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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi In U.S.

Dear Gabriel,

We host. You ask. She answers.

Amnesty International USA is deeply honored to host a once-in-a-lifetime town hall event featuring Burmese freedom fighter, Nobel Laureate and Amnesty Ambassador of Conscience, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Rights Generation: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Inspires the Next will take place in front of a live audience of young activists at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Thursday, September 20, from 11:30AM-1PM ET.

Ask Daw Suu your question about human rights and she may answer it live on stage in front of a global audience.

This is Daw Suu’s first visit to the U.S. in more than 20 years, after spending years in detention and house arrest. She credits the Amnesty movement with helping to secure her release, and says hope for the future kept her going during those dark and uncertain times.

That’s why she wants to hear from you, the next generation of human rights activists. Together she seeks to ignite and fuel a passion for human rights work.

“Throughout these years, you have helped us keep our small wick of self respect alight. We hope that you will be with us in the years to come…and that you will help us be the country where hope and history merges.” — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Be a part of this historic conversation with one of the most revered human rights leaders of our day. Click here to submit your question to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for our live Sept. 20 event.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Nossel
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

P.S. Want to watch? We’ll be live streaming the event online at amnestyusa.org/rightsgeneration. Mark your calendars and tune in on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11:30AM-1PM ET!

New World of Publishing

Laura Davis and Janet Goldstein are presenting The New World of Publishing 2011: Today’s Rules for Developing Ideas and Finding Your Audience on May 21-22 in Santa Cruz, CA. You can register by going HERE. If you think of it, tell them I sent ya.

Both of these women are amazing writers, teachers and visionaries. I’d encourage anyone remotely interested to attend. Here is some information from the website.

Whether you are a first-time fiction or nonfiction writer, an accomplished author, an expert in your niche with a book or blog idea, or a business or nonprofit leader who wants to make an impact with your ideas, this hands-on event will give you a “from the trenches” perspective of the publishing world. You will learn about the interconnection between writing and marketing, creating and connecting.

Different from all other writers’ conferences and publishing events, this 2-day intensive will combine up-to-the-minute information on the current state of publishing world with the time, space, and direction you need to begin to test, hone, revise, and “pitch” your work in small groups and in “idea lab” demonstrations. You’ll workshop:

Your Idea – including Janet’s hallmark “8 Ingredients of a Good Idea” and her brand-new Daisy Model for taking projects from “good” to GREAT.

Your Platform – the what and whys, the hows, the fears, and benefits of starting to build your audience now.

Your Publishing Pathway – Work through all 4 pathways:- ebooks- print-on-demand- self-publishing- traditional publishing: major houses & boutique, to discover the right pathway for you, your genre, and your stage—including why all the pathways are good.

Your Plan – there will be time for “burst writing” and making commitments to personalize your workshop experience.

www.GetPublishedSantaCruz.com

High Fivin’ James Durbin

He made it! Santa Cruz rocker James Durbin is in the top 5 contestants on American Idol, which auditioned over 120,000 people for this season.

There are only a few more shows to go until the winner is decided. Of course, all those in the top 11 get to go on tour this summer and many of them will receive recording contracts and other offers, regardless of whether they are voted the American Idol or not.

It was good to see a jazz man (Casey Abrams), who is not only a good singer, but also a very good musician, make it so far and get such great acknowledgment from the judges (Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson & Steven Tyler), staff and audience. Casey also seemed to have one of the best times singing his last song on the show than anybody else I’ve seen. He had a lot of fun and was grateful for what had happened, as opposed to being crushed, sad and/or depressed about it.

Accept for Pia Toscano being voted off, the votes for who should stay and go have been pretty much on the money. Than again, comparing artists is in some way, like comparing fruit. They are each unique and have their differences and are all good. It then comes down to personal judgment and preference and not individual ability or creativity.

Keep belting it out James. Hopefully, next week you’ll be in the top four and be high fourin’ it down to three.

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