Writer’s Workshop features Thai and foreign writers
York Times bestselling writer Wendy Goldman Rohm traveled to Chiang Mai to
participate in the workshop, she’s held workshops around Thailand as well as
in many other countries.
A writer’s workshop was
recently held at the Nugent Waterfront Resort and was attended by local
author Mo Tejani as well as renowned Thai author Dhitinart Na Pattalung, who
wrote the bestselling ‘The Life Compass’, a Thai language book about her
experiences as a newly widowed mother, and New York Times bestselling author
Wendy Goldman Rohm. The writers discussed not only specifics about their own
works but offered advice and lessons on writing with the main emphasis being
on discipline and the need to “take yourself seriously, don’t wait for the
story, tell it now,” as Wendy Goldman Rohm urged the writers at the retreat.
Khun Dhitinart is seen here at the workshop, second right, Wendy Goldman
Rohm is third right and well known Chiang Mai author Mo Tejani is in the
Chiang Mai Friends to award local expat residents
The Chiang Mai Friends group is seen here with
Carole Beauclerk seated on the right, front row.
Chiang Mai residents American Carole Beauclerk and
Australian Ricky Ward for their outstanding contributions to Chiang Mai
during their time here. Carole noted that through the Friends of Chiang Mai,
she has taught English at the Town Hall, trained guides for the Chiang Mai
City Arts and Culture Center and participated in public government meetings
and lectured on cross-cultural issues. Addditionally, she co-founded the
travel club for the Chiang Mai Expats and has worked with Professor
Duangchan and Tanet through the Social Research Institute of Chiang Mai
Melbourne native Ricky Ward has always had an interest in
plants and gardening, even from a small child, so it’s no wonder that his
interest turned to environmental issues both here in Chiang Mai and in
Australia. With a concern for the great forests that once covered the land,
his interest lies in helping people to understand the need for planting
trees and the re-forestation of many deforested areas in the North.
Come to the Friends of Chiang Mai 3rd
anniversary party on January 22 to see these two outstanding residents
awarded the Chiang Mai Friends Citizen of the year 2010 Award. Tickets for
the buffet dinner and fashion show can be found at Boutique Travel 053
Ward is seen here with residents getting ready to plant trees.
Adorable kittens looking for a home
A few months ago a cat gave birth to 3 kittens
inside my car engine. I moved them somewhere safer and befriended
them, then, following the sad disappearance of the mother cat and 1
kitten, I took these two boys into my house. Not being here
permanently I hadn’t intended taking on any pets and now I must
return to the States I can’t turn these boys out onto the
street..Can you offer a permanent home for them together? Very
friendly and playful, litter trained and sterilised (neutered) They
are in foster care with Gill :[email protected]/ 0871 891623.