Of Mandela, Wartime Holland, Crows and Other Things

PR & CM program instructors are publishing prodigiously these days. Brendan Walsh published his young adult novel The Boy and The Crow earlier this year – the story of a teenage big city gang member forced to serve his probation on a Vermont farm, but who has trouble leaving his past behind. It’s a page-turner.  An interesting side notes: Brendan, is now getting expert social media publicity help from our chief blogger, Barbara Testa-Gabaud.

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Carolyne Van Der Meer has written a very personal work in Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience  – a creative reinterpretation through short stories, poems, and essays of the experiences of her mother and other individuals who spent their childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland or were deeply affected by wartime in Holland. Launch date is set for February 27 at Paragraphe Books. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Motherlode-A-Mosaic-of-Dutch-Wartime-Experience/134213786758314

 Frédéric Boisrond is working on a 2014 release entitled Au nom du père, et du fric et de la patrie.  http://feedbacktivite.com/aunomdupeupleetdufricetdelapatrie.html.

An extract, on the leadership of Nelson Mandela, was published in La Presse on December 6.   http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/votre-opinion/201312/05/01-4718140-une-lecon-de-leadership.php

Frédéric, known for his no-holds-barred opinion pieces, analyzes how religion and the market economy pervert both the structure and the culture of democracy – how Western governments show no respect for democratic principles when they provide self-serving aid to Third World countries.

And of course, Issues Management instructor Buzz Gibbs continues to publish sharp and to-the-point opinion pieces and letters in The Gazette on a wide range of public issues. A recent example: http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+Veterans+armed+forces+members+need+more+support+coping/9250443/story.html



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