On May 16th, I had the pleasure of giving a seminar in Samara, Russia to a group of students who currently attend Samara State University.
The event took place at Art Propaganda which is in the downtown district of Samara and was organized by Irina Sh and Olga T.
I wanted to take this moment to thank Irina, Olga and everyone who attended the seminar.
One of the students I meet is Tanya Z, who is a freshman at Samara State University.
As I previously mentioned, it is not easy being a writer. Writing takes talent and inspiration. So when I do meet someone who has a passion for writing, I will always encourage that person to continue writing. Writing is a gift, and a very long road for more people than you realize. Just think where the world would be today if Greek Poet, Sappho gave in to the barrage of negative criticism.
So without further adu, I would like to present a poem titled Russian Winter by Tanya Zyuzina.
I was looking for solitude,
But the loneliness came to me.
I’m in a crowd; I’m with my friend,
But with my own heart outside me.
I’m not sitting alone,
I’m walking up by the street with my man.
Russian winter, I’m afraid to drown
Through the snow to the Hell.
Who is thinking of me in this World?
I don’t care, because I’ve got something better,
There is no stillness in my own soul-
I’m with my ambition that keeps me alive to get my lucky Way.
Thank you to those who have answered YES on a previous post.
For those who have read the excerpts of The Chosen, you can now pre-order limited Autographed paperback copies of The Chosen in Russian. The Chosen is also available as E-Book from my website
As part of my Book Tour of Russia and New Zealand, I am giving TWO people the opportunity to win a Celebrity Date with me.
One Winner will be selected from the former USSR, and Another Winner will be selected from New Zealand.
Winner from the former USSR will get to have an evening with C.A.Milson which includes Dinner and a Night out, an Autographed copy of The Chosen in paperback, and be a featured host on my upcoming YouTube Project, Russian Urban Legends
For New Zealand entrants, One Winner will get to accompany me to the All Blacks Vs Australia Rugby game on Sept 19th at Westpac Stadium, Wellington and be a featured host on my You Tube Project, New Zealand Urban Legends
Two other Runners up will each receive a $50 Gift Voucher.
How To enter: Purchase the The Chosen direct from my web, and make sure to leave your contact name and details in a post on my website. (Details will not be made public unless asked)
To be in the Draw, Contestants need to purchase the E-Book by clicking THIS link
Winner’s name selected at random and winner announced on here on May 30th 2009.