Monthly Archives: March 2014

What to Write Next?

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By the time anyone reads this, I will have said my goodbyes to Cambodia for now, and will be setting off on my book tour around SE Asia. First stop, Bangkok. So it seems like a good time to take …

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At the New Leaf Cafe, Siem Reap

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Last night was my last literary event of my stay, and it was great that it was held at a new non-profit initiative, the New Leaf Cafe. This is a cafe cum bookshop cum arts hub and they specialise in …

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Reading, Teaching and Writing in Phnom Penh

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I am now back “home” in Siem Reap after a four day whirlwind in Phnom Penh. I love that city — yes, I know many people think I’m crazy. But it is full of fascinating people doing important work. It …

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Teaching in the Country Village of Banteay Chmar

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I have just returned from an amazing adventure. I have spent one week teaching my Writing Workshop to the children being supported by the French NGO Enfants du Mekong in the northern country village of Banteay Chmar. First, let’s talk about …

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The Writing Process

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Over the past few months, a series of blogs have been posted by writers describing their writing processes. I think there are probably as many approaches as there are writers. But Emma Lee asked me to answer some questions about …

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Imagination is Power!

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Amid the beautiful gardens of La Residence d’Angkor Hotel, we launched the 2014 Anjali House Creative Writing Workshop. After four years of running the program, this evening party has become one of the highlights of the school year. The 16 …

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Gone Fishin’

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In the middle of the week, the older kids at Anjali House had a very special treat. Actually, my husband, Don, was the one who had the biggest treat of all. A group left early in the morning and had …

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