September 22, 2015 /
Aspiring writers should mark their calendar. The Chester Literature Festival will have a plethora of events for writers.
The festival that will be going on from October 10 to October 25 in the city’s town hall will featuring poetry, workshops, author talks performances and much more.
The workshops at the festival are particular interesting for all aspiring writers. There will be plenty of chances to get professional advice from orders as well as experts in the publishing industry.
Tim Lott, the award winning novelist and leader of a Guardian novel writing masterclass will be at the festival on Saturday, October 24. His class will cover helpful topics such as the fundamentals of story writing.
There will be opportunities to consult with’s some of the nation’s top literary agents on Saturday and the following Sunday. Among the leading literary agents present at the festival will be Conville Walsh and Carrie Kania. This can be your chance to get an expert opinion on your work!
Tags: Chester, festival, literature
March 17, 2015 /
More details about upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action have been revealed.
The website Pop Sugar reports in an article that the movie will star Emma Watson.
They also mention the release date for the movie as long as who else will be starring in it.
The movie is supposed to be released in exactly 2 years, on March 17, 2013.
As you can imagine, it will be in 3-D. According to the magazine, Disney said that they will use what they call “transformative CG magic” in the movie though it’s not clear whether the entire movie will be in CG or only part of it.
Along with Emma Watson, the movie will star Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline.
The movie will likely be a musical seeing that score writers Alan Menken and Sir Tim Rice are part of the team. The latter have already worked on Aladdin and The Lion King.
Tags: beauty and the beast, disney, emma watson
It’s sort of ironic that it is no other than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and owner of the largest social website on the net facebook who declared 2015 “A Year of Books”.
Mark is now inviting users to join him in his New Year’s resolution of reading and discussing one book a fortnight. He actually founded his own book club at the start of this year.
While some are lauding the Facebook founder’s initiative to turn off mobile devices, to simply sit down and read a good book in silence, others are wondering about using books in such a way.
According to them, books are not a means for self-improvement (including the element of self-congratulation). Those critics of Mark’s initiative say that reading for those reasons is really missing the point of reading.
What do you say? Would you want to join Mark Zuckerberg’s book club? Do you think that his initiative to get people reading is a good thing or do you think it’s merely a hipster-sort-of thing because some just think it’s now “cool” to read?
Tags: books, mark zuckerberg