Writing and Painting
Writing Challenges It was a proto-blogger, the sports columnist Red Smith, who was asked if it was hard to turn out a column a day and responded “Writing is easy. You just sit down at the typewriter and open a vein.” On the other hand, the science fiction writer and...
One day my memory, working in the unpredictable way it does, presented me with the first time I had encountered someone who gave that reason for writing. I was eighteen and traveling through Greece and the Middle East…
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Martha Franks on “Here and There”
Martha Franks was interviewed on David Marash’ news and opinion radio show, Here and There, discussing China, the classics, education and where the world is going.
Travels in Africa (Excerpt)
Travels in Africa (Respondeo Books, summer 2020) is a travelogue from Fred Abramowitz about his drive from London to Tanzania—and richly portrays the Continent and its history.
Martha Franks at AWP
In March, Martha Franks appeared at the AWP conference where she spoke on a panel called “Being Human: How Literature Helps.”
US-China Review of Books Without Borders
In the Chinese school system, students are silent. They read, they listen to the teacher, they memorize information, and they take tests. It was a total surprise to them when their new American teacher, Martha Franks, requested that they read Homer’s Iliad …
Travels in Africa
A Travelogue by Fred Abramowitz
“shot through with vivid portraits”