How to Make a Life is a sweeping saga that follows four generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel. It tells the story of a family who must learn to accept each other’s differences–or risk cutting ties with the very people who anchor their place in the world.
Florence Reiss Kraut is a native New Yorker, raised and educated in four of the five boroughs of New York City. She holds a BA in English and a master’s in social work. She worked for thirty years as a clinician, a family therapist, and the CEO of a family service agency before retiring to write and travel widely.
Grammy Award-winning artist Suzanne Vega will celebrate the release of her new, career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (out September 11 via Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl) with a livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club on October 7 and 8. The first of the two performances will be timed for North American audiences and the second for UK and European fans. The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honoring Vega’s long musical relationship with her city.
Modern Gods is an online Live Action Roleplay (LARP) experience where players will assume the role of a god who is allied with a particular group of gods (faction) dealing with the realities of an unpredictable world where a god’s power is dictated by the belief mortals have in them. This is a collaborative and competitive story-driven experience that will be welcoming to experienced and new Larpers. The event will be hosted on Discord and new players will be be tutored in the easy to use online platform, rules, and gameplay the day prior to the event itself. Become godly!
Most General Meetings feature a talk or other presentation by a writer, editor, film maker or similar expert in the fields of science fiction, fantasy or horror. They are usually preceded by discussions and videos.
The festival will feature a program showcasing a mix of international horror, fantasy, sci-fi, vanguard, and underground films that capture the distinct curatorial spirit of each festival. Highlighting imaginative, daring, and bold voices in cinema, NIGHTSTREAM will encompass the full scope of genre storytelling and provide an exciting home experience for film fans this Halloween season.
Arrive anytime between 5 and 6 pm to choose your “campsite” on the meadow, by the Pollinator Garden, or on the farm’s duck lawn.
Distanced picnic tables will be available for a bring-your-own dinner. We’ll have a variety of staff-led outdoor activities in small groups including night hikes, live animal presentations, and naked-eye astronomy.
Each family will also receive a packet with a scavenger hunt and materials for a do-it-yourself family terrarium to make for your evening craft!
In the morning, take an early stroll on the farm as the animals wake up for the morning, and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, and more before starting off your Saturday. Limited to 18 families to allow for distancing.
Taking practice tests for primary, secondary, and college admission exams provides students with a baseline score. Finding out where you stand allows you to compare scores and determine your best fit test. Taking practice tests for primary, secondary, and college admission exams provides students with a baseline score.
Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our ZOOM Online Meeting Room.
In REMAIN IN LOVE, Frantz takes readers to the rooms where the songs were born (when he wrote “Psycho Killer” with David Byrne and then-girlfriend Tina Weymouth), to the stages of late 1970s New York (where the crowd included Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, and Debbie Harry), to the founding of Tom Tom Club, and inside his relationships with love of his life, Weymouth, and mercurial frontman, Byrne.
Event attendees will also be treated to a special featurette, Secrets Galore Behind the Gore. Join revolutionary special-effects and makeup artist Tom Savini for a look at some of the groundbreaking gory great moments in the original Friday the 13th (Directed by Sean S. Cunningham and Written by Victor Miller).
This 4 part series will include weekly author studies, background information, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived readings, inspired writing prompts, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback.
Thematic Workshop includes:
Stephen King and Clive Barker
Dean Koontz and Anne Rice
Mary Shelley and Neil Gaiman
Edgar Allan Poe and Ania Ahlborn
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers entering grades 6-12
Join Australian and international influencers, businesses and industry for Melbourne International Games Week 2020 – Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration – featuring online conferences, events and activities for the games industry, games enthusiasts, general public and educators.