Posts Tagged ‘personal essay’

  • Editorial: Family Knots

    December 21, 2017 • News & Events
    Editorial: Family Knots

    December is a time when the importance of family is emphasized.  Albeit most families may not be as picture perfect as depicted in movies or in adverts.  That’s the beauty of writing — authors are able to show that beauty lies in the intricacies and flaws of family bonds. In the past four months, we received a [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Love and Loss

    The themes of love and loss burn like wildfire in this collection.  Our intercultural authors bring you stories and poems rife with powerful imagery.  These are not romantic notions of love or loss, but the gut-wrenching stuff of everyday life that we are all too familiar with. Perhaps the most heartbreaking of these is ‘To [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Escapism and Realism

    There are moments when news—really bad news—inspires writers and poets, and in that inspiration we read works that are indubitably relevant to our present condition.  Rhimi’s To Motherless Aleppo and Mallik’s Veil of Warfare are poems that contribute to the ever-growing literature on Aleppo, instigating a consciousness of responsibility on us to raise our voices [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Elements of Literature

    On a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation.  Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions. We [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Entertain, Inform and Enrich

    Cecile’s Writers Magazine is slowly growing into a unique intercultural platform, thanks to all the wonderful writers from around the world. We are grateful to those who take the time to read the stories and give the writers a chance to do what they do best: entertain, inform and enrich us through their pens (or [&hellip... Read on...