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THE SCARLET LETTER – Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

John Hathorne (a judge involved in Salem’s witches trials) is one of his ancestors. NATHANIEL HATHORNE was born in 1804 in Salem (Massachusetts). In 1821 he entered the Bowdoin College, graduating four years later. Franklin Pierce (14th President of the United States) was among his fellow students. He published his first novel in 1828. After some transfers, he stopped in ...

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ONE ART – Poem, by Elizabeth Bishop

From 1970 to 1977 she taught at Harvard University. Her poems were published in The New Yorker and in other magazines. Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), http://www.worcestermass.org/ in 1911. She experienced the deep warmth of parents, who were quite in love with each other and with their new daughter only few months. The events of her early ...

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WONDERS OF CANADA TOUR – Author’s Travel through art and nature, from Haida Gwaii to Montreal

Canada https://www.canada.travel/ is beautiful and impressive place. Its territory contains a series of natural and artificial wonders. Canada is divided into ten provinces and three northern territories. Before starting your journey we present you four creative Canadians. Our trip begins in Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, on the northwest coast of British Columbia, in Haida center ...

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WOLF GIRL – Arlette Alcock

ARLETTE ALCOCK http://www.arlettemusic.com/ is a social songwriter and social activist, well-known for her folk songs related to the challenges facing Canadian aborigines. She was born in Trail, British Columbia in 1958. In addition to her musical career, she also worked as a librarian for the Saskatchewan Indian Federation of Nations. She is an active advocate for social justice issues in ...

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A COMPLICATED KINDNESS – Romance, by Miriam Toews

She has degree in Literature and Cinema and a degree in Journalism. Miriam Toews was born in Steinbach (Manitoba, Canada) in 1964. She left Steinbach at eighteen, living in Montreal and London before settling in Winnipeg. She has a bachelor degree in Film Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College, ...

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YOU FIT INTO ME – Poem, by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa (Ontario) in 1939, spending some of her early years in the Québec-North bushes. Then she moved to Toronto. She studied at the local university. She is a full time writer since 1972. https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-moment/ She is a short story writer and The Circle Game (1964), her first publication, was a book of poetry, but several ...

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KATHLEEN MUNN (1887/1974), CANADIAN PAINTER – When art is an adventure, not a habit

KATHLEEN MUNN 1/3 – She was born to a middle-class family in Toronto in 1887. Her family ran a store, living in the apartment above. Creating abstract paintings in the 1910s, she was one of the first in Canada who used abstraction. In 1904 she began art education, attending the Westbourne School in Toronto. In 1909, she began to show ...

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CULTURE OF NATURE – Canadian landscapes

Canada https://www.canada.travel/ is beautiful and impressive country. Its territory contains a series of natural and artificial wonders. Canada is divided into ten provinces and three northern territories. Most provinces produce excellent tourist information guides available free of charge (via mail or through their local tourist information centers). Before starting your journey we present you four creative Canadians. The intellectual property ...

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TRAVEL’S DIARY WITH JAPANESE CREATIVITY – From Tokyo to Shimane

The history of each national culture matures with the expressions in its own creative language. Rich in temples and plants, parties and good food, it is also highly technological place, which must be seen at least once in life. Japan is a unique country at the time to preserve their culture and combine with the modern needs of its citizens ...

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THE KEYHOLE – Poem, by Chiyo Kitahara

CHIYO KITAHARA loves music and ballet. She plays her poems in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and she began writing poetry at the age of 16. At the age of 20 she gave up writing, concentrating on how to play the piano. In 2002 there was a key moment in her life, when she grew up in a local poetry after raising ...

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