Creative Writing Issue number three and Sue Guiney's interview on Kuala Lumpur's "The Bigger Picture"


frontpage-creativewriting_magazine_0412After the successful launch of the fourth edition of 'Wonderful Writing - Imagination is the Best Power' at Karavansara Retreat&Residences we are pleased to announce that the latest magazine is available for digital download from the Store.

It has exploded to now contain 36 pages of poems, stories and analytical writing. The magazine was completed in April 2012, during Sue Guiney's second visit to work with the students at Anjali House.

As a stimulus piece the students drew inspiration from the Anne Bass' film 'Dancing Across Borders', about a Cambodian dancer, Sokvannara (Sy) Sar's astonishing journey from Cambodia to the New York School of American Ballet (SAB) and beyond. Students also worked in collaboration with students from Oligivie High School, Tasmania exchanging work and ideas via video to create a truly fantastic body of work which encouraged students to explore their own ideas about success and happiness. The magazine contains poems, short stories and discussion and response pieces on the film all wrapped up with some of our teenagers and young adults' stunning photography. In total, 9 students participated in the writing workshops creating the biggest and most accomplished magazine to date, created in the workshops as part of the Creative Writing Program set up by author Sue Guiney.

Additionally, Sue Guiney was inerviewed by the host of Kuala Lumpur's BFM 89.9 "The Bigger Picture," Umapagan Ampikaipakan, and his producer, Lee Chwi Lynn. Sue talks about her novel 'A Clash of Innocents', her writing in general and her work with Anjali House in Cambodia.

You can listen to the full interview with Sue Guiney here and download the latest issue #4 of the magazine here. All proceeds of the sale will go directly towards the English Literacy Program, giving the Anjali kids the necessary language skills to attain a brighter future.

We would like to thank Mr. Luon Thea, General Manager of Karavansara Retreat & Residences for hosting the launch event for free and providing special rates for refreshments, Sue & Don Guiney for underwriting the cost of the evening, Elysse Goddard and Sally Hetherington for their help with logistics and organising attending students, Vivian Zapf for the design and layout of the magazine and Sue Guiney, Rhonda Jackson, Kyle Gore & Chum Sreylin for their work during the workshops. Without the combined effort such a wonderful event and fantastic magazine would not be possible. We would also like to thank Ms. Anne H. Bass for the copy of her film which she donated for use and which formed the basis for this edition of the magazine.