All posts tagged: MidWeek Updates

MidWeek Updates: NW Summer Writers’ Conference & Digital Book World 2019

7.17.19 Hello! Just have two things to share with you. Northwestern School Professional Studies Summer Writers’ Conference and Digital Book World 2019. Credit source: northwestern school professional studies & digital book world   Summer Writers’ Conference August 15–17, 2019 • Chicago Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 15th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to escalate your plot, write a gut-wrenching story, motivate your characters, and turn your nonfiction into a narrative. Hear keynote presentations from award-winning authors, including Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers). Get advice from publishers, agents, literary editors, critics, and published authors in all genres. You can also schedule an individual manuscript consultation with conference faculty. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome, as are writers of all genres and backgrounds. Come seek a fuller understanding of the craft—and business—of writing. The conference is hosted by the Northwestern University School of Professional …

MidWeek Updates…Governors Island 2019

7.10.19 Hey! Been back at work getting new blog posts ready for the week and the weeks ahead. As promised, I’m keeping an eye on Portal: Governors Island art fair this year, which will take place during the weekends of September. I can’t recall if I posted this part, but I will post it again as a reminder for those attending the fair. Credit source: portal: governors island Hours & Admission August 31 – September 29, 2019Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am – 6pm Admission is Free8-minute ferry ride to Governors Island:•  Adult – $3 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Seniors – $1 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Children under 13 – Free•  IDNYC Holders – Free•  Military Personnel – Free Catalogues:  $20   Location & Transportation Governors Island, Colonels RowBldg. 405, 406, 407 and 408Just follow the signs marked Colonels Row to the buildings with the yellow and orange banners. From Manhattan:The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows: By …

MidWeek Updates: TV Land News…

6.26.19 Hello…now time to see what’s going on in TV land. Credit source: The Hollywood Reporter (THR) Happy, happy news…Mary J. Blige signs first-look TV deal with Lionsgate. According to the Hollywood Reporter by Rick Porter… Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige is moving into TV production. The singer/songwriter/actress has signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce series via her newly launched Blue Butterfly Productions. The deal also includes a component by which Blige can create content for the studio’s array of platforms. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate,” said Blige. “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.” Added Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs, “Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice. Every art she touches blossoms, and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We …

MidWeek Updates: Art Residencies

6.19.19 Hello…Artists, for those of you looking to seek art residencies to break away from the constant everyday world and seek boundlessly creativity, well I found a list of residencies you can look at. Trying to find the right one for you is not going to be perfect. You need to find the one art residency that is going to be comfortable, to give you the right space and time for you to create your best work, and of course, the price is gotta be right too. Free or not.  Credit source: ResArtis Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs at Montalvo A PO Box 158, 15400 Montalvo Road95071 Saratoga, CAPhone: +1-408-777-2112Fax: +1-408-777-5850 read more The MacDowell Colony 100 High Street03458 Peterborough, NHPhone: +1-603-924-3886Fax: +1-603-924-9142 read more   Vermont Studio Center P.O. Box 61305656 Johnson, VTPhone: 802-635-2727Fax: 802-635-2730 read more   The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center Contact Address (In USA): Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Committee; Institute of International Education; 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor10017 New York, NY; USAPhone: +212-984-5537Fax: +212-984-5393 read more   Residency Unlimited …

MidWeek Updates: Literature Conferences…

6.12.19 Morning! I have two literary conferences that need some attention. First, it’s the Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference. Here are the details… Credit source: RWA Conference   Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, July 24–27, 2019. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: education and information, networking with fellow writers, interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.   Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income.   RWA is: a non-profit association of 9,000+ members based in Houston, Texas dedicated to advancing the interests of career-focused romance writers home …

MidWeek Update: An Art Fair & Comic-Con

6.5.19 Hello all! First Wednesday of June and I have two things go along to you. First off, Portal: Governors Island, formerly Governor’s Island Art Fair and then Comic-Con International San Diego… Credit source: Governors Island Fair & Comic-Con For those living in NYC or visiting, here are a few facts about this annual event. FAQs – Portal: GI 2019› Portal: Governors Islandformerly known as Governors Island Art Fair The 11th Annual Art Fair on Governors Island Organized by the Nonprofit 4heads, Inc. On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4heads will open Portal: Governors Island (formerly known as Governors Island Art Fair), featuring a diverse range of artists from across the U.S. and abroad. Installations, which span the spectrum of artistic genre and media, will be presented across eight of the historic homes on Colonels Row, with each artist installing in an individual room or connective space. Now in its 12th year, Portal: GI heralds the start of the fall visual arts season in New York, with a spirited atmosphere that encourages conversation between artists and visitors and challenges the established fair …

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Writers!

5.22.19 Hello! For those who love to create and write, there are two contests to enter. Thanks to The Writer. The Writer Share Your Story Writing Contest Deadline Thursday, June 6, 2019 Categories Nonfiction Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share your story to enter this writing contest. Write about a moment in your life that stands out such as the birth of a child, wedding or a traumatic event. Write your story for a chance at the cash prize. Contact Information FanStory.com Website https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105548     Minute Poetry Contest Deadline Monday, June 3, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share a Minute Poem to enter this poetry contest. A Minute is a three-stanza poem that has a specific syllable count. Each stanza follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count. So the first line has 8 syllables and every line that follows has 4 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Contact Information FanStory.com Website …

MidWeek Update: Cannes Film Festival 2019

5.15.19 Hello, dear creatives! How’s everyone’s week so far? Well, we are halfway through this week and what better way than to see what’s happening in Cannes, France, where the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is taking place. The annual event started yesterday, May 14 and will run until May 25. I went online to their official website and found the press kit available to download. Here is some info on the festival… THE COMPETITION JURY 2019Alejandro Gonzalez IÑÁRRITU – PresidentDirector, Producer, Screenwriter / MexicoElle FANNING Actress / United-StatesMaimouna N’DIAYE Director, Actress / Burkina FasoKelly REICHARDT Director, Screenwriter, Editor / United-StatesAlice ROHRWACHER Director, Screenwriter, Producer / ItalyEnki BILAL Comic Book Author, Director / FranceRobin CAMPILLO Director, Screenwriter, Editor / FranceYorgos LANTHIMOS Director, Screenwriter, Producer / GreecePawel PAWLIKOWSKI Director, Screenwriter / Poland 14 to 25 May 2019Opening Film :Jim JARMUSCH  / THE DEAD DON’T DIE  / Comp. 1h43***Pedro ALMODÓVAR  / DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY) / 1h52Marco BELLOCCHIO / IL TRADITORE (THE TRAITOR) / 2h25BONG Joon Ho / GISAENGCHUNG (PARASITE) / 2h12Jean-Pierre DARDENNE & Luc DARDENNE …