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The young writers project İlkyaz, supported by the global writers network PEN International, is calling for creatives to collaborate! Dear Creaive Friends, This is Ege Dündar, founder and coordinator of the young writers platform based in Turkey, İlkyaz, supported by the leading global NGO for literature and free expression, PEN International. I’m writing on behalf …

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PEN Centres are promotıng the works of İlkyaz wrıters around the world. For the fourth ıssue we are collaboratıng wıth PEN French Centre. In the ‘Writings’ section of our website, we will be introducing three young writers monthly. Aside from English, each month we will partner with one of over a 100 PEN Centre’s located …

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Written by Lamont Carey and performed at HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. About Lamont Carey: A man that survived the gangs, prison and found that the only way to live and succeed is to know and tell the truth about oneself and the streets. He has written five other books, The Hill, The Wall, Dead Before …

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by Maria Popova “To be nobody-but-yourself — ın a world whıch ıs doing ıts best, nıght and day, to make you everybody else — means to fıght the hardest battle whıch any human beıng can fıght.” “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,” wrote the …

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What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. Voice: Dr Brené Brown Animation: Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) www.gobblynne.com …

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by Ella Frances Sanders Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there’s a Swedish word that means a traveller’s particular sense of anticipation before a trip? From the author of The Illustrated Book of Sayings and Eating the Sun, comes Lost in Translation: An Illustrated …

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