Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction Writer Kamal Parmar has joined the Spring 2014 JUZDIZRTS Author Event!
Kamal Parmar was born in India and has been passionately involved in writing since high school and her University years. Her genre is poetry and creative non-fiction – she dabbles frequently with Haiku. Her poems are simple, though poised and evocative enough to set the reader thinking. She has books published in UK and India and many publications in reputed US and Canadian literary journals and anthologies. She is a member of the Vaughan Poets Cricle; Haiku Canada; The Writers community of York region and an Associate member of the League of Canadian poets.
In The Rising Mist
Kamal has crafted verses of beauty, life and childhood memories of India. Her verses reflect a poet’s delight in seeing beauty all around us, in self-reflection and quiet appreciation. Her verses speak of her acute observation , sensuousness and an innate sense of being ‘in sync’ with nature. The book aptly titled, ”In The Rising Mist,” highlights her renditions of seasonal changes as well as touches upon the finer nuances of life in India with fondness. Wisdom and naïvete’, twinned with nostalgia are juxtaposed to add to the complexity of thoughts and feelings that swell this volume so full of meaning.
“I feel that the JUZDIZRTS event is a dynamic forum in bringing together artists of the written word. It not only showcases their talent but also helps in creating awareness about the written word.”
Contemporary Author, Short Story Writer, and Poet Sheila Horne has joined the JUZDIZRTS Author Event!
Sheila Horne started writing short stories as a teenager in Bryan, Texas. She graduated from the George Brown College Creative Writing Program and participates in various writing workshops. She designs and facilitates writing programs in the Toronto area. As a member of The Markham Village Writers and The Writers’ Community of York Region, she enjoys inspiring others to write. Her poems, articles and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines. Sunshine Girls is her first book.
It’s 1973. As Toronto loosens up, four young women must navigate the shifting social currents put in motion by the ‘60s. Ella realizes everything she trusted as a child is a lie. Raynie believes marriage is the easy way out and thinks nothing of having sex with any guy she meets. Jessie would rather face life stoned, while Meg still desperately wants a husband and family. But childhood values and friendships are tested when a car accident sparks a series of life-altering events.
“The JUZDIZRTS Author Event is a wonderful opportunity for writers to promote themselves and their work. It’s also nice to meet other writers, hear what they are writing and to network. We need more of these types of events.”