I have also been working on a series of projects, one of which is coming to fruition very soon:
I am a writer with the Oslo International Writers' Group (OIWG) and this month we are launching our anthology, North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices from Norway. Over the past year, I have been working on a heartfelt non-fiction piece and a poignant poem, both of which will be published in the book.
The anthology itself is divided into two themes: Adaptation and North, and includes a variety of styles from each of our writers, from fiction to non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. Our group is comprised of a wonderful, charming, and utterly talented group of writers, one I am proud to be published with.
This week, I have begun working with our group's leader, editor, and proofreader, Zoe Harris, to plan our launch party for the release of the book. Zoe is a talented and published author of both short stories and novels. I urge you to take a look at her blog and introduce yourself to the lovely Australian who is coloring the world with her words.
Our anthology e-book will be available on May 17th, Norway's Constitution Day and biggest nationwide celebration. The paperback will be launched on June 7th at my beloved American cafe in Oslo, Cafe Fedora. Owners Anthony and Nicole Juvera have been generous enough to assist us with the launch and have honored us by offering their select dinner and drink service at a heavily discounted price.
All the profits from our book sales will go towards the Norwegian charity, Utdanningsjhelpen. With Cafe Fedora's help, all tickets sold for the launch event will support the charity, as well. Utdanningshjelpen is a wonderful organization that offers educational support in the form of scholarships to children of developing countries around the world. We will be doing additional events in the near future with Utdanningshjelpen, and I will provide those updates as I have them.
The beautiful image above, titled The Wanderer, was painted by Brian Talgo, a charming and talented member of OIWG. This artwork will be the cover of the anthology, one of his many invaluable contributions to the book. The book will be published by Holland House.
Meet our talented writers:
Anna Maria Moore
(And for the big reveal of my name, which I have hidden all these years:)
I will post updates as information becomes available of our e-book launch and paperback launch. In the meantime, I hope you will help us to celebrate our words, join us at one of our events, purchase the book, and help us to raise money for a charity that gives the strength of words to children around the world.