Monday, January 17, 2011


Take a Creative Writing-Poetry Class with Me at Montgomery College

This Spring 2011 semester I'll be teaching English 223 (and the advanced section English 224 which follows EN223) at Montgomery College-Takoma Park/Silver Spring.

If you are interested, follow the enrollment process at Montomgery College:
Montgomery College
or call me at 240.567.1379 or email me at:

EN 223 Section: 34838 - INTRO TO CREAT WRIT POETRY
Designed to provide students a foundation for understanding the forms, techniques, and aesthetics of poetry writing in order that they may develop their skills. Emphasis will be on both traditional and contemporary modes to establish each student's style of expression and understanding of the craft. Students' poems, the poems of their peers, and poetry of proven merit will be discussed in a workshop setting. (ARTD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in EN 101 or EN 101A or consent of instructor based on a writing sample. Three hours each week.

Schedule Types: Lecture & workshop for crafting/revising poems

Course Attributes:
Arts Distribution, General Elective, Upper Level Requirement

The class will meet on Tuesdays only from 2 pm to 4.40 pm in the Commons Bldg. Room 113.

Texts to be used:
Term: SPRING 11 Name: EN 223 Section: 34838 Instructor: Giron Course ID: 34838 Location: TAKOMA PARK/SILVER SILVER

Author: GIRON
ISBN: 9781928589433
Edition/Copyright: 09
Published Date: 2009
Used: $20.75 New: $27.50

ISBN: 9780393316544
Edition/Copyright: 97
Published Date: 1997
Used: $12.75 New: $17.00

Sunday, January 09, 2011


America: Stop the Insanity!

The tragedy in Tucson, Arizona is a wake up call to all Americans that it is time that we begin to be accountable for our actions: be they verbal, written, or physical.

More importantly, it is a call for all public figures to realize that the tone they set might be inciting anger and hate in this country. We cannot continue in this manner and still maintain our liberty and freedom everyone is so freely claiming they are entitled to possess. Yes, all Americans and residents in the country are entitled to the pursuit of happiness but that does not include being the victim of others' hatred and volatile attitudes.

It is time for all politicians, be they Republican, members of the Teabag Party or Democrats to realize that they were elected to work for the United States not for their own aggrandizement. The country needs them to put politics aside and start thinking about what is best for this country as a whole. Lord knows the world is leaving America in the dust in terms of educational rankings and the like.

My prayers go out to the victims of the senseless shootings and to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and to their families.

Now it is up to the media to hold public figures accountable for volatile rhetoric that incites hatred.

There is no longer any excuse for stupidity.

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Tim W. Brown Wins the London Book Festival Award for General Fiction

Seconds Acts by Tim W. Brown has won the 2010 London Book Festival Award for General Fiction.

Congratulations, Tim!

Click on the link below to get more info on the book:
Second Acts

Click on the link below to buy a copy at

Buy it

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