Summertime Publishing is delighted to announce the release of the French edition of 'My Moving Booklet' by Valérie Besanceney. It's called 'Mon livret de déménagement' and is available now at Amazon. Mon livret de déménagement is perfect for francophone expat children on the move.
"Comme chaque voyage, un déménagement génère de l’excitation et de la peur. Déménager sans carte émotionnelle est cependant terrifiant. Où vais-je ? Qu’est-ce que je ressens ? Qu’est-ce qui se passe ? Suis-je normal(e) ? Avec une écriture efficace, Valérie Besanceney balaie ces questions troublantes pour chaque enfant qui a la chance de recevoir ce livre. Mon livret de déménagement trace les contours du paysage de chaque déménagement en laissant la liberté au jeune explorateur de colorier les montagnes et les vallées qu’il rencontre. Chaque page renforce un peu plus le message le plus important adressé aux enfants dans ce livre : “Quelqu’un sait où tu es.” Déménager n’est pas facile. Être rassuré que l’on est encore sur la carte facilite les choses. Et parce que les enfants se raccrochent aux personnes et aux choses qui leur procurent un sentiment de sécurité, Mon livret de déménagement sera le bienvenu dans de nombreuses petites mains partout dans le monde."
Douglas W. Ota, auteur, Safe Passage : What Mobility Does to People and What International Schools Should Do About It.
New for 2018, the ultimate workshop on how to write your life story with Jo Parfitt, journalist, teacher, editor and publisher.
How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week! You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the Watermill's new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines). The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.
"The course at the watermill will provide a safe haven in which to unlock your creativity, write from your heart and hone your writing craft. It will also help to remove blocks to your writing. Sessions at the mill will empower students to write in a compelling way that makes real experiences come to life."
Writers will be invited, but not obliged, to share their work during class and to receive feedback. It is the group feedback that ensures everyone grows as a writer and increases in confidence.
The class will include several methods and genre and is perfect for anyone wanting to write about their own lives for an effective journal, memoir or blog.
If you would enjoy an injection of inspiration in a safe and supportive environment this course is for you. It is appropriate for students of any level. You can find out more about Jo on joparfitt.com.
To find out more about the creative writing course, visit the Watermill's website.
It's safe to say that the Writers' Retreat in Tuscany changed my life. Jo is offering it again next year. The setting is spectacular and as I said in a recent presentation -- was it frightening and challenging, yes. Instructive and inspiring, yes again. Life changing, absolutely!
Terry Anne Wilson, notesonaboardingpass
Jo’s 2018 course at 2017 prices
If you book before 1 September 2017 you can enjoy this inspiring 2018 writing holiday at 2017 prices. To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please call the Watermill on (UK) +44 20 7193 6246 or e-mail at email@example.com
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