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Daniella Caggiano '10 announced that she was one of four people picked to pursue an MFA in Directing at the New School for Drama this fall.

April 22, 2014

World-renowned artist, Claire Jeanine Satin '56 has created a video as a result of her research during a 2009 and 2012 artistic residency in Venice. She has recently been awarded a third residency there for the spring of 2015. The video, “Waters of Venice/Remembering Henry James,” is currently being presented in Florence, Milan and Venice. It includes an original sound component by the composer Juraj Kojs with the collaboration of video artist Rodrigo Arcaya.

April 22, 2014

Yvonne Sangudi '10, a young entrepreneur, was interviewed by Huffington Post about her career in music. While she was a student at SLC, Yvonne interned with Sony Music and NBC, and then moved out to CA after receiving a full time offer from NBC. She then started her own record label. She's also launching a clothing line. Yvonne Sangudi is also a world-class singer. She has sung for former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liberia), who she's sung for on separate occasions. Read the full article on Huffington Post.

April 17, 2014

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano recently presented "Women of Distinction" awards to five Yonkers ladies whose distinct achievements have improved the lives of others in the community and whose impact has changed Yonkers for the better. Among the honorees is Sarah Hreyo '13, who was chosen for steadfast commitment to women's issues and bringing awareness to domestic violence and prevention.

April 17, 2014

Eva F. Kittay '67 (and former faculty) was chosen as a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. Eva Feder Kittay is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, SUNY, and a Senior Fellow of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. Her pioneering work interjecting questions of care and disability (especially cognitive disability) into philosophy, and her work in feminist theory have garnered a number of honors and prizes: 2003 Woman Philosopher of the Year by the Society for Women in Philosophy, the inaugural prize of the Institut de Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft, the Lebowitz prize from the American Philosophical Association and Phi Beta Kappa, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Discovery, and an NEH Fellowship.

April 17, 2014

Jenna Esposito '00 announced that she will be performing her critically acclaimed Connie Francis tribute at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY this April. In June, she will perform at her old stomping grounds on The Dautaj in Warwick, NY.

April 17, 2014

Barbara Walters announced that her last day on her talk show "The View" will be May 16. The send-off will include a two-hour primetime documentary about her career. Walters is noted for being a driving force in the rise of the superstar TV news personality.

April 17, 2014

Laura Green Zeilinger '95 was appointed by the Obama Administration to Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said, "Laura Zeilinger’s track record as an innovative local leader with proven success at the national level makes her the ideal person to serve as Executive Director of USICH." Ms. Zeilinger is an attorney with a long standing commitment to underserved populations. Before joining USICH in 2011, she served as the Deputy Director for Program Operations at the District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS). Click here to read the full announcement.

April 15, 2014

Laurie Nadel '69 recently wrote "Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen" for the Huffington Post. Read the full article here.

April 15, 2014

Sarah Thomas Gulden '93 announced her new book, A Practical Guide to Chakras in Yoga and Life. Balancing The Wheels seeks to help you identify the patterns and connections from seemingly disparate aspects of your life as relating to your specific chakra energy centers. Once identified, this book provides specific tools, tips, and exercises including: yoga poses, pranayamas (breath exercises), and meditations to address your imbalances holistically. See more information at http://www.sarahthomasgulden.com/

April 15, 2014

Marthe Le Van '89 has launched www.moracollection.com, Mora's long-awaited website, online store, and blog. Come explore the site and discover fantastic contemporary jewelry by exciting designers.

April 15, 2014

Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA 2002 announced that her novel, The Possibilities, will be published in May by Simon and Schuster. It has been optioned for film by Jason Reitman.

April 8, 2014

Michele Brody '90 announced that two more of her "Drawing Roots" handmade paper pieces will be part of the group show STRUCTURE, at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Opening reception will be on Saturday, April 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (440 River Rd in Branchburg, NJ, (908) 725-2110) Exhibition runs from April 26 through June 14.

April 8, 2014

Andrew Lawton '03, founder and creative director of Kinetic Media NYC, is backing a film written and directed by SLC student intern Elsa Levytsky. He writes, "We currently have a fantastic intern from SLC working with us, Elsa Levytsky, and I recently decided to fully finance and crew the production of her latest screenplay. She directed the film and I mentored her through the process. We're currently deep into the editing process and the film's looking great."

Levytsky's film, "Bargain by Hail Street" is set for completion this Spring.

April 3, 2014

Rohan Kamicheril '06 launched monthly dinner series, "The Tiffin Club". The Tiffin Club is a monthly dinner, hosted by Rohan and Mike in their home, highlighting the treasures of regional Indian cooking. More information is available at
http://www.onceuponatiffin.com

April 3, 2014

Esquire featured a lengthy profile of Rahm Emanuel and the state of Chicago under his leadership as mayor. Read the full article on the Esquire web site.

April 3, 2014

Stacey Kent '88 released new album, The Changing Lights. The New York Times said of the album, "The Changing Lights find the singer's storytelling gifts reaching ever-greater heights".

April 3, 2014

Daniel Ross '13 wrote on Los Angeles public housing toxins (lead and other contaminants) and evictions. Read the full article on Vice.com.

April 3, 2014

Eli Colasante '13, recipient of the 2013 Meredith Fonda Russell International Fieldwork Grant, spoke at SLC on his experiences traveling to various composting facilities. Visiting sites in China, Eli had one main question in mind: What is China doing to protect its soil and manage its food scraps?

April 3, 2014

Lighting designer Beverly Emmons '65 was profiled by broadwayworld.com as part of their "Groundbreaking Women in Theater" series. Emmons developed a popular color lecture for the Broadway Lighting Master Class over the last seven years to discuss and illustrate the way color in light behaves.

April 3, 2014

David Grimm '87 is a playwright whose play, Tales From Red Vienna, is now playing at the Manhattan Theater Club. Set as an enormous political tide is turning throughout Europe, Tales from Red Vienna explores the effects of war on women, the circumstances that control their lives and the dreams that set them free.

Tales from Red Vienna

April 3, 2014

Dr. Joseph Shrand's ('80) book, Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies to Diffuse Our Most Dangerous Emotion was named winner for Best Psychology Book in the 18th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards to benefit the National MS Society. Winners were announced at the Times Center on Monday, March 10, 2014.

March 20, 2014

Gillian Cummings MFA '09 just published her second poetry chapbook. Petals as an Offering in Darkness (Finishing Line Press, 2014) has been described as "a rare blend of the humble and the visionary" and as "a graceful epistle, in the Rilkean sense." It consists of seventeen poems voiced as prayers.

Petals As An Offering In Darkness

March 20, 2014

Art Conservator Nicole Grabow '95 was recently interviewed about her work preserving an 18th century Holy Water Font for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. See the interview (which includes exciting stop-motion photography!) here.

March 13, 2014

Chloe Honum's ('03) new poetry collection, The Tulip-Flame, will be released this month. Chloe is the winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize.

March 13, 2014

Vaughn Bergen '11 is pleased to announce the opening of a most hilarious and heartfelt performance. He is producing and starring in The Fairy Garden by Harry Kondoleon. There will be four performances: Wednesday, March 26th through Saturday, March 29th, all of them beginning at 7 p.m. Feel free to come an hour beforehand for drinks and partying with the cast :) There will be food, drinks, music, and best of all, the performance is only $10!! Come to the legendary ACA Galleries (529 West 20th Street
5th floor, New York, NY 10011)
and have an evening of art you will never forget.

March 11, 2014

Victoria Kahn '73 recently published The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts from University of Chicago Press. Victoria Kahn is the Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair in English and professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and lives in Berkeley. She is the author of Rhetoric, Prudence, and Skepticism in the Renaissance; Machiavellian Rhetoric: From the Counter-Reformation to Milton; and Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640–1674.

March 11, 2014

The North American Travel Journalists Association has awarded Gary Lee Kraut, MFA '80, top honors for best article first published on the Internet in 2013 in the Culinary Travel category. His article "Drome Provencale: Eat Like a Sixth Grader, Drink Like a Wine Enthusiast" can be read on the web magazine France Revisited, www.FranceRevisited.com, of which he is the editor. He was also a finalist in the Sports and Recreation category for his article "Biarritz: The Surfing Lesson," also published on France Revisited.

March 11, 2014

"Bread and Butter," a new book by Michelle Wildgen MFA '02, was recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Britt and Leo have spent ten years running Winesap, the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers; they don't sleep with the staff; and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night. But when their younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant—a hip little joint serving an aggressive lamb neck dish—Britt and Leo find their own restaurant thrown off-kilter. Britt becomes fascinated by a customer who arrives night after night, each time with a different dinner companion. Their pastry chef, Hector, quits, only to reappear at Harry's restaurant. And Leo finds himself falling for his executive chef-tempted to break the cardinal rule of restaurant ownership. Filled with hilarious insider detail—the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday—Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens.

 


March 06, 2014

Arielle Strauss '13 announces that Escape artist Press will publish her first novel, "The Wraith: Book One," which she began writing while she was a student at SLC.  

Ophelia Weller never believed in ghosts until the night she became one. But when the aftermath of a frat party on the most haunted campus in America leaves her face to face with her own naked corpse, she really has no other option. Now a wraith, Ophelia is a spirit hidden amongst the living. Forced to conceal her undead identity from the world, and struggling to remain visible to the humans around her, how will she ever manage to convince her dearest friend of the truth? Or muster the courage to tell her beautiful gym partner that she just may be in love with her? And, with no memory of her death, how will Ophelia solve the mystery of her murder? 
Click here to buy her book

 

March 06, 2014

Aubrey Coletti '14 announces that Escape Artist Press just published her second book, "Shattered (The Academy Series Volume II)."  School's in session at J. Alter Academy, and for Toni, Joseph, Ann, Charlie, and their boarder friends, that means they are still at the mercy of its draconian ways.  While suffering the harsh consequences of their attempted escape, the seven teens must also contend with the formidable Headmistress and her taste for human experimentation -- with the boarders as her favorite subjects.  The seven friends play a delicate, dangerous game as they seek to discover the secrets behind their school and their own unique abilities.  Yet as they move closer to unconvering the truth, will one of them be forced to pay the ultimate price?

 
March 06, 2014

 

Theater alum, undergrads and grads: proposals needed for Sarah After Hours.  Sarah After Hours is a one-night-only celebration featuring short performance pieces by Alumnae/i.  This year we will be gathering on Sunday, May 18th: 6-11pm, Dixon Place, NYC.  If you have a theatrical piece (NO LONGER THAN 10 MINS-- this includes setup/strike!) that you'd like to perform at Dixon Place, submit a proposal! It can be a small piece of a larger work, something new, something old, an idea. Every proposal will be seriously considered, so, go ahead: propose something!  Due March 10.

 

March 03, 2014

Congratulations to Ansel Elkins '05 for winning the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for her manuscript "Blue Yodel," which will be published in April 2015.

"Through her arresting use of persona, in particular, Ansel Elkins reminds us of the pivotal role of compassion in understanding others and -- more deeply and often more disturbingly -- our various inner selves," series judge Carl Phillips says.  "Razor-edged in their intelligence, southern gothic in their sensibility, these poems enter the strangenesses of others and return us to a world at once charged, changed, brutal, and luminous."

 

February 27, 2014

John Pilson '91 announces that a show he curated opened this week at the Yale School of Art's 32 Edgewood Gallery in New Haven.  A faculty member in the Yale School of Art's MFA Photography projram since 2001, John continues to create his own work while teaching.  This show contains painting, sculpture, photography, video, and sound art loosely inspired by the long and varied career of the American artist Jasper Johns.  Yale Daily News

 

February 25, 2014

Jessica Hendry Nelson MFA 2010 recently published the book, If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint). Her work has been published in The Carolina Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Fringe, and PANK, among others. If Only You People Could Follow Directions is a collection of autobiographical essays about family relationships, addiction, and the chaos they bring. The title piece was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and another, "The Whitest Winter Light," won first place in Alligator Juniper's national nonfiction contest and is a Notable essay in Best American Essays 2012. Reviewers have praised Nelson's debut memoir as hypnotic and wryly funny.

February 25, 2014

Rachel Urquhart MFA 1999 announced the publication of her first novel, The Visionist. See more information at:
rachelurquhartwriter.com

February 24, 2014

Michele Brody '89 announced Five O’Clock Tea Reflections Exhibition and Performance. Five O'Clock Tea Reflections is a multi-sensory storytelling experience of installation art by artist Michele Brody with dance and choreography by Sabine Heubusch to a live reading by Caroline Samaan of community poems inspired by the universal beverage of Tea. See more information here.

February 12, 2014

Deborah Bernhardt '92 won the New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM 2013 Poetry Chapbook contest. The chapbook, Driftology, was released in the fall. Poems from Driftology are published or forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Free Verse, New American Writing, The Offending Adam, Tikkun, Trickhouse, TYPO, Verse Daily, and Volt. Her first poetry collection, Echolalia, was published by Four Way Books (2006) as winner of the Intro Prize. For more information, please see Deborah's web site:
https://sites.google.com/site/deborahbernhardt/home

February 7, 2014

Ai-Ling Louie's ('71) latest children's book is Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Reaching for the Stars; Amazing Asian Americans (Dragoneagle). It's a biography about a space shuttle astronaut. Good for 3rd to 6th grade.

February 7, 2014

Karin Gottshall '93 won the 2014 OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry for her second book, The River Won't Hold You. The book will be published by Ohio State University Press. Poems from The River Won't Hold You have appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, The Gettysburg Review, and many other literary journals.

February 7, 2014

Don't Ask Me Why, a music video made by several SLC alumni, got 150,000 views in its first week on Youtube. The video was directed by Doug McGinness '10 directed the video, Cohlie Brocato '11 was Director of Photography, Fight Choreography was Alex Shifman '12. Kate Montgomery and Chris Johnson worked on it as well. UPDATE: Hannah Rothfield '11 did the Production Design for this video. View Don't Ask Me Why by Great Caesar here.

February 7, 2014

Elise DuRant's (SLC '98) debut feature film, Eden, will be making its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Edén is fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts, a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant recipient, a Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund recipient, supported by Women Make Movies, and was selected for the Morelia Film Lab 2011. Elise has been an integral part in the editing of feature films for such notable filmmakers as Spike Lee and Woody Allen—a supporter of Edén. For more information, please see:
http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/ed-n/

January 22, 2014

Christine Spinelli '10 announced there will be a showing of the documentary, "Somewhere Between," a film on a young group of adoptees searching for their respective identities at 6 p.m. on March 24th at Simmmons College (Kotzen Room, 300 Fenway, Boston, MA). The film will then be followed by a Q&A including local transracial adoptees. See more about the film at
http://www.somewherebetweenmovie.com/

January 17, 2014

Justin Moon '95, an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, was recently promoted to partner. Justin works with large public companies and emerging companies, counseling his clients on a variety of intellectual property, technology, Internet and corporate law issues.

January 16, 2014

After 30 years in France, Regan Kramer '79 is pleased to be back in the New York area and proud to be starting her own French- to-English translation service (regankramerfr2eng@gmail.com). Please contact her if you, your company, or anyone you know needs French to English translating done with care (and on time).

January 16, 2014

Writer/Director Rachel Feldman  '76 has written and is producing a feature film based on the life of Lilly Ledbetter, the woman for whom President Obama named The Fair Pay Act. Cathy Schulman, Academy Award winning producer of "Crash" and Mandalay Pictures is executive producing.

January 15, 2014

Jed Distler '78 announced the next installment of the Composers Collaborative Serial Underground on Sunday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. The "subversive nightclub series" (Time Out New York) presents an presents an evening with SWARMIUS. The Serial Underground takes place at the Cornelia Street Cafe at 29 Cornelia Street between 6th and 7th avenues in NYC. Tickets are $20 at the door, which includes a $10 food/drink credit. Visit the Composers Collaborative web site for more information on upcoming events.

January 13, 2014

Nina Gibans '54 announced that after five years of work, her film, University Circle: Creating a Sense of Place, will be shown on Sunday January 26 at 2 pm over WVIZ/PBS. Also, her Kent State University Press publication Cleveland Goes Modern: Designs for the Home: 1930-1970 is due out this Spring.

January 10, 2014

Dawn Corrigan '89 just published her first novel, “Mitigating Circumstances.” Dawn is a prolific and well-regarded poet.

January 10, 2014

Pavel Zoubek '92 is opening an exhibition with a retrospective on Holly Solomon '55, one of SoHo's great founding gallery owners.

January 10, 2014

Judy Klass '88 is pleased to announce that her full-length play AFTER TARTUFFE is a winner in a Manhattan Theatre Works competition. It will have a reading in the NewBorn Festival on Friday, February 7th at 8:00 p.m. at CCNY. The play is a re-imagining of Moliere's play Tartuffe, set in a dystopian Christian Fundamentalist post-apocalyptic America. The play was a 2012 finalist in the Christopher Brian Wolk competition. For more information, please see:
http://www.mtworks.org/newborn-festival.html

January 8, 2014

Dr. Joseph Shrand's ('80) book, Outsmarting Anger, is up for an award at the 18th Annual Books for a Better Life, honoring the best self-improvement books of 2013.

January 8, 2014

Elijah Burgher '00 was selected to take part in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The Biennial has the reputation as the American trendsetter in contemporary art.

January 8, 2014

Jon Grinspan '06 wrote an essay, "Anxious Youth, Then and Now" for the New York Times. Jon Grinspan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, is writing a book on young people and 19th-century American politics.

January 7, 2014

Alex Bernstein's ('85) first short story collection, "Miserable Holiday Stories" was published in December, 2013 featuring stories appearing in The Big Jewel, Litro, Corvus, eFiction, Dysfunctional Family Story, The Legendary, Blue Print Review, and Hobo Pancakes, and including the Glimmer Train finalist story "Brownie Mix." For more information www.promonmars.com or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7RV5GM.

January 6, 2014

Kay Chernush shared an update on ArtWorks for Freedom, an organization whose mission is to utilize the power of art in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. In January, ArtWorks for Freedom is launching a five-week awareness campaign in Jacksonville FL at the main downtown plaza and at five local universities (partnering with the Freed Firm, the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center and the Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation). This ambitious project will include photography, theater, dance, film, noted speakers and art by survivors. Learn more about ArtWorks for Freedom at:
http://artworksforfreedom.com/index.php

January 2, 2014

Marthe Le Van '89 and Joanna Gollberg, founders of the contemporary jewelry boutique Mora, are pleased to announce the transition of their award-winning retail store from an equal partnership to sole ownership by Marthe Le Van beginning January 1, 2014. Marthe Le Van is currently curating a selection of new jewelers to feature with Joanna Gollberg at Mora, and she will introduce their lines in the coming year.

January 2, 2014

Clarinetist David Kraukauer '78 premieres his most adventurous project to date, "The Big Picture", at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He recently connected for his residency at John Zorn's place The Stone earlier in 2013. The "Big Picture" premiere is scheduled for January 29 with an extended performance run throughout February 2014. The CDs for this project will be released nationwide on February 18.

January 2, 2014

Susan Yankowitz '63 announced the premiere of Thumbprint is about to open in New York. THUMBPRINT, a new work for opera- theater based on a long monologue by Yankowitz, brings human rights advocate Mukhtar Mai's harrowing, triumphant story to vibrant life in this world premiere co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE. Rachel Dickstein directs and Steven Osgood conducts. Susan is the librettist and Kamala Sankaram '00 is the composer on this project.

Opening night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center is January 10 at 7:00pm. A special performance followed by a discussion with human rights advocates and Mukhtar Mai herself, via Skype, is scheduled for January 11 at 4:00pm. Additional performance dates are January 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18, all at 7 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, go to prototypefestival.org

December 18, 2013

Jenna Esposito, on Saturday, December 21st, will be performing on a float in the annual East Meets West Christmas Parade, which winds through Little Italy and Chinatown in NYC. On Sunday, December 22nd, it's two performances of the annual Esposito Family Christmas Concert, and then to close the year with a bang, Jenna and Jim Van Slyke are bringing their Connie Francis/Neil Sedaka tribute, Where The Hits Are, to the famed Birdland stage! For more information, see:
jennaesposito.com

December 17, 2013

The short story collection, Collateral Damage: A Triptych, by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier MFA ’00 is the winner of the 2013 RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Award. $1 from each book sold will be donated to First Place for Youth, an urban nonprofit providing intensive services to foster youth at the critical juncture when they "age out" of the system. Additionally, Soma’s story "Everyone is Waiting" appeared in the November ssue (89) of Glimmer Train
http://www.glimmertrain.com/

December 17, 2013

Cynthia Lowen MFA '06 is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and poet, and author of The Cloud That Contained the Lightning, winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series selected by Nikky Finney. Cynthia is the recipient of the 2013 Women Authoring Change Fellowship from William Morris Entertainment, the DuPont-Columbia University Awards for Excellence in Journalism, and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as residencies to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Hedgebrook, and Yaddo, among others. Cynthia is also the producer and writer of BULLY, a feature documentary film following five kids and families through "a year in the life" of America's bullying crisis, which was released in theaters worldwide by The Weinstein Company.

December 17, 2013

Elizabeth Onusko Cafferkey MFA '07 wrote a chapbook, The Prague Winter, which was published this summer by Finishing Line Press: https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=1674

December 17, 2013

A poem by Hila Ratzabi MFA ’07 was one of 10 finalists in the Fifth Annual Narative Magazine Poetry contest. The selected poem will appear in an upcoming issue of Narrative.
http://www.narrativemagazine.com/Fifth-Annual-Poetry-Contest- Winners

December 17, 2013

Joseph Pfister MFA '13 recently published a story entitled “Roanoke” on Juked.com:
http://www.juked.com/2013/09/joseph-pfister-roanoke.asp

December 17, 2013

Join Joelle Wallach '67 for fun and informative New York Philharmonic Lectures preceding performances of Handel's Messiah on December 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Tickets for these lectures and performances are available through the New York Philharmonic.

December 17, 2013

Ilana Garon MFA 2009 gave the author talk "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted By Aliens" at the New York Public Library in City Island on December 14.

December 17, 2013

Jeremy Olshan '96 shared a piece in which he combined what he learned in Ilja Wachs's 19th Century novel class 18 years ago with what he learned writing about how poorly we manage our finances. Read the full article on Market Watch.

December 17, 2013

Melora Hardin '89 will be performing in the one-night-only benefit ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood Coming Together to Fight ALS on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm at The Pasadena Playhouse. The link to purchase tickets is: http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/box-office/special-events/onestarrynight.html. (Save 30% On Tickets with code: ALUM30)

December 17, 2013

Longtime cultural writer, editor at WAG magazine and author Georgette Gouveia ’77, MFA ’80 is releasing her first novel Water Music on January 14, 2014. Psychological, intellectual and erotic, Water Music is the first in Georgette's book series “The Games Men Play” that's set in the impassioned world of men’s sports. For more, see press release attached and visit her blog thegamesmenplay.com. And click here to hear Georgette talk all things "The Games Men Play" on "The Debbie Nigro Show."

December 17, 2013

Sarah Rose Nordgren '04 has been named the winner of the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for her debut collection Best Bones. The Starrett, awarded annually for a first full-length book of poems, is named after the original director of the Press. It carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by UPP in the acclaimed Pitt Poetry Series. Best Bones was selected from over 550 entries, with Ed Ochester, series editor, serving as final judge. It will be published in the fall of 2014.

December 10, 2013

Robb Sandagata '98 announces Unearthed, a two person art exhibit with his wife, Emily Sandagata at the Davis Art Gallery in Worcester, MA. The show was also featured in Worcester Magazine. Unearthed features Robb's mixed-media drawings and paintings and Emily's Sculptures. Exhibition runs through February 7, 2014. View Robb's art on his web site. View Emily's art on her web site.

 

December 10, 2013

Laura Brandt '84 was honored to be included as an emerging artist in "Continuum" at the New Hope Arts Center in Pennsylvania this past February. Laura's work can currently be seen on her website: www.laurabrandtartist.com. Next exhibit this April will be at Pirate Gallery in Denver.

December 10, 2013

Sarah Rose Nordgren '04 has been named the winner of the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for her debut collection "Best Bones."  The Starrett, awarded annually for a first full-length book of poems, is named after the original director of the Press.  It carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by UPP in the acclaimed Pitt Poetry Series.  "Best Bones" was selected from over 550 entries, with Ed Ochester, series editor, serving as final judge.  It will be published in fall 2014.

December 09, 2013

Christine Benvenuto '82 announced she has an essay, titled "Moving Pictures," due out both online and in print in the second issue of The Riveter Magazine, a new publication devoted to long form journalism by women. Read The Riveter Magazine online at:
http://therivetermagazine.com

December 05, 2013

Women's History graduate Jessie Ramey MA '02 writes about public eduation research and policy on her blog Yinzercation, which serves as the online home for a large grassroots public education advocacy movement.

December 05, 2013

Gabrielle Carteris '83 elected VP of SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors) this summer.

December 05, 2013

Ellen Perecman '75 produced the English version of 'Carcass' by Peretz Hirshbein at HERE Arts Center in New York City. The play was reviewed favorably in the New York Times. Below are a few production stills. Ellen is Artistic Director at New Worlds Theatre Project, a non-profit theatre company founded in 2005 to make the finest Yiddish plays accessible to diverse contemporary artists and audiences in English.

  

Photos by Hunter Canning.

December 03, 2013

Aja Monet '09, the youngest poet to win the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe Grandslam Championship, announced her first NYC solo show will take place on December 6th, 2013. After a very successful European Tour this last October, Aja returns home with the show, "Querida Revolución, Soy Tu Nieta". In "Querida Revolución Soy Tu Nieta", Aja explores her discoveries from her recent trip to her grandmother’s homeland of Cuba where she is united with family members she never knew existed. Please join her as she tells the story and shares new and old poems of love, family, and loss.

The show "Querida Revolución, Soy Tu Nieta" will stage at the Legendary NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (236 E. 3rd Street) at 7PM with music by DJ ASHO. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 if bought beforehand. For more information, see:
www.nuyorican.org

December 03, 2013

Ann Cefola '81, MFA 1997 will be reading her poetry at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Tarrytown (Hudson Valley Writers Center 300 Riverside Drive Sleepy Hollow, New York 10583) with memoirist Sarah Bracey White on Sunday, December 8, at 4:30 p.m. She will have new work to share and Sarah will read from her wildly popular Primary Lessons (CavanKerry, 2013) now in its second printing.

December 02, 2013

Seth Goldman '82 announced that Moscow 57, the company he is a partner in, released its first music video last week. They hope it to be the start of a new holiday tradition. Seth is a co-producer and plays a few roles in it as well. Please view it online at Youtube. Share with friends!

December 02, 2013

On Saturday, December 7th at 8pm, Pratibha Parmar's documentary feature film about writer and activist Alice Walker '65, titled Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth will be a Gala screening at this year's new York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF).  Scheduled to run from November 29 to December 15, 2013, the 21st annual ADIFF includes 73 films - 35 of the being World, US and NY Permieres - from 35 countries.  Click here for tickets and more information.

 

December 02, 2013

Two monumental sculptures by Jedd Novatt '80 are permanently installed in front of the museum and in the sculpture garden of the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM.org), designed by Pritzker prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.  PAMM opens to the public on December 4th.

 

November 20, 2013

Sasha Silverstein '75 announced an upcoming exhibition of her paintings at the Red Trombone Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (3313 NE 33rd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). The exhibition opens on December 13 and runs through February 1, 2014. See more on Sasha's art at
http://www.sashasilverstein.com/

November 20, 2013

Madeline Kearin '11 announced that she is currently acting as the co-director of an archaeological excavation of the St. George's/St. Mark's Church site in Mount Kisco, NY. The site was occupied by two successive churches and was connected to key events in the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of White Plains and the march of Rochambeau's army. The excavation is the first in thirty years conducted by the Louis A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York Archaeological Association. Madeline graduated from NYU with a Master's degree in art history and archaeology and is currently applying to Ph.D. programs in archaeology. See this web site for more information no the Episcopal Cemetery Project. Also, The Journal News recently wrote an article on the excavation.

November 20, 2013

Judy Klass '88 announced that she shot a book trailer for her YA novel, Au Pair Girl. View the book trailer on Youtube. Au Pair Girl is available on Amazon.

November 20, 2013

Tatiana Ginsberg '94 announced her art show, I Fear We Must Go. I Fear We Must Go is a site specific installation of large drawings on handmade paper in colored pencil, based on the shadows of decaying leaves. The project is inspired by Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic Expedition of 1910–13. The show takes place at Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY and runs Friday, November 15 through Friday, December 13.

November 19, 2013

Jenna Esposito is very excited to be bringing her All-Star Birthday Bash back to Manhattan for the 8th consecutive year! Each birthday bash has featured a terrific lineup of talent, as well as cupcakes, sparkles, and more! The bash takes place on Sunday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC). $15 cover; reservations can be made at (212) 757-0788. You can find out more about Jenna's music on her web site,
jennaesposito.com

November 19, 2013

The 2013 BronzeLens Film Festival's 'Women Superstars Luncheon' will roll out the red carpet for industry insiders, celebrities and aspiring filmmakers on hand to honor some of the most accomplished women of color working in the film and television industry. Among those honored is Tonya Lewis Lee '88, producer of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

November 19, 2013

Michele Brody '89 announced that she has been chosen as one of the top 150 artists for Curate NYC 2013. A print of her piece "Turning Field" was on view at the Rush Arts Gallery in New York City.

November 19, 2013

Symphony Space presents J.J. Abrams '88 as he introduces his new book, on November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. J.J. Abrams presents S., a brand-new novel and multi-layered literary puzzle he developed with novelist Doug Dorst, PEN/Hemingway and Shirley Jackson Award nominee. The two writers will be in conversation with Lena Dunham (Girls). J.J. Abrams has created, written, directed, or produced television shows such as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Lost, Alias, and Felicity and films including Star Trek, Super 8, Cloverfield, and Mission: Impossible.

November 19, 2013

Ann Patchett '85 was recently profiled by The Washington Post, for her new book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Read the full profile here.

November 19, 2013

Natasha Singh MFA 1998 decided to spend her summer vacation doing research in the brothels and red light districts of India. Read Singh's full profile in the Marin Independent Journal.

November 19, 2013

JP Reads has announced Rachel Bergquist '12 as the winner of its first annual Flash Fiction Contest. The Flash Fiction Contest was cosponsored the Gazette along with the Writers' Room of Boston, the JP-based Urbano Project and the Emerson College Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing.

November 19, 2013

Ximena Ortiz '93 has just finished the book "The Shock and Awing of America," which was supported by an award grant from the Society of Professional Journalists.  "We are pleased to award one of the most prestigious fellowships in journalism to Ximena Ortiz, a journalist of extraordinary talent and vision," said Sue Porter.  The book tracks the nature and consiquences of the psychological impact of 9/11.  Take a tour of the "Shock and Awing of America" and undertsand the zeitgeist of the nation and top policymakers.  Ask yourself: if America has been shocked and awed, could it also be shocked and awakened?

 

November 14, 2013

Ebonics Goes Global, a multimedia event, will premier at the Cannon Theater at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, November 25 at 7:00pm.

The staged reading presents poems by Sandra Robinson of the Global Studies faculty and by Cave Canem fellow, Mary Moore Easter '62.  The audience will experience trenchant satire delivered in diverse voices, many using strategies of minstrelsy.  These writers take no prisoners as they expose racial pretensions and conceits in diverse shades of black, brown, and white.

Projected images by filmmaker and Brooklyn College professor Annette Danto suggest insights and meditiations on the visual rhetoric of black, brown, and white identities.  Featuring bold performances by Eboni Witcher and RaShelle Stocker, this event challenges audiences to experience the cultural politics of race and identity in imaginative ways.

 

November 14, 2013

Rachel Bergquist '12 won the JP Reads first annual Flash Fiction Contest.  She took first place with her story "My Son."  Visit the JP Reads website to read her story.

November 7, 2013

RiverRun Bookstore author Kelly Braffet '98 to read from and discuss her new book, Save Yourself, on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Braffet is the author of Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving.

November 7, 2013

Robin Tost '62 will present her art exhibit, Industrial Quilts, at the gallery of Ellen Rand '62, Art 101, in Brooklyn, NY. The show runs from October 11 - November 17, 2013. Art 101 is located at 101 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY.

November 7, 2013

Dr. Laurie Nadel '69 shared a Huffington Post piece and NPR interview on her Hurricane Sandy support group.

November 6, 2013

Patrick Metzger '10 presents the music video for a song he wrote called "Into the Green," performed with his band The Apple Kickers.

The creation of this video was made possible by an all-star cast of Sarah Lawrence alumni. The alumni connection begins with the other musicians joining Patrick on the song, Amie Rose Anderson '10 (guitar, vocal) and Liam O'Brien '12 (fiddle). The video was directed by Eliot Routh '12, with cinematography and editing by Gabriel Barreto '12, assistant director Caroline Pless '12, with their production company, No More Cookies Productions. The dancers in the video are from the movement group Tree Project (founded on the SLC campus), and consist of Mandy Hackman '09, Cristina Jasen '06, Elaine Ruscetta '08, Larissa Sheldon '10. The song was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Metzger '10 (banjo, vocal).

View the music video on Youtube. See more information about the Apple Kickers on their web site.

November 6, 2013

Stephanie Summerville '97 announced that she will be on a storytelling book tour with The Moth in late winter through early spring. The Moth is a live storytelling theatre company, with over 10,000 storytelling performances in archives. In addition, Stephanie was appointed the Music Director of The Secret City, an Obie Award-winning art salon that runs one show a month in the historic Dixon Place in Manhattan's LES. Read more on The Secret City here
http://thesecretcity.org/call-back/

November 6, 2013

Joelle Wallach '67 announces two upcoming performance and one public talk. The current Composer in the Metropolis will talk about the very first official Composer for New York City - Antonin Dvorak on Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00-8:30 PM at Turtle Bay Music School (244 E. 52nd St., New York, NY).

Joelle's Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman will be performed by pianist Ana Cervantes as part of the New York Premiere of her Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico concert of selections from a set of 16 commissioned works on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM in The Music Room of Saint Peter's Church, Lexington Ave. at 54th St. in Manhattan. Ms. Cervantes will also perform Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman on Friday, November 8 at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW in Washington, DC .

November 6, 2013

Sarah Sarai's ('97) short story, "Keeping Me Warm," was published in the October issue of Connotations Press: An Online Artifact, at http://www.connotationpress.com/fiction/2065-sarah-sarai- fiction. The character Berthe appeared last year in "Lillia" (Devil's Lake) at http://english.wisc.edu/devilslake/issues/spring2012/Sarai.html, and in the poem, "Andy Warhol Left Those Parties by Midnight," in the Fall issue of 2013 The Writing Disorder, at http://www.thewritingdisorder.com/poetryfour.html.

November 6, 2013

Lauren Savitz '06 announced early production work on the documentary film, Girl on Girl. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts--"Girl on Girl" is a groundbreaking documentary that covers new territory in the LGBTQ genre. By focusing its lens on the lives of feminine lesbians, Girl on Girl invites the audience to discover what life is like for women whose identity is incessantly trivialized, both outside of and within queer spaces. Girl on Girl lays the groundwork for a movement towards the redefinition of what society imagines a lesbian to look like and addresses lesbians feeling invisible even after coming out. Lauren is Associate Producer on this film. For more information, see
http://www.girlongirlmovie.com/

 

November 6, 2013

Kioka Williams '12 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to the United Kingdom in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recipients of these Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

November 6, 2013

Mira Spektor '50 announces the screening of her new chamber opera film, Villa Diodati on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 at Opera America Screening/Recital Hall (330 7th Avenue, 7th floor between 28th & 29th streets).  Seating is free, but limited and there will be a reception after the screening.  Please RSVP here to reserve a seat.

October 29, 2013

Lisa Thaler '84 announced Illumine magazine. Illumine magazine was founded by Lourdes Paredes and published by Lourdes Paredes and Jason Campbell. Lisa Thaler edited the premier issue.

October 29, 2013

Alisa Feldman '73 is participating in an exhibit at Studio 34 Gallery, 34-01 38th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The exhibit showcases distinctive works of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media by 37 artists from The High School of Music & Art’s class of 1969. Gallery hours are 12-5pm, Monday – Friday, and by appointment. The show will be up from November 7th through the 27th. Opening reception, with M&A ’69 musicians, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1 – 6 pm. Subway: M and R to 36th Street, N or Q to 39th Street. On-street parking is available, and there are garages in the neighborhood. More information at http://studio34-artspace.tumblr.com/

October 29, 2013

Caroline Lieber MA 1980, Director Emeritus (Human Genetics), was announced as VIP Woman of the Year by National Council of Professional.

October 29, 2013

Jeff Williams '83 will play "Juror Two" in Twelve Angry Men directed by Sheldon Epps, which plays from November 5 to December 1, 2013 at the Pasadena Playhouse.  This is a landmark production of the timless courtroom drama.  Click here for tickets and more information and use the code ALUM10 for a 10% discount on your ticket.

October 24, 2013

Lama Fakih '04, deputy director of Human Rights Watch in Beirut discusses Syria in an article in the New York Times.

October 15, 2013

Melissa Febos's (MFA 2008) essay called "Call My Name" has won Prairie Schooner's 2nd annual Creative Nonfiction contest. It was selected out of more than 500 submissions and will appear in teh Spring 2014 edition.

October 15, 2013

Dancer Anneke Hansen '02 announced that she is not a comfortable thing will be here soon! This dance performance premieres at Martha Graham Studio Theater @ Westbeth, 11th Floor (formerly the Cunningham Studios), 55 Bethune Street, at Washington Street, West Village, NYC. The performances take place on Thursday, October 24 @ 8pm, Friday, October 25 @ 8pm, and Saturday, October 26 @ 7pm & 9pm.

Tickets are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets.

October 15, 2013

Essayist and memoirist Peter Trachtenberg '74 will read on-campus in Slonim Living Room on October 29. Trachtenberg's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, O, The New York Times Travel Magazine, and others.

October 15, 2013

In her evocative new poetry collection, "A Happy Dreamer: Short Poems from the Blueberry Fields" (published by iUniverse), Elissaveta Iordanova MFA 2000 pays homage to the beauty of different places she's visited over the past 15 years. Iordanova's poems are short but filled with imagery. Elissaveta Iordanova is a choreographer and performing artist based in New York.

October 15, 2013

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto MFA 1990, New York poet and performance artist, announced her new book of poetry, Schistsong (Bordighera Press 2013). She also has many upcoming readings in the Northeast in support of her book, "L is for Lion". See the events schedule on her web site for a full list of upcoming readings at:
http://www.annielanzillotto.com/events/

October 15, 2013

Estha Weiner will join D. Nurske for KGB Monday Night Poetry on October 28. The evening is hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. KGB is located at 85 East 4th Street, NY, NY. For more information, see:
www.kgbbar.com

October 15, 2013

Sarah Sarai's (MFA, Fiction, 1997) short story, "The Young Orator," won the Winged City Chapbook competition (http://www.wingedcitychapbooks.com/), and will be published in 2014.

October 15, 2013

Michele Brody '89 announced that she will be taking part in the Harlem Art Walk Tour, which is a collaborative vision of artists, the community and business. Michele's work will be on view at the chashama Harlem studios at 461 West 126th Street @ Amsterdam Ave. located between the #1, A, D and C trains at 125th St.

Michele will also be opening with a one-person show at Casa Frela (the central Hub for HAWT) in November titled HARLEM ROOTS from November 9 to December 9. Opening Reception is November 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. at 47 West 119th Street.

October 11, 2013

Christine Benvenuto '82 announced that St. Martin's Press will publish the paperback edition of her book Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On, in November. For more information, see:
http://us.macmillan.com/sexchanges/ChristineBenvenuto

October 11, 2013

Samantha Fein '08 announced that her paper proposal was accepted for presentation at the Critical Information Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the School of Visual Arts MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing. Critical Information is an interdisciplinary conference, which explores current scholarship at the intersection of art, media, and society. Her research will discuss the ways in which Haitian artists express and interpret their experiences through the iconography of Afro-Carribean spirituality.

This all-day event will be held on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 132 W. 21st Street in New York City. It is free and open to the public.

October 11, 2013

Aura Rosenberg '71 announces her new painting exhibit, Scene/Obscene. The paintings in Scene/Obscene, are culled from an online archive of porn photographs from The Golden Age. Some are images of the complete scene (or at least the scene as originally framed); others are enlarged details from these photos that exclude the actors. These enlarged details are, for the most part, still lives. This is Aura Rosenberg’s first solo exhibition with M.J. Briggs and Anna Meliksetian Gallery 313 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA). Her work has been shown widely in the United States and Europe and is currently included in Painting Forever at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Germany. The show opens on November 2, 2013.

October 11, 2013

Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard '00 announced the creation of Blue Field Writers House! Blue Field Writers House is a nurturing and supportive communal residence where writers can come to spend concentrated time completing their writing projects. Writers can apply for residencies from two weeks to two months in length, and they will be provided with a private room, 24/7 access to the fully-stocked community kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, parking, and, most importantly, uninterrupted time to write. Located in the University District of Detroit, writers will have the opportunity to explore all the cultural and artistic events that Detroit has to offer. Blue Field Writers House will also provide each of its residents the opportunity to do a public reading of their work-in-progress. For more information, see:
http://www.bluefieldwritershouse.com

October 11, 2013

Allan Gurganus '72 announces the publication of Local Souls. With this trio of linked novellas, Gurganus returns to Falls, N.C., the setting of his Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. The New York Times says that his “vast creative and imaginative powers, still rooted in the local, are increasingly universal in scope and effect. The book is an expansive work of love…the emotional misalignments in his fiction feel both understandable and familiar… Gurganus registers an enormous amount of compassion for the characters he holds to the fire.” And Ann Patchett ’85 says “Allan Gurganus breathes so much life into the town of Falls, North Carolina, his reader is able to walk down the streets and mingle with the local souls. This book underscores what we have long known—Gurganus stands among the best writers of our time.” Gurganus is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Adaptations of his fiction have earned four Emmys.

October 11, 2013

Nicole Karsin '94's documentary film, We Women Warriors will be screening on Saturday, October 12th at the TCL Chinese Theaters as part of the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.  Click here for more information about the film.  

Additonally, they are offering a chance for supporters to win a pair of free tickets to the screening through an online sweepstakes.  The contest page can be found here: http://woobox.com/z3tqh8

 

October 7, 2013

Yaddo, the artists' community in Saratoga Springs, is under new leadership, having just elected two artists long associated with the organization, the author A.M. Homes '85 and the photographer Susan Unterberg '77, to serve as co-chairs. Homes is the author of the novel May We Be Forgiven, which was awarded the 2013 International Women’s Prize for Fiction, as well as the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as many other books. Unterberg is a New York City- based photographer whose work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Jewish Museum.

October 3, 2013

Dave Porter '94, Composer of the hit series Breaking Bad will be on campus, Thursday, September 26 to discuss his career in music and his work on the show. Dave Porter began his musical training at the piano at age five, and began composing as a teen. He studied classical and electronic music composition at Sarah Lawrence College.

September 25, 2013

Chloe Honum '03 has been selected by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith as winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize.  Her poetry collection The Tulip-Flame will be published in March 2014.

September 25, 2013

Susan Duff '67 announced her essay, "Moving Through Water," won first prize in Dan's Papers Annual Literary Nonfiction Essay contest several weeks ago. "Moving Through Water" is an excerpt from Susan's memoir in progress about swimming with her husband during his recovery from a complication of hip surgery. Dan's Papers is a local newspaper in East Hampton, NY.

September 25, 2013

Stuart Diamond MFA 1973 (aka Electric Diamond) announced that he will be presenting a live, electronic performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s classic “Pictures at an Exhibition” at one of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s finest new music venues Sandra Sprecher’s Firehouse Space. Electric Diamond is an electronic music duo, consisting of Stuart Diamond, electronic wind instrument, and Don Slepian, electric keyboards. Together they will perform the complete “Pictures at an Exhibition” – two musicians building a tapestry of sonic and orchestral landscapes that redefine this romantic masterpiece. The event takes place on October 12, 2013, at 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Space (246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Tickets are $10. For more information, see:
http://www.stuartdiamond.com

September 24, 2013

MFA alum Denise Duhamel '87, a professor in Florida International University's Creative Writing Program, has guest edited The Best American Poetry 2013. FIU News features a profile on Duhamel:
http://news.fiu.edu/2013/09/creative-writing-professor-edits-the-best-american-poetry-2013/67259

MFA alum Shelly Oria '07 will have her first book--a story collection--published by FSG and Doubleday Canada, entitled New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, a debut collection that navigates questions of sexuality, nationality, and reality and speaks to a contemporary generation as they explore the tension between an anonymous, globalized world and an irrepressible lust for personal intimacy.

MFA alum AJ Tierney '08 has a memoir piece, "Stuck Like This Forever," online at The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature:
http://www.deadmule.com/essays/

MFA alum Ilana Garon '09 wrote a book that was published in September this year by Skyhorse Publishing:
http://www.amazon.com/Only-White-People-Abducted-Aliens/dp/1626361134/

MFA alum Jean Kim '11 is the receipient of the Esther B. Kahn Award, a grant to study with Ann Hood with 24 Pearl Street, a division of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

MFA alum Amy Beth Schneider '12 published a story entitled "border town" that is included in the Summer 2013 issue of the Nashville Review:
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/english/nashvillereview/nonfiction

An interview with MFA alum Marguerite Bennett '13 appears in Comic Book Resources for her work on Batman Annual #2, which she co-plotted and scripted with series architect (and SLC faculty member) Scott Snyder:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=47140

MFA alum Will Vincent '13 published a review of Dana Ward's The Crisis of Infinite Worlds at The Iowa Review:
http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/reviews/aug-20-2013/dana_ward_s_the_crisis_of_infinite_worlds

September 20, 2013

Jed Distler '78 announced the next installment of the Composers Collaborative Serial Underground on Sunday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. The "subversive nightclub series" (Time Out New York) presents an evening of piano premiers, including Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper, Jed Distler, Sean Hickey, David Hughes, Klara Min, Roberto Pace, Milica Paranosic, Joseph Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Myrna Schloss, and Svetlana Smolina. The Serial Underground takes place at the Cornelia Street Cafe at 29 Cornelia Street between 6th and 7th avenues in NYC. Tickets are $20 at the door, which includes a $10 food/drink credit. Visit the Composers Collaborative web site for more information on upcoming events.

September 20, 2013

Jane Milliken-Roberts '59 announces The Politics of Food: Whatever Happened to Old MacDonald’s Farm? Have you ever wondered why 800 million people suffer from malnutrition even though there is enough food produced globally to feed 12 billion people?  Join a panel of experts as they discuss issues like this one surrounding the history and politics of food.  The seminar is on October 23, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm in Stamford, CT and is sponsored by the Seven Sister colleges.  For more information including location and cost please email alumnaeseminar@gmail.com.

 

September 19, 2013

Christian C. Thompson '76 announces the publication of his book of poems.  "Low Growth" will be available in November from Word Poetry Books.  For more information about Thompson and his new book click here.

"Christian Thompson writes with the range of subject matter and the generous heart of a grown man.  His poems are filled with lyric insight and lightly worn erudition.  These poems speak truths you didn't know you knew in ways you didn't know were possible." -Thomas Lux

 

September 18, 2013

Stephanie Strickland MFA 1978 announced the publication of her new book, DRAGON LOGIC. Dragon Logic wonders...where have we gone...as our face-to-face world threatened from so many directions slips into potentially infinite virtual spaces. Read a sample poem, author Q&A, and more at
https://ahsahtapress.org/product/strickland-dragon-logic/

Stephanie will have a reading at Unnameable Books on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue @ St. Marks, Brooklyn, NY 11238. There will also be a night of wine and poetry at Lee Ann Brown's Page Poetry Parlor at 435 West 22nd Street 10011 between 9th and 10th Avenues on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm. For a full list of scheduled readings, see:
http://dragon-logic.tumblr.com

September 18, 2013

The next installment of the SLC Playwrights Workshop will be on on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5pm. If you're interested, contact slcnymetro@yahoo.com to find out more!

September 18, 2013

Joelle Wallach '67 has been named Con-Edison Music in the Metropolis Composer-in-Residence at Manhattan's Turtle Bay Music School for most of Fall 2013. This program is sponsored by Con Edison and administered by Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.

September 18, 2013

Lisa Aronson '71 announced the publication of A School Counsellor. It is an excellent training text and resource for all those working with youth in schools and other settings. You can browse at Google Books or on Amazon.

September 18, 2013

Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. ('69) is a member of the Shinnyo-en International Buddhist association's Floating Lanterns of Peace event in Central Park on Sunday, September 22nd. All are invited to attend: http://www.bealightforpeace.org/

Dr. Nadel will also be giving a workshop on intuitive intelligence at the New York Open Center on Saturday, November 16th.

For more information, see http://www.laurienadel.com

September 17, 2013

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier '00 announces her book is slated for release this winter.  Collateral Damage: A Triptych is winner of the 2013 RopeWalk Press Editor's Fictioin Chapbook Award.  $1 from each book sold benefits First Place for Youth: an Oakland-based nonprofit providing intensive services to foster youth at the critical juncture when they "age out" of the system.

Brilliant is a word usually associated with diamonds therefore this is the appropriate word for Soma Mei Sheng Frazier who writes like a young Toni Morrison: clear, clean yet heart skipping for all the things she is not telling.  Crisp.  Deliciously enticing as the story unfolds.  Soma is a wonderful writer on the rise.  Perhaps I should have started this story with the first star of evening, visible to our planet but harkon of another shore, lighting our sky.  We walk the beach with her.  And the tide pulls the diamonds to our hands. --Nikki Giovanni

 

 September 16, 2013

Steve Fife '77 cowrote a play called "The American Wife," a contemporary play about the shadow world of terrorism featuring a female lead in her 30s who is on stage for almost the entire play.  For tickets to a reading on October 11th or 12th at 8pm click here

 

September 13, 2013

Rahm Emanuel ’81 appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman this week. Here is The Chicago Tribune’s coverage, along with a link to video of the full interview.

 

September 13, 2013

Rebecca Moore MFA Dance 2010 performed on America's Got Talent as part Catapult, a shadow-dancing troupe. Howard Stern said, "I loved Catapult from the beginning."

 

September 13, 2013

Elisabeth “Lis” Rohm ‘96 has partnered with Upromise by Sallie Mae to bring greater awareness of the importance of saving for College. Lis also has several new films on the horizon, including "American Hustle" coming out in December, with Robert DeNiro and Christian Bale.

September 13, 2013

Carly Thomas Smith will be appearing in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER, which plays from Sept. 17 - Oct. 13, 2013 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101). SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is the hottest joint in town! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and- dance celebration of over 40 of rock ‘n’ roll's greatest hits including "Hound Dog," “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” "On Broadway," "Kansas City," "Love Potion #9," "Fools Fall in Love” and more.

SLC alumni are offered a 10% discount with the code: SJC10. The link to purchase tickets is:
http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/box-office/mainstage/smokey-joes-cafe-the- songs-of-leiber-and-stoller.html

September 11, 2013

Sculptor Lowell Miller '70 will be part of an upcoming art exhibit in Woodstock, NY. Ingenious Art Group Productions, which curates art exhibits and organizes art shows/fairs/etc, is holding a 2-day art shopping weekend this fall in Woodstock, NY, 90 miles north of midtown Manhattan. The event centers around an artist studio tour on Saturday, Oct 26th. Lowell Miller is among nine artists that have all been pre-selected by IAG. Each artist is different yet each one has great art, an interesting background and an engaging personality.

Please check out this blog for complete details:
http://ingeniousartgroup.blogspot.com.

September 11, 2013

Alice Greenwald shared, in commemoration of 9/11, join in showing support for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
www.facebook.com/911memorial.

You can also view a memorial tribute here:
http://911memorial.io/10bcCDs

September 10, 2013

Estha Weiner announced a joint reading with Ann Lauinger from their new books, In the Weather of the World (EW) and Against Butterflies (AL), on Sunday, September 29th from 1:30-3:30 at the JCC in Tarrytown. This event, part of the series “Sundays at the J with George,” is curated and introduced by George Kraus. They'd be delighted to see you there.

September 10, 2013

Next installment of the Mixer Reading and Music Series will take place on Wednesday, September 18th at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington). There will be readings by Lucy Corin, Rayya Elias, and Alina Simone; music by Rayya. Your hosts are MFA alum and current faculty member Melissa Febos and MFA alum Rebecca Keith. Learn more at
https://www.facebook.com/Mixerreadings

September 10, 2013

A new TV series based on the 1973 science fiction film "Westworld" has been given a commitment from HBO to produce a pilot, according to Deadline. The project has several big names behind it, including alum J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

September 10, 2013

Jenna Esposito announced she has a number of performances scheduled over the next few months, and nearly all of them are at Italian festivals - which are always fun, festive, and feature amazing food! Learn more at
http://jennaesposito.com

September 10, 2013

Derek B. Miller '92 announced that his debut His debut novel, Norwegian by Night, was released in May 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The New York Times says that this extraordinary novel "has the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller."

Sheldon Horowitz - 82 years old, impatient, and unreasonable – is staying with his granddaughter's family in Norway when he disappears with a stranger's child. Sheldon is an ex-Marine, and he feels responsible for his son's death in Vietnam. Recently widowed and bereft, he talks to the ghosts of his past constantly. To Norway's cops, Sheldon is just an old man who is coming undone at the end of a long and hard life. But Sheldon is clear in his own mind. He'd heard the boy's eastern European mother being murdered, and he's determined to protect the child from the killer and his Balkan gang. With an endearing combination of dexterity and daring, Sheldon manages to elude the police in what is hostile, foreign territory for him. But what he doesn't know is that the police and the gang both know where he's heading. Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man coming to terms with the tragedy of his own life as he tries to save another's. It combines laconic, deadpan humour, moral seriousness, visceral grief, and narrative tensions in a remarkable way.

September 10, 2013

Clarinetist David Krakauer '78, an SLC alumni, has a week-long residency at John Zorn's place, The Stone, coming up September 24-29 with some major projects. He is a musician of great reknown, touring extensively and playing in major concert halls all over the world. He just performed at Carnegie Hall.

On September 15th at 7 pm, David will also be part of Masada Marathon, a 3 and a half hour concert bringing together 12 different groups of wildly divergent backgrounds -- jazz, rock, classical, world music, a cappella vocals and more. See http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/masadamarathon

For more information on David, see visit his web site at www.davidkrakauer.com . For more information on the events he will perform at the Stone, please see the events listing here.

September 10, 2013

Zahava (Sara) Griss '03 announces her new online course for women to connect to the loving, healing, creative power of their bodies. Zahava Griss has been recognized as an innovator in the fields of sexuality education, dance, and spirituality. Her work has been hosted by Deepak Chopra, the NY State Assoc of Licensed Midwives, and Dr. Eden Fromberg, an osteopathic physician, Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Holistic & Integrative Medicine. Learn more and join this revolutionary embodiment practice at:
www.LoveMakingDances.com.

September 10, 2013

Nina Gibans '54 announced the film, University Circle: Creating a Sense of Place, a new documentary film on the history, public art, and architecture of University Circle. There will be a film screening (5:30 p.m.) and panel discussion (7:00 p.m.) at Case Western Reserve University on Monday, September 30, in Wolstein Building Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road). Nina was Project Director and Executive Producer on this film. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended:
http://case.edu/humanities

September 10, 2013

Nancy Greenwald Alvarez '70 announced her new novel, The Girls and Me for sale at Amazon. "The phone jars Rebecca awake: 'Naomi in jail. Come,' says the heavily accented voice. Her eldest daughter has been helping the rural poor in 'Nicador' for months. The mother and her younger daughter, Sadie, fly south two days later to get Naomi out of this foreign jail, only to discover that the issue of her release is 'if', not 'when'. All three must find a way to cope, and to have a life in the midst of this painful new reality. Like the Julia Alvarez novel, In The Time of the Butterflies, it is the strength of the relationships between these women that will get them through the hell they find themselves in, each in her own way, and each with the succor and love they have for one another." Learn and read more at:
http://www.nancyalvarezwrites.com

September 10, 2013

Christian C. Thompson '76 announced his new book of poems, Low Growth, will be published by WordTech Communications, LLC through its imprint, Word Press in Nov. 2013. Christian's poetry, short fiction, and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review Online, The Amherst Review, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Appalachia, Caveat Lector, The Aurorean, and other journals.

September 10, 2013

Interrupt is a new, participatory magazine that’s trying to have meaningful conversations about hot topics, and Damani Baker '96 went with them to a summer youth program at Columbia University to discuss the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case. He put together the following video to document this discussion.

August 28, 2013

Lisa Gaché '89, founder and CEO of Beverly Hills Manners announced the publication of her new book, 24 Karat Etiquette: Golden Rules from the World's Most Glamorous Zip Code. This is not your mother’s etiquette book! From the heart of Beverly Hills and the entertainment industry, Lisa provides a new and humorous take on modern day etiquette. She shares the unwritten rules for every day living based on her experiences coaching Oscar winners and child reality stars to Saudi princesses and NFL players. Lisa’s philosophy is that this is simply about basic human interaction, having respect for one another, and putting each other at ease. It's not about being perfect, but it's about putting our best foot forward. Learn more at http://beverlyhillsmanners.com/ or see her book listing at skyhorsepublishing.com.

August 23, 2013

M57 Urban Salon pops up at the Sidewalk Café in the East Village, NYC (94 Avenue A, NYC) on Wednesday, August 21st at 8 p.m. Poet Estha Weiner is one of the featured guest artists. There is a $15 cover and a one item minimum. For advance tickets and more information, please see
sidewalkny.com

August 21, 2013

Carolyn Newberger '63 announced a solo exhibition in the South End. Save the Date for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6 p.m., the art opening for In the Moment: Paintings and Drawings by Carolyn Newberger. The exhibit takes place at the Harriet Tubman House/Gallery, 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA.

August 12, 2013

Caitlin McDonald '05 announced she will be holding a book signing for 'Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance and Identity' at Hayaam Bellydance Showcase on September 1st! It will be in the lush surrounds of the Jewel Piccadilly, W1B 5DQ and the doors open at 6:30 for a 7:30 PM start. Our host is Adriana Hayaam, a performer and teacher based in London.

All the details can be found at Hayaam Bellydance:
http://www.hayaam.com/index.php/hayaam-bellydance-showcase/ Tickets are £12 in advance, £15 on the door.

August 12, 2013

Emma Bolden '02 announced that her first full-length book, Maleficae, a book- length series of poems about the witch trials in early modern Europe, was published by GenPop Books in April of 2013. For more information, see:
http://www.genpopbooks.com/emma-bolden/

August 12, 2013

Jill Teitelman '66 announced the Cape Cod launch of her first novel, Saving Gracie. If you're If you're lucky enough to be on Cape Cod on Thursday Aug 22, come hear Jill Teitelman '66 talk about her long-awaited first novel, Saving Gracie. “A witty, sharp novel that explores the way age, illness and parenting drive even the strongest characters toward growth and redemption."

The reading takes place on August 22nd at the Brewster Ladies Library at 7:00 p.m. (1822 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631). For more information, see http://saving-gracie.com

August 12, 2013

Josh Mann '01 announced the world premiere of his short film Dystopia at the Hollyshorts Film Festical. For more information, see
hollyshorts.com

August 2, 2013

Elizabeth Eslami '00 is the winner of the 2013 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction for her story collection, Hibernate. OSU Press will publish Hibernate, Eslami's second book, in 2014. 

 

Posted: August 2, 2013

Jay Strong '78 announces that the new improved SLC Playwrights Workshop begins its season on Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2013 at 5pm. If you're interested, contact Jay to find out more!

 

Posted: August 2, 2013

Jason Irwin '04 announces that his one act play Civilization will be performed until August 4th as part of  Artists' Exchnage One Act Festival in Cranston, RI.  This absurd post-apocalyptic story contemplates the existence of civilization, and the ramnifications of history, war, religion and humanity.  Click here for more information.

 

Posted: August 2, 2013

Sylvia Cary '57, LMFT, a Los Angeles area psychotherapist, recently published her fifth book, "The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published," (Timberlake Press, 2012). "Getting a book published is the quickest way for a mental health professional -- or for anyone in any profession -- to become known as an expert," she says. "However, 2013 started off with great sadness," she adds. "My lovely husband of 28 years, Lance H. Wolstrup, died on January 2. It knocked me for a loop and I'm only now beginning to get back into the world and do things such as market my book. I didn't have the heart for it until now. I'm grateful for having had a long and happy marriage, but I sure miss him and the good thing we had together."

 

Posted: August 2, 2013

Gail Donovan '86 announces her newest novel for young readers, "The Waffler" is being released by Dial this August. Kirkus Review says, "A solid middle-grade choice—no waffling necessary."

 The Waffler

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Posted: August 2, 2013

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier '00 won first place for her story "Everyone is Waiting," forthcoming in Issue 89 (November 2013) of Glimmer Train.  In the meantime, read her recent Glimmer Train essay on literary craft.

 

Posted: August 1, 2013

Abigail Carroll '99 announces that the publication of her book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal (Basic Books, September 10, 2013) is scheduled to be released early this fall and is now available for pre-order.  Amazon says: "In Three Squares, food historian Abigail Carroll upends the popular understanding of our most cherished mealtime traditions, revealing that our eating habits have never been stable—far from it, in fact.  The eating patterns and ideals we’ve inherited are relatively recent inventions, the products of complex social and economic forces, as well as the efforts of ambitious inventors, scientists and health gurus. Whether we’re pouring ourselves a bowl of cereal, grabbing a quick sandwich, or congregating for a family dinner, our mealtime habits are living artifacts of our collective history—and represent only the latest stage in the evolution of the American meal."  

 

Posted: August 1, 2013

Martha Fuller Stahl '97 is the new CEO and President of Planned Parenthood of Montana.  She will now oversee the five centers across the state.  Read more about her new position here and here.

 

.Posted: August 1, 2013

Abigail Welhouse '09 announced the publication of her poetry and an interview in the most recent issue of "Yes, Poetry."  Here is her work in Yes, Poetry

 

Posted: August 1, 2013

Mira Spektor ‘50, composer, will have her work performed at the Montauk Library on Sunday, August 11th.  The Aviva Players will perform works by Specktor in their 8th Annual Concert.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information Montauk Library Calendar

 

 

Catherine E. McKinley '89 reports on the fraught connection between the big- bodied style of today’s Namibian women and the German genocide a century earlier in the Summer 2013 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review, on newsstands July 10. McKinley is the author of Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World and The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts. McKinley’s full essay, “It’s All About the Cow,” is available online at
http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2013/summer/mckinley-namibia-fashion/. A PDF of the article is downloadable here: http://db.tt/U74Rwp2f.

 

Posted: July 19, 2013

Gay Wilgus '75 announced the publication of her book, Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Postmulticulturism: Shifting the Locus of Learning in Urban Teacher Education. This book opens for examination the research and experimental pedagogies of a teacher education faculty at a large, urban, public university, where teacher candidates from working-class and ethnic and linguistic minority backgrounds are prepared to work with learners from similar backgrounds. Gay Wilgus is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Early Childhood Education at the City College of New York.

 

Posted: July 19, 2013

Caitlin McDonald '05 is pleased and proud to announce that my second book, a volume of collected essays titled "Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance and Identity," has just been published by McFarland press.

From Caitlin:

I am very proud to have a part in this project which I believe is a real advancement to global scholarship in dance and globalization studies. It was a real joy to work with contributors from all over the globe who each brought such insightful and unique additions to the volume.

My own contribution is on belly dance in the online game Second Life, looking at the success or failure of bodily representations of dance in a digitized format.

What most excites me about the book is that we are donating the royalties to Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of war through economic, health, and social education programs.

Posted: July 8, 2013

Dylan Brody '85 announced the publication of Laughs Last, from WheelMan Press. Advance Praise for “LAUGHS LAST”: “Laughs Last is a very original work. Not only is it an entertaining book, it has a wonderful punchline!” – Carl Reiner Actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian.

Posted: July 2, 2013

Eva Feder Kittay '67 of Stony Brook University and Anita Silvers '62 of San Francisco State University are the first scholars to receive the Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prizes for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution. The prizes are awarded by Phi Beta Kappa in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association. Each winner receives an honorarium of $10,000. Kittay and Silvers will present their award-winning work during the symposium “Expanding Justice, Including Disability” at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association this December.

Eva Kittay (pictured below) and Anita Silvers both earned bachelor’s degrees from Sarah Lawrence College in the 1960s, before a Phi Beta Kappa chapter had been established there. Kittay began college a year or two after Silvers graduated, so they did not know each other until they met later, as philosophy professors, and discovered they had a common interest in disability studies.

Posted: July 2, 2013

Landscape painter Joy Moser '54 was profiled in a recent issue of Wag magazine, a lifestyle magazine deveoted to the New York state and Connecticut metro area. Moser, an art educator turned painter, spoke of the travels that inspired her paintings. Read the full article online.

Posted: July 2, 2013

Join Richard C. Morais '81, author of Buddhaland Brooklyn, and Morgan Stebbins, as they discuss 'The Psychology of Religion.' Following a short reading of Buddhaland Brooklyn, Richard and Morgan will use the book as a starting point to discuss where personal psychology and religion meet -- no matter what the faith.

Here are the details:

Location: The Strand, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Date: Thursday, July 11th
Time: 7 p.m.

Posted: July 2, 2013

Jeffrey Paul Bobrick will be performing in New York City, as part of the Make Music New York event, a free musical celebration across New York City that takes place each June 21. He will be Walt Whitman Brooklyn Public Gallery at 93 Saint Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY from 1 - 2:00 p.m. Then, he will perform at the Sidewalk Cafe Open Mic at 94 Avenue A (corner of 6th street), New York, NY at 10:00 p.m.

Posted: June 21, 2013

Martha Scoppa '72 shared the following announcement:

On December 22, 2012 Margaret Alic, Bella Brodzki, Linda Clendenin Curtis-Bey, Katy Koken, Charlene McCoin, Carol Prindle, Diane Murphy Ramo, Martha Scoppa, Estha Weiner, and Lillie Wilson ('72) held a 1968 Rothschild D Freshman Reunion at Diane's apartment in New York City. Many of us had not seen each other since 1969. This remarkable reunion brought us together from as far as Kabul, where Carol currently teaches at the American University of Afghanistan. To our great regret, Janet Woodman was missing from this special event, as was Karen Ashley, who died of ovarian cancer several years ago. It was a great celebration of our bond, our generation and the College!

The group shot on the left features in the front row, from left to right: Katy Koken, Bella Brodzki, and Lillie Wilson. The back row, from left to right is Charlene McKoin, Diane Murphy Ramo, Martha Scoppa, Estha Weiner, Carol Prindle, Linda Clendenin Curtis-Bey, and Margaret Alic. The second photo features Charlene McKoin on the left and Linda Clendenin Curtis-Bey on the right.

  

Posted: June 18, 2013

Joan Silber '67 signs and reads from Fools, her new book of interlocking stories, on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00pm at Barnes & Noble in NYC (150 East 86th Street New York, NY 10028). When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber’s dazzling new story cycle tackle this question head-on.

Posted: June 13, 2013

T. Tara Turk's (MFA 1998) latest play, "A Falling Brooklyn Sky" was read in LA at Rogue Machine Theater, recently voted best theater in LA, as part of their playwrights' group. The play is about six peoples' transformation during the worst snowstorm NYC has ever seen.

Posted: June 13, 2013

Samantha Fein '08 was awarded a full fellowship to study art at the Vermont Studio Center this September.

Posted: June 13, 2013

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