The first post is a generous marketing opportunity being featured by author and author promoter Susan M. Toy. Susan is showcasing authors that she has promoted before and updated their information and latest work. This post is the latest in the series and features an author who takes researching his books to the next level. You can find out more in the Original post
Marcello Di Cintio – Authors-Readers International
Photo credit: Monique de St. Croix
I was born in Calgary and studied Microbiology and English at the University of Calgary. I was also a member of the university wrestling team. I graduated in 1997 with a pair of degrees (a BA and BSc).
Later that year, I traveled to West Africa with a volunteer organization and taught biology in a Ghanaian village for three months. When my volunteer placement was complete, I wandered through western and northern Africa for nine months. My stories from Africa resulted in my first book, Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa. This won the Henry Kriesel Award for Best First Book.
In December 1999, hot with millennium-fever, I traveled to Jerusalem to watch the clock turn on 2000. I wandered throughout Israel and Egypt before returning to Calgary to begin a career as a freelance writer. Since then, I’ve published articles in numerous magazines and literary journals including Afar, The Walrus, EnRoute, Geist and Reader’s Digest Canada.
I traveled to Iran in the summer of 2003 seeking the connection between Persian poets and traditional wrestlers. This trip, and a subsequent return to the country the following year, yielded the stories that make up my travel memoir Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran. Knopf Canada published Poets and Pahlevans in 2006. The book won the Wilfred Eggleston Prize for Best Nonfiction at the Alberta Book Awards and was nominated for the Edna Staebler Award.
Head over to read more about Marcello Di Cintio, his research, books and his many accomplishments: A-R International Marcello di Cintio
A small selection of books by Marchello Di Cintio
If you enjoy challenges and poetry then Colleen Chesebro has a great feature each week. And a new concept this week… instead of synonyms we have a Theme Prompt…
I will leave it to Colleen to tell you the submission details as I am going to be busy writing my poem…Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry No 162 – Theme Prompt
Now for a tour of John Howell’s neighbourhood which looks like a great community.. Including putting the library to good use for the other arts, including music.
Views of the Neighborhood – Music at the Library
As if the place wasn’t cool enough, every Friday the Lake Travis Community Library hosts a musical performance. This week is was The Southside Sheiks Band
These guys bill themselves as “Raisin’ a ruckus wherever they go, the Southside Sheiks will play old-timey jug band, ragtime, and holler blues.” Other weeks have included a Jazz singer, Pianist, and singer/songwriter. So, come on along. Don’t worry about keeping your voice down, there is enough music going on to cover you. This is a fast view today.
Head over to enjoy the rest of the entertainment and a few more views from the neighbourhood: John Howell – Views of the Neighbourhood – Music at the Library
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full… thanks Sally.