Dawn Kramer '67 announces Body of Water, which combines video installation and a live performance. Body of Water explores the delicate relationship between human beings and the sea. Choreography is by Dawn Kramer, with video and lighting by Stephen Buck. Dates are Friday., June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, with installation open from 7 p.m. and performance at 8 p.m. Body of Water takes place at the Pozen Center and Godine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (621 Huntington Avenue, Pozen Center entrance on Evans Way, Boston, MA). For more information, see Dawn Kramer's web site. Photo credit: Stephen Buck.

 

Posted: May 31, 2011

Claire Jeanine Satin '56 invites you to view her art jewelry at Sohung Designs (312 East 9th Street, NYC) on July 14th and 15th, from 5 - 9 p.m.

Posted: May 31, 2011

Natalie Donghia '08 announced that she had an article published in ARTWRIT. Read the article here.

Posted: May 31, 2011

Private Portions is proud to announce the release of the Completely Normal Activity web series’ official trailer available to view online at www.completelynormalactivity.com in HD which is co-directed and produced by , Adrienne Dawes '04. Completely Normal Activity is an improvised paranormal comedy web series starring Bryan Beckwith as Richie, a twenty-something slacker who squanders settlement money on surveillance equipment to document suspected “paranormal activity” in his apartment.

Posted: May 26, 2011

Susan Thomas MFA 1968 announced the publication of her translation book, Lost Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli. This first appearance of the poems of Giovanni Pascoli, an important 19th Century Italian poet, in English translation provides an introduction to his work for the English-speaking reader. Susan also has a forthcoming book from Fomite Press, The Empty Notebook Interrogates Itself.

Posted: May 26, 2011

For those of you on the West Coast who aren't able to make it to Reunion next week, New York-based comedian Jessica Halem '94 will be in Las Vegas performing at two events. On June 2nd, she will be at the LGBT Physician Assistant Reception for LGBT Healthcare Equality at Cabo Wabo Cantina at 8pm.  From June 3-5, she will be at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. To learn more about Jessica, visit her website at http://www.jessicahalem.com.

Posted: May 25, 2011

Jonathan Wei '02 received a major grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to write and produce an original play entitled "TELLING: DONALDSON STATE PENITENTIARY” with incarcerated veterans at a maximum security facility in Birmingham, AL. To learn more, visit http://thetellingproject.org/.

Posted: May 24, 2011

On June 5th, Jed Distler '78 hosts and performs at Serial Underground, acclaimed by Time Out NY as "the subversive nightclub series" at The Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village. Jed's scheduled performance of Thelonius Monk compositions will be preceded by "avant-jazz" quartet Other Life Forms. Take a sneak peek of Jed's performance here. For more info on the event, visit The Composers Collaborative website.

Posted: May 24, 2011

Wendy Ranan '73 has a new book of poetry published this spring. "The Quiet Room" a full collection of poems about life and experience in psychology, love and loss, and reflections on the contemporary world as a woman. 98 pages paperback $16.95; published by Deerbrook Editions. Available from www.deerbrookeditions.com; www.amazon.com, www.spdbooks.org.

Posted: May 24, 2011

Stephanie Bernheim '62 announced a new gallery show, Palm Project. The show runs from May 25 - June 19, 2011 at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (111 Front Street). The reception for the artist will take place on May 26, from 6 - 8 p.m. See stephaniebernheim.com for more information and new photographs.

Posted: May 23, 2011

Paige Perkins '83 announces a new exhibit, "Diving into the Wreck", which runs from May 27 through June 26 at the Meter Room in England. This inaugural exhibition is the culmination of Paige Perkins’ 8 week artist residency during the renovation of Meter Room’s project space and studios. "Diving into the Wreck", which takes its title from an Adrienne Rich poem of the same name, features several site-specific responses to the Meter Room’s premises – a derelict 1960’s City Council office block which formerly housed the Coventry Volunteer Service Council. For more information, see the Meter Room web site.

Posted: May 16, 2011

Rachel Oestreicher Bernheim '65 recently received the distinguished alumna award from Salem Academy. The distinguished alumna award recognizes outstanding service and achievement by an alumna either in her community and volunteer service and/or professional career and achievements. During her career, Bernheim spoke before Congress and the United Nations on behalf of the Raoul Wallenberg Committee, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of Holocaust humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg.

Posted: May 16, 2011

Gerard LaFemina '90, an assistant professor in the Frostburg State University Department of English, was honored at the spring meeting of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents with the Regents’ Faculty Award for Public Service. The USM Regents’ Faculty Award is the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. LaFemina’s honor marks the fourth time in the past five years that an FSU faculty member has been honored by the Regents.

Posted: May 13, 2011

Richard Hochberg '77 announced he has an upcoming absolutely glamorous new musical revue entitled GOOD BAD BUT BEAUTIFUL. The new musical revue celebrates the songs of Shirley Bassey, Vikki Carr, Eydie Gorme and Peggy Lee. The performances take place at The Comedy Store at 8433 West Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA. Backstage said of it, "Hochberg's instincts are perfect... the cast is heaven." For more information, check out the Facebook page GOOD BAD BUT BEAUTIFUL. Please click here for ticket information.

Posted: May 13, 2011

Jee Leong Koh MFA 2005 announces the publication of his third book of poems "Seven Studies for a Self Portrait" (Bench Press). It is available from Amazon.

Posted: May 13, 2011

Composer Eleanor Cory '65 announced a couple of upcoming performances of music of hers. Toward the Mind, Three Songs for Soprano and Piano (2010) will be performed by Alphabet Soup Productions on May 22, 2011 at Shetler Studios in New York City. Conversation for Violin, Cello, and Piano (2004) will be performed by Lorian Chamber Players on June 2, 2011 at Riverside Church in New York City. For more information, see our Events Posted by Alums Page.

Posted: May 13, 2011

Zahava Griss '03 announced that she will be presenting at the 2nd annual Inspiring Summit, from May 7th through the 13th. Zahava says, "We are bringing together empowered women from 133 countries all over the world to rebalance Goddess consciousness." Sign up now for this FREE virtual event at the Inspiring Women Summit web site. Zahava will be speaking on creativity, culture, and social enterprise!

Posted: May 12, 2011

Michele Brody '89 announced the New York debut of the Tea House Quilt at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. See the Brooklyn Botanic Garden web site for more information.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Leora Skolkin-Smith '75 announced the publication of her novel, HYSTERA. She'll also be doing book signings for the new release.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Jill Sawyer '75 announced her recently published crime novel, Metro-Line to Murder. Why would an executive assistant risk her job, maybe her life, to blow the whistle on her boss?Ride the line from Manhattan to a wealthy suburb in CT where a high school teacher, an eager detective investigating his first homicide, the FBI, and a former stripper join forces to uncover three shady but disparate criminals.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Lucy Morris '09 made the shortlist for Academica Rossica's Young Translators Award for her translation of Evgeny Vodolazkin's "Solovyov and Larionov."

Posted: May 10, 2011

Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith MFA 2007 host Mixer Reading and Music Series at Cakeshop (152 Ludlow Street, bet. Stanton and Rivington.) on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Author Ann Patchett '85 has a new book titled State of Wonder, coming out on June 7, 2011. See the Harper Collins web site for more information.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Estha Weiner '72 announces a new two-part course, entitled, "Can You Hear Me Now?": Reading Your Work Aloud. This two part intensive is vital for any writers who want to read their work aloud, to either prepare for an upcoming reading or to help sell their work. In two 2-hour classes, Estha will provide you with variety of easily-developed skills in order to create a memorable experience for you and your audience by practicing techniques and projection. It will be hands-on, so bring something to read, and jump in! The course is $160, with $10 for Weiner returnees who use the code "EWs11a". See Estha's web site for more information and go to the Writers Center web site to register for the class.

Posted: May 10, 2011

Cleveland.com profiled Cythia Gale '73, her husband Rainer Hildenbrand and their art gallery, All Matters Gallery (79 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls OH). All Matters specializes in "art that rejuvenates the spirit and gifts that gladden the heart," Gale said. Read the profile here and see the All Matters Gallery web site for more information.http://www.hollywoodfringe.com or email theboobyprize2011@gmail.com.

Posted: May 9, 2011

Lizzie Czerner '92 has written an hour-long solo show entitled THE BOOBY PRIZE and will be performing it in both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the NYC International Fringe Festival this summer. In THE BOOBY PRIZE, Lizzie goes in search of love but discovers that her "girls" just wanna have fun! For more information and tickets, see

Posted: May 4, 2011

Bruce Frankel MFA 2003 stars in Holy Ghost's music video for their single, "Wait and See". The Ben Fries-directed video features the fathers of Holy Ghost!'s Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser and is very, very funny. Watch the video here.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Diane H. Schetky, M.D., '61 announced the publication of her book, Poems on Loss, Hope and Healing. It is available at Lulu.com.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Marie-Elizabeth Mali MFA 2009 announced the recent publication of her first book of poetry, Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011).

Posted: May 4, 2011

Esmeralda Santiago MFA 1992 announced the publication of her new novel, Conquistadora, which is coming in July from Knopf.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Mark Bitterman '96 announced the publication of Salted: A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes. Mark Bitterman captures the nuance and beauty of salt in this stunning field guide featuring hundreds of artisan varieties, with photos. The book profiles over 150 salts, and includes 50 recipes that showcase this versatile and marvelous ingredient. Bitterman's mission in Salted is to encourage us to explore the dazzling world of salt beyond the iodized curtain. The book was one of Christian Science Monitor's top six food books of fall 2010 and has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award and two International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Marilyn Zuckerman '71 announced the publication of her new book, "In the Ninth Decade". For more information, see www.marilynzuckermanpoet.com.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Nellie Slagle '59 invites you to her new gallery show, Giving: An Exhibition of New Works. The reception will take place on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at La Fond Galleries (1711 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203). The exhibition will run through May 31, 2011. 20% of all proceeds will be donated equally to Gilda's Club of Western Pennsylvania and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. For more information, see the La Fond Galleries web site.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Jon Kinzel MFA 2009 made a dance with Barnard College students that was presented on April 29th at the Miller Theater at Columbia University in New York City.

Posted: May 1, 2011

Dylan Levers '10, theater director and choreographer, has an upcoming show at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue, in NYC) in SoHo the first week of May. 18 Paintings is a movement theatre piece that examines the stasis of moving images and the drama of static images, using elements of iconography, duration, color, shape and line. Director Dylan Stephen Levers explores the creative act of viewing art. 18 Paintings stars Laurel Atwell '08, Kirstan Clifford '09, is stage managed by Chaele Davis '10, with sound design by Kevin Brouder '10 and puppetry design and additional sound design by Ien DeNio '08.

The show runs from May 4 - 7 at 7 p.m. with a second performance on May 7th at 2p.m. See here for tickets and visit Dylan's web site for more information.

Posted: April 22, 2011

Actress Jane Alexander '61, who's set to play the queen in the Hallmark Channel's version of the Prince William/Kate Middleton love story, is one of three Boston locals who'll be recognized at the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt's Following in Her Footsteps Awards at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on May 15.

Posted: April 21, 2011

Liz Kresch '93 announced that she will be opening a private Pilates, Yoga, and Thai Massage studio near Union Square in New York City (80 East 11th St. bet Bway & University, Room 609). Her first session at the new space will be May 9th. Please come and help welcome Breath and Bones to the St. Denis Hotel! Book a private Pilates session on the reformer/tower combo (even if you've never tried it before!), a Thai Massage, or a private yoga session and bring some energy into the new space. Leave balanced and core-supported to walk through our ever-changing lives and world! The lovely space is also available for rental by certified pilates instructors to teach or for individuals or small groups in need of space to meditate or write. Please see the Breath and Bones web site for more information.

Posted: April 21, 2011

Jenna Esposito '00 just finished up yet another busy month of performances. There are more things to look forward to in the coming months - MetroJam, the monthly open mic she hosts at The Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd St, NYC) has been widly successful and will run on a weekly schedule beginning in July. On May 6th she is hosting a MetroJam session featuring special guest Nicolas King. For more details or ticket purchases for MetroJam at The Metropolitan Room, call 212-206-0440. On July 15th, she is performing a free show in her hometown of Middleton, NY at Festival Square at 7:00 p.m. Stay updated on Jenna's performances by logging into http://www.jennaesposito.com

Posted: April 20, 2011

Jasmine Burems '07 announced the opening of her project, The Open Canvas Hostel. The Open Canvas Hostel (www.theopencanvasbrooklyn.com) is an 8-bed hostel located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near the J, M, Z and L train stations. Only 10 minutes away from the Lower East Side, the Open Canvas Project provides affordable, short-term lodging in a space custom-built to nurture traveling artists, students and tourists.

Posted: April 12, 2011

Molly Clarke DeGesero '05 teaches at Blue School, founded by the Blue Man Group. Read an article about the school that mentions Molly here.

Posted: April 12, 2011

Sheila Benow '61 announced that she won first place and lifetime achievement award from Palm Springs Life.

Posted: April 12, 2011

Acclaimed writer, producer and director Helen Whitney ’65 explores the applications and limitations of the concept and practice of forgiveness through a compelling range of stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide in her new PBS film, Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. Divided into two 90-minute acts, the film airs Sundays, April 17 and 24 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). “Forgiveness is elusive, mysterious, primal … an idea and an ache, which is rooted in existential concerns. But too often forgiveness is presented as a simplistic valentine celebrating New Age pieties: exhorting us to forgive and criticizing those who cannot as spiritual underachievers,” notes Whitney. “My intention is to complicate this vitally important subject. The film is meant to raise questions, not provide answers.”

Posted: April 12, 2011

Joan Bowman MFA 2004 and Diane Travers MFA 2004 are giving a presentation on the Art and Craft of Memoir on Tuesday, May 3rd at 2 p.m. in the Slonim Living Room.

Posted: April 12, 2011

Andy Wiginton MFA 2007, Theatre, won the Winifred Ward Scholar Award. The award is given to a graduate-level scholar of demonstrated intellectual and artistic ability in child drama/theatre. Nominees are judged on the basis of scholarship, faculty recommendations, indication of strong professional interest and growth, successful performance in some aspect of children's theatre or creative drama work and other criteria. The scholar is selected by the Winifred Ward Scholarship Committee, appointed by the WWMF Board. Andy is a PhD Candidate in Theatre for Youth at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Posted: April 12, 2011

Enrico D. Wey '04 and current guest faculty member Tom Lee perform in Lincoln Center's exciting new production, War Horse. The Times of London said of the production, "Now and then the theatre throws up a piece of work so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. WAR HORSE is just such an occasion... A sweeping drama of extraordinary power. Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring."

Posted: April 11, 2011

Andrea Reese '84 and Alice Ro '89, both alumnae of Sarah Lawrence, but who did not overlap while students there, have just gotten engaged and will marry in September, 2011. They attended their 20th/25th Reunion together at SLC, a big thrill.

Posted: April 8, 2011

Chloe Honum '03 was awarded second place in the 2011 Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest for poetry. See Summer Literary Seminars web site for more information.

Posted: April 8, 2011

Stribling & Associates announced the promotion of Pamela D'Arc '83 to executive vice president. D'Arc has been with the firm for 19 years and had previously served as a senior vice president. A lifelong New Yorker, she has completed numerous transactions in key neighborhoods, including an important Fifth Avenue co-op, a historic West Village townhouse, an Upper West Side brownstone and numerous other exceptional properties.

Posted: April 8, 2011

Cristina Jasen '06, the Artistic Director of SAWTOOTH dancers, is a 2011 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant Recipient for the development of her company’s new piece, “Mouth for String.” The piece premiered in SAWTOOTH’s second NYC Season at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in February 2011, an evening shared with fellow SLC alum, Gillian Vinton '06 and her company, Umwelt Dance Theater. For more information, see the Saw Tooth Dancers web site.

Posted: April 8, 2011

Renee Newell Russo '02 is presenting his MFA thesis exhibition completed at the University of Massachussets, Dartmouth. The art exhibited represents the culmination of three years of intense study and includes series of work based on the Master of Fine Arts thesis. The exhibition will be up at the Star Store of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in downtown New Bedford until May 12 (at 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA).

Posted: April 7, 2011

Drum Circle Kids, a multi-culti iPad App for kids designed by Imani Powell-Razat '98 is now available on the iTunes App store! More details here.

Posted: April 7, 2011

Katie Arnold-Ratliff MFA 2008 announces the publication of her novel, Bright Before Us. Booklist said, "[Katie Arnold-Ratliff's] undeniably gorgeous prose and ability to launch troubled characters into impossible, tumultuous situations mark her as a writer to watch." She recently gave an interview in which she mentioned the Sarah Lawrence College. Read the full interview here.

Posted: April 7, 2011

Rena Rosenwasser '71 announced the upcoming release of her new book of poems titled, "Elevators." Kelsey Street Press will release "Elevators" in early May, and the book features cover design by artist Richard Tuttle. Rena Rosenwasser '71 is co-founder of Kelsey Street Press. Rena's previous collections of poetry include "Isle" (1992), which was nominated for a PEN West Award for poetry, and "Simulacra" (1986), which selected by "Artist's Books - California/Germany" to tour the United States, Germany, and Australia in 1987/88.

Posted: April 7, 2011

Choreographer/ethnographer Elissaveta Iordanova MFA 2000 will give a lecture entitled"Bulgarian Folklore: Resistance and Unity." She will be speaking about the place of folk culture in Bulgaria, both under Communism and in contemporary society. Bulgarian Folklore: Unity and Resistance will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th at MPR, Campus Center, Bard College

Posted: April 7, 2011

David R. Adjmi '93, Playwright and Playwriting Instructor at Primary Stages School of Theatre in New York city, has been selected as a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. Here is the .web site for more information.

Posted: April 7, 2011

Laurie Nadel '69, Ph.D. announced that she is opening a new psychotherapy office, with a special focus on both creativity and intuition.

Posted: April 7, 2011

Cristina Jasen '06, the Artistic Director of SAWTOOTH dancers, is a 2011 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant Recipient for the development of her company’s new piece, “Mouth for String.” The piece premiered in SAWTOOTH’s second NYC Season at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in February 2011, an evening shared with fellow SLC alum, Gillian Vinton ’06 and her company, Umwelt Dance Theater.

Posted: April 4, 2011

Ellen Kaye '82 and business partner Seth Goldman '82 plan to open the restaurant Moscow 57, a Russian restaurant and updated homage to Ellen's family's old business, the Russian Tea Room, later this year.

Posted: April 4, 2011

Joan Grubin '67 has an exhibit at the The Tomasulo Gallery at Union County College. The name is “Propositions in Paper” and the show runs from March 11 to April 16. See the gallery's

Posted: April 4, 2011

Judson Simmons MFA 2004 announced that his chapbook, The Hallelujah Hour, was recently published by Amsterdam Press.

Posted: March 29, 2011

Erin K. Orr '96 announces Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man, the Lorca-inspired musical puppet play which she has been co-creating with Rima Fand over the past 5 years, is going into production. There will be a run of 10 shows at the Flamboyán Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center between March 31 and April 10. Featuring Erin's puppets, Rima's original music and a magnificent cast of 15 actors/puppeteers/singers/musicians, the piece explores multiple worlds -- from the traditional to the surreal, from the slapstick humor of the hand puppet stage to the the shadowy world of the midnight forest. See here for more information.

Posted: March 29, 2011

Benjamin Blackburn '86 presents a beautiful new piece of art! See below.

Posted: March 29, 2011

Ansel Elkins '07 has been selected as one of four winners of this year's "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Contest. She will give a reading along with the other three poets at the 92nd Street Y on May 9th at 8:15pm. Now in its fifth decade, the "Discovery" Poetry Contest, formerly "Discovery"/The Nation, is designed to attract large audiences to poets who have not yet published a book. Ansel's poems appear or are forthcoming in The 22, The American Scholar, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, Mississippi Review, and The Southern Review. She is one of four winners of the 2011 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. See more information on this event here.

Posted: March 29, 2011

Bruce Frankel's (MFA '2003) book, “What Should I Do For The Rest Of My Life?” won the 2011 Silver Medal in the careers category of the Axiom Business Book Awards.

“The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are an information-hungry segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire them and help them improve their careers and businesses,” according to sponsor, the Jenkins Group. Recipients will receive their awards at a ceremony in New York City in May. "What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?", released in hardcover in 2010, is now available in paperback and ebooks.

Posted: March 29, 2011

Chelsea Lowe '84 announces her new app, Fabulized!, for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, is up at the Apple app store. What is Fabulized? Finishing school, a few minutes at a time -- and for less than four bucks. Any woman, from middle school to middle age, can learn beauty, grace, tact, poise and presentation -- without lots of products, price and pretense. You, or the women you know, can get the inside scoop on interview skills, speech, skincare, youth-preservation and diplomacy -- everything you need to bring out your natural grace, glamor and beauty.

Posted: March 28, 2011

Benefactors, starring alum Stephen Barker Turner '90, will offer a Sarah Lawrence discount! This drama, about an architect, whose idealistic plan to build an urban housing development, wreaks unexpected consequences for his marriage and his neighbors, runs from March 22 - April 30th at the Clurman Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). For the previews (March 22 - April 3), use discount code "prev" and for performances (April 6 - 30), use code "keen". You can buy tickets at www.broadwayoffers.com or by calling 212-947-8844.

Posted: March 28, 2011

Jessica Halem '94 will perform at Center on Halsted on Saturday, June 11, 2011. H.E.R. Day is an event celebrating health, education, and recreation for women. Featuring keynote speaker Jessica Halem –accomplished feminist, activist, and comedian – H.E.R. Day will be comprised of a diverse array of programs. These include a healthy cooking class, different health seminars, and recreation options like self-defense, yoga, and salsa lessons!

Posted: March 28, 2011

Jon Kinzel MFA 2009 will perform a new solo work at the Miller Theater on the Columbia University campus. The performance will take place on March 28, at 8p.m. at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). Admission is free, but seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Posted: March 28, 2011

Janet Kaplan MFA 1995, winner of the 2011 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, announced the publication of her most recent book, Dreamlife of a Philanthropist. The prose poems and prose sonnets in Dreamlife are packed with postmodern language-leaping, modern irony and absurdity, and a poet’s ageless ear for the pleasures of the lyric and formal experimentation. Janet Kaplan is the author of two previous poetry collections, The Groundnote and The Glazier’s Country, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of the Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press, the Alice James Books New England and New York prize, and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Vogelstein Foundation, and Rattapallax Press.

Posted: March 28, 2011

This collection of short stories produced and published by Jeannine Jones '98 and her production company Dora Mae Productions can now be found on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. This is Jeannine’s first foray into book publishing and she is very proud of the result.

Writer Ann St. Clair '73 announced her new web site has launched!

Posted: March 22, 2011

Posted: March 22, 2011

On Fri. March 25th at 6:00pm at Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, NYC): Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and Slapering Hol Press Reading featuring: Sally Bliumis-Dunn MFA ‘02, Susana H. Case, Katie Phillips, and Estha Weiner ’72. For more information visit: http://www.writerscenter.org/

Posted: March 10, 2011

On Wed. March 23rd at 7:00pm at BronxArtSpace (305 E 140th St. Bronx, NY): Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Poets Salute Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Winner! Sally Bliumis-Dunn MFA ‘02, Suzanne Cleary-Langley, Ann Lauinger (SLC Faculty), Meredith Trede MFA ‘95, and Estha Weiner ’72 salute 2010 Chapbook Winner Katie Phillips and read from their own recent books. For more information visit: http://www.writerscenter.org/

Posted: March 10, 2011

Laurie Blauner '75 announced that her novella, Instructions for Living, was just published from Main Street Rag.

Posted: March 10, 2011

The HAMMER Museum is hosting an evening of conversation with Sarah Lawrence Alumna Susan Meiselas on Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm. Susan Meiselas '70 is a documentary photographer best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her awards include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, Leica Award for Excellence, and Maria Moors Cabot Prize. See the HAMMER Museum's web site.

Posted: March 10, 2011

Artist and writer Benjamin Blackburn '86 and historian and author Leslie Heaphy are currently organizing the 2011 Jerry Malloy Negro Art Contest. They welcome art entries on "Black Baseball Heroes" on any level of experience: professional, amateur, and youth (under 16). In addition to receiving a prize of $400, the winning entry of each category will have their art displayed during the conference at the National Art Museum of Sport on July 21-24, 2011. Photos of winning entries and runners-up will also be published in an upcoming issue of McFarland Publishers Black Ball: A Negro League's Journal. For contest mechanics, juror profiles, and further details, please read this document.

Posted: March 8, 2011

Laura Matson '05 wrote a comment into MarketPlace Money on NPR regarding a story about college admissions and the great experience she had at Sarah Lawrence. Listen to her comment here. (It starts around 29:34.)

Posted: March 7, 2011

Maggie Murphy '08 published a series of children's books called Animal Journeys under the psuedonym Thessaly Catt. The six books: "Migrating with the Arctic Tern," "Migrating with the Caribou," "Migrating with the Humpback Whale," "Migrating with the Monarch Butterfly," "Migrating with the the Salmon," and "Migrating with the Wildebeest" are now available for purchase at Rosen Publishing's website.

Posted: March 7, 2011

Laura Zeilinger '95 joined the U.S. Interagency council on Homelessness team as the new Regional Coordinator Team Leader. In this position, Laura will be responsible for providing direction, guidance and support to the Regional Coordinators on the strategic implementation of Opening Doors. As a Team Leader, she will also be responsible for overseeing this strategic approach to the states and local communities, and deploying Regional Coordinator resources consistent with full implementation of the Federal Strategic Plan.

Posted: March 4, 2011

As part of Genetic Alliance's 25th Anniversary celebration, Robin Bennett MS '84 will receive the Art of Listening Award. Robin is Senior Genetic Counselor and Co-Director of the Genetic Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington. In addition to her clinical work, she has been a pioneer in the development of genetic counseling practice recommendations, including developing criteria for pedigree nomenclature that are now the world standard. She has also taught high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students about genetics issues. Furthermore, she gives her time and expertise to advocacy organizations because she values their contributions to science and public policy as well as to the lives of individuals and families with genetic conditions.

In addition, tune in to view Diane Baker MS '79 in the latest installment of the Innovator Series. This series showcases individuals who have contributed substantially to innovation in the health and genetics community. Diane obtained a master’s in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College and went on to establish the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the University of Michigan. She served as president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and energized the Genetic Alliance’s Council with her service.

Posted: March 4, 2011

Sandy Rosenberg '77 will be performing in HAIRSPRAY at Arkansas Rep in Little Rock, AK April 8-May 8.

Posted: March 4, 2011

Dylan Brody '85 also just released his third cd, "A Twist of the Wit" to great reviews. It was recently featured on iTunes throughout February. Over the past-five years or so, Dylan has re-invented himself as a Moth-type storyteller and has been featured on Huffington Post, among other places. For more information, please see Dylan's web site.

Posted: March 4, 2011

Wendi Lee '05 announced that she had a short story "Irene & the Pale Man" published in Passages North.

Posted: March 4, 2011

James Marvel '97 is directing a new production of Bizet's Carmen for Opera Africa in Pretoria and Johannesberg.

Posted: March 3, 2011

Janet Kaplan MFA '95's Dreamlife of a Philanthropist: Prose, Poems & Sonnets was released early this year. The book was greeted with critical acclaim, and won the prestigious Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry for 2011. The book is available for purchase from the University of Notre Dame Press

Posted: March 2, 2011

Steven Kaplan '83 published his 11th dictionary, The Routledge Spanish Bilingual Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry. He is working on his 12th, a dictionary on Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Science, to be published in 2013.

Posted: March 2, 2011

Dr. Joan McConnell '63 just published her book for university students, Enjoyable English, in Tokyo, Japan. A copy can be purchased by emailing kudo@seibido.co.jp.

Posted: March 2, 2011

Jill Vegas MFA '01, speed decorator extraordinaire, made over a firehouse in New Jersey for NBC - and was nominated for an Emmy for her work! Click here to watch the video, or visit her website (jillvegas.com) to learn more about her work.

Posted: March 2, 2011

Join photographer Kay Chernush '66 this summer for a unique photo workshop in beautiful southwestern France. From our relaxing base in Le Brouilh-Monbert, an hour west of Toulouse, you will have an opportunity to discover the many charms of this relatively un-touristed region. Learn how to use your camera as a way into a different culture, how to make pictures rather than take them, how to make your own good luck. Technical issues will be addressed as they arise, but the emphasis will be on making great photos by broadening the ways in which you see and connect with your subjects, thereby enriching your experience of places both familiar and unfamiliar. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice your French with our gracious hosts, who will make you feel immediately at home in their charmingly restored 18th century manor house. Spouses and companions are welcome at a reduced rate. Sunday, July 17 - Saturday, July 23. Cost is $2,500 for 5-day workshop; 6 nights, shared double room; all meals, wine, aperitifs; and much much more. Details at:
http://www.kaychernush.com/#/summer-workshop-in-france

Posted: March 2, 2011

Novelist Ann Patchett '85 will be inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers during the Chattanooga Arts & Education Council’s (AEC) Conference on Southern Literature. The event will take place April 14 to 16 in the Tivoli Theatre in downtown Chattanooga. Founded in 1987, the Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW) is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes and encourages excellence in southern literature.

Posted: February 22, 2011

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiles Ruth Carter Stevenson '45 and her work as the guiding force of the development of the Amon Carter Museum. The museum was erected in honor of her father Amon Carter, publisher, oilman, and philanthropist. Click here (http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/01/26/2799543/for-the-fort-worth-museum-she.html) for the full article.

Posted: February 22, 2011

The rough cut of RISING STAR, a new dramedy co-produced by and co-starring Gary Ploski MFA Theater 2009, will be screened at Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT on Feb 25 at 630 pm. For more information and ticket purchases, visit the Mark Twain House website at
http://www.marktwainhouse.org/visitor/events_programs.php or call 860-280-3130.

Posted: February 22, 2011

The Marin Independent Journal reviews the eponymous debut album by Big Tree, the indie folk band made up of Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, Colin Fahrner '10 and Madeleine Miller-Bottome '12. Their sophomore album will be out soon. To listen to Big Tree and see if they are coming to your town soon, visit
http://myspace.com/bigtreesings

Posted: February 22, 2011

Sheila Schwartz '80 announces the opening of her play, Spy Garbo, in March. Fascist Franco, Communist Philby, and Hitler's Canaris re-enact and argue their villainies and heroics, competing to star as hero of the ultimate WWII spy movie.

Affinity Company Theater and 3-Legged Dog team up to challenge your assumptions and judgments and immerse you in this cross-media theatrical production.

Performance Schedule: March 1st - April 10th 2011
Tues through Sat at 8PM, Sun at 3PM
Opening March 6th.

See more information on the Affinity Company Theater web site.

Watch a documentary on the making of the play on youtube.

Posted: February 21, 2011

Critically acclaimed My Mother's Cuba, a book of poetry by Eva Skrande '79 can now be purchased at bookstores near you or on Amazon.

Posted: February 15, 2011

Naomi Fall '09 teaches modern dance in Bamako, to young orphans and vulnerable adolescents without housing. She was profiled recently and Sarah Lawrence was mentioned in the description of her credentials and experience.

Posted: February 15, 2011

Rebecca Kelly MA 1994 announced that she is guest curating a stunning exhibition engitled Raw Beauty: An Exhibition of Sculpture, at the Arts Council of Princeton. The show runs until February 26, 2011 at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Gallery Hours are: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Read an article in 54 Magazine

Posted: February 11, 2011

Marie-Elizabeth Mali MFA 2009 announced that her first book of poetry, Steady, My Gaze, is now available. Marie Howe said of it, "STEADY, MY GAZE is a metaphysical page-turner." The book is published by Tebot Bach: www.tebotbach.org. For more information, see www.memali.com

Posted: February 11, 2011

Tamar Yoseloff's '87 fourth collection of poems, The City with Horns, is published by Salt in the UK in May. It is available on Amazon. For more information, see www.tamaryoseloff.com .

Posted: February 10, 2011

Bob Lamm '68 will be teaching two classes this spring at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. THE JOY OF IMPROV--an improv comedy class for beginners and nonperformers--will meet from 6:30 to 9:15 P.M. on eight consecutive Thursdays beginning on March 24th. PLAYS WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE will meet from 1:00 to 2:40 P.M. on eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 22nd. We will read Clifford Odets, AWAKE AND SING; Arthur Miller, THE CRUCIBLE; Lorraine Hansberry, A RAISIN IN THE SUN; Caryl Churchill, TOP GIRLS; Athol Fugard, MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS; August Wilson, JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE; David Henry Hwang, YELLOW FACE; and Lynn Nottage, RUINED.

Kim Heiman '78 was recently elected to the national Hadassah Foundation. The Hadassah Foundation seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel. Kim Morris Heiman, of Cincinnati, is president and owner of SK Textile, Inc., a decorative products manufacturer for the hospitality market. Heiman is actively involved in philanthropic and communal activities and is a past president of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

Posted: February 5, 2011

Posted: February 4, 2011

Rosa Noreen '03 is thrilled to announce the opening of her dance studio, Bright Star World Dance, in downtown Portland, ME, where she teaches five weekly belly dance classes, rents space to other dancers and holds community events. The beautiful 1200 sq ft space has natural light, wood floors, mirrors and 11' ceilings. The website is http://www.brightstarworlddance.com . Visit her if you come to Portland, Maine!

Posted: February 4, 2011

Tamar Yoseloff's '87 fourth collection of poems, The City with Horns, is published by Salt in the UK in May.

Posted: February 4, 2011

Yancy Butler '91, formerly of the TV series Witchblade Has an upcoming guest spot on The Mentalist on February 10.

Posted: February 3, 2011

Alumna Joelle Sander's '63 solo exhibit, "Color as Refuge," will continue through March 9 in the Esther Rauchenbush Library Gallery. The exhibit features oil paintings; representational abstractions of the natural world.

Posted: February 3, 2011

Students of the Women's History Graduate Program maintain an online publication called RE/VISIONIST, which showcases the work of both Sarah Lawrence students and outside contributers. The publication focuses on the intersections of lived realities and histories, such as the experiences related to race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability. To read and learn more about the publication, visit (http://revisionistslc.com/).

Posted: February 3, 2011

Cynthia Weil '56 and Barry Mann will have their song “We’ve Gotta Get Out of Here” inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame on February 13, 2011!

Posted: February 3, 2011

Janet E. Aalfs MFA 1990 announced that her book of poems, Bird of a Thousand Eyes, was recently published. Aalfs was the poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts from 2003 to 2005. Her work weaves poetry and martial arts dance in performing, teaching, and social justice activism locally, nationally and internationally.

Posted: February 3, 2011

Peter Taft '94 returned to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to continue his work training people for search and rescue.

Con Artist Gallery is pleased to present Queens-based artist Heidi Howard's '08 first solo exhibition in New York City. This exhibition of new work entitled Painting for Love opens on February 2nd and runs through February 26, 2011. The paintings on view represent Howard’s work from the past three years. For the past four years she has been concerned with political and psychological significance of the body in space. These works mark a shift from paintings about New York City to portraits of her female friends, and small abstract works deeply involved in pattern and texture.

Posted: February 1, 2011

Posted: January 28, 2011

Jeannine Jones '98 spent the last six months compiling and publishing a book with her production company, Dora Mae Productions in New York City. Jeannine worked on layout and design for the book: Tales of Wonder from the Garden State, a collection of short stories written by Debbie Jones and illustrated by Rebecca Lally. “Forget the New Jersey you think you know. In Jones’ Jersey, the extraordinary becomes ordinary. 4 towns. 4 stories. 4 secrets.” Recently featured in the December issue of Publisher’s Weekly, the book is available through her website: www.doramae.com/talesofwonder.html. Jeannine is actively looking for a mainstream book publisher and film companies/directors interested in optioning the stories for film adaptation. Contact her at: jeannine@doramae.com.

Posted: January 21, 2011

Brian J. O'Connor '82, personal finance columnist for The Detroit News, has been named winner of the Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize at Columbia University. Conferred by Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, the Welles Memorial Prize is awarded to the story or series by a former fellow that best reflects business and financial sophistication as well as traditional journalistic skills of thorough reporting, good storytelling and timeliness. O’Connor, a Knight-Bagehot Fellow from the class of 2001, was honored for his “Grand Experiment” series in The Detroit News, a series of columns where he humorously documents his attempt to cut $1,000 from his family budget. The series also was named a “Best in Business” winner earlier this year by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Posted: January 21, 2011

Bill Ochs '71 wrote an op-ed in the Local 802 Musicians Union newspaper about his Pennywhistles for Schools project. The op-ed is titled "Move over, recorder" and explains why Bill thinks the pennywhistle is a much better choice as a first instrument for children than the recorder. Read the full article online here. He has also been featured on the Wesleyan community blog and was recently interviewed on CBS 880 AM.

Posted: January 21, 2011

Stephanie Palumbo '06 worked as Archival Producer on the documentary series Master Class, which airs on Oprah Winfrey's new network, OWN, on Sundays at 10 PM. The series features hour long interviews with Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, and Jay-Z, among others.

Posted: January 19, 2011

Jennifer Houseal is doing an intergenerational LGBT theatre project with a team of fellow students, in partnership with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) at The Center. The project is called "Bridging the Gap" and will focus on using theatre techniques to bridge the generation gap within the LGBT community. She will be holding an orientation event on Friday, 1/21, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at The Center.

Posted: January 19, 2011

Jessica Halem '94 put together a new monthly comedy show: “Juxtaposition” which will bring together seemingly incongruous members of the LGBTQ community for a conversation on sexual politics, community, and love, in hopes of finding common bonds and end times skill sets. Jessica Halem was nominated one of Chicago’s Best Female Comics and has been featured in Fast Company, After Ellen, and Carnal Nation.

Posted: January 12, 2011

James Freedland '02 and Christina Harvey '02 were appointed to senior staff positions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Dr. Brad Popovich MS '78 was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Genome British Columbia.

David Lindsay-Abaire '92 was nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award for screen adaptation of his play Rabbit Hole.

White House named Brooke Anderson '86 Chief of Staff and Counselor for the National Security Staff.

Gregory Soon '98 announced that his Soon Method Aikido studio is now online as a Meetup group.

Posted: January 5, 2011

Amanda Foreman '91 is the award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author of Georgiana and Duchess of Devonshire. She recently published A World on Fire: an Epic History of Two Nations Divided. She is also the recipient of the 1998 Whitbread Award for Biography.

Posted: January 4, 2011

Jon Kinzel MFA 2009 extends an invitation to attend the performance of Responsible Ballet and What We Need Is a Bench to Put Books On (2010), featuring dancers Hilary Clark, Jodi Melnick, Jon Kinzel, Jeremy Pheiffer, Vicky Shick & Christopher Williams with music by Fly Ashtray. Admission is free and the piece is approximately 45 minutes long. The performance will take place at Baryshnikov Arts Center, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011, 12 PM – 1 PM.

Posted: January 3, 2011

Amanda Rivkin '06 shares her fascinating photo essay on Rahm Emanuel's candidacy for Chicago mayor on her web site. She covered this race for her agency, Polaris Images.

Clay McLeod won a "literary death match" at the Bowery Poetry Club in the East Village. He prevailed with what the New York Times called a "toe-curling tale of sexual humiliation".

Posted: December 15, 2010

Joan Waite '55 is one of the women featured in the new book, Coming Home to Yourself: Eighteen Wise Women Reflect on Their Journeys by Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro (www.wisewomenalive.com). The book is exciting because it honors the changing face of aging and shatters stereotypes about older women. The women featured in the book, who come from all walks of life and many different backgrounds, are vital, resilient and always stretching themselves. They’ve all experienced a turning point later in life, which has brought them home to their deepest selves.

Posted: November 30, 2010

Carmen Elena Mitchell '93, creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning web series "The Real Girl's Guide To Everything Else" was interviewed on a special Los Angeles edition of the Seattle-based entertainment site, ALHLive on November 9, 2010. The 40-minute video interview with Ms. Mitchell and the cast explored how the comedic web series purposefully breaks stereotypes of women, race and sexual orientation while simultaneously poking fun at mainstream entertainment. Released in February of 2010, “The Real Girl’s Guide” follows the story of Rasha, a Lebanese lesbian and political journalist who is encouraged by her straight girlfriends to go undercover as a Cosmo drinking, heel-wearing straight girl in order to finance her dream project: a book about the women of Afghanistan. The interview can be viewed online at http://www.alhlive.com. (The first season of the web series can be viewed at www.therealgirlsguide.com.).

Generating an average of 33,000 monthly views, “The Real Girls Guide” has become an internet phenomenon, with a variety of rave reviews from NPR to Bitch Magazine and dozens of online and print interviews including India West, GO Magazine and the LOGO channel’s site AfterEllen.com under its belt

Posted: November 30, 2010

Joan Micklin Silver '56, the acclaimed director of Crossing Delancey, Hester Street, and TV movies In the Presence of Mine Enemies and Hunger Point will be the filmmaker-in-residence at the 6th annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, April 7-10, 2011. She began in film when her husband, Ray Silver, became her producer and raised the $400,000 necessary to make Hester Street, which went on to earn $5 million and garner a best screenplay Academy Award nomination for Silver.

Posted: November 30, 2010

The Contemporary Arts Center will celebrate its 35th birthday in January with a new director of visual arts. Amy Mackie '96 will join the Contemporary Arts Center staff in January. Amy is currently one of three curatorial associates at the New Museum in New York City.

Posted: November 30, 2010

Dave Tarullo '00 announces opening of his art show, on Thursday, December 2nd. Friday night, December 3rd, is the opening party. Please come for drinks and appetizers! Virtuoso guitar player, Eric Henderson, will play for this event. He will start at 7:00 pm and play two 40-minute sets. See more info at www.tribind.com.

Posted: November 30, 2010

The Utne Reader published a condensed version of a series of blog posts that Robert Leleux '03 wrote this past summer about the death penalty. Read the series here.

Posted: November 19, 2010

Meredith Monk ’64 will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on December 12th . In January, the Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Weekend Workshop will be offered on January 7-9 in New York City. Register here.

Posted: November 17, 2010

Jenna Esposito ’00 and the Esposito Family have a full month of shows ahead! Come see them perform throughout New York State, beginning with a benefit for Tiny Hands in Need of Kindness in Middletown at John’s Harvest Inn on November 28. On the same night, she will perform at Grappa Ristorante in Warwick. And of course, don’t miss The Annual Esposito Family Christmas Concert, also at John’s Harvest Inn, on December 19th. For further details, visit her website (http://jennaesposito.com/).

Posted: November 17, 2010

Joelle Walach ’67 is scheduled to lecture at the New York Philharmonic next month. She will be speaking on The Miraculous Messiah of George Frederick Handel at 6:30 in the evening on December 14-17. Contact the New York Philharmonic at 212 875 5656 or http://nyphil.org for ticket info and reservations. Early next year, she will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y’s lecture series Bridging the Sacred and Secular Through Music at 4pm on February 12 & 19 and March 12 & 19, 2011. Call 212 415 5500 or visit http://92Y.org for ticket info and reservations.

Posted: November 17, 2010

Ellen Perecman '75 announces the world premiere adaptation of Displaced Wedding. Ellen translated the play from the original Yiddish and adapted it into English. Also, Ellen founded New Worlds Theatre Project and is its Producing Artistic Director.

He's just been liberated from a concentration camp. She stumbles upon him after emerging from the cellar where she’s been hiding, and they fall in love instantly. But before the two can marry and move on with their lives they must confront the ghosts of their pasts -- quite literally. It's 1946. They’ve just survived the Nazi Holocaust in Europe. It's 1979. They’ve just survived the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. It's 1994. They've just survived the genocide in Rwanda. Is it too soon for a wedding?

The production opens Friday, December 10th at West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street and runs through January 2, 2011. Tickets are $18 and are available from http://www.smarttix.com

Displaced Wedding Banner

Posted: November 15, 2010

Sarah Warner '95 recently published ALMA FALLS AWAKE WITH HER FRIEND, a new children's picture book, published by Blue Tree in New Hampshire. Here's a link to the book page. Also, Sarah will be doing a special Sunday reading on November 21st at the Eric Carle Museum.

Alma Falls Awake Cover

Posted: November 15, 2010

Elizabeth Schwartz '81 announces the principle recording of her radio drama (written with Yale Strom & Ellen Kushner), "The Witches of Lublin" starring fellow alumna Tovah Feldshuh and featuring Simon Jones, Barbara Rosenblat and Neil Gaiman. Directed and produced by award-winner Sue Zizza for spring broadcast.

Posted: November 11, 2010

A poem by Chloe Honum '03 was selected for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2010 anthology (University of Virginia). The poem, "Spring," originally appeared in Poetry magazine, and can be read online here. Chloe's work also appeared in Best New Poets 2008.

Posted: November 11, 2010

Mira Ptacin, MFA 2009, was recently nominated for The Best American Essays 2011 for her essay "Adoption", featured in Cerise Press.

Posted: November 10, 2010

Libby Emmons '97 Announces Sticky: 10-minute bar plays & music. Sticky takes place at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery between Houston & Bleecker on Friday 11/12 @ 7:00 pm. Musical guest is Fantasy Grandma and admission is $8 at the door.

Posted: November 10, 2010

New-York based Michelle Kern '09 was awarded the Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award and a bursary for study at the MMU in the UK.

Posted: November 10, 2010

Amy Nawrocki '96 recently published Nomad's End, a new poetry collection, available from Finishing Line Press. The poems in the chapbook reflect on landscapes, the places we visit, the places we settle in, and those places in-between.

Posted: November 10, 2010

Deborah Carnes Christie '71 recently published Green House: The Story of a Healthy, Energy-Efficient Home. Part memoir, part reference work, Green House tells the story of the author's journey in designing and building a passive solar, ultra-energy-efficient, Modernist home using healthy-house, barrier-free, low-maintenance and firewise materials.

Posted: November 10, 2010

Sally Bliumis-Dunn MFA 2002 published her first book of poems, Talking Underwater, in 2007 from Wind Publications. Her second book, Second Skin, came out from the same publisher in October. In 2002, Sally was a finalist for the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize.

Posted: November 7, 2010

Antony Yaeger '99 recently published a book of poetry called House on the Tide. House on the Tide delves beyond the surface of the search for "home" every human being experiences in his or her lifetime. A "home" inside all living beings not defined simply by the walls of a house, but the chambers of the heart, the walls of the mind, and the realm of the soul. For more information, see Antony's web site.

House on the Tide

Posted: November 7, 2010

Lynn Gilbert '59 spent the past year traveling. She took photos of the interiors of Nomad and Gypsy homes, the interiors of tents in the Sahara, traveling down the coast of Turkey, Syria and Jordan in public transportation. She was invited to do a coffee table book by a backpacker who is an Oxford scholar and author. They will travel next to some remote areas in China and central Asia. Also, a museum in Turkey is giving her a show. As Lynn herself says, "So life begins at 72!!" See Lynn's photography on her web site at http://lynn-gilbert.com.

Posted: October 29, 2010

Jade Foster '07 announces Cereus: THE REVIVAL, a salon-styled concert series, featuring queer women artist across the country. For more information, see: http://cereusrevival.tumblr.com.

Posted: October 29, 2010

From her studies in environmental justice and land management practices to her devotion to community building and social change, Emma Gaalaas Mullaney '07 has long been active in environmental policy engagement. Now, the Ann Arbor, Michigan, native is in Nagoya, Japan, to represent U.S. youth at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Mullaney was selected from applicants across the country as a delegate through the SustainUS, a volunteer-led youth organization for sustainable development.

Posted: October 29, 2010

On Tuesday, October 12, the New York Post presented Joshua David with the Liberty Medals for Lifetime Achievement. The Medals are awarded each year to New York City residents whose accomplishments reflect the very best of New York City. Joshua was awarded because he is co-founder of Friends of the High Line.

Posted: October 29, 2010

Susan Shapiro '76 announced the publication of her new book, You're Grounded Forever..But First Let’s Go Shopping. See her website for more information and upcoming appearances.

Posted: October 29, 2010

The Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo has announced the selection of Lisa Anderson '72 as the university’s next president. Anderson has served as the university’s provost since 2008. Prior to joining AUC as its chief academic officer, Anderson served as the James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, as well as the former dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. Dr. Anderson "is a renowned scholar recognized internationally for her research and scholarship on politics in the Middle East and North Africa."

Posted: October 26, 2010

The new documentary, Puppet Film, features faculty member and SLC alum Dan Hurlin '79. The premiere is November 6th at 4:30 p.m. at NYCU's Kimmel Center 4th Floor (Eisner Auditorium), 60 Washington Square South. A second screening will be on November 9th at 5:45 at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue). A trailer for the film can be seen at www.thepuppetfilm.com. Also, you can view the film's trailer online (with the password "puppet").

Posted: October 26, 2010

Brooklyn the Borough interviewed Adam Whitney Nichols '08 and Samantha Hinds '06 about Fortnight Journal, a web project they launched this week that documents the promise of the millennial generation. The site's inaugural fourteen contributors will submit one work per two week cycle, revealing a new multimedia moment by a different person everyday. Then a luminary – the first, Patti Smith – responds critically or creatively to one piece. Read the full article here. See the Fortnight Journal.

Posted: October 15, 2010

Jed Distler '78 announces, "Serial Underground", which Time Out NY called, "the subversive nightclub series". The next installment will be Sunday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. (doors will open at 5:45) at the Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, between 6th and 7th avenues) in NYC. Guests include composer/violinist Ana Milosavljevic, actors Arnold Barkus and Nancy Castle, and musician Jed Distler. There is a $10 music charge and a food/drink minimum. For more information, see the Composers Collaborative web site.

Posted: October 15, 2010

Lizzie Czerner '92 announced her upcoming solo show, The Booby Prize, which will be performed at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood, CA on November 3rd. Splash Magazine says, "Lizzie's comedy and writing is hilarious. She is a delight to watch." The show is one night only, November 3rd, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upright Citizens Brigade (5919 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA). Tickets are $5.

Posted: October 15, 2010

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier MFA 2000 announced that her literary journal is about to launch a literary contest: the OSA Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction. Two prizes of $1,000 and publication will be awarded annually for a short story and a group of poems. All finalists will be considered for publication, and a reading of the winning pieces will be broadcast online. For full contest guidelines, click on the “Enizagam Literary Contest” link at www.oakarts.org, or visit http://oakarts.submishmash.com. Folks can learn more about the journal, including how to have their work considered in our general manuscript submission cycle, here: http://enizagam.org

Posted: October 15, 2010

Brown Girls Burlesque, New York’s preeminent burlesque troupe will seduce, entertain and have the audience in stitches with their third anniversary performance at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23 at 8pm. Tickets: $25; $20 if purchased before October 18 which are available at www.kumbletheater.org or Kumble Box Office (718) 488-1624. For more information, please visit www.browngirlsburlesque.com

Posted: October 15, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish Bringing the Shovel Down, the second poetry collection by Ross Gay MFA '98. "These poems speak out of a global consciousness as well as an individual wisdom that is bright with pity, terror, and rage," said esteemed poet Jean Valentine.

Posted: October 14, 2010

Julianne Davidow '75 announced the publication of her first book, Outer Beauty, Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance.

Posted: October 14, 2010

Artist Jane Trigere '70 joins forty other international textile artists to explore Jewish history, culture, social justice, ritual, and sacred texts. The exhibition at Hebrew Union College -- Jewish Institute of Religion Museum is called "A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles". The show runs from September 7 through June 30, 2011.

Posted: October 14, 2010

Valerie Wohlfeld Wells '79 announced the publication of her most recent book, Woman With Wing Removed. Mining the veins of myth, love, and the natural world, Valerie Wohlfeld writes in lyrical, sensuous language that interplays with poetic form. Publisher's Weekly has said of Wohlfeld: "Wohlfeld's gifts are considerable; she will not be for long "a fruit / indiscernable to itself."

Posted: October 14, 2010

Julian de Wette '75 announced the publication of his novel, A Case of Knives. The Sunday Times called it a "most extraordinary book" and de Wette "a most extraordinary writer -- certainly one who deserves to be better known." Read the full review here.

Posted: October 13, 2010

Jeannine Pitas '05, in 2006, traveled to Uruguay on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. With the help of Uruguayan writers Roberto Echavarren and Nidia di Giorgio, she translated three books by the acclaimed Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio (1932-2004). One of then, "The History of Violets," will be published in bilingual form later this Fall by Brooklyn-based Ugly Duckling Presse.

Posted: October 13, 2010

Andrea Ferster, Esq., '79 received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Law and Public Policy at the 2009 District of Columbia’s Awards for Excellence

Posted: October 13, 2010

Mexico Sings/Mexico Canta (www.underthevolcano.org/operalab.html) is a 10-day intensive directed by Magda Bogin '73, with composer Paola Prestini of VisionIntoArt. Applications invited from composers, writers & librettists to generate new repertoire in Spanish and English. We're featured on Kickstarter.com as a recommended project!

Posted: October 13, 2010

Hannah Baker-Siroty MFA '05 was recently interviewed to discuss writing, Boston, and other exciting topics. Read the full interview here.

Posted: October 13, 2010

Erica Abeel '58 posted a blog on the Huffington Post : "Will 'Inside Job' Start a Popular Rebellion?"

Posted: October 13, 2010

Susan G. Bell MFA 2001 just announced the publication of her new novel, When the Getting Was Good. The book is available at online booksellers, amazon.com, authorhouse.com, and barnesandnoble.com. Futher information can be found at Susan's web site: www.whenthegettingwasgood.com

Posted: October 13, 2010

Michael Bachrach '96 was featured on the New York Times front page, for his victory in court, when a federal judge barred prosecutors on Wednesday from using a crucial witness in the first trial of former Guantánamo detainee, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. Michael is part of Ghailani's legal team, led by Peter E. Quijano. Michael said of the case, "Not surprisingly, I'm the principle writer of all of the defense submissions in this case, including my co-counsel's statement to the press yesterday. SLC idealism at its best!"

Posted: October 13, 2010

The Bronxville Patch profiled Gary Ploski MFA 2008 and Ali Berman '04, as they work on their new feature film, Rising Star. Read the full article on the Bronxville Patch web site.

Posted: September 30, 2010

Prilla Smith Brackett '64 announces two exhibits of her artwork. The first, Prilla Smith Brackett: Edges of Memory takes place August 31st through September 9th at the Farnham Galleries at Simpson College. The second show is Prilla Smith Brackett: Places of the Heart from October 20th through December 2st at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College. The reception for this upcoming exhibit will take place on November 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Posted: September 30, 2010

Phillip Bernhardt-House '98 announced the publication of his first academic monograph, Werewolves, Magical Hounds, and Dog-Headed Men in Celtic Literature (Lewiston, Queenston, and Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010), and is available now from the publisher and on Amazon.com. It's everything you ever wanted to know about Celtic werewolves, but also has a great deal of info on wider lycanthropic and cynocephalic traditions in Europe in it.

Posted: September 30, 2010

Dancer-choreographer Mary Armentrout '85 will perform her new show, "The Woman Invisible to Herself," at the East Oakland studio co-op she co-curates called Milkbar. The performances will be 5:45 p.m. Sat.-Sun., through Oct. 3. $20. Milkbar, Studio No. 223, Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex, 851 81st Ave., Oakland. (510) 845-8604.

A full profile of Mary Armentrout can be found in the SF Gate.

Posted: September 28, 2010

Sculptor Jedd Novatt '80, one of the 2010 Alumnae/i Citation Award winners for Achievement, announced recent work, Chaos Mundaka, Brown Harts Garden, Mayfair London. Installation premiered September 2010.

Jedd Novatt Sculpture Chaos Mundaka

Posted: September 28, 2010

Stephen Battaglio '79 announced the publication of his new book, David Susskind: A Televised Life. Publisher's Weekly called the book a "detailed, authoritative biography, written with an emotional edge."

Posted: September 28, 2010

Nicu's Spoon Theater presents David Lindsay Abaire's '92 play, Kimberly Akimbo, about a 16 year old girl with a rare condition causing her to age four and a half times the normal rate, her dysfunctional suburban New Jersey family and--gasp--a new boyfriend who doesn't mind that in certain lights she "looks like Rose Kennedy," directed by Oliver Conant '78, October 6 to 24, Wednesdays to Sundays, Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Posted: September 27, 2010

“Tea House” has packed up its tea ware and moved from New York City into the Huntington Bank building in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize. During the first week of the event artist Michele Brody '89 is inviting visitors to take a break from traveling between venues to sit and share a tea with her on the couch of her "Tea House." "Tea House," explores how the delicate characteristics of memory and the ephemeral qualities of an encounter can be preserved and expressed to others through the beautiful form of the stained tea bag. For more information, see Michele's web site.

Posted: September 27, 2010

Adrienne Dawes '04 announces Never Have I Ever: The Musical opens in October! Never Have I Ever: The Musical will debut in the De Maat Studio Theater (Second City Training Center) Saturday October 2nd, 2010. This original one act musical comedy was written and produced by Adrienne Dawes '04, a Sarah Lawrence alum and current student of the Second City Chicago. Please visit: http://neverhaveiever.weebly.com for more information.

Never Have I Ever: The Musical

Posted: September 27, 2010

Porochista Khakpour's '00 recent op-ed essay on Islamophobia in the Obama era appeared in the New York Times and became one of the most viewed and emailed in the NYT that week.

Posted: September 27, 2010

Katia Lief's '80 two new suspense novels, "You Are Next" and "Next Time You See Me" begin a brand new series. Published by HarperCollins. Please see Katia's web site for more information.

Katia Lief Book CoverKatia Lief Book Cover

Posted: September 27, 2010

Eleanor Cory '65 had two premieres this summer, a piano piece at the American Composers Alliance Festival at Symphony Space and String Quartet No. 3 at MOMA which received a review in the New York Times.

Posted: September 27, 2010

Arielle Javitch '97 made her Toronto International Film Festival feature debut on Saturday with "Look, Stranger," which stars acclaimed Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca as a woman wandering an unnamed country in the grip of civil war. Ms. Javitch shot the film in a mix of naturally idyllic and desolate ghost-town locations on the Serbian-Montenegran border. But her protagonist's two-step of trust and wariness, tension and calm, could apply to anyone on the margins of awful events.

Posted: September 27, 2010

Laura Green Zeilinger '95 was profiled in the Washington Examiner. According to the op-ed, "[Zeilinger] has accomplished more in three years as deputy in the Department of Human Services than Vince Gray did as director back in the 1990s. She's put D.C. at the forefront of housing the homeless, and she's focused on fixing welfare." Read the full article here.

Posted: September 17, 2010

Gregory Soon '98 runs Soon Aiki, an independent Aikido and self-defense club on West 27th Street in NYC. He's offering the following discount for SLC alumnae/i: $40 per month for weekly classes for one student. (Each class is 75 minutes long.) Anyone who is interested should contact Greg directly at soonaiki@gmail.com. For more information, please see http://www.soonaiki.com.

Posted: September 16, 2010

Jane Murphy Shimamoto '88 announced that Grace Paley: Collected Shorts will play at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 1st and 2nd. Lilly Rivlin’s inspiring film brings to life the momentous times in which this author and activist lived and worked as she reads from her short stories, poems and essays. For more information, please see the Woodstock Film Festival web site.

Posted: September 16, 2010

Tovah Feldshuh stars in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, from October 6th - 31st. Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and directed by Karen Carpenter, opened on October 1, 2009 to rave reviews, and is playing to sold out houses at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), where it is about to celebrate its one year anniversary.

Tickets are $79 and the theatre manager requests 72 hours notice. (A portion of the production’s proceeds benefit Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women.) Email loveloss@darylroththeatre.com

For more information, see the Love, Loss and What I Wore web site.

Posted: September 16, 2010

Teisha Hickman MFA 2005 announces the world premiere of her new film, The Forgiven, at the Urbanworld Film Festival.

Posted: September 15, 2010

Elissaveta Iordanova MFA 2000 announces that her Bulgarian folk dance class starts its second season on Sept 14, 2010 at 7 pm. All are invited, no previous experience need.

Posted: September 13, 2010

Gaby Basora '94 has just released a new incantation of her high end fashion line "Tucker" with Target. The new line is featured in the front display of all Target stores as well as on its website.

Posted: September 13, 2010

New York University's Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts will feature an exhibition of 33 color photographs by National Geographic photographer and author Alexandra Avakian '83. Opening reception will be held on Thusday, September 16th from 6 - 8 PM at be at the Gulf+Western Gallery in the rear lobby of 721 Broadway.

Posted: September 13, 2010

Julianna Margulies '89 appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. She spoke about her recent commencement address at Sarah Lawrence!

Posted: September 13, 2010

Ciara Gilmartin '03 and Leslie Rosa-Stumpf '03 announce Parlour No. 18, "See You in September". Parlour is a rotating gallery space. Opening reception for No. 18 is September 18, 2010. For more information, see parlourdoor.com.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Skye Van Saun MFA 2006 of Frenchtown NJ, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Festival Poet and founder of the People’s Poetry @ the Rat, has been named Director of the Delaware Valley Poetry Festival in partnership with the River Union Stage and with funding provided by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council for the Arts. The festival is now in its 13th year.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Patricia Grossman MFA 1976 announces her most recent novel, Radiant Daughter. For more information, see Radiant Daughter'sweb site.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Sandy Rosenberg '77 will be performing as EARTH MOTHER in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at S. Orange Performing Arts Center in S. Orange, NJ Wed-Sun Sept 17-Oct 31.

Posted: September 8, 2010

In 1988, Bill Ochs, SLC MFA '71, self-published a how-to-play the pennywhistle book titled The Clarke Tin Whistle. It has gone on to become a classic in its field, selling 250,000 copies in various editions. Ochs recently created an abridged beginner's edition of the book titled Pennywhistle for Beginners and is offering it and a pennywhistle to schools at a cost of just $5 per student. He has also launched a new website dedicated to promoting the idea of using this inexpensive but versatile folk instrument to keep music education alive in the school curriculum during tough budgetary times. Ochs thinks the pennywhistle is a much better choice as a first instrument for children than the ubiquitous plastic recorder. For more information, see the Penny Whistle web site.

Posted: September 8, 2010

In August, Jiway Tung '89 joined the American Friends Service Committee as Country Representative for Indonesia.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Eric Gudas '94 recently had a book of poetry published, Best Western and Other Poems. For more information, see Eric's web site.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Acclaimed author Porochista Khakpour '00 joined the faculty of Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Khakpour´s debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, drew critical acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications.

Posted: September 8, 2010

Joan Cowen Bowman MFA 2005 was born in 1932, but her family memoir, The Power of the Place, spans 140 years. It starts in 1869 with the birth of her grandfather, one of 14 children and a self-made millionaire by 1900. Although he dies the year before she is born, she spends her entire childhood on his magical estate, which provides both the inspiration and the framework for this story. The Place, which he built on the North Jersey Shore in 1906, is a bastion of both privilege and emotional deprivation. Bowman’s personal saga is one woman’s journey to conscious living.

Posted: September 1, 2010

Recent sculpture by Gloria Kisch '63 opens at Vered Gallery on Friday, September 3rd. Gloria Kisch '63 whose sculpture is at Guild Hall East Hampton this summer, thru October 17, 2010, is in the Freida and Roy Furman sculpture garden. Kisch continues to animate her sculpture using iconic effigys in nature thru reduction of form, in this present show, with the addition of color. For more information, see Vered Gallery's web site.

Posted: August 27, 2010

Hammer & Nails brings together Yukon storyteller Ivan Coyote and New Orleans comic Jessica Halem '94 for a north/south butch/femme aural exploration of words and wit. Dates include: September 15 in LA, September 16 in San Francisco, and September 19 in West Hollywood. Please see Jessica's web site for more information.

Posted: August 27, 2010

Gary Ploski MFA 2008 is co-producing and starring an independent movie, that is slated for starting production in early October. Ali Berman '04 is working on the film too as the Sustainability Planner For more information on the film, see its web site here.

Posted: August 27, 2010

Allison Sparkuhl '08 and Naomi Bishop ’08 just launched their own e-commerce DIY/refashioned vintage clothing boutique, ALIOMI. The fashion line has been featured in Teen Vogue, Seventeen and StyleCaster, among others.

Posted: August 20, 2010

Nina Raginsky Mishkin '52 announces: ONGOING WRITERS GROUP now has limited number of openings for SLC alums. Serious, committed prose writers only. Some publication credits desirable but not necessary. We meet once a month in Manhattan, but welcome applicants from greater New York, Connecticut and New Jersey as well. For more information, contact nina.mishkin@comcast.net or ehrlich_rosanne@yahoo.com.

Posted: August 20, 2010

This Saturday, August 21, NYC based choreographer, performer and teacher Anneke Hansen ’02 and her troupe of six dancers will be teaching an advanced class in the morning and staging an informal showing of her work in progress in the evening. Both events are held at Halestone Dance Studio in Lexington, Virginia and are free and open to the public. Call 540 463 7444 for inquires and reservations.

Posted: August 20, 2010

Opera in Danza is an original opera based on the 14th century book of poems, I Fioretti Di San Francesco, the document St. Francis’s miracles. Performed in Italian with English subtitles, the NYC-set piece features found object puppetry by Abby Felder ’04 and Jane Catherine Shaw. Tickets are $25 at http://lamama.org. Special offer for SLC alumnae/i: use code Music when purchasing online to receive discounted tickets at $18 each (valid first two weeks only!).

I Fioretti Di San Francesco

Posted: August 20, 2010

The New York Times presents slideshow of Tara Israel's '06 project, documenting the "unvarnished" side of where she grew up -- the Hamptons -- a "place where clamming replaces clubbing". Please click here to view the slideshow.

Posted: August 16, 2010

Sculptor Jedd Novatt '80, one of the 2010 Alumnae/i Citation Award winners for Achievement, premiered his most recent work, Vascos on Breakwater, in Spain recently.

Vascos on Breakwater

Posted: August 16, 2010

This month, SUNY Press published a book entitled Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy by Christina Grof ’64, co-creator of Holotropic Breathwork and founder of the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN). Detailed information about the book can be found on this web site.

Posted: August 16, 2010

Brenda Finucane ’85 MS and her work as a genetic counselor was profiled in The Delaware County Daily Times. Read the full article here.

Posted: August 16, 2010

Michele Brody ’89 continues her Tea House project as she joins this year’s ArtPrize, which will take place in Grand Rapids, MI this fall. For her installation, she plans to hang over 400 stained tea bags inscribed with people’s stories and memories associated with or inspired by tea. She requests everyone’s participation in this collaborative installation – she would be glad to send anyone via snail mail a few pre-stained, as well as plain tea bags for writing down your own memories or stories inspired by tea. Feel free to make a cuppa with the plain ones, as well as pass out some to a few friends or family to share their memories with as well. If you send Michele your address, she will send back how ever many tea bags you would like stained with a range of teas, along with a self addressed stamped envelope to return to her by early September.

Posted: August 16, 2010

Pamela Julian '09 received the Seideleman Award for Political advocacy.

Posted: August 16, 2010

Carol Cheney '66, a past SLC trustee and alumnae/i association president, is recipient of the Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession. Cheney, president and creative director at Cheney & Co., a creative marketing firm that serves independent schools, first became involved with CASE in 1979 when she was director of publications and public relations at Choate Rosemary Hall. Since then, Cheney has shared her expertise in independent school advancement by volunteering as a faculty member for numerous conferences, serving as a judge for CASE awards programs and writing articles for CURRENTS magazine and chapters for CASE books. Cheney is a recipient of the CASE Crystal Award for outstanding teaching, a former member of the CASE Industry Advisory Council and a recognized authority on communications and campaign marketing.

Carol Cheney

Posted: August 16, 2010

The Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard Morais '81, was reviewed by The New York Times, who spoke of "the novel's charm."

Posted: August 16, 2010

Paula Marafino Bernett MFA 1992 has poems published or scheduled for publication in Rattle (Visual Poetry winner and cover), Margie, Sierra Nevada Review, Salamander, Eclipse, California Quarterly and Anenome Sidecar.

Posted: August 16, 2010

2010 brought the official release of "Thinktankubator," the first full-length release on Summer Break Records by Allan Hayslip '91 under the band name Bonedome, and the reviews are strong. Magnet Magazine wrote "Hayslip's vocals are like those of a young Bowie, but the music has an appeal similar to the Hives. The overall effect is somewhat orchestral in scope with a lot of drive and a truly sublime guitar tone." Friend Lisa Loeb sent a note saying "Very moody, rock, interesting, complicated, but like reading a book." Former fellow SLC'er Rhett Miller '93 (of the Old 97's) wrote "Thinktankubator reminds me of some of my favorite records without ever seeming derivative." And BabySue.Com said 'Instantly impressive stuff...We can hear traces of a wide range of folks while spinning this disc...but specific artists that come to mind include David Bowie, The Psychedelic Furs, and Peter Murphy....Twelve cool heady tracks." All the usual online suspects are carrying "Thinktankubator" as a CD or download, or at rare live Bonedome shows.

Posted: August 9, 2010

Amanda Rivkin '06, a recent recipient of a Young Explorers Grant from the National Geographic Society is currently in Turkey completing work on her photographic project, "Exploring the Evolving Oil Economy: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline," that took her to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Her work was also recently the subject of a new feature column on young photojournalists that she helped create for The New York Times Lens blog entitled, "Turning Point: Images that Inspire," which can be found on the Lens blog at http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/essay-20/

Posted: August 9, 2010

Indie musician Julia Barry '04 just released her newest album, "Once, Or Twice," a jazz/blues-tinged collection of tracks on wonder and longing. "Once, or Twice" features 11 original songs played by Julia Barry on vocals and keyboard instruments, John Lenis on bass, Dan Tinkoff/Samuel Stein '05 on guitar, and Jon Searles on drums. Additional instrumentals include strings and organ (Ryan Gregg). "Once, or Twice" was recorded and mixed by Meredith McCandless at FLUXstudios.net, NYC, produced by Ben Lindell, and mastered by Michael Tudor at Defiant Recording.

Sample tracks, video, photos, and performance information can be found on Julia Barry's website.

Posted: August 9, 2010

Josh Maurer '86 and Alixandre Wtilin were nominated for 9 Emmy Awards for their film "GEORGIA O'KEEFFE" which they Executive Produced through their production company City Entertainment. The film stars Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Bob Balaban. The film has received 9 Emmy nominations, including Best Picture.

Also, their new television series "RUBICON" which Josh executive produced and originally developed, premiered on August 1, 2010 on AMC Network to great reviews and the highest ratings in AMC's history for a pilot presentation. The series has been picked up for a full 13 season order.

Posted: August 9, 2010

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twentieth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann MFA '05. The $20,000 award is given to encourage collaboration in documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed American photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. Lange and Taylor worked together for many years, most notably on fieldwork that resulted in American Exodus (1941), a seminal work in documentary studies.

Posted: July 30, 2010

Monique Marissa Lukens ’97 just had her song, “Wo Sind Sie?” (Jake “Heartache” Benson Trance Mix) placed in a soon-to-be-released Edoardo Ponti film (Coming and Going ’10). She also performed at the California Cougar Convention with a campy social-equality dance song deemed the National Cougar Convention Anthem. The song is titled “Older Women, Younger Guys” and is featured on CNN iReport. Also in the works is a proposed reading of a play she has written at the Underground Theatre (Hollywood).

Posted: July 26, 2010

Grace Paley: Collected Shorts is a feature-length documentary produced by Lilly Rivlin (Can You Hear Me?, Gimme a Kiss). The musical score was composed and performed by Sarah Lawrence alum and saxophonist, Kyle Casey Chu '10. The film first premiered on July 25, 2010 at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theater as part of the 30th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. It has been announced this film will be screened at the Woodstock and San Diego Film Festivals.

Posted: July 26, 2010

Called a "tense, bare-bones thriller" by Kirkus and a "fascinating character study of individuals and an entire town" by Booklist, Eireann Corrigan's '99 fourth book, Accomplice, has been released by Scholastic Press.

Posted: July 26, 2010

Michael Hovance '94 plays the title role for the musical Sweeney Todd at Pierce College. The show runs on weekends starting on July 30th, with night time and matinee shows. For more details, tickets and directions, visit http://info.piercecollege.edu/theater/.

Posted: July 26, 2010

Sara A.O. Rosner '08 presents the world premiere of her first evening-length work, 90 Ways to Wake from Drowning, on July 30th at the Joyce Soho Theatre in NYC. Set amid a visual wonderland of car crashes, plastic bags and heavy slow dances, this piece is choreographed like an action-movie and penned in the aesthetics of mess. Effort transcends, time bends and weight remembers. Featuring new music from Sam Stein, Theo Wilson and Chris Spears.

Post-performance discussion with Kathy Westwater MFA 2001 on July 30th followed by wine and cheese reception in the lobby. Discussion is free and open to the public. Please see more information on the Events Posted by Alums Page .

Posted: July 26, 2010

The New York Times profiled the career of actress and writer Jennifer Salt ’65, selected by director Ryan Murphy to co-write the big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, which stars Julia Roberts.

Posted: July 26, 2010

Peter Ajemian's '89 Soja Martial Arts studio has announced its new class schedule. For more information, see: http://www.sojamartialarts.com/

Posted: July 26, 2010

Jon Kinzel MFA 2009 will perform at the River to River Festival in NYC (Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City) on July 26, at 6:00 p.m. He and four other artists will come together to celebrate the life of Merce Cunningham. For more information, see rivertorivernyc.com

Posted: July 22, 2010

Bob Struckman '94 has just become the speech writer for AFL-CIO president, Rich Trumka.

Posted: July 22, 2010

Carol Barenberg '61 has launched a singles group based on the idea that people of similar educational backgrounds will have more mutual interests and fun together. The group holds hold social events in Boston and New York once a month open to single graduates or professors at Ivy League schools, Cal Tech, M.I.T. , Seven Sisters and Sarah Lawrence. For more information, see Carol's web site.

Posted: July 22, 2010

"A Fistful of Stars" is singer songwriter, Jennifer Greer's '94 third and most ambitious album. It's a sweeping collection of 14 songs, showcasing Jennifer's writing at its highest level with songs that fully express the creative marriage of heart and mind. This is an album that shows the maturing of a writer who has truly learned her craft. Her songs stack layers of sound in ways that are delicious and endearing, funky and focused but never straightforward.

Jennifer’s first album, "Jewel Machine" (2001) won the WRSI singer/songwriter competition. In 2005 she released "the Apiary," which got rave reviews and won "Best Adult Alternative CD 2005" from the Muse's Muse and "Best Unsigned Pop Artist" from Verbicide Magazine in 2008. For more information, see Jennifer's web site. You can buy her album from itunes and CD Baby.

Posted: July 13, 2010

Multiple Emmy Award winning puppeteer Lara McLean '94 started out her career sorting out the feathers of Big Bird. She moved on to dominate the puppetry scene as she worked on Sesame Street, Sesame English, and the original cast of the Broadway show Avenue Q. She is currently working on her latest project, the Off-Broadway hit John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, a musical. For tickets and more information, visit http://imaginoceanthemusical.com.

Posted: July 13, 2010

Sara Hunter Hudson '62 announces the debut of Wordfest at The Mount in the Berkshires in MA. WordFest is a celebration of words and ideas in one of the most beautiful settings in the Berkshires. Organized by The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic home and gardens, WordFest brings together acclaimed writers and passionate readers for talks, readings, conversations, and discovery. Sara Hunter Hudson '62 is Chief Development Officer at the Mount. Other alumnae/i involved with the Mount include Pauline Metcalf '60, Eleanor Collier Dwight '60, Gertrude (Gigi) deG. Wilmers '60. Among the panelists is alumna -- and noted author -- Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '87.

For more information, see the Berkshire Wordfest web site.

Posted: July 13, 2010

Singer Jenna Esposito '00 has some exciting performances in New York City lined up for the summer. On July 10, she guest stars in Judy Garland Live. On the 13th, she performs with George Pettignano at Patsy's Italian Restaurant, where singers like Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin have performed in the past. On the following night, the 14th, she makes a guest appearance with Tom D'Angelo at Feinstein'’s at Loews Regency. On Thursday the 29th she makes another guest appearance in the Danny Leary Variety Extravaganza at Comix. She also performs on August 6 and 14 at the Metropolitan Room and in Little Italy, respectively. For more details, visit her website at http://jennaesposito.com.

Posted: July 8, 2010

"Your Body: Memory Builders," an article in the July issue of Dance Magazine, features the work of Erin Reck MFA '08 and other dancers who are "on the forefront of understanding the interplay between learning, memory, and the relationship between mind and body." The article discusses how Reck's work with Sara Rudner, director of the Dance program, "inspired her to try to bring the relationship between the brain and creative movement" into her own work.

Posted: July 8, 2010

Estha Weiner '72 participates in the Poets House Showcase Readings on July 15, Thursday at 7:00 pm. She will be reading alongside other renowned poets , including Maureen McLane, Ryan Murphy and Evelyn Reilly. Admission is free. For more information, visit Estha's site.

Posted: July 7, 2010

Erin Reck MFA '08 was featured in an article in Dance Magazine, in which she discusses the interconnectedness of dance and neuroscience. The article is available online here.

Posted: July 7, 2010

Julia Barry '04 is putting the finishing touches on her CD release party. Alec Gross will open and then Julia will play with a full band! For more information and to RSVP, see the Events Posted by Alums page!

Posted: July 7, 2010

Glimpses, a kaleidoscope of 25 monologues performed by 25 actors, features actress Celia Pilkington '89. Please come to a fascinating, provocative night of theatre! For more information and for tickets, see the Events Posted by Alums page!

Posted: July 7, 2010

Diana Troy '03 announces Tales from the Tunnel. Hop on board for an evening of stories from the NYC subway system that range from humorous to heartfelt. After its 2009 sold out run at The New York International Fringe Festival, Troy Diana '03 and James Valletti's Tales From The Tunnel begins previews Off Broadway on July 10th and opens officially on July 25th. The cast includes Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia from Rent and Farah Bala '03. For tickets and more information please check out www.talesfromthetunnel.com

Posted: July 7, 2010

Kay Chernush '66 announced that her image, "Voodoo Inverson" has won the GAATW "Rights! Arts! Action!" international competition for "ground-breaking, positive, and inspirational visual representations" of victims of human trafficking.

Kay Chernush Voodoo Inversion

Posted: July 7, 2010

On June 27th, Myles Alexander '10 participated in his first Sprint Triathlon (750 meter swim, 20k cycle, and 10k run) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He was 5th across the finish line and placed 1st in his age and gender group (male 20-24), completing the race in 1:14:45.

Posted: July 7, 2010

Ciara Gilmartin '03 and Leslie Rosa-Stumpf '03 announce Parlour No. 16. Parlour No. 16, Golden Tales, explores the invented worlds of Lara Allen, Megha Gupta, Faten Kanaan, Sandra Mack-Valencia and Natalia Yovane. Through their use of visionary and mythical iconography as well as a broad range of media, each artist develops their own unique mythology. In this way, Golden Tales strives to explore how, even today, we desire to be rooted in a mythical sensibility. These artists use constructed and remembered mythical icons, fictional and nonfictional fragments of history, in order to develop new realities.

Posted: July 7, 2010

Rebecca Lerman '03 is appearing Off-Broadway in the upcoming play Beautiful Thing as Leah. Olivier and John Whiting Award winning Johnathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing is being produced by Nicu's Spoon and directed by Michelle Kuchuk. The highly anticipated performance depicts the story of two boyhood pals in the slums of South London who discover a secret, a 'beautiful thing' - love - in a violent and dangerous place. Rebecca Lee Lerman just completed her first national tour with Theaterworks/USA, playing Charlie Chan and Rosamond in the musical adaptation of the children's book, Nate the Great! She is returning to Nicu Spoon Theater after playing Gin Walker in their 2009 production of 23 Coins (A New Musical). More information about her can be found at www.RebeccaSings.com.

Posted: July 6, 2010

Celia Sack '91, owner of Omnivore Books, San Francisco's culinary bookstore, finds herself at the center of the city's small culinary community. She was recently profiled by San Francisco Weekly.

Posted: July 6, 2010

Eleanor Cory '65 makes her world premiere in String Quartet no. 3 in this season's MOMA Summergarden Concert Series. Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West Fifty-fourth Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to ninety minutes.

Posted: July 6, 2010

Joy Martin '72 contributed to the recently published book, "When... Not If: Stories from Conflicts in the Middle East". For more information, see lulu.com.

Posted: July 6, 2010

Brian O'Connor, '82, won a Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 15th annual Best in Business contest. O'Connor, personal finance editor and columnist for The Detroit News, was honored in the projects category for his "Grand Experiment" series chronicling his attempt to cut $1,000 from his family's monthly budget. The same series also received a feature writing prize from the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association.

Posted: June 23, 2010

Derek Abbiw Jackson '94 is now the CEO and Chairman of McKinsey & Co.. He is also Chairman of the McKinsey Gobal Institute, McKinsey's economic policy research arm. He is a Director in the Healthcare Payor and Provider, Strategy and Strategic Organization Practices.

Posted: June 23, 2010

Avis Harper Brooks MA HAP 2004 announces that CT was one of 26 grantees of the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program. As a result of a successful grant application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CT Department is one of the 26 states awarded fund for a coloectal cancer control program. This is a five year initiatives. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal (colon) cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64% to 80% in the funded states by 2014. An increase in screening rates will reduce illness and death from colorectal cancer.

Posted: June 23, 2010

Composer Maia Aprahamian was commissioned by Opera House Arts (OHA) at the Stonington Opera House to write the music and book for the musical version of “Burt Dow, Deep Water Man,” based on the book of the same name by Robert McCloskey. The show, a “children’s opera,” premieres on July 1st, 2010 and runs through July 11. For more information and ticket reservations, visit http://operahousearts.org

Posted: June 22, 2010

Ilse Gordon '74 announces her solo exhibit entitled Greenwich Revisited: One Hundred Summers Later, to be shown at The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich. The opening reception is on June 24th, and the exhibit will be on display until August 11th. For directions and exhibit hours, visit www.hstg.com.

Posted: June 22, 2010

The compositions of Mira Spektor '50, alongside those of the legendary Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Weill, will be performed by husband and wife duo Darcy Dunn and Mimi Stern-Wolfe at a special one night performance entitled “Have Songs, Will Travel”. This musical revue will take place on July 15th, at 6:00 pm at the Cornelia Street Café in the Greenwich Village. Admission is $10, plus $10 for minimum drinks. For tickets and more information, call 212.989.9319 or 212.477.1594.

Posted: June 22, 2010

Diana Troy '03 and James Valleti's Tales from the Tunnel, a play on stories from the New York City subway system, completed its 2009 sold out run at The New York International Fringe Festival. This summer, the play moves to Off Broadway, beginning with previews on July 10th and opening officially on July 25th. The cast includes Farah Bala '03 and Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia from Rent. For tickets and more information, visit www.talesfromthetunnel.com

Posted: June 21, 2010

Chelsea Lowe '84 co-authored Living with Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder with Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD. The book was published this year and is available at major book stores, including Amazon.

Posted: June 21, 2010

Kay Chernush '66 announces her new exhibit, "The Us and The They: Prejudice and Empathy in America's Smallest County". This exhibit explores in images and in words how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how the "Other" sees us. In this new and perceptive series, photographer Kay Chernush turns her lens on a diverse group of Arlingtonians, using photography to hold a mirror up to the prejudice and stereotypes they have experienced in their everyday lives. Gallery visitors will be invited to write their own reactions and perceptions on the walls surrounding the images. This work is supported by a 2010 Spotlight Grant from the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

Posted: June 7, 2010

 

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