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Anthology appears from expats Writers Abroad to help children learn

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Jany Graef speaks to us again on the subject of the new anthology which has just come out for 2012. It is produced by a group of mixed professional and amateur writers who club together as Writers Abroad. This year the theme chosen is Foreign Encounters. According to the group, an encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction articles and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends, lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one’s own prejudices and preconceptions.
It is the third one in a series and Writers Abroad describe themselves as a virtual group of ex-pat writers. All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats. They live in, and have written about, more than 50 countries across all continents. Author Julia Gregson, a former ex-pat whose bestselling novel East of the Sun won the Prince Maurice Prize for romantic fiction, has written the foreword. http://www.juliagregson.net/
When this book was envisaged they received 231 contributions of which they selected 95 for the anthology. They include 16 poems, 38 short stories and 41 non-fiction articles. Since Writers Abroad is a virtual writers’ group, all the work to produce Foreign Encounters has been done online.   

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Books Abroad, a charity which coordinates the donation of free books for schools throughout the world, believing that education is a crucial aspect of human progress. The charity celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has supplied over 1,600 schools with desperately-needed books. http://booksabroad.org.uk/

Foreign Encounters is available from Lulu, price €9.99 (approximately £8.00), from Wednesday 24th October, when this link will become live: http://www.lulu.com/shop/writers-abroad/foreign-encounters/paperback/pro....
If you feel you'd like to contribute to the group and you are an expat you can apply at www.writersabroad.com
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