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  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    

communication two festivals

I love to write, but it can get a tad lonely sometimes, so I was very happy to be once again invited to contribute to the PR of two really great festivals organised by Cultuurwerf: Bevrijdingsfestival Zeeland and Festival Onderstroom. It was great fun and lively work and as you can tell from the picture my staff were really enthusiastic too.

working for Cultuurwerf
Aside from doing all kinds of regular PR jobs, I got two distinct projects of my own at Cultuurwerf. I did the PR and sales for a new part of the festival: the Zomerconcerten (summer concerts). I also set up a friendraising programme, almost from scratch. What was really great about it is that the work crossed over in sales and fundraising and this meant new work experience.

more on communication by Sonja Barentsen / SBText