An international blog about literature and ecocriticism. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. and also the work of others, from 10 to 14 each month 2017: new contributions sent to ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

27
Ago 17

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The sun is very inspiring to write... As a result we decided to post here a photo of the sun in Lisbon, this August.

 

Hope you enjoy.

Have a nice writing.

 

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19
Jul 17

During the Book Market Fair in Lisbon (2017) it was possible to interview Paula Hawkins. It was a very exciting experience and a privilege to speak with a writer with such a big success in thriller novels. Her answers were very important to us in order to better understand who is a writer and how life influences their work.

 

 

What does being a writer mean to you?

Writing is more a vocation than a profession: I’m lucky enough to be able to earn a living by doing it, but I think I would write – just as I always have written – even if I wasn’t published.  Since childhood I have relished making up stories: it took until I was in my thirties to find the confidence to show those stories to others, but the urge to create fiction has never left me.

 

Which season of your life do you think had the most influence on your writing?

Possibly my late teens/early twenties, which was the time at which I left Zimbabwe, where I grew up, and moved to London, where I live now. Those years were turbulent, and often lonely – I wrote a great deal at the time. At nineteen, I moved to Paris and lived there for a year. That was the first time I had lived alone, in a foreign city, speaking a language I struggled to master. It was lonely, again, but exciting too.

 

Is it possible for a writer to create their work without consideration for the feelings of the people around them?

I think perhaps it is possible, though I’m not sure that it should be. Writing is, for me, an exercise in empathy, in understanding others, in being able to place yourself in the position of another and imagine their thoughts and feelings. It would be strange then if while imagining the thoughts and feelings of fictional characters, one were to ignore the feelings of the real people in the society we live in.

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07
Jun 17

The full moon. What inspiration to write ...

 

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 Enjoy!

 

 

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29
Mai 17

 

 

In the Restaurant "Esquina de Alfama" it was possible to find a group of Fadistas that animate the night with their voices and guitars, to the point that we feel confused between the traditional and the shine of the mobile phones that appear in the hands of the visitors anxious to take with themselves a bit of the atmosphere of the restaurant.
We feel a peace that invades us by the unexpected way Fado takes care of us, there in the middle of the Old Lisbon, surrounded by modernity. Not far away, during the day, you can see huge boats that are full of tourists from all over the world. These boats are adventurers of the seas, of a capacity far superior to the Titanic. Its immense dimension rivals the depth of what we feel in places so small and filled with music but so great in history and quality.
We know that the public often does not understand the lyrics, but that does not matter to anyone. The music imposes itself without further ado and all of us there commune with a state of soul that fills us with dreams, pieces of past that only existed as an approximation between what we imagined and what really was ...
So, packed with melody and the famous trill of guitars, a common place so often remembered, we almost forgot to taste the food on the tables, right there in front of us. It is also of immense quality, it is also full of flavors with millennial stories ... And in the end, nothing better than a visit in a day of peace.

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03
Out 16

Soon we will start spreading the word about the book "Rainbow Flavours and Other Scents" the Armenian Writer Shmavon Azatyan Certainly, one of the most inspiring Poetry Books of 2016.

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22
Jul 16

After your arrival to Lisbon you can try one of this

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 Contact ruiprcar@gmail.com

Thanks

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27
Jun 16

Dear friends!

Inside this App about Lisbon you can find literary content!

This is a free App about Lisbon.

Please spread the word :)

 

URL https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh3335s
Store ID 9nblggh3335s
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/81eefb44-6b2c-468a-9c8e-ab419929fc7a
URL for Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=bde25bc8-cc91-4949-b9bd-5c15e549fa30

 

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20
Dez 15

Dear Friends,

The Anthology of the Contest is already available as an e-book!

 Here is the link for windows 8.1 users:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/anthologynature2015/9nblgggxwcqq
(feft side click "get the app")

We will produce a pdf version for people who can't install this version.

Also we would like to inform you that the book in English that led to the creation of this blog is available for sale at Museu do Fado in Lisbon.

You can contact them at info@museudofado.pt

The book is entitled "Tales for the Ones in Love" and the author is Rui M.

It contains short stories and two poems in 112 pages.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Other apps with poetry:

1) Digital Flowers 1

URL for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

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15
Dez 15

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