Monthly Archives: November 2014

Phare Cambodian Circus

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I have now seen this troupe several times and visited their school in Battambang, and I am still amazed. Phare trains poor Cambodian kids in arts like painting, music, video and circus skills. They have been giving livelihoods to poor …

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Caring for Cambodia Workshops: More Amazing Kids

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I have just finished my week of running two Writing Through Cambodia workshops for two different high schools supported by Caring for Cambodia. These were two very different schools forty-five minutes away from each other, on completely opposite sides of …

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All Roads Lead to Siem Reap

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Less than 24 hours here and already two fun meetings. My friend, Yolanda, who led my very first trip to Cambodia which got me started on all this (it’s all her fault), happened to be here leading another house building …

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Of Canterbury and Cambodia

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This week I gave my annual talk to the students at Christ Church Canterbury University. My poetry play, Dreams of May, was placed on their curriculum for the BA Creative Writing course a few years ago, and so every year …

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Deciding Not To Write

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Life is very busy right now. Not only are both my sons planning weddings (as I wrote about here ), but I am also planning the next trip to Cambodia and, very importantly, working very hard to get my Writing Through …

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