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Addressing Educational Disparities with the First 2,000 Days Campaign

Posted by ceciliacapers on October 16, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)




I am a huge proponent of early childhood development programs. Immediately after college, I became an elementary school teacher. My students were primarily African American. Almos...

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Posted by ceciliacapers on September 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Whether you remember dancing to songs on LPs, .45s, and 8-Track tapes, were conceived to tunes on a ‘mixtape,’ or cried when Napster died, music is such an integral part of our lives. As a writer, I need music to elevate my mind.


With the help of poet and rapper PicaSso Sight (Jesse Ulysse) here is this semester’s list of 65 must-have albums. These albums make the grade by ad...

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How Actors and Theatre Technique Can Enhance a Novelist's Writing Part One: Dialogue

Posted by ceciliacapers on September 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)



By Cecilia T. Capers (September 22, 2013)


Uta Hagen. Stella Adler. Meyerhold, Stanislavsky, and Bertolt Brecht. These are the names of theatrical pioneers. Not exactly names on books you would expect to find in a novelist’s library. I’ve had them in my personal collection for years. I first read Brecht in my 11th grade. I started my studies in the art of writing at a young age because I fell in love with theatre. I liked the ide...

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Posted by ceciliacapers on September 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 By Cecilia T. Capers (September 20, 2013)


I can hardly believe how quickly summer is over.  In two days the fall equinox will occur.  Equinox is Latin for "equal night" and refers to equal hours of day and night...

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Philanthropist Fabrice Armand Keeps the Spotlight on Haiti

Posted by ceciliacapers on March 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrating Hope: Philanthropist Fabrice Armand Keeps the Spotlight on Haiti

Haitian-American philanthropist and businessman, Fabrice J. Armand is focusing his time and energy on planning his 30th birthday. Unlike most of his peers who typically celebrate such a milestone by throwing a fabulous fete, Fabrice has committed himself to an unselfish purpose. Inspired by famous columnist, Liz Smith, who uses her annual birthday bash to bring attention to philanthropy, Fabri...

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Let There Be Light - Illuminating a Writer's Universe

Posted by ceciliacapers on December 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Writing a novel is never easy. The craft of writing can be an all-consuming effort. Late nights and days filled with hours at a keyboard have been my norm since 2005 when I began writing my first novel. I have been writing since the age of five. As an only child, I learned at an early age to make toys as well as books substitutes for adventures with non-existent siblings. Several decades later as I am working on the final stages of my fictional creation, I have to pause to look ba...

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