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Monday, May 1st, 2006
10:27 am
[maguire708]
new writers' group at yahoo
Years ago I ran a writers' workshop group called york.fes.writer-cafe on usenet. It apparently used to be York University's Faculty of Envornmental Sciences's space, but they never used it and in the nature of all things net it attracted some good and some bad. About 7 years ago some other writers and I reclaimed it from spammerland. At its peak it was very active and fulfilling a lot of the time, but between moving and other stuff in my life it fell by the wayside. It lapsed back into spammerland and has disappeared from most newsgroup lists (except through googlegroups) and it really died. One of my former companions there recently looked me up and asked me for the proverbial kick in the pants and I know I have also been needeing that, so I set up a new version at: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writerscaferenaissance/> last night.
Come join if you're interested in seeing what we'll be doing. Come join if you are interested in short weekly challenges, peer critique, and a safe space to experiment and share your words.
10:27 am
[maguire708]
new writers' group at yahoo
Years ago I ran a writers' workshop group called york.fes.writer-cafe on usenet. It apparently used to be York University's Faculty of Envornmental Sciences's space, but they never used it and in the nature of all things net it attracted some good and some bad. About 7 years ago some other writers and I reclaimed it from spammerland. At its peak it was very active and fulfilling a lot of the time, but between moving and other stuff in my life it fell by the wayside. It lapsed back into spammerland and has disappeared from most newsgroup lists (except through googlegroups) and it really died. One of my former companions there recently looked me up and asked me for the proverbial kick in the pants and I know I have also been needeing that, so I set up a new version at: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writerscaferenaissance/> last night.
Come join if you're interested in seeing what we'll be doing. Short weekly challenges, peer critique, and a safe space to experiment and share your words.
Saturday, April 1st, 2006
8:27 am
[shanazadrick]
New Member
I'm a new member. I love the classics, especially the classics of English and Russian literature. Some of my favorites are: Great Expectations, Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, Tess of the d'Ubervilles, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, Anna Karenina.
Monday, May 30th, 2005
3:33 pm
[saiko_michiketa]
"Jude the Obscure"
for those who have read it, maybe you can help

i figure, once i can come up w/a topic for the 4 pg paper, i should have no trouble writing it

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Friday, May 27th, 2005
9:57 am
[nuotama]
Hey guys!
I just joined and I'm so happy to find people that actually read novels that aren't by J.K. Rowling!
In terms of classics, I especially love Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
8:38 pm
[thefallisfirst]
New Too
I'm new to the whole LJ world, but this community seemed intriuging. I finished A Tale Of Two Cities. Dickens is by far my most author. I've never been able to get over Great Expectations. So, hullo all.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
1:10 am
[pentopaper246]
Introduction
Hello all. I'm a freshman English major. Love the classics. I love Hemingway and Steinbeck. They're brilliant. As of right now, Salinger is probably my favorite author.
Friday, February 25th, 2005
8:45 pm
[originalname533]
Hey, I just joined. I love the classics (Steinbeck freakin' rocks!), who wants to be my friend?
Right now I'm reading Invisible Man and I love the way Ellison writes. Anyways, drop me some comments!

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
8:48 am
[vivaceviolinist]
Hello All!
Hi! My name is Heather, I joined a little while ago. I'm currently a mathematics and physics major. However, I love reading classic literature, too. I'm currently reading The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, and I finished not too long ago The Idiot. Hes quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Anywho, nice talking to you all!

Current Mood: bored
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
8:08 pm
[ms_understood82]
Other Phantom novels!!!
HELP! I need some opinions! I was wondering if any of yall have read these other books based on the original novel. Here are the books that I am look at buying, so COMMENT on these if you have read them or heard anything about them...THANKEE! *huggles*

~"Progeny" by Becky Meadows
~"Phantasy" by Becky Meadows
~"Night Magic" by Charlotte Vale Allen
~"Phantom" by Susan Kay
~"Journey into the Mask" by Nancy Hill Pettengill
~"The Phantom of Paris" by Gwenith M. Vehlow
~"Behind the Phantom's Mask" by Roger Ebert, Victor Juhasz
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
7:17 pm
[ms_understood82]
Newbie! *waves*
Hi! I am new to the community, but not new to loving books! I am a senior English major in college, and LOVE to read, especially the classics. I am currently reading Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" and it is very different from the musicial and the various movies, but I am enjoying it! :)

Have you all read this novel? Any comments/questions?


Mandy
Monday, November 1st, 2004
12:33 am
[mollygetadverbs]
hello. i'm stupid because i didn't do this earlier. anyway, i have a research paper due on wed. :/ about adolescent novels and their influence on adults and younger readers. could some of you respond with a comment?

please fill this out. thanks to those who participate and i appreciate it greatly.

have you read 'go ask alice,' 'the perks of being a wallflower,' 'the catcher in the rye,' or all of them?

how did they make you feel? how were you influenced? what influenced you to read the book(s)? could you relate to any of the characters or did you feel you know or have known of someone like one of the characters? what did you think of the book(s)...what are your thoughts? did you read the book(s) as a teen or an adult?

:if you're an adult and you read it as a teen: what did you think of it back when you were a teen and have your thoughts changed since then?
Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
3:19 pm
[ex_starmande883]
An Introduction.
Looking around for other people interested in Steinbeck. So, I found here and figured that I would join rank. I'm Chuck. And right now I am reading through Travels With Charley.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
8:42 pm
[kiwimouse]
Expanded Experience
I wouldn't usually x-post into a community, but I was posting this in my journal and knowing about the community I wondered if you would be sparked by my thoughts.  If this does spark your literary thoughts, any comments you make might be helpful to process this stuff in my mind, expand my thinking, and probably just be downright fun.  Enjoy!

With an exam on Friday I have finally got a moment to study.  These are my currently rather scattered thoughts on the following essay topic:
The only reason to pay attention to works of literature is that they illuminate life.  These things are valuable because they expand your experience of life.
The works I've selected are:
"Apologia Pro Poemate Meo" - Wilfred Owen (translation from Latin - "Apology For My Poem")
“‘Computer Error, Neautron Strike’” - Edwin Morgan
"Musée des Beaux Arts” - W.H. Auden (translation - “Museum of Fine Arts”, reference to the museum in Brussels)

( Follow the White Rabbit Further )

Current Mood: artistic
Monday, June 21st, 2004
1:33 am
[delynfirebrand]
Is anyone still out there?
Haven't heard from the group in a while... is there a book everyone is reading?
Personally, I'm re-reading the Harry Potter books again, after having seen the third movie...

Current Mood: lonely
Saturday, March 27th, 2004
1:59 am
[lissa_maylee]
Hello
Hi, everybody:
I am new to livejournal, but decided I should join a few communities, and I love classic lit. Here's a few of my fave classic authors: Jane Austen, Dickens, Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, "Clarissa" (I know, I said authors, but I really couldn't stand Pamela), Hardy, George Eliot. Oh, and even though he's new, I love Fforde's "Thursday Next" series.
That's enough about me. Glad to meet you all!
L_M

Current Mood: hungry
Sunday, February 8th, 2004
10:38 pm
[ex_skratchg]
just taking a chance..
does anyone know any info on
Eug�ne Delacroix, and the painting of the abduction of rebecca other than this
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/D/Delacroi.asp

and any knowledge about why he painted it, on sir walter scott's book???
Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
10:23 am
[cybergelfling]
Vanity Fair
Ok, the person who had the quesions for Vanity Fair was
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Ok, the person who had the quesions for Vanity Fair was <ljuser="melissaamy"> and it looks like she's dropped the group. I know not many were doing well with the book. Do we want to move on to "The Bell Jar"?


Current Mood: cold
Monday, January 26th, 2004
4:26 pm
[hopeevey]
Hey, who was it that had a list of study questions for Vanity Fair? I'd love to see what they are.
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
4:11 pm
[hopeevey]
I've just finished chapter 29 of Vanity Fair. How's everyone else doing with it?
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