jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014


Read and produced by one of our amazing students.


Read by Mafalda, one of our fabulous students


According to an interview, this is what Miguel Ruiz says about the four agreements:

“This book reveals the source of beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, it offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to some new experiences of freedom, true happiness and love”.

It doesn’t matter what language or what religion people have, this book is a universal one.


“We can say that whatever we want to change, first we need to start with ourselves. We cannot give what we don’t have. To be impeccable with the word is much more than just doing. What you say, you will do.

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love”.


“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering”.

Agreement third: “DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS”

“Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can, to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With only this agreement, you can really completely transform your life”.

Agreement fourth: “ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST”

“This is my favourite one, definitely, because the first three exist only in our imagination, in our mind, but with the action we make it real. It’s no longer in the mind. We have so many ideas. But if we don’t take the action, those ideas will just dissipate. But if we take the action, we really create it and we can share it with everyone.

Your best is going to change from moment you want. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid to judge yourself and regret”.


Read by one of our wonderful students.

sábado, 22 de marzo de 2014

Four whimsical short stories from Alexander @McCallSmith

The third edition of the Twitter Fiction Festival was held 12-16 March. What does literature look like on Twitter? Here's a sample by dear Alexander McCall Smith, author of the international phenomenon the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

To explore more fiction created in the 2014 festival, follow this link.

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

On Poetry Day, a Spring poem


I’m in the house.
It’s nice out: warm
sun on cold snow.
First day of   spring
or last of   winter.
My legs run down
the stairs and out
the door, my top
half   here typing

viernes, 7 de marzo de 2014

The World Wide Web at 25: Changing literature forever

The BBC recently published an article on the influence of internet on literature. The author argues that the World Wide Web has brought about a radical revolution in literature’s form and content – from e-books to Twitter fiction. Initially the internet appears in literature as science fiction, then science fact, curiously in the context of a dystopian society (in the style of Orwel's 1984). The article then focuses on the new literary forms brought about by Tweeter, with micro and flash fiction. There's even a Tweeter Fiction Festival soon to be held.
"These writers see an online world that is dizzyingly complicated, but they may actually be making it even more so. Who knows how mysterious things will get as we follow them down the rabbit hole."
 This link will take you to the article.