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Hardcover

A History of African-American Jazz and Blues

by Joan Cartwright, M.A.
Hardcover, 156 pages, ©2009, ISBN: 978-0-557-06010-8, Version: 8
Hardcover

GaiaMind Poems

by Joan Cartwright
Hardcover, 76 pages, ©2009, Version: 1
Hardcover

Amazing Musicwomen

by Joan Cartwright
Hardcover, 112 pages, ©2008, Version: 1
Hardcover

In Pursuit Of A Melody 

by Joan Cartwright
Hardcover, 385 pages, ©2009, Version: 1

  BOOKS BY JOAN CARTWRIGHT  

A HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN JAZZ AND BLUES

From the coast of West Africa captured people brought a new music to the shores of North America. That music became blues and then jazz and was the voice of freedom. But the commercialization of this music throughout the twentieth century has not benefited the innovators as much as the imitators, publishers and producers of recordings, concerts and festivals, worldwide.

The three essays in this book examine the cultural politics involved in the production, promotion and critique of African-American Jazz and Blues in America and abroad. It is available at 

  Songs For My Children by Joan Cartwright

Four songs dedicated to this composers youngest family members. (48 pages)
ISBN: 978-0-557-01298-5     Paperback:  $21.50    Download:  $12.50

  Rhythms of the Heart by Diva Joan Cartwright

Twelve love poems from Diva JC to an ex-lover. (32 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4357-5614-4
     Paperback:  $12.95    Download:  $7.50

  The Moon, Sun Showers, Rainbows and Whipped Cream Clouds by Diva Joan Cartwright

Memoirs, affirmations and poems of an enlightened Diva. (56 pages)
ISBN: 978-0-557-01302-9      Paperback:  $21.50     Download:  $12.50

  Available at Joan Cartwright's Book Store   

www.fyicomminc.com

Joan's Hardcover Books

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See also:

yvonnemason.wordpress.com

www.redroom.com/member/divajc

www.wijsf.org

Write Your Life Workshop with Diva JC

Diva Joan Cartwright teaches creative writing workshops. Register for a five-week intensive writing workshop with musician, composer, poet and author Diva Joan Cartwright, author of 9 books: 3 poetry, 2 manuals on musicians and musicianship, memoirs, history and 2 music books. [http://lulu.com/spotlight/divajc] [www.redroom.com/member/divajc]

Register for a 4-week course Cost: $250
Contact: divajc47@yahoo.com | 954-740-3398

Joan’s workshop explores the creative process involved in structuring lyrics and poetry; researching biographical material; interviewing as research; journaling as storytelling; travel writing and gathering historical data. Detail to grammar, punctuation and cohesiveness.

Workshop explores the creative process involved with

  • Structuring lyrics and poetry - Joan wrote 60+ songs and  three books of poetry about love, life, spirit, music and art
  • Researching biographical material - Joan documented the lives of 65 Jazzwomen and 47 Jazzmen
  • Interviewing as research - Joan interviewed and wrote concert reviews on numerous musicians and singers.
  • Journaling as storytelling - Joan's books were compiled from over 23 journals kept over a 30-year period
  • Creating a newsletter - Joan maintains a monthly newsletter for her non-profit organization
  • Travel writing - Joan's column Inside Europe was featured in Travel & Style Magazine ( Miami , FL ) for four years
  • Gathering historical data - For 12 years, Joan's presentation of Amazing Musicwomen available at lulu.com has educated over 7,000 students in Florida , Georgia , New York , Switzerland , Sicily , China and Japan . Her latest book, A History of African-American Jazz and Blues is a compilation of three essays written for her Master's Thesis
  • Book formatting and cover design - Joan designed her book covers and is an expert at formatting for sale online
  • Networking and marketing your book - Joan belongs to hundreds of sites and networks where her books are featured including ning.com, redroom.com, linkedin.com, myspace, and facebook. Listen to her radio show MUSICWOMAN LIVE!

       

Workshop explores the creative process involved with
  • Structuring lyrics and poetry - Joan wrote 60+ songs and  three books of poetry about love, life, spirit, music and art
  • Researching biographical material - Joan documented the lives of 65 Jazzwomen and 47 Jazzmen
  • Interviewing as research - Joan interviewed and wrote concert reviews on numerous musicians and singers.
  • Journaling as storytelling - Joan's books were compiled from over 23 journals kept over a 30-year period
  • Creating a newsletter - Joan maintains a monthly newsletter for her non-profit organization
  • Travel writing - Joan's column Inside Europe was featured in Travel & Style Magazine (Miami, FL) for four years
  • Gathering historical data - For 12 years, Joan's presentation of Amazing Musicwomen available at lulu.com has educated over 7,000 students in Florida, Georgia, New York, Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan. Her latest book, A History of African-American Jazz and Blues is a compilation of three essays written for her Master's Thesis
  • Book formatting and cover design - Joan designed her book covers and is an expert at formatting for sale online
  • Networking and marketing your book - Joan belongs to hundreds of sites and networks where her books are featured including ning.com, redroom.com, linkedin.com, myspace, and facebook. Listen to her radio show MUSICWOMAN LIVE!
Write Your Life Workshop

Register for workshop, today:

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RECIPES

Smashing Salmon and Wild Brown Rice

©2011Joan Cartwright

Ingredients

  • Salmon, seasoned and frozen
  • 8 oz Lundberg Jubilee gourmet
            whole grain brown rice
  • 1 Cube of Beef Bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 can of black beans
  • Saucepan with water
  • Olive Oil
  • Sliced Onions
  • Chopped Onions
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Seafood Seasoning

What to do

Season the Salmon, wrap it in clear plastic wrap and freeze it.

On the day you cook it, put on a pot of gluten free Lundberg Jubilee gourmet blend of whole grain brown rice add a cube of beef bouillon and one tablespoon of butter to the boiling water before adding the rice. Cook on medium heat until all the water is evaporated and the rice is stuck to the pot.

Take the frozen salmon with the plastic wrap on it and place it in a sauce pan with water. Heat the pan. Place slice onions on top of the plastic, cover and  leave it, until the salmon is thawed. Remove salmon and onions from the pan. Remove all water from the pan and pour in olive oil, when ALL the water is gone.

Add onions and unwrapped Salmon to hot oil. Let the salmon sear and the onions cook. Add black beans soaked in olive oil, cayenne pepper, chopped onions, basil and oregano. No salt added to this recipe. Let simmer until rice is fully cooked.

In a bowl, place a half-cup of rice and cover with beans and salmon. Mix and enjoy.

Serves two.

 

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