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David Schiller '66 announced the revised version of his two-volume translation and study of Confucius' Analects entitled, CONFUCIUS: Discussions/Conversations or, the Analects [Lun-yu]. Volume I and Volume II are now available for sale on Amazon. Included with the translation are a short history of early China, a short biography of Confucius, extensive summaries of the important commentaries from early Chinese philosophers, chronologies of dynasties and personages, and a concordance of key Chinese characters (both with original characters and transliterations) used in the text.

August 19, 2015

Rhona Free '78, became president of the University of Saint Joseph on July 1, 2015.

August 7, 2015

Robert Perry Ivey's ('08) poem "To Home", which was first published in Lumina, has been selected for publication in Negative Capability Press's Stone, River, Sky: Anthology of Georgia Poems. The anthology features SLC's Thomas Lux as well as current Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and former president Jimmy Carter. It is available on Amazon.

Stone River Sky - book cover

August 7, 2015

Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA 2002 announced that her first young adult novel, JUNIORS, will be published by Penguin Putnam September 2015. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Juniors - Book Cover

August 7, 2015

After serving as a member of the editorial board for five years, Melissa Crowe MFA 1999 has been named co-editor, with Rachel Contreni Flynn, of Beloit Poetry Journal.

August 7, 2015

Michael Leong MFA '03 received a 2016 Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to translate, with Ignacio Infante, the avant-garde Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro.

August 7, 2015

Lisa Rybovich Crallé '04 announced that a project of hers, "Heavy Breathing" was featured in the New Yorker this week. "Heavy Breathing is a series of absurd artist-led fitness classes organized by Lisa and her collaborator Sophie Wang (PhD, UC Berkeley). Here is a link to the New Yorker article, "Sweating to Sappho". For more information on "Heavy Breathing" and more of Lisa's work, please see:
http://www.lisarcralle.com/

July 28, 2015

Kate Scelsa ’02 announced the publication of her debut novel, Fans of the Impossible Life, on September 9, 2015. It's been chosen as an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Fall Pick and just got a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon.

July 28, 2015

Currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the permanent “Twentieth-Century Americans” exhibition: a portrait of tennis legend Billie Jean King by Lynn Gilbert ’59. Admission is free!

July 21, 2015

Kristin Leong '03 spoke at an event as part of The Seattle Times' Education Lab project “Why I Teach”

July 21, 2015

The NewsHour recently spoke with Colin Pierce ’02 as part of a piece on the International Baccalaureate program at Rainier Beach. The International Baccalaureate program, once thought of as a college preparatory curriculum exclusively for the rich, may also help students at struggling schools. The NewsHour’s April Brown explores how the program has transformed one high school in Seattle.

July 21, 2015

Claire Jeanine Satin ’56 announces that two more of her bookworks have been acquired the Rare Books and Special Collections department of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. FULL OF BEAUTY and PENTIMENTO: IL AQUA D’VENIZIA VIII, are part of an ongoing series of works inspired by Satin’s three residencies in Venice, Italy, which took place in 2009, 2012 and 2015. The Library of Congress now holds a total of seven bookworks created by the artist in their collection.

July 20, 2015

Judy Klass '88 announced the upcoming premiere of AFTER TARTUFFE, her full-length play. AFTER TARTUFFE, previously a finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award and one of the winners in the NewBorn Festival, is having its premiere production in the Fresh Fruit Festival. There will be three performances: on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m.; on Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, July 25th at 8:00 p.m as part of the WILD Project (195 East 3rd Street between Ave A & B between Ave A & B New York, New York 10009). Buy tickets here.

After Tartuffe Poster

July 16, 2015

Christian Kracht '89 has been named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the writers to watch this fall for his novel, Imperium. Originally written in German, the novel’s English translation was published in the US in July by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

July 16, 2015

Jennifer Steil MFA 1996 announced the upcoming publication of her new novel, The Ambassador's Wife, coming out with Doubleday on July 28. Jennifer is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky.

The Ambassador's Wife - Book Cover

July 16, 2015

Jaime Lowe, MFA Creative Writing 2012, won the Missouri Review's 2015 Miller Audio Prize for the Humor category for her story "Chicken cutlets, Cleavage & Compromise." Listen here: http://www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/2015/06/18/2015-audio-contest-winner-for-humor-jaime-lowe/

June 23, 2015

David Grimm ’87 was one of ten recipients of the 2015 New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater.

June 23, 2015

Oliver Conant '78 is acting in a production of Ubu in Chains, newly translated and directed by Barbara Vann. The production will take place at the Medicine Show Theater (549 W. 52nd Street, between 10th and 11th avenues) in NYC. Show will run Wed - Sun, through June 29th (8:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 6p.m. on Sundays). Tickets at door. See more information at:
www.medicineshowtheatre.org

June 18, 2015

Colin Winnette '07 announced the recent publication of his new novel, Haints Stay, from Two Dollar Radio. Sam Lipsyte said of it, “Haints Stay puts to mind the very best contemporary novels of the old West, including those by powerhouses like Charles Portis, Patrick DeWitt, Robert Coover, Oakley Hall, E.L. Doctorow and Sheriff Cormac McCarthy himself, not to mention Thomas McGuane’s classic screenplays for The Missouri Breaks and Tom Horn. But Colin Winnette has his own dark and delightful and surprising agenda Be wary. He might be the new law in town.” See more information on the Two Dollar Radio web site.

Haints Stay Cover

June 17, 2015

Seth Goldman '82 and Ellen Kaye '82 are having a party at their restaurant Moscow 57 and wish to spread the word to the Sarah Lawrence community. The party is to celebrate a new web series, Happy Hour Feminism. They filmed an episode at M57 and Ellen helped write and perform the theme song. Join Seth and Ellen on Wednesday, June 24th at Moscow 57 (168 1/2 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002). Door opens at 8:00p.m., event begins at 8:30p.m. There will be drinks, friends, and live music.

June 16, 2015

J.J. Abrams '88 wrote a loving tribute to make-up artist Dick Smith on medium.com.

June 16, 2015

Robin Cohen Reinach '78 produces an off-Broadway play: A new play about sex, power and intimacy in the 21st century, CONSENT follows Ron Sullivan, living the American dream. A natural athlete and former NFL football player, Ron achieved early success as an award winning architect. But recently he's made some changes. Ron came out as gay, separated from his high school sweetheart, and moved into a Soho loft. Now a chance encounter with Kurt, a sexy Yale law student, seduces him into the murky waters of consent. Neither man, nor the two most important women in Ron’s life, will ever be the same. For more information, please see:
www.consenttheplay.com


May 26, 2015

Estha Weiner announced she will be teaching Shakespeare: Summer, Seasons, Sonnets, and Storms this June at the Scarsdale Adult School in Scarsdale, NY. The tuition is $120 and covers four sessions. Click here for more information and to register.


May 26, 2015

Composer Joelle Wallach '67 will be giving New York Philharmonic Insights Pre-Concert Lectures on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, both at 6:30 PM, Friday, June 5 at 10:00 AM and Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 PM. These Pre-Concert Talks will be held at the Helen Huntington Hull Room in Avery Fisher Hall,10 Lincoln Center Plaza. The subject of the lectures is Magnificent Mozart. Wallach's Insights talks will precede performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, Piano Concerto's No. 20 and 21, and his Symphony No. 38, Prague. More information on Joelle can be found at:
http://www.joellewallach.com


May 26, 2015

Judson Simmons MFA '04 announced that his new chapbook, "Sparrow, Sparrow", will be published by Finishing Line Press this September. See the Finishing Lines Press web site for more information.


May 19, 2015

Sophie McManus MFA 2005 announced the publication of her debut novel, The Unfortunates, on June 2, by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Stan Hynds of Northshire Books said "... The Unfortunates is a sensation." The book is available for pre-order on Amazon. Sophie McManus will be doing readings in June and July in New York City. For details and a full list of upcoming events, please see
sophiemcmanus.com

The Unfortunates - Book Cover


May 13, 2015

Faith Shearin MFA '93 announced that her fourth book of poetry, Telling The Bees, was released by SFA University Press in April 2015. Several of the poems in the collection have been read aloud on The Writer's Almanac. The book is available on Amazon.


May 13, 2015

Michele Brody '89 shared that there are still seats available at the event, CommuniTea with Poetry, a tea tasting paired with poetry and music in the Bronx. She also announced that the shows, Drawing Roots and Reflections in Tea, will be on view with the Bronx River Arts Center at Bronx Art Space (305 East 140th Street) from June 5 to June 27. See more information at
www.michelebrody.com


May 13, 2015

Claire Noelle Frost '06 celebrates her new title as Certified Martha Beck Life Coach by offering her decluttering eCourse, Bliss Bites at a sliding scale rate. See http://clairenoellefrost.com for more information.


May 12, 2015

Samantha Fein '08 was awarded Rosenquist Artist in Residence at North Dakota State University. An exhibition of her work, "Pie in the Sky" will be presented by the North Dakota State University Visual Arts Department and the Memorial Union Gallery. "Pie in the Sky" explores regional symbology, influenced by Fein's upbringing in Arizona and her experiences during the residency in North Dakota.

Exhibition on view May 5 - 28, 2015. The Memorial Union Gallery is free & open to the public. Address is 1401 Administration Ave, Fargo , ND 58102.


May 8, 2015

Joy Ladin '82 announced that her seventh book of poetry, Impersonation, was published in April. She also gave talks on transgender identity at Barnard, Mount Holyoke, and Austin Peay, where I was the keynote speaker at the Asanbe Diversity Symposium.


May 8, 2015

Laurie Nadel '69 was quoted in a recent New York Times article on Long Beach's resurgence after Hurricane Sandy. Read "Long Beach Comes Back after Hurrican Sandy" on nytimes.com.


May 6, 2015

Jed Distler and Composers Collaborative announced a performance on Sunday, May 10th at 6:00p.m. at the Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street bet. (6th and 7th Ave.), NYC). Elise Bouer & Nate Sabat, "a thoroughly unique duo".


May 6, 2015

Justin Okin '03 performs in Entropy at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood. LAist said of it, "The show really is out of this world—and also only in L.A." Entropy runs through Saturday, May 30. Tickets and showtimes are at www.theatreofnote.com. Watch Justin being interviewed on the set of Entropy on CBS News!


May 6, 2015

On December 29, 2014, DC Mayor-elect Bowser named Laura Green Zeilinger '95  the next Director of the Department of Human Services (DHS). Ms. Zeilinger is responsible for a 973-person agency that is charged with assisting low-income individuals and families to maximize their potential for economic security and self-sufficiency. Ms. Zeilinger is an attorney with a long-standing commitment to underserved populations.


May 6, 2015

Liz Kresch '93 announced her new web site, www.breathandbones.com. She's celebrating by inviting you in for a yoga free session for every person you refer who comes in for any session or series through the month of May.


May 6, 2015

Michael Leong MFA '03 has published two new poetry chapbooks: Li Po Meets Oulipo (Belladonna*, 2015) and Fruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas and Lands Do Open (2015), which won the 2014 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. He was a finalist for a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. After receiving a PhD in English from Rutgers University in 2013 and teaching in the low res B.F.A. Program at Goddard College for the past year and a half, he will join the English Department at the University at Albany, SUNY as an Assistant Professor in August.


May 6, 2015

On March 21st at 8:15 pm, C. Zachary Hofer '06, as part of the production duo Kuser/Hofer, released his debut Electronic Music album, Kuser/Hofer I. The two attempted to integrate the sounds of Big Beat and Hard Trance from the '90s with some of the stark percussive flair and digi-wave glory of '80s Techno and Synthwave. More information and streaming can be had at Kuser/Hofer's website http://kuserhofer.bandcamp.com. You can also find Kuser/Hofer on Facebook, Spotify, and Twitter.


May 6, 2015

Abigail Welhouse '09 announced the publication of BAD BABY, her first poetry chapbook, by Dancing Girl Press. See more information and purchase a copy here.


May 6, 2015

Michele Brody '89 announced a very unique Bronx experience: CommuniTea with Poetry, a tea tasting paired with poetry, music, and a culturally inspired Bronx menu. CommuniTea takes place on Saturday, May 30th, 2015, from 1 - 3:00 p.m. More information can be found at
www.michelebrody.com.


May 5, 2015

Lev AC Rosen's (MFA 2006) second novel, Depth, a hardboiled noir set in a post-apocalyptic New York, is coming out from Regan Arts, Judith Regan's new imprint, on April 28th. A Launch Party will be held at the Mysterious Bookshop on May 1st, at 6:30pm.


April 25, 2015

Jenna Esposito announced that she will perform at the Carnegie Club (156 W. 56th St., New York, NY) in New York City. The Carnegie Club is one of the most exclusive lounges in all of New York City, and Jenna is very excited to be making her debut there in June. Known for its classy, sophisticated, old-school-New York vibe, this cocktail and cigar lounge is a place to see and be seen, and Jenna can't wait to appear there on June 12th! She'll be backed by her trio, led by musical director/guitarist, Fortune Esposito. The music goes from 9 p.m. - midnight, and, even better, there is no cover charge!


April 20, 2015

Eunyup Yeom '14 announced that she will be presenting her conference paper, written during her senior year at Sarah Lawrence, entitled Engendered Noises: The Politics of Sensorial Pleasure in Neoliberal Korean Food Commercials at the International Linguistics Association 2015 Conference.

The summary of the paper is as follows:

The roles of male and female in the context of cuisine have developed into stereotypes throughout history. However, with Korea’s fast advancement in politics, technology, society and social standards gender stereotypes have become blurred but still remain present in media and advertisements embedding “idealistic” ideas into the unconscious state of minds of viewers. Many sources of media, especially commercials, portray males expressing pleasure of food [that they are advertising] through audible qualities that are generally considered rude and unmannered in real society. Females, on the other hand, express such pleasures verbally. In order to understand the blunt stereotypes of who is entitled to express sensorial pleasure [in cuisine commercials], I have extracted information from interviews and dissected numerous ramen/instant noodle commercials and its appearances in other media mediums. This research, thus far, concludes that Korean culture norms and, in parallel, food co mmercials are still conforming to male ideals.


April 20, 2015

The Queens Premiere of Joelle Wallach's woodwind quintet, O llama de amor viva (Oh, living flame of love - 1990) will be performed as part of From the Heart, a multi-media concert on Sunday, April 12 - 2:00 PM at Studio T-7 Gallery of Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), Fort Tilden in Rockaway, Queens.


April 11, 2015

Zoe Keating '93 scored A&E's new series, The Returned. The show premiered in early March. Learn more about The Returned here.


April 10, 2015

Johnny Dwyer '98 is currently on tour for his book, American Warlord. The book, which tells the story of "Chucky" Taylor, a young American who "lost his soul in Liberia," was recently featured on All Things Considered. For tour dates and locations, check the book’s Facebook page.


April 9, 2015

Jane Saks '85 discussed the connection between art and activism at Project& in a recent profile in the Chicago Tribune, telling them, “Art can really challenge us, art can take risks, it can show us our humanity when we don't see it ourselves.”


April 9, 2015

Margo Taft Stever MFA '88 announced the publication of her chapbook, The Lunatic Ball, by Kattywompus Press, 2015. Margo's previous collections include The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag (2012); Frozen Spring (2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry) and Reading the Night Sky (1996 Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition). She also co-authored Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to China (Zhejiang University Press, 2012; English language version, 2015). Margo is the founder of The Hudson Valley Writers' Center and founding and current editor of Slapering Hol Press.


April 9, 2015

Columbia University Provost John H. Coatsworth recently appointed Jennifer Crewe '77 as president and director of Columbia University Press. Crewe has served as interim director for the past nine months and has worked at the Press for three decades. Read the full press release here.


April 9, 2015

Beth Hahn MFA '00 announced the publication of her debut novel, The Singing Bone, a literary thriller that tells the story of a seventeen year-old who falls under the spell of a charismatic con man and becomes involved in a horrific -- and then infamous -- crime. Twenty years later, this woman, now a university professor believes she has fled her sensational past, only to discover that just as in the macabre fairy tales she studies, murder will out. The Singing Bone is a Spring 2016 title from Regan Arts.


April 8, 2015

Brooklynn Moore '13 and her teammates Tawnie Gulizia and Stephanie Malaska will defend UVA Law's title against more than 50 teams hoping to win the Jean-Pictet Competition the week of March 30. The competition focuses on the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law, and tests a team's knowledge and ability to form an argument. Read more about this here.


April 1, 2015

Ann Cefola '81 announced that she will be presenting "Furious Stardust: Poems of the Night Sky" on Sunday, April 26 in honor of National Poetry Month and National Astronomy Month. The reading, which will take place from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. at the Hudson River Museum Planetarium (511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, New York 10701), will combine poems from Ann's new book, Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press, 2014) and dramatic astrophotography by Doug Baum and Hubble among others. Come enjoy a poetic space exploration!

Furious Stardust Event Image


April 1, 2015

Margarida Sao Bento Cadima '13 announced she graduated from King's College London with a Master of Arts in French Literature and Culture.


April 1, 2015

Editor Liza Bakewell '78 announced her new book, A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers. "In this unprecedented collection of quotes by Maine women writers, editor Liza Bakewell has gathered together women’s voices from 1800 to present, beginning with Madame Sally Wood, Maine’s first novelist, and traveling through the last two centuries up to the present day." Senator Angus S. King, Jr. said of the book, "A Gateless Garden is a great celebration of our literary history and of the women who have left an indelible mark on Maine and inspired the entire country." For more information, see
http://lizabakewell.com


April 1, 2015

Check out Jenna Esposito on Youtube, singing Ernie Rossi's "Dimmi Amore" LIVE at Birdland!


April 1, 2015

Carla Blank '63 announced the following events. She will be conducting her first presentation in support of her book, Storming the Old Boys' Citadel, at Buffalo's Burchfield Penney Art Center later this month, on April 23. May 28 - 31, Carla will conduct performance workshops using excerps from plays by her partner Ishmael Reed with School of Foreign Studies students at China's Hunan University of Science and Technology during a "Literature and Transnational Studies" Conference.


April 1, 2015

Emmanuelle Morgen '98 is excited to announce the opening of a new independent bookstore, Little City Books, in her adopted hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey. The Grand Opening is May 2. “I would love to extend an invitation to the Sarah Lawrence community to come out to Hoboken for it.” Fellow alum Sharyn November ‘82 has been a very active supporter, donating an editor critique of a partial young adult or middle grade manuscript to the ongoing Indiegogo campaign. Find Little City Books on Facebook and read more about the store here.


March 31, 2015

Rosalind Brenner '09 announced the Second Annual LTV Poetry Affair (75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, New York, 11975), to take place on April 10, 2015, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. This event features reading from fourteen of the finest Poets in the area: Rosalind Brenner, Duane Esposito, Dr. Graham Everett, Barbara Reiher-Meyers, Annabelle Moseley, Susan Pilewski, Anthony Policano, Carole Stone, Marlo Susko, Pramila Venkateswaran, George Wallace, Claire Nicolas White, Nina/Nanette Yavel, and Pauline Yeats.


March 13, 2015

Benjamin Breen '07, editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Appendix, will earn his PhD in history at the University of Texas at Austin this summer. His dissertation (and book manuscript) centers around the notion of "early modern globalization" and explores the origins of international drug cartels and the pharmaceutical industry, two of the most commercially successful and culturally influential enterprises in the world today. Next year he will be a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows and a lecturer in Columbia’s history department, where he will be teaching history of medicine and Atlantic history.


March 12, 2015

Ka’ramuu Kush MFA ’00 shares his latest goings-on: director shadowing Debbie Allen on ABC’s hit show Scandal, developing a TV series with Oscar-nominee John Singleton entitled Solomon, and shooting his first feature length film As The Freak Takes You this fall in Detroit, Michigan. Ka’ramuu was also recently honored as Filmmaker-In-Residence for the 2015 Pan African Film Festival. He adds, “And of course, all is accessible via my website: karamuu.com.”


March 12, 2015

Judy Hallet '64 has been named March 2015 Filmmaker of the Month by the District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD). In honor of Women's History Month, MPTD applauds Judy for her lifelong contribution to the local film industry. Her latest documentary, Tale of the Tongs, follows the story of Catholic University architecture professor Travis Price and his students building an architectural memorial on the island of Inishturk, Ireland over nine days in 2013. Judy is currently completing a book on her life as a woman documentary filmmaker.


March 4, 2015

Published by Business Expert Press, Mary Vradelis '82 and Jyoti Bachani wrote the book, Strategy Making in Nonprofit Organizations, for nonprofit leaders to help them understand and communicate the management challenges that are unique to public-benefit organizations. Using case-studies and theories of management, we offer some principles that are uniquely applicable to social enterprises. See more information here.

Strategy Making in Nonprofit Organizations


February 20, 2015

Carla Blank '63 announced the publication of her latest book, Storming the Old Boys' Citadel. In this book, based on years of research, Carla Blank and Tania Martin "breathe new life into the lives and works of two remarkable nineteenth-century women", pioneer architects Louise Blanchard Bethune and Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Storming the Old Boys' Citadel Book Cover


February 19, 2015

Amy Nawrocki '97 announced Reconnaissance, a full length poetry collection is set to be released by Homebound Publications on April 7, 2015.

In her latest collection, Amy Nawrocki plays voyeur and thief, surveying canvases and investigating bookshelves, searching for creativity's origins and exploring the nature of inspiration. The poems in Reconnaissance uncover muses between the frayed pages of Byron and Shelley; in Chagall's stained glass; at Oscar Wilde's grave; past the deep bogs of Glencoe; and in the far away snow caps of Mount Fuji. In these insightful and elegant poems, Nawrocki invites us to believe in "the authenticity of first sight." Open the paint box and learn how to stare.

Reconnaisance Book Cover


February 18, 2015

Kay Chernush '66 invites you to an unforgettable performance by Dawn Saito at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. this Thursday, February 19 at 6:30p.m. Dawn Saito will perform "Suns are Suns," her multidisciplinary theater piece about a trafficked woman. After the performance, Dawn will stay for a discussion with the audience. This is part of an ongoing installation by Artworks for Freedom.


February 18, 2015

Claire Satin '56 announced her new show, FRIDA'S FLOWERS, at the Museum of Art/NSU, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, KAHLO, RIVERA + MODERN MEXICAN ART. The show runs from February 26 - May 31, 2015.


February 18, 2015

Ian Spencer Bell '13 will premiere a dance at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago (61 West Superior Street) on March 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The New York Times described Bell's unique blend of poetry and contemporary dance as a "third medium". Bell will premiere a new work based on memories of his childhood home in rural Virginia. Also on the program is Geography Solos, three short talking dances about dislocation. The New York Times called Bell "a dancer of gentle but defined precision." For more information about the artist and his work, please visit:
ianspencerbell.com.

Ian Spencer Bell

Photo credit: Kyle Froman


February 18, 2015

Anneke Hansen '02 announced upcoming classes in dance technique at the Gibney Dance Center Downtown (280 Broadway (enter 53A Chambers, New York, NY 10007). The next three installments are: Thursday, 2/19, Tuesday, 2/24, and Thursday, 2/26 from 2 - 4 p.m. This class investigates ideas of technique, anatomical function, and creative decision-making, and aims to create the conditions for each of us to dance more fully, with a greater awareness of our structure and its unique possibilities, and to give students the tools to make informed, thoughtful decisions both technically and performatively.

In March, Anneke will be appearing in an original theater work, Imitation of a Performance of Life. The production will take place on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets are $12 in advance / $15 at the door / $10 students & seniors.) For more information, see: www.dixonplace.org.


February 18, 2015

Jeffrey Paul Bobrick shared the following gift for Valentine's Day: a live performance of the song, "Sacred", on Youtube.


February 16, 2015

Michele Brody '89 announced that she and the rest of the Artists-in-Residence at the Andrew Freedman home (1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452; D train to 167 St.) will present their second Annual Art Exhibition from February 27 through March 27, 2015. For more information, see www.michelebrody.com


February 11, 2015

Joanne L. Goodwin (Women's History MA, 1983) has published her second book, Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990. Continuing her research on the economies of women in the twentieth century, the book captures the shifting boundaries of women's employment in the postwar decades with narratives drawn from the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project. Their strategies for economic survival and success offer a sharp comparison to the cliché images of working women in Las Vegas.

Changing the Game - Book Cover


February 11, 2015

Jenna Esposito announced that on March 21st, she will head up to Villa Roma in Callicoon, NY, where she'll be headlining their Spring Italian Weekend with her Connie Francis tribute! And, looking ahead to summer, it's just been confirmed that Jenna will be performing three concerts at the largest Italian festival in the country, Milwaukee's Festa Italiana!


February 10, 2015

Stephen Fife '77 announced the book, One on One - The Best Monologues for Mature Actors. Fife said the volume "includes some great monologues for women and men over 40, from everyone from Aeschylus and Shakespeare to Arthur Miller and Joyce Carol Oates and Sarah Ruhl."

One on One Book Cover - Stephen Fife


February 8, 2015

Estha Weiner, poet and author of In the Weather of the World and Transfiguration Begins at Home has some exciting new announcements. Rosalie Calbrese recently reviewed Estha Weiner's In the Weather of the World and said of it, "Short and succinct, yet saying so much more than is on the page, Weiner’s poems, addressing issues large and small, drew me into her world at the same time as they shed new light on my own memories and experiences."  Listen to Estha read at "The Fish House" archives.


February 8, 2015

Carolyn Newberger ’63 recently became a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Her painting, “Young Woman in Repose”, won the Mission Gold Special Award for their members exhibition. It can be seen at the Guild of Boston Artists (162 Newbury Street) through February 27.


February 3, 2015

Emily Franklin '94 announced that her short story "Qualities of the Modern Farmer" was included in the longlist for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The Award is in its 6th year and is the world’s richest prize for a single short story. Previous winners and shortlisted writers include Junot Diaz, Hilary Mantel, and Adam Johnson. This year’s winner will be revealed on April 24. Read Emily’s story here and visit her website: emilyfranklin.com/about.


February 2, 2015

Fargo, created by Noah Hawley '89, wins Golden Globe for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series. Read more here.


January 13, 2015

Vicki Rose '75 announced that her first book, Every Reason To Leave: And Why We Chose to Stay Together, was released in August, 2014 by Moody Publishers.

Every Reason to Leave Book Cover


January 13, 2015

Lynn Gilbert '59 will be exhibiting "The Silk Road: Sublime Spaces," a collection of photographs taken inside the traditional homes of the Turkish people, at the Roosevelt Library in San Antonio, Texas from January 30 to April 30, 2015. Opening weekend will include a book launch and lecture, hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) in San Antonio. To RSVP for the opening weekend, visit their website. For more information about Lynn's work, visit www.lynn-gilbert.com.


January 13, 2015

Cathy Lee Crane '90 announced that she has been invited to show her work at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. next month. Cathy Lee Crane's award-winning films include an adaptation of a novel by André Breton, an investigation into the German town of Halle through the paintings of Lyonel Feininger, and a mock early sound musical with San Francisco legend Rodney O'Neal Austin as silver-screen siren Louise Brooks. Crane is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts at Ithaca College, specializing in directing actors for film. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship in Film and Video, a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, as well as numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. Her short films have screened internationally.

Cathy Lee Crane will present at the National Gallery of Art on February 21 at 2:30 and February 22 at 4:00 in the West Building Lecture Hall. For more information on Cathy Lee Crane's work, please see:
http://www.cathyleecrane.com


January 13, 2015

Sophia Starmack '06, MFA '12 has been selected as a 2014-15 Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. The Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a monthly stipend. Read more information about this program here.


January 13, 2015

Christine Reilly MFA '12 has received a book offer from Touchstone (a Simon & Schuster imprint) to publish the novel that she wrote during her time at Sarah Lawrence.


January 13, 2015

Kay Chernush '66 and Barbara Liotta '74 announced an ArtWorks for Freedom installation at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009). "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" features photography by Chernush and an installation by Liotta addressing translucent lives and razor boundaries. The exhibit runs January 9 – March 7 and includes an Artists' Talk with both Chernush and Liotta February 7, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


January 9, 2015

Claire Jeanine Satin '56 has been invited to present her unique ART TO WEAR designs at the Museum of Art/NSU in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. She has also been invited to present her designs with Macy's in Miami Beach, in March 2015.


January 9, 2015

Erin Breznitsky MFA '12 and Roxy MtJoy MFA ’12 recently presented R+J, a play offering a contemporary continuation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Simultaneously humorous and heartbreaking, R+J tells a tale of love, loss, youth, and innocence through a contemporary exploration of one of the most infamous romances of all time. Originally conceived as a graduate production in April 2012, after a special preview performance at Sarah Lawrence College for students and faculty, the play was performed at The Paradise Factory (64 E 4th St) from November 19-23. For more information about Erin’s work, visit www.erinbreznitsky.com.


January 9, 2015

Jenna Esposito '00 kicked off the holidays with the 7th annual Esposito Family Christmas Concert on December 21. Members of the family, with saxophonist Frank Petrocelli, joined together to celebrate the season with favorite carols and holiday tunes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middletown, New York.


January 9, 2015

Margot Ingrid Kern '07 married Donald Scott Lurding at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, December 20. Their wedding was announced in the New York Times.


January 9, 2015

Katherine Schreiber '10 is thrilled to announce the publication of her first book, co-authored with Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., and published by Rowman & Littlefield, The Truth About Exercise Addiction: Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration.

The Truth About Exercise Addiction boils down decades of research into excessive exercise—humanizing the facts through gripping personal stories from myriad sufferers. Atop a critical analysis of thinspiration and fitspiration, readers will gain a wealth of insight into the signs and symptoms of exercise addiction, the resources available to sufferers and their families, as well as tips for personal trainers, family members, and mental health professionals on confronting individuals who may have a problem.

The Truth About Exercise Addiction is the first book of its kind to combine research, personal narratives and media analysis with an extensive list of resources for sufferers and their families.

The Truth About Exercise Addiction


January 9, 2015

Meg Lindsay MFA '98 announces the publication of "Buddha Poem" in Tricycle, a literary journal that has a spiritual/Buddhist slant. The poem is about the nattering mind and the folly of taking it all so seriously. Meg has been a poet, a painter, and a meditator for over 30 years. A semi-finalist in two "Discovery"/The Nation contests and a finalist in the 1998 Inkwell competition, Meg has been published in Pivot, Salamander, Alimentum, and the Connecticut River Review, and her artistic works have been exhibited in museums across the country. Read the poem online here.


January 9, 2015

Sophie Amoss '07 is the official voice over of Air Wick's "Home Is In The Air" ad campaign for 2015. View the video – and listen to Sophie’s voice – on Youtube.


January 9, 2015

Annie Lanzillotto MFA '90 is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts award in Non-Fiction. For more information on Annie’s writing, please see her web site at:
www.annielanzillotto.com


January 9, 2015

Christine Benvenuto '82 announced that her short story, The Italian Girl, appears in the current issue of Printers Row, the literary supplement of The Chicago Tribune. The Italian Girl is excerpted from a novel in progress.


January 9, 2015

Poet Ron Butlin has selected Ann Cefola's (’81) first poetry book, Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press, 2014) as a Herald Scotland Book of the Year. Butlin, 2008-2014 Edinburgh Makar (poet laureate), writes that Face Painting is “quite simply a stunning debut. Don’t miss it!”


January 9, 2015

Analisa Freitas ’10 announced she is joining the Voces Verdes team as the Latino Engagement Strategist! She will be working with VV, who is an affiliate of Natural Resources Defense Council, to highlight Latino leaders across the nation who advocate for sound environmental policies that combat climate change and support clean energy. Analisa’s goal is to ensure that those actively involved in shaping public policies and government action work to promote community health, environmental progress, and economic prosperity. Analisa will be based in Washington, D.C. but will travel to various states to become more familiar with the people making a real difference for Latinos in communities across the nation.


January 9, 2015

Erica Ryan '98 just published her book Red War on the Family: Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red Scare with Temple University Press.


December 9, 2014

Peter Robinson '72 announced the publication of his novel, What It Was Like, by The Story Plant -- under the pen name Peter Seth. See more about Peter and this novel at:
http://peterseth.com


December 9, 2014

Alex Bernstein '85 announced that from now until 12/31/14 all proceeds from his books, "The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!" and "Miserable Holiday Stories" will be donated to Newark Renaissance House -- a specialized therapeutic community designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents, and men and women who are suffering from the affects of substance abuse. Since 1975, Newark Renaissance House has been saving lives, one day at a time. See here for more information.


December 9, 2014

Jay Strong '78 announced that the Workshop Theater Company (312 W. 36th Street, New York, NY 10018) will host a reading of his play, The Demi-Orphans, on Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m., as part of their Sundays@Six series. This event is free and open to the public. See more information on the Workshop Theater web site.


December 9, 2014

Ellen Perecman '75 announced the opening of "On the Other Side of the River", by Peretz Hirshbein presented by New Worlds Theatre Project. The play is the story of a young woman, caught between two worlds, and how she falls under the spell of a mysterious stranger from the other side of the river. The play runs through December 21 at HERE Arts Centre 145 Avenue of the Americas. Tickets $18. For tickets, visit here.org or call 212-352-3101.


December 9, 2014

Steel, a film that Jessica Adler '14 wrote and directed in Maggie Greenwald's Advanced Directing class last year, has won the eastern regional DGA (Directors Guild of America) Student Film Jury Award. Serra '14 produced the film, Kate Montgomery '15 was cinematographer, and several other then-students and now alumni worked and crewed on the film. The film's web site is: http://www.steelthemovie.com

Steel - Movie Still


December 4, 2014

Daniel Traub '94 and Glenn Holsten, is screening for a week at IFC theater in the West Village in Manhattan from December 5th through the 11th. On Friday, December 5 at 7:35 p.m., there will be a special screening followed by a Q+A with the directors and Lily Yeh.

The Barefoot Artist Movie Poster


December 4, 2014

Meghan Orbek '08 is putting out her second original wall calendar, "All My Favorite Animals" which features 12 of her recent watercolor/collage illustrations of animals. Meghan is largely influenced by her teacher Ursula Schneider, whom she studied with for two years at SLC. The calendar is available on Etsy.


December 4, 2014

Kyle Roderick '81 announces the online debut of Bijoux Review, the world’s high luxury jewelry blogazine. Light-hearted in tone but fact-based in content, bijouxreview.com reports on jewelry as design, adornment and applied art, cultural artifact and as an asset class. It’s the first blogazine to serve readers with news, interviews and images to help them develop the expertise to make jewelry shopping a breeze. Unlike all other online or print jewelry media, Bijoux Review evaluates jewelry objectively, based on four facets that are as clear as crystal. These are: design merits, materials, craftsmanship, and current and potential resale value.

Kyle’s background in gemology includes a career as a photo editor at the Gemological Institute of American (GIA), sourcing and styling gems and jewels plus researching images of noble metal and gemstone jewelry. While at the GIA, she photo researched and edited the first edition of their epic Gold and Precious Metals textbook. She writes frequently about high luxury jewelry, antique jewelry and costume jewelry. Two of her books, The Model’s Handbook and Accessory Chic, covered jewelry as adornment and personal expression. These were published in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and Australasia. She has contributed jewelry features and arts articles to such publications as Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, Destination Hyatt and C magazine.


November 20, 2014

A. Nora Long '02 was recently profiled by The Boston Globe for the play, Dear Elizabeth, which she directed. The Boston Globe called it "all imaginative, and imaginatively detailed." Read the full article here.


November 20, 2014

Noah Hawley '89 received the Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award at the 2014 Media Access Awards on October 16th. The event honors individuals in show business who promote awareness of the disability experience, access for people with disabilities, and the accurate depiction of characters with disabilities. Hawley began writing as a release from his job at the Legal Aid Society in New York City in the early 1990s, where he worked with abused and neglected children. He is an accomplished author (A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People’s Wedding’s, and The Punch), screenwriter and producer (Lies & Alibis, Fargo, My Generation, The Unusuals, and Bone), and musician (The Unusuals).


November 20, 2014

Artist David P. Tarullo '00 was recently profiled by The Missoulian for his recent gallery show, "A Subtle Mark". This show is the ceramicist's first piece of installation work. Read the full article here.


November 20, 2014

Comics Alliance announced that BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Memetic, an oversized- format, three-part limited series by the team of writer James Tynion IV '10 (Batman Eternal, The Woods) and artist Eryk Donovan. The book puts a distinctly modern spin on classic apocalyptic fiction formulas with disaster coming in the form of a weaponized meme.


November 20, 2014

Aja Monet announced that she will be releasing an EP entitled, "Courage" in the coming month. For a taste of what's to come, Aja has shared the new song, "Handful of Hurricane" on Soundcloud. Listen here. For more information on Aja and her creative projects, see: www.ajamonet.com.


November 20, 2014

Dana Williams '11 will be performing at The Living Room in Brooklyn on Friday, December 19th at 10:00 p.m. and would love to have the Sarah Lawrence Community join her for an evening of music and camaraderie! Her late Dad, David Williams, was the world renowned musician who played rhythm guitar for Michael Jackson for over 20 years. Dana is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College '11 and currently resides in Los Angeles. Most recently, Dana opened for Leighton Meester at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and was a finalist on ABC TV's Rising Star. Currently, SLC student Lindsay Guion ’17, in conjunction with the College's Film Department, is creating a documentary of Dana's life. Find out more at www.danawilliamsofficial.com.


November 19, 2014

Carolyn Moore Newberger ’63 has received a Juror’s Choice award from the Cambridge Art Association for her portrait of Ellis Marsalis. Platinum Patriarch, signed by the pianist at his Tanglewood concert last August, can be viewed at the 2014 - 2015 PLATINUM from December 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015. More information at Cambridge Art Association; 25R Lowell Street; Cambridge MA 02138; 617-876-0246; info@cambridgeart.org.

Carolyn Moore Newberger Drawing


November 19, 2014

Mia Lardiere '14 announced the premiere of Little Investments, a comedy miniseries that she wrote, produced, directed, and edited as her senior thesis project on FunnyOrDie.com. Little Investments tells the tale of Guy Grosso, a Jersey goomba whose dreams of tomato gravy boil over in a big way. It's a heartfelt comedy that proves that the only ingredients necessary for a family are love, support, and a whole lotta' tomatoes.

The series stars alumni Margarita Galaviz '14, Joe Faragher '14, and Lila Mensing '14, in addition to professional actors Brian Poteat and Debra Toscano. Additional crew include Anna Quinlan (DP), Katherine Harrison (1st AD), Chelsea Butler (Assistant Producer), Isabel Farrington (Gaffer). Faculty sponsors include Frederick Strype, Maggie Greenwald, and Douglas MacHugh.

You can view the whole series on Funny or Die or YouTube. Additionally, you can find out more on Facebook and Tumblr .


November 11, 2014

Betty Rollin '57 announced that her book, Am I Getting Paid for This?, has been re-published as an e-book. You can learn more about the book on Amazon.

Betty Rollin


November 7, 2014

Ansel Elkins '07 announced the publication of her first book of poems, Blue Yodel, which won the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and will be published by Yale University Press in Spring of 2014. The Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize is the oldest annual literary award presented in the United States. Ansel Elkins’s poetry collection, Blue Yodel, is the 109th volume to be so honored. Esteemed poet and competition judge Carl Phillips praises Elkins for her “arresting use of persona,” calling her poems “razor-edged in their intelligence, Southern Gothic in their sensibility.” Ansel's work has appeared in the American Scholar, the Believer, Parnassus, the Oxford American, and Best New Poet. For more information on Ansel Elkins, see:
http://www.anselelkins.net/


November 7, 2014

Stephen Fife '77 announced two plays. Break of Day is about the young Vincent van Gogh in pursuit of his first masterpiece and the obstacles he has to confront. Savage World is a large urban drama about a young reporter in the 1970s who believes that an African-American athlete has been framed for double murder -- and the effect that this pursuit of justice has on the reporter's life.

November 7, 2014

Kate Kearns '06 announced the upcoming publication of her poetry chapbook, "How to Love an Introvert" by Finishing Line Press. Presales start November 17th and it will be printed in February. For more information, see:
http://blacksquirrelworkshop.com/poetry/

November 7, 2014

Playwright Joshua McTiernan MFA 2014 premiered his work, "The Red Line" in Jacksonville with Players by the Sea Community Theatre.


November 7, 2014

Joan Grubin '67 announced that she is part of a co-curated exhibition entitled Be Here Now, together with Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla, David X. Levine, Ilene Sunshine, and Susan York. The opening will take place Thursday November 20th from 6 - 8 pm at 308@156, a gallery at 156 5th Avenue, Suite 308 on the 3rd floor. The artists have organized the show around the notion of humble materials and a physical apprehension of space, with the intention of offering a subtle antidote to the increasingly virtual experience of contemporary life. For more details, go to the web site for the exhibition:
beherenow2014.org


November 1, 2014

Mount Tremper Arts welcomes New York City-based choreographer Christopher Williams '98 as an artist in residence this November. Watershed Post held a full Q&A with the choreographer. Read it online here.


November 1, 2014

Ann Cefola '81 announced that she will be presenting "Furious Stardust: Poems of the Night Sky" at the November 12 meeting of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. The reading, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum (1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830), will combine poems from Ann's new book, Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press0 and dramatic astrophotography by Doug Baum and Hubble among others. Come enjoy a poetic space exploration!


November 1, 2014

Claire Yaffa's photography exhibit, "100 Photographers - 100 Portraits” is currently being shown at Leica Gallery Wetzlar through January 1, 2015. Learn more about it here. Claire took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press.


October 29, 2014

Jonathan Silverblatt '91, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, is one of the recipients of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence. The Cornerstone Awards recognize the important contributions in pro bono service and are presented to a small number of outstanding members of the legal community. Through their exceptional efforts, these award-winning individuals have helped nonprofit organizations deliver essential services to strengthen low-income communities and improve the quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers in need.


October 29, 2014

Stuart Diamond MFA 1973 (aka Electric Diamond) announced Opportunity Music Project, a truly eclectic, international, family-friendly evening of music on October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Space (246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY). For more information, call 917-861-1937 or see http://www.stuartdiamond.com.


October 17, 2014

Andrew Lawton MFA '03 introduced the all-new Kinetic Studios. Kinetic Studios provides clients with video production, web development, graphic design, and photography. Click here to visit the new Kinetic Studios web site.


October 17, 2014

Philipstown.info profiled poet (and faculty member) Jeff McDaniel '90 for his return to the Sunset Reading Series. The author of five published collections gave a free reading. Read the full article here.


October 17, 2014

Jay Strong '78 shared his presentation at the African American Civil War Museum about Sgt. Moses Smith, his great great grandfather. On the first Saturday of each month the museum invites a descendant of a United States Colored Troop Soldier to share their ancestors story with the public. See this fascinating presentation on Youtube.


October 17, 2014

Margaret Pierpont '73 announced that she is teaching Awareness Through Movement (the group class of the Feldenkrais Technique) at 10 AM every Monday at the Feldenkrais Learning Center--above Fairway Market on the Upper West Side. After a long career in magazines, Margaret has returned to her first love, movement and would welcome SLC people. For more information, see:
feldenkraislearningcenter.com


October 15, 2014

SLC Writing Institute faculty member and alumnus Steven Schnur '74, is spending the 2014/2015 academic year documenting in still photographs the flourishing life of the Harlem School of the Arts. At the school’s fall benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center, HSA featured Schnur’s work in a solo exhibition of sixteen 3 X 7 foot photographs of the school's dancers, actors, musicians, and painters.

Steven Schnur


October 15, 2014

Judith Paine McBrien '72 announced her newest book, Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture--a book of essays and architectural drawings by her colleague John DeSalvo. Judith also announced that she is being honored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation on October 22, 2014 as part of Chicago's Vibrant Literary and Arts Community Celebration.


October 15, 2014

Shirley Stewart MA '10 announced the publication of her book, The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. The biography, based on Shirley’s thesis in the Women’s History Graduate program, explores the life of this Caribbean immigrant who created and ran a successful gambling operation, was an advocate of black pride and spokesperson for Harlem residents. Order online at Peterlang.com and Amazon.com.

The World of Stephanie St. Clair


October 15, 2014

Rebekah Driscoll '08 announced two world premieres of her music in New York City this fall. On Thursday, October 30, GHOSTLIGHT Chorus and violist Erin Wight will present For Lantau, a new work inspired by the island in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region where Rebekah lived from August 2013 - April 2014. Then on Saturday, November 1, flutist Martha Cargo and bassoonist Allison Nicotera will premiere Testing the Second Breath, an electroacoustic work exploring the theme of human interaction with the ocean. More information about both events at:
www.rebekahdriscoll.com


October 15, 2014

Nicholas Kaufmann '91 announced that his novel, DIE AND STAY DEAD, came out from St. Martin's Press this past September. The book is available on Amazon and in bookstores. For more information on Nicholas Kaufmann, see his web site at:
http://www.nicholaskaufmann.com/

Die and Stay Dead


October 15, 2014

Fred Schruers '71 announced his upcoming biography of Billy Joel, Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography, to be published on October 28. Newsday recently listed this book as part of its Fall book preview and said of it: "We’ve been waiting on this one for a while." See the Random House web site for more information.


October 14, 2014

Daniel Traub '94 announced the upcoming publication of his new book of photographs, North Philadelphia, which will be published November 11th by Kehrer Verlag. North Philadelphia presents a photographic portrait of a neighborhood in prolonged crisis. It offers a compelling glimpse into an urban area that is emblematic of many such regions throughout the U.S., hovering between decay and possibility. North Philadelphia will be available in bookstores in the US starting in November and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. Signed copies are also available via danieltraub.net.

Additionally, Daniel also announced the feature length documentary The Barefoot Artist, co-directed with Glenn Holsten, about the artist Lily Yeh (Daniel's mom!), will be screening across the country this fall at film festivals and theatrical screenings in New York and Los Angeles.


October 14, 2014

Laurie Cohen '69 announced Mill Valley Philharmonic's 15th season. November is the Russian Festival, with performances of Russian Easter Festival Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov Saxophone Concerto, Glazunov with Kevin Stewart In Bohemia, Balakirev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, and Prokofiev. For more information, see:
http://millvalleyphilharmonic.org


October 14, 2014

Mary Bianco '61 announced the upcoming world premiere of her music composition. The Salome Chamber Orchestra will premiere, on February 27, 2015 at Carnegie Hall, a commissioned piece titled Quatro Staggioni written in 2014 for string. Mary will complete an M.A. in Composition at Mills College this May. The concert will include other compositions.


October 14, 2014

Teodora Mihai '02 announced that her documentary feature, Waiting for August, will play in NYC at the Quad Theatre for a week, from October 10 - 16. This run will be followed by two more separate screenings on the west coast, one at the Aero in Santa Monica, LA and one at the Embarcadero theatres in SF. The screenings can be best checked on the website of the film, www.waitingforaugust.be. Teodora will be doing a Q&A for opening weekend at the Quad. (34 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011).

    Q&A Schedule
  • Fri, Oct 10th after 7:10 PM & intro 9:30 PM
  • Sat, Oct 11th after 5:10 PM; 7:10 PM & intro 9:30 PM
  • Sun, Oct 12th after 3:00 PM; 5:10 PM & intro 7:10 PM


October 9, 2014

Dr. Kevin Quinlan '04 announced the upcoming publication of his book, The Secret War Between the Wars: MI5 in the 1920s and 1930s (History of British Intelligence) on October 16. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.

The Secret War Between the Wars


October 9, 2014

Jeanie Neyer '61 will be the special guest artist, speaking about the role she envisions for artists in society, at a champagne reception on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm. The reception opens the exhibit, “LINES DRAWN: America’s artists look beyond the Politics of Red and Blue”, at the CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART Gallery; 1300 13th Street NW; Washington, DC. The exhibit runs until November 28, 2014. More information at http://www.charleskrausereporting.com/index.aspx


October 9, 2014

Composer Joelle Wallach '67 will be giving New York Philharmonic Insights Pre-Concert Lectures on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 PM, Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM. These Pre-Concert Talks will be held at the Helen Huntington Hull Room in Avery Fisher Hall,10 Lincoln Center Plaza. The subject of the lectures is Drumrolls and Thunder. Tickets for these lectures and performances are available through the New York Philharmonic at 212-875-5656 or the New York Philharmonic Web Site.


October 9, 2014

Curtis McMurtry '13, son of James McMurtry, made his debut Sunday at the sold-out show, "Mountain Stage" at the Culture Center in Charleston. The Charleston Gazette did a full profile of the young indie performer.


October 9, 2014

Polly Weinstein '09, founder of The Jeweler's Daughter, was recently profiled by Las Vegas Business Press, for being a "force in the world of jewelry design". Read the full article here.


October 9, 2014

Denise J. Hart MFA '99 will kick off Howard University's Theatre season by directing George C. Wolfe's adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's Three Tales SPUNK. Professor Denise J. Hart is the coordinator of the Playwriting minor in the Department of Theatre Arts. She's an award-winning playwright, director and actress.


October 9, 2014

Baruch November MFA 2003 joined current MFA poetry student Aaron Berkowitz and Brenda Coultas for a recent poetry reading and art exhibit at the Teaneck General Store. See the article in The Jewish Link for more information about the event.


October 9, 2014

Alec Soth '92, artist, and writer Brad Zellar will lead a discussion on their new book, House of Coates, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on October 25th 2014 at 3 p.m. The illustrated novel focuses on Lester B. Morrison, a legendary recluse, exploring a landscape occupied by terminally lonely men, quietly offering human connection and the possibility of redemption. The event is free. Capacity is limited. Tickets are available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 2 p.m. A book signing will follow in the Hennepin Lobby/Walker Shop.


September 30, 2014

Jeremy Blatter '07 announced that he received his PhD in History of Science from Harvard University in May 2014.


September 25, 2014

Adrienne Dawes '04 announced the world premiere of her new play, Am I White, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater on October 4, 2014 in Austin, TX (2803 E Manor Rd Austin, TX 78723). Performances run from October 1 - 18, 2014. When Neo-Nazi terrorist Wesley Connor returns to prison after a failed bomb plot, he is confronted with the two identities that threaten his position within the White Order of Thule most: fatherhood and his own mixed race heritage. Tickets can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets and more information can be found on the Salvage Vanguard Theater Web Site.

Adrienne Dawes Am I White


September 25, 2014

The New York Times recently profiled two SLC alumni, Téa Leoni '88 and Julianna Margulies '89, in an article about high-powered women in the current television landscape. Specifically, the article talks about Leoni's new drama, Madam Secretary and Margulies' ongoing hit, The Good Wife.


September 25, 2014

Magda Bogin '73 announced the forthcoming 12th cycle of writing master classes in Tepoztlán, Mexico where participants from around the world will convene from January 9-18th to create, revise and share new work with Under the Volcano's gifted international faculty. For details about the program and application guidelines please visit Under the Volcano online at www.underthevolcano.org.


September 25, 2014

The Wesleyan Argus interviewed three members of the indie band Slothrust: Leah Wellbaum '11, William Gorin '11, and Kyle Bann '10. The article reads, "If you haven't heard of Slothrust yet, then you've done yourself a great disservice. Since putting out their first record, Feels Your Pain, in 2012, and their second, Of Course You Do, in 2014, the band has been featured in everything from The New Yorker to Oh My Rockness." For more information on Slothrust, you can listen to them on Bandcamp or visit Slothrust's Web Site.


September 25, 2014

Stephanie Bernheim '62 announced the opening reception for her new gallery show, Dislocations/ New Works. The show will run from October 7 through November 8, 2014 at the Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City (529 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 6:30 p.m. Opening reception will be Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, see the Andre Zarre Gallery Web Site or Stephanie Bernheim's Web Site.


September 25, 2014

Gillian Culff '88 has left her longtime job as a high school English and creative writing teacher to start her own business as a writer and teacher of adult creative writing groups and retreats. For more info, see her website: www.gillianculff.com


September 25, 2014

Laurie Blauner '75 announced the forthcoming publication of her new book of poetry titled, "It Looks Worse than I Am" from What Books Press in October, 2014. The book was picked in their first Open Book Competition. James Welch said of Laurie, "A fine poet with a masterly command of language and imagery." This is Laurie's seventh book of poetry. She has also published three novels and a novella. For more information on Laurie, see
http://www.laurieblauner.com


September 24, 2014

Colin Winnette '07 was brought on as the first official Writer/Editor at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Also, his novel HAINTS STAY will be released by Two Dollar Radio in Summer 2015.


September 24, 2014

Michele Brody announced that her show, Harlem Roots, has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine. Jonathan Goodman called Harlem Roots "expressive, engaged, and intelligent". Michele also announced that her Bronx Artist Documentary Project will open September 13 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. Click here for more information on the Bronx Artist Documentary Project. Finally, Out of Africa is a tasting of teas and desserts from Africa will take place on September 20, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Andrew Freedman Home (SuperPuesto Pavilion). Seating is limited. See agiftoftea.com for more information and see Meetup.com for tickets.


September 24, 2014

Travis MacDonald '02 announced that he was one of three poets granted a 2014 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. MacDonald says, "My current artistic concerns surround the creation and application of poetic procedures onto, into, and around language". In addition to his writing, Macdonald is the co-founder and co-editor of Fact-Simile Editions, a Philadelphia micro-press dedicated to publishing works of contemporary poetry that use mostly reclaimed or recycled materials.


September 23, 2014

Stephen Fife '77 announced the publication of his memoir, The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse. It is available on Amazon. "The 13th Boy is a harrowing glimpse into the psychological process of grooming a teenager for sexual abuse." Fife also has two plays being published by Cune Press ("Dreaming in the Maze of Love-Grief-Madness" and "U & Me & The City"), two anthologies he edited for Applause Books coming out ("Best Monologues/Best Scenes for Mature Actors"). Additionally, Paradigm is packaging one of his screenplays, BLUE KISS, and raising financing to produce it.

The 13th Boy Book Cover


September 23, 2014

Kay Chernush '66 announced the results of her ArtWorks for Freedom's partnership with Groundswell Community Mural Project. This collaboration resulted in an amazing-panel mural series. Check it out on Youtube.


September 23, 2014

Listen to Estha Weiner on A Woman's Perspective for the Ear and for the Eye on Progressive Radio Network (PRM.FM)


September 23, 2014

Liza Ketchum '68 announced the publication of OUT OF LEFT FIELD. The summer of 2004 is full of promise for Brandon McGinnis. He has a job, a spot on the varsity swim team, loving parents, and loyal friends. Brandon and his dad, ardent Red Sox fans, wonder: could this be the year the Sox end their eighty-six year drought? Then Brandon’s father dies suddenly. A new will, signed just before his death, reveals a secret kept for thirty years. As shadows of the Vietnam War bleed into the escalating War in Iraq, Brandon sets out to solve the mystery his father left behind. His journey takes him to Canada’s Cape Breton Island, where he uncovers bittersweet truths about the past, and a family facing its own hidden demons. Brandon’s courageous search throws him into life’s game with its devastating losses, unexpected curve balls, and thrills as wondrous as a home run on an autumn night. The book is available on Amazon.


September 23, 2014

Jenna Esposito is thrilled to be returning to the legendary Birdland for a special Columbus Day salute to some of the most celebrated Italian-American singers in the history of American popular song! In this exciting, fun-packed show, Jenna sings the songs of Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Connie Francis, and (of course!) the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, among others. The show is Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Birdland in NYC. Tickets are $30 with a $10 food/drink minimum and are available on ticketfly.


September 23, 2014

Elizabeth Schwartz '81 announced that she has written the book to a new dance-musical, "Chagall" that will premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in December of 2015. See more information on Elizabeth on her web site.


September 23, 2014

Charlie Fink '81 announced that he is getting the Rule Breaker award from Washington's No Rules Theater Company for his creative work developing new musicals over the past ten years. To celebrate, No Rules is putting together a great evening of original songs and fully choreographed musical numbers from Charlie's shows. The Rule Breaker show is on Monday, October 27th, at 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theater in downtown DC. This is a one time chance to see parts of all Charlie's shows together -- and it includes a reception afterwards. See more information on No Rules Theatre and reserve tickets here.


September 12, 2014

Linsey Abrams '73 announced the upcoming production of Rappaccini's Daughter, a musical tale for which she did the libretto. Rappaccini's Daughter, from the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a gripping gothic tale set in medieval Italy. The production will take place at Theatre for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets), from September 12 -28 at Theatre, Thursday - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased on smarttix.com. For more information on Rappaccini's Daughter, see
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/love.htm


August 27, 2014

Congratulations to Julianna Margulies ’89 who won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “The Good Wife” and to Noah Hawley ’89 who is series creator of “Fargo” which won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. Breaking Bad won 5 Emmy awards last night including its second consecutive prize for outstanding drama series! Congratulations to the following SLCers for their wonderful work on the show: writer/editor Peter Gould ’82 and series composer Dave Porter ’94.


August 26, 2014

Johnny Dwyer '98 announced that he has a book, "American Warlord", coming out in April. "American Warlord" (Alfred A. Knopf, April 2015) is an investigation into the crimes of Chucky Taylor, the American son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and the first person to be convicted by a U.S. court under the Convention Against Torture. For more information, see the Random House web site.


August 19, 2014

Alexandra Vicich '98 announced that after completing her MA in Drama Therapy at NYU last year, she is opening her new private practice. She is accepting clients on Mondays starting in September. Full details are available on her website:
www.alexandradevin.com


August 19, 2014

Joann Smith MFA 1996 has published a novel of historical fiction entitled When I Was Boudicca. It is now available on Amazon.


August 19, 2014

Jessamyn Hope MFA 2003 has a memoir essay titled "The Reverse" in the current issue of PRISM International.


August 19, 2014

Jason Irwin MFA 2004 announced the publication of his new chapbook "Where You Are", through Night Ballet Press this past June. For more information and his poetry, see:
www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com


August 19, 2014

This year the High Line in New York City celebrates three important milestones: the 15th anniversary of the founding of Friends of the High Line, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the first section of the park, and the opening of the third and northernmost section of the historic railway. The High Line's transformation from a derelict structure to one of New York City's beloved public spaces is due to the tireless and dedicated work of thousands of supporters, donors, volunteers, staff members, and elected officials. Friends of the High Line began nearly 15 years ago. Joshua David MFA 1992 is one of the founders of the High Line and is currently President of Friends of the High Line.


August 5, 2014

Nan Becker '74 recently published the chapbook, After Rain. Author Suzanne Cleary said of the collection, "In After Rain, Nan Becker proves that the nature poem--an endangered species--is alive and well... Becker proves an able guide to the natural world and to the human heart."



July 15, 2014

Alexis Coe '09 announced that her first book will be published in October. The book follows a case she discovered while a student at SLC. In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen- year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes—painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world. Learn more about the book on Amazon.

July 15, 2014

Robin Reinach '78 just published her first novella, "Broken Open" (Central Park Publishers, April 2014). Through emails and letters, her book offers multiple perspectives on the sexual liaisons of her characters, along with plenty of vicarious thrills for her readers. Learn more at:
www.robinreinach.com

July 11, 2014

Claire Frost '06 announced that she is training to be certified as a Martha Beck coach. Claire is a Decluttering Coach and is getting certified as a Martha Beck Life Coach. She is building her practice and is here to support innovative leaders who are overwhelmed with clutter.

July 11, 2014

On May 21st, 2014, Sophie Amoss '07 received her MFA in Acting from Columbia University School of the Arts.

July 11, 2014

Jenna Esposito announced that she will be returning to her hometown of Middletown, NY, as part of their Festival Square concert series this summer, on Friday July 18th. To learn more about Jenna and her performances as part of the upcoming "Italian Season", see
http://jennaesposito.com

July 11, 2014

Cynthia Bardes '63 announced the second book in the Pansy Mystery Series, "Pansy in Paris". The third in the series, "Pansy in Venice" comes out in the Fall of 2015. For more information on Cynthia, see her web site at:
www.cynthiabardes.com

June 16, 2014

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