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Trailer by C.KL Films. Book & music produced by C. Kenneth Lee
*REVIEW on C. Kenneth Lee's upcoming first book, (2010) Selected Poems, Articles & Short Stories
" Very strong and imaginative " - BRUCE BAUMAN, American author, Sr. editor of Black Clock Magazine, and adjunct professor of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Masters Degree Writing Program & UCLA's Extension Writer's Program.
" Content is very good." - DR. WANDA BRYANT, Only ethnomusicologist/ contributor to James Cameron's 3 time OSCAR ACADEMY AWARD winning film, "AVATAR" (referring to Lee's "Journey of Music in the Central African region.)
" This is seriously interesting work."- ANTHONY MCCANN, American author and poetry professor at USC & California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
A composer and performer coming out with a book, what would people say? But one thing people can't say is that I haven't put in the work.
I began writing and keeping a journal of short stories & poetry in 2001 when I was studying in Connecticut. The beautiful fall foliage gave many inspirations that were waiting to pour out of me artistically. When I wasn't composing music, I was writing poetry and writing short stories. Not all poetry can be performed with music. Some poems have to be performed against silence.
Whether you like to read about classical music versus pop music from a composer/performer's perspective, the journey of music in the Central African Region, four Christian true stories, three suspense fictional stories that tackle issues like domestic violence, women in a male dominated society. etc., or poetry; I hope I have something for everyone. This is a collection of works selected among the many that were in the works since 2001.
-ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
C. Kenneth Lee is currently the Founding-Chairman & Faculty in English & Music at The Hong Kong C.KL Learning Program. Lee has served as the assistant faculty at the F.O.C.U.S Intensive Summer Reading Program and a substitute faculty of the California Institute of the Arts Pre-College Program. Lee has studied writing with Bruce Bauman (American Author, Sr. editor of Black Clock magazine, and adjunct professor of the CalArts "MFA" Masters Degree Writing program & UCLA's Extension Writer's Program), Anthony McCann (American Author and Poetry Professor at CalArts & USC), and Maggie Nelson (American poet, non-fiction author, and professor of the CalArts Masters Degree Writing Program) at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Lee was born in Hong Kong. Apart from being a writer, C. Kenneth Lee is an ASCAP AWARD FINALIST composer/ performer and has been hailed by The Hong Kong Economic Journal as "a young musical prodigy...he frequently visits the elderly home and entertains them with music and warmth...must thank him for giving them music therapy and hope."
Apart from also studying writing at UCLA's S.I.G Program, Lee has also studied Journalism in high school. Lee wrote an article "Classical VS. Pop Music, Now That's Hot! "that was published in the newspaper, "The Falcon Eye" in 2007.