An international literary and artistic project
with participants from all the inhabited continents,
who choose to link their worlds with invisible creative bridges
“If I can stop one heart from breaking"
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
About the Project
We are not alone - we are all one
Linking Worlds is a literary and artistic project without borders, and across the globe, we are linked together in mind and heart and hand. Since 2014 we have made art and creative writing inspired by a phrase from poetry or a literary theme chosen by the project curator Magdalena Brzezinska. The anthologies are published online for everyone to read and later printed in cooperation with Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. This is a non-state-funded social entrepreneurship, and we are proud to cooperate with them.
On a personal note, and I know my fellow project colleagues agree, Linking Worlds has changed and is changing my life. Apart from bringing me back to putting my pen to paper to write poetry, healing happens when we process and work with a shared theme. It doesn't matter where you live or what you do - we all share the same feelings, and every poem and work of art unites us.
Welcome to Linking Worlds. We are not alone - we are all one.
Agneta M Lindh
The Curator of the Linking Worlds projects, which may be the most meaningful project she's ever set up. A dedicated fan of all the participants. An EFL teacher, teacher trainer, conference speaker, art therapist, instructor and lecturer at the WSB University, Poznan, Poland, and Membership Officer for the Visual Arts Circle.
She works in a travel agency. During a working day she creates trips for people willing to visit her country; in the free time she creates poems and drawings. She has always been a dreamer, and she's been writing poetry for as long as she can remember. She's an absolute fan of this international project. She's proud to be in 'Linking Worlds' since the very beginning.
Originally from Poland, followed her dreams to Australia. Zig-zagging from German Philology to Information Technology, working in Telecommunication. Loving her family, bodyboarding, two dogs, reading, telling stories and colouring.
She was born in Mauritius and studied at the University in Aix en Provence, France. She then taught at a Technical High School in New Caledonia. She retired in 2019. She likes reading and writing poetry, and she is a fan of this international writing project.
Habiba was born in Kairouan Tunisia. She graduated from ISLT of Carthage in 2004. She has worked as an English teacher in secondary schools since 2006.
Anthony Kolasny is an IT Architect with Johns Hopkins University in the Center for Imaging Science supporting medical imaging research. He has volunteered as a Coursera Mentor for the Data Science track and mentors High School students interested in the medical and computer science professions.
Linking Worlds - related links
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