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National Endowment for the Humanities Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions Grants DEADELINE January 6

Public Humanities Projects supports projects in three program categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions), and at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). Regardless of proposed activity, NEH encourages applicants to explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website or mobile app.

Small and mid-sized organizations are especially encouraged to apply. We likewise welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students in informal educational settings), underserved communities, and veterans. Applicants are advised to consider developing partnerships with other institutions, particularly organizations such as cultural alliances, broadcast media stations, cultural heritage centers, state humanities councils, veterans’ centers, and libraries.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Short Documentary Grants DEADELINE January 6

The Short Documentaries program supports production of single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. The proposed film(s) must be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution. The subject of the film(s) must be related to “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary.

Applicants must have consulted with a team of scholarly advisers in the humanities to develop the humanities themes, subjects, and ideas that the film(s) will explore. The humanities scholars must provide diverse perspectives, and incorporate a range of scholarly ideas and approaches.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Development and Production Grants for Radio, Podcast, Film, TV, & Documentaries DEADELINE January 6

The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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Virtual: Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop November 24

This business etiquette workshop is designed to teach basic Japanese phrases and behavioral skills needed in Japanese corporate environments. Participants will learn practical expressions and manners used in various business contexts, such as formal greeting, business card exchange, seating order (Kamiza and Shimoza), proper bowing, unique hand gestures, and table manners. The class will be conducted in English and is suitable for persons at any level of Japanese language experience, including those who have little or no previous background in Japanese.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Crash Course for Travelers to Japan Workshop November 2

This crash course for travelers offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time or even veteran travelers to Japan.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners Workshop November 19 & 20

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. These lessons are meant for persons with no previous knowledge of Japanese.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Japanese Brushwork-Painting Wild Orchids Workshop November 18

Dr. Flax’s virtual workshop is focused on painting wild orchids. The wild orchid is one of the “Four Gentleman”—one of the four plants used to teach brush painting techniques and a motif frequently featured in Japanese prints, paintings, and poems. This class will focus on the technical brushwork used to create wild orchids while allowing students room to explore their creativity.

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Virtual: Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television Class Beginning November 6

This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing — the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone of a dramatic piece, and how narrative drive and the understanding of the elements of the construction of a story are critical to any piece of dramatic writing. The course will include insights and address the specific individual demands inherent in the writing of screenplays, stage plays and one-hour television shows. The individual requirements of each discipline will be addressed, as well as the specific look of each form of dramatic writing. The instructor will arrange for individual, one-on-one sessions with each student above and beyond classroom instruction.

William Bigelow is an American screenwriter, television writer and playwright. He has written for numerous television shows, among them Murder, She Wrote, The Commish, Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue, Sliders, and most recently GRIMM on NBC.

SOURCE: https://www.writerscenter.org

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Koch Comics FLASH Sale November 5-6 ~Brooklyn~

All your fondest memories of reading comics or books on a sun-dappled floor or hours spent in darkened theaters riveted to thrilling adventures can be recaptured here. All you favorite artists, writers, directors and stars are waiting.

A table full of goodies, comics, mags, trades, books. Everybody gets to pick one item (no purchase required-just sign up), BUY MORE, PICK MORE.

SOURCE: http://www.kochcomics.com

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Virtual: Scifi Association of Bergen County Hosting MaryJanice Davidson, Paranormal Romance Author November 12

For over 30 years the S F A B C has promoted an interest and enjoyment of science fiction, fantasy, horror and related areas with a variety of events and activities.

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.

Guest: Mary Janice Davidson, Paranormal Romance Author

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METATOPIA Online Gaming Con November 5-8

METATOPIA ONLINE is the place to unveil new ideas related to making, playing and selling games and to share them with friends and peers, old and new.

Join hundreds of Designers and Publishers for scheduled seminars, panels and discussions, and unlimited online playtests.

Using a combination of Twitch, Discord and Zoom, we will come together to talk about role playing games, story games, LARPs, board games, card games, party games and wargames.

Non-Professionals are welcome to enjoy the entire convention, whether you aspire to be part of the gaming industry or not. Designers will be running freeform playtests throughout the weekend, and they will need everyday players to help them out!

SOURCE: https://www.dexposure.com

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Virtual: Midwest GameFest November 12-15

Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer’s Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more!

SOURCE: https://www.midwestgamefest.org

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Virtual: MEGAMIGS Gaming Con November 12 & 13

MEGAMIGS 2020 is Canada’s premiere video game conference that brings together game industry professionals and the general public. The MEGA+MIGS team is working hard to prepare this year’s edition that will live up to our industry’s expectations: dynamic, creative and rewarding!

SOURCE: https://megamigs.com

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Virtual: DevGAMM Gaming Conference November 9-20

DevGAMM is the biggest conference for game industry professionals in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.

SOURCE: https://devgamm.com

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Nationwide Screening of “Frankenstein” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller October 28

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) as his creation.

Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost one million people in cinemas around the world.

SOURCE: https://www.fathomevents.com

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30th Anniversary Nationwide Screening of “Total Recall” October 27

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox and Michael Ironside, the film tells the story of a construction worker who suddenly finds himself embroiled in espionage on Mars and unable to determine if the experiences are real or the result of memory implants.

SOURCE: https://www.fathomevents.com

Editor’s Note: “The Total Recall” film is based on Philip K. Dick’s novella of the same name. If you loved this movie, you will love the story even more!

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Eyelands Book Awards for Published and Unpublished Books DEADLINE October 20

Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens, Greece; plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website.

Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books.

Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards.

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels, children’s books, historical fiction/memoir, graphic novels.

Multiple submissions allowed.

Manuscripts must be written in English.

There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.

SOURCE: https://eyelandsawards.com

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Virtual Event: David Duchovny Performs Jess Walter’s Historical Novel “The Cold Millions” October 29

Actor David Duchovny will perform a dramatic reading from Jess Walter’s outstanding historical novel The Cold Millions, a richly entertaining story of two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century. A conversation between author and actor on their respective forms of storytelling and the book’s striking relevance to 2020 American political discord to follow.

Tickets include a copy of The Cold Millions.

SOURCE: https://centerforfiction.org

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Fantasy Author Event: Rebecca Roanhorse “Black Sun” October 28 ~Manhattan~

Join Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winning author, Rebecca Roanhorse, for the launch of her new epic fantasy novel Black Sun. Rebecca will be in-conversation with fellow Sci-Fi author John Scalzi.

SOURCE: https://www.strandbooks.com

Location: Strand, Manhattan

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Harry Potter Party New York City October 29 ~Manhattan~

On 10/29/21 Mercury Lounge will be transformed into Hogwarts for the night and we will be hosting a Costume Contest with cash & prizes for the runner ups + a Triwizard Tournament that includes Trivia, Quidditch & a Scavenger Hunt!
If you are unsure of which house you belong too, please visit the sorting hat and take the JK Rowling approved quiz!

SOURCE: Facebook

Location: Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, Manhattan