Author, Editor and Publisher
Dr Jacqueline Jeynes
Author, Editor and Publisher
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Find Travel Reviews on Theatre, Food and Wine (especially wine...), Holiday Destinations, and ways to travel.
Here is information on all my books and writing projects - of which there are many and some even finished!
News and Projects
Keeping you up-to-date with all my projects and where you can maybe join in
2020 has been very productive despite the various forms of lockdown and cancelled holidays! There are always new things to learn even if you have been working in a medium like watercolour for a long time, so the latest art courses have been great.
The 'Watercolour with Japanese influence' was very interesting, and once I started it, I remembered a short children's story I had written some time ago - Princess Kiku with a definite attitude, 12 inch soles on her shoes she can hardly stand up in, and a perfect example of Japanese style clothing. The image I worked on is from the first scene where she throws a book out of the window at the musician & his monkey below - see My Art Gallery page for that final project.
I have also worked on a "Write your Memoirs" course with Aberystwyth University. Only a short course but it did make me focus on how I would write my own memoir - maybe in 2021!
If you are thinking of getting fit as part of your New Year's resolution, I have just updated and extended the Wye Valley Walk text so that it now forms the first part of a "Walking Wales and the Borders" series. The second part is Walking the Severn Way so we will see how that goes this year. Both include notes on how to plan for a long-distance trek.
Let me know if you have done a similar long walk and how you got on.
I have lots more Guest Blogs in the pipeline so look out for news in the next Newsletter.
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The monthly Writing Notes Newsletter is going well, around the beginning of each month, including Reviews on Travel, the Arts, Tips on Writing Non-Fiction, and information on courses available. Sign up for this one using the Contact form and let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to feature. Note they are different Newsletters so you can sign up for both!
Waiting for my new book to be released in the US
Release date: Spring 2021
Targeting the Mature Traveler: Developing Strategies for an Emerging Market
Dr Jacqueline Jeynes
Definitely excited now as the latest book is currently with the publisher/printers in New York ready for release - should have been in the Autumn of 2020 but now in Spring 2021. I love the cover!
Business Expert Press (BEP) distributes to Universities in America as well as through the usual book sales channels internationally. I have been collating details of contacts, Universities that offer Tourism or Marketing degrees, and the Travel industry Press to make sure they are included in BEP's marketing activities.
More information in the Newsletter and social media posts, but let me know if you know of any organisation that would be interested in seeing details of the book.
There is a PowerPoint presentation for the Contemporary Art course - "Is Painting alive or dead?" - on the Additional Resources page.
There is a PowerPoint presentation about the History of Art course on the Additional Resource page to give you an idea of what it covers
Distance Learning Art History courses
Aberystwyth University - Lifelong Learning
As the writer and tutor on the 4 Distance Learning History of Art modules for Aberystwyth University - 10 Credit courses that can form part of the Certificate in Higher Education - I am always impressed by the quality of work submitted by my students.
We are offering both the History of Art and the Welsh Portraiture: The Welsh Depicted modules in 2021, starting a bit later than planned on 1st March (so that current students on Contemporary Art can sign up for the next one without too much overlap).
We started the Historical Perspective on Contemporary Art module, with the end date 29th March 2021 in some very difficult circumstances for students of course, but they are producing some excellent work despite this.
I have just finished a full revision of the Course Books so we are all set to go with all the modules over 2020-2021year. You can can now enrol for all the distance learning modules at the Aberystwyth University Online Shop.
Maybe this is the perfect time to think about enrolling to get the new year off to a flying start!
An extra module in the series is about the Davies sisters and their fantastic collection of 'Modern' art donated to the Welsh people. The collections are housed in Cardiff National Museum of Wales, the National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University School of Art.
This has had a complete overhaul, so I am pleased to say that it is ready to go if we can spread the word to run the module. The course looks at how and why Gwendoline and Margaret Davies collected these major artworks, their life in Powys, mid-Wales, and features many of the artworks in detail.