Singapore Wept by Cas Blomberg, published now in Zetetic

by Karen Hagersten

Singapore Wept is really about making sense of senseless violence. “It's a survivor's tale,” says Cas Blomberg. “In the end as human beings, we find something, anything to keep us moving forward. We don't give up or give in to despair. It's a short story about loss, but it's also about perseverance and healing.” 

Read the story at Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. Other Cas Blomberg books and short stories are available on Amazon and Smashwords. For a list of her work see Cas Blomberg Publications

Cas writes speculative fiction and poetry and loves creating impossible and strange worlds. Her stories’ exploration of darkness and light creates a whole in which it is possible to confront demons. Cas also writes about women as they tackle life. Cas joined the Stockholm Writers Group in 2014.

“If even one person relates to one of my characters in a meaningful way, I've succeeded as an author,” says Cas. Visit her blog at www.casblomberg.com.

Ron Pavellas, Haiku & Haibun

In Haiku & Haibun: California Sweden 1996-2015, Ron Pavellas gathers poems from his years in California and Sweden. He presents them under Seasons, City, Hills, Thoughts, and Haibun.

A quote from the Haiku Society of America, on page 67, tells us "a haibun is a terse, relatively short prose poem in the haikai style, usually including both lightly humorous and more serious elements. A haibun usually ends with a haiku."

A native of San Francisco, Ron hikes in northern California and Sweden. The poems reflect his exchange with natural and urban surroundings.

Ron has a following online, where he blogs and publishes essays and poems. The Pavellas Perspective is his main blog, with articles on geopolitics, government and history. A Few Words is devoted to creative writing and Making Musical Memories to music. Collections of poems and photos by Ron Pavellas on Blurb.com include Glimpses While Living (2012), The Pavellas Perspective (2011) and An Alaska Summer (2010). 

Haiku & Haibun: California Sweden 1996-2015 is available on Blurb.com.

Reading at the English Bookshop in Stockholm

by Cas Blomberg

On April 7th, 2016 the English Bookshop in Stockholm set out chairs, poured the wine and opened up the floor for four members of the Stockholm Writers Group to read their poetry and prose to guests. 

Rebecca Lynn Foreman writes a poem every day and she has a stack of journals to prove it. For this event, she presented some of her more recent poems ranging in themes from airplane neighbors to nature.

Rebecca Lynn Foreman reads at the English Bookshop in Stockholm

You might ask yourself if anything is better than yoga, and the answer is, yes, Sara Hendey's poems! Sara chose a selection of poems from her completed work, “Patanjali’s Eggs,” a hybrid collection of prose and poetry focusing on the traditions and practices of yoga. 

Sara Hendey reads at the English Bookshop in Stockholm

Cas Blomberg read an excerpt from her work in progress, a fantasy novel titled Flameborne, which is a sequel to the published Ashborne: The First Chronicle. Flameborne is in the final stages of editing and is expected to be released in 2016. 

Cas Blomberg reads at the English Bookshop in Stockholm

Ron Pavellas writes poetry and prose, but for this event he chose a variety of poems written during the chilly month of November, 2014, which included a lovely selection of Haiku and even a Haiban celebrating cinnamon. 

Ron Pavellas reads at the English Bookshop in Stockholm

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and we'd like to extend a special thank you to the English Bookshop in Stockholm for hosting us. If you missed us, we hope to see you next time!