Vancouver artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan says most people don’t think of his country of birth, Taiwan, as a land of volcanoes and forests. But on the southern part of the East Asian island nation—where he spent the first nine years of his life—it’s mountainous and full of wildlife. Kind of like Hawaii or Vancouver Island, in some respects, he suggests.
Reading is to have an intimate conversation with the author. “Reading is the most participative of the arts. There is more brain activity when you are reading that kind of intense text than watching tv or film.⋯⋯Writers provide readers with a score, a score that the readers will then interpret.”, said Margaret Atwood.