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Writings and Readings Blog

Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Chance Meetings: Stories About Cross-Cultural Karmic Collisions and Compassion

Chance Meetings, a ‘da Vinci Eye’ Award Winner

I'm thrilled to announce that the cover of my story collection, Chance Meetings (Designer: Jenny Toney Quinlan) was a finalist for the 2017 da Vinci Eye Award! Here's the description from the website: "Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci." [caption id="attachment_40990" align="alignleft" width="214"] da Vinci Eye Award Winner[/caption]...

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With Annette and Doris

Pennwriters At Read Local, Cranberry

With Annette and Doris attending Read Local Expo at the Cranberry Public Library. Also in the photos are the organizers of the event, Jaci and Leslie. Thank you! [caption id="attachment_41530" align="alignright" width="375"] Read Local Cranberry Book Expo[/caption] ...

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Artist: William Rock

Goddess of Healing and Protection by William Rock

Recently I discovered Maridon Museum in Butler, PA--a hidden gem of Chinese, Japanese and Korean art. Currently, they are showing my friend, William Rock's vision of the Tibetan goddess, Yeshe Walmo and his renderings of woman's body--walking, standing, leaping. Yeshe Walmo is the goddess of protection and healing someone we should be mindful of at this time of chaos, disorder and insecurity in the world. The exhibits are a visual feast. The show is open until June 3 at: The Maridon Museum 322 N McKean Street Butlar PA 16001 (724) 282-0123 Curator: Roxann Booser

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With Kathryn Bashaar

Authors Panel & Book Signing

Some photos from Book and Author Fair at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Beechview Branch. With Kathryn Bashaar, Joshua David Bellin, James R. Ford, Audrey Iacone, Sheridan Jeane Edmondson, Gary Link, Leah Pileggi and Bob Regan. [caption id="attachment_41522" align="alignleft" width="415"] Authors Panel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41523" align="alignleft" width="415"] Book Signing[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_41520" align="alignleft" width="415"] With Kathryn Bashaar[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41519" align="alignleft" width="415"] Writers Panel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41516" align="alignleft" width="415"] Writers Panel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41515" align="alignleft" width="415"] Writers Panel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41514" align="alignleft" width="415"] Writers Panel[/caption]      ...

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Carnegie Library Beechview

BOOK AND AUTHOR FAIR: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Beechview

On Saturday, April 8, I’ll be with eight other local authors to discuss the process of writing and publishing. We will talk about how we develop our ideas, what inspires us and our individual paths to publishing. I’ll be delighted if you can attend. Venue: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Beechview 1910Broadway Avenue Pittsburgh 15216 (412) 563-2900 Panel Discussion: 11:00-12:30 Author Meet and Greet: 12:30-1:30 Please join us!...

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Iris van Herpen

Why I Love Pittsburgh: Reason #4: The Museums

Transforming Ideas into Physical Designs Once a year, if not more, an outstanding exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Arts or Andy Warhol Museum or Carnegie Science Museum affects me intellectually and emotionally, tugs at my heartstrings. Last Sunday such one show mesmerized me by its innovative, transformative and meticulous artworks. The 45 pieces were haute couture garments designed by Iris van Herpen, 32, who blurs the worlds of fashion design, art and science. She has transformed creative ideas into physical replicas using technology and collaborating with scientists and architects. The result is outrageously elegant garments some of which demonstrate beauty, energy and movement, not normally associated with clothing. For the residents of the Steel City, Refinery Smoke (2008) is of special interest. These three dresses billow and defy gravity. They are made with...

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Mindful Meditation CD Fund Goal Achieved

Thank you so much to all of you for donating to my campaign and helping me reach the goal. The recording of the CD, Meditations for Mindful Writers II: Sensations, Feelings and Thoughts is set for today. I'll keep you informed about the progress.

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Jade Leone Blackwater’s Interview with Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Jade Leone Blackwater is a writer, artist, and brand consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She's the owner of the Brainripples studio, specializing in branding, marketing, and content strategy for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her writing appears in Wild River Review, Line Zero, The Monongahela Review, as well as technical, trade, and scientific resources for popular audiences.  ...

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Meditations for Mindful Writers II: Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts

    I am raising money to make my second CD, Meditations for Mindful Writers II: Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts. Please see the testimonials of the people whose creative life has been transformed by using my first CD, Meditations for Mindful Writers: Body, Heart, Mind. If you would like to donate here is the link: “Madhu Wangu is a patient, clear and creative teacher. She simplified meditation for me she said, ‘To meditate is to breathe. Just pay attention to your breath and feel your inner body.’ Too simple, surely; but not too easy.”  –Maryalice Meli  Not only have my meditations and mindful writing practice changed my own craft and enriched my work, they’ve influenced many writers across the world. Here’s one glimpse into the meditations I’ve created and want to bring to market through this campaign: On...

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New Year Plate, 2017

Happy New Year, 2017!

Wishing the Mindful Writers, Facebook friends and family members a year filled with health, inner happiness and gratitude. May you take an inward journey in 2017 that reveals your deepest desire, helps you discover your authentic self and indestructible inner treasures. Here are photos of this year’s Navreh Thals, New Year Plates. They include our Thal and our daughters’ Thals. A cornucopia of symbolic items, the plate is placed in the kitchen to be carefully looked at the first thing in the morning of January 1 and internalize its message. Each plate is filled with grains of uncooked rice symbolizing sustenance and abundance. Two small bowls, nestled in the rice, are filled with milk and yogurt. The transformation from milk to yogurt symbolizes technique, time and patience it takes, like making yogurt,...

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