Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Conference & Book Fair Reminder & Future AWP Conference Dates

January 30 / 16 January is coming to a close…..hard to believe, but it is! Reminders….it’s always good to have reminders. The 2016 AWP Conference & Bookfair held in Los Angeles is one of them. Now, I’ve posted this a few times, but I’m sure there are those who are interested. Here are the preregistration and will-call registration for those who haven’t registered yet. So here’s the reminder part…… credit: Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2016 AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles March 30-April 2, 2016 Key Dates October 31, 2015: Preregistration opens … Continue reading Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Conference & Book Fair Reminder & Future AWP Conference Dates

Reflections: A January Poem

January 28 / 16 For this month’s reflection, I’ve decided on a poem by Dylan Thomas. Hope you enjoy reading it…enjoy your the rest of your Thursday, be blessed!   JANUARY 1939 – by Dylan Thomas Because the pleasure-bird whistles after the hot wires, Shall the blind horse sing sweeter? Convenient bird and beast lie lodged to suffer The supper and knives of a mood. In the sniffed and poured snow on the tip of the tongue of the year That clouts the spittle like bubbles with broken rooms, An enamoured man alone by the twigs of his eyes, two … Continue reading Reflections: A January Poem

Creative Close-Up: Diversity in Hollywood, What Can Be Done?

January 25 / 16 The award season has already arrived. Golden Globes, People’s Choice awards, etc, etc. We all saw the Academy Award nominees announced a few weeks ago. This has created a shake up. I’m on my Twitter account and the hastag: #OscarsSoWhite is right there in plain sight. Yep, the nominees are all white. No African, Hispanic, or any other minority represented on that list. Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting the Oscars, so is Spike Lee, but let’s be honest, will that solve the problem? No. For a long time, diversity in Hollywood has been an issue and … Continue reading Creative Close-Up: Diversity in Hollywood, What Can Be Done?

The Oscar Nominees Are……

January 16 / 16 I’m sure most of you know that the Academy Award nominees have already been announced. Here are the nominees…..   Best Picture The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight   Best Director Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant Lenny Abrahamson, Room Tom McCarthy, Spotlight   Best Actor Bryan Cranston, Trumbo Matt Damon, The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl   Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Carol Brie Larson, Room … Continue reading The Oscar Nominees Are……

The Scene Weekend: The Memoir Writing Club

January 16 / 16  Hey! Found something for you present or future writers, courtesy of The Memoir Writing Club. Their aim is to turn your life experiences into page turning memoirs and autobiographical fiction best sellers….well that’s what they said. A writing retreat workshop is in the works….. THE MEMOIR WRITING CLUB WRITING RETREAT WORKSHOP (courtesy cred: The Memoir Writing Club website) ⇓ The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Master Classes Online 4-Week Fiction – starts Sun 21 Feb 2016 4-Week Memoir – Contact for Schedule with Book Writing Coach and Author Irene Graham Online Limited to 4 x Emerging /Advanced Writers In … Continue reading The Scene Weekend: The Memoir Writing Club

@ the Museum: Los Angeles

January 15 / 16 Good Morning…..Friday is here, the weekend is coming. Shadowbox is back with @ the Museum, but this time I’m not focusing on one museum. Nope, I’m looking and scoping cities for many museums. I’m looking towards the west….Los Angeles is the target. LA is not only the place for entertainment, the capital of LaLa Land, but it’s got cultural things and events as well. This time it’s not one museum, but several. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) / 5905 Wilshire Blvd. 323.887.6000 /   The Getty Art Museum / 1200 Getty Center Dr. … Continue reading @ the Museum: Los Angeles