Joan Josep Barcelo from Spain, Sotiria Kyrmanidou from Greece, Xenia Yerolemidou from Spain, Saiyid Zaidi from India, and Konstantina Kontomari from Greece. The Panorama International Book Awards were presented to Elena Magiati-Karabi, Pantelis Hatzis, Dr Ramakrishna Perugu, Giorgos Sardelis, Marianella Salapatas, Prof. Sreemati Mukherjee from India, Jenny Sakorafa, Katerina Erakleous, Smaragdi Mitropoulou, Arun Bhaskar from India, Gloria Castaño de Martinez from Colombia, Alejandra Brañes Araya from Chile, Prof. Sreemati Mukherjee from India, Lauren Clark from Thailand, and Ivis Campos from the USA.

The Special Jury Awards were presented to Minti Gogoi from India, Dhanonjoy Saha from the USA, Md Mizanur Rahman from India, Christian A. Chávez Tejada from Peru, Isabella Sordi from Italy, Maria Retali, Dimitrios Karousis, and Manos Melissourgakis from Greece.

Preeth Nambiar, the president and CEO of the foundation, stated that the awards were indicators of the set guidelines and were decided by a jury consisting of eminent writers and academicians. The award certificates are being processed now, and the awardees will be communicated separately in the coming days, according to Writers Capital Foundation Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia. The foundation’s Chief Operating Officer Johanna Devadayavu reminded the importance of more books to spread humanitarian values and congratulated the awardees.

The festival aims to foster humanitarian values through the media of arts and literature and to help cultural exchange between nations to promote global peace and harmony. The Panorama International Literature Festival is an annual, multilingual literary festival founded in 2020 by Preeth Nambiar, an English poet and humanitarian, under the Writers Capital Foundation, an international non-profit, non-political, and non-religious literary organization for writers and creators across the world.

The festival aims at inspiring writers to spread humanitarian values through their literary works. Prominent writers from across the world are a part of the festival in which themes that are relevant to the concept of one world are being celebrated.

 

Writers Capital Foundation’s Panorama International Literature Festival Awards Announced

The results of the Writer’s Capital Foundation’s Panorama International Literature Festival Awards were announced today, recognizing outstanding literary works from the festival held from 1-31 January 2023.

The prestigious Panorama Golden Award 2023 was presented to Raymond N Whitaker Jr. from the United States, for his exceptional literary contribution. The Alfredo Pasolino Memorial Panorama International Literary Awards 2023 were awarded to sixteen other writers, including Hamid Larbi from France, Arena Lucia from Italy, Angeliki Stratidaki from Greece, and Raúl Hernández Correa from the USA/Cuba.

The Panorama International Youth Award was given to nine young writers, including Montzerrat Lincona from Mexico, Jay Rose Ana from the UK, and Alexandra Koligioti from Greece. The Panorama Special Jury Award recognized the exceptional writing skills of Antonietta Micali from Italy, Chaitali Sengupta from the Netherlands, and Manosi Saha from Canada.

The Panorama Wordsmith’s Prize (Fiction) was awarded to Chrisa Charlampidou and Ioanna Lazarou from Greece, and Olga Alanis from Mexico. The Panorama Prodigy Award recognized the exceptional literary talent of Karnav Rastogi from India, Despotidis Dimosthenis from Greece, and Austin Ajit, Aadya Shanmukhi Palaparthi, and Nairithi from India.

Congratulating all delegates and awardees, Preeth Nambiar, the president and CEO of the foundation, reminded them that awards do not define the caliber of a writer but are just a perspective of the jury. He urged all poets to continue contributing to literature that brings positive changes to the world.

Writers Capital Foundation Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia congratulated the awardees, highlighting the tough competition and the difficult task the jury faced in determining the winners. Foundation Chief Operating Officer Johanna Devadayavu emphasized that the judging process considered not just the writer’s caliber, but also their contributions to humanitarian values.

The Panorama International Literature Festival is an annual, multilingual literary festival to inspire writers to spread humanitarian values through their literary works and promotes cultural exchange between nations to foster global peace and harmony. The festival celebrates themes that are relevant to the concept of one world and encourages prominent writers from across the world to participate.

Panorama Golden Award 2023

Raymond N Whitaker Jr, USA

Alfredo Pasolino Memorial Panorama International Literary Awards 2023

  • Hamid Larbi, France
  • Arena Lucia, Italy
  • Angeliki Stratidaki, Greece
  • Raúl Hernández Correa, USA/Cuba
  • Hamid Larbi, France
  • Dora Muñoz, Spain
  • Athanasia Katsigianni, Greece
  • Gloria Castaño, Colombia
  • Maruzzella Parodi Royo, Chile
  • Leo Acosta, Nicaragua
  • Kostas Katehis, USA
  • Gabriella Paci, Italy
  • Norma Marina Solis Zavala, Peru
  • Pedro Peglez, Cuba
  • Aneek Chatterjee, India
  • Paromita Mukherjee Ojha, India

Panorama International Youth Award

  • Montzerrat Lincona, Mexico
  • Jay Rose Ana, UK
  • Alexandra Koligioti, Greece
  • Ingrid Caro Tobias, Colombia/Italy
  • Shehla Ashkar, India
  • Riccardo Gaffuri, Italy
  • Mariela Cordero García, Venezuela
  • Fer de la Cruz, USA
  • Manuela Cecchetti, Italy
  • Srishti Sharma, Canada

Panorama Special Jury Award

  • Antonietta Micali, Italy
  • Chaitali Sengupta, Netherlands
  • Manosi Saha, Canada
  • Suja Jayaprakash Menon, Bahrain
  • Rajeev Moothedath, India

Panorama Wordsmith’s Prize (Fiction)

  • Chrisa Charalampidou, Greece
  • Ioanna Lazarou, Greece
  • Olga Alanis, Mexico

Panorama Prodigy Award

  • Karnav Rastogi, India
  • Despotidis Dimosthenis, Greece
  • Austin Ajit, India
  • Aadya Shanmukhi Palaparthi, India
  • Nairithi, India