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SUMMER 2015

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FALL 2015

Cara Cannella’s article, “How an Early Binge-Watcher Helped Change the Face of TV,” appeared on the October 16 issue of OPENForum.

Prudence Costa is taking a 2-year Sanskrit course that meets 6 hours a month under the auspices of Sanskritstudies.org. The instructor, Thea D'Alvia, aka Manorama, is a well-known Sanskritist and is especially recognized for her chanting. Prudence is also completing a yearlong course in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (in Sanskrit) that meets 8 hours a month.

Justine El-Khazen contributed an essay to “After Yi-Fen Chou: A Forum” on Margins, the blog of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in response to the use of an Asian pen name by white poet Derrick Michael Hudson. (15 September 2015)

Eric Fallen’s short film The Bravest, The Boldest (his credits are Original Story Writer, Co-Screenwriter and Executive Producer) has been doing very well on the film festival circuit, winning over 40 awards. Most recently, the film has won the award for BEST SCREENPLAY at the Tacoma Film Festival, BEST DRAMA at the NYC Short Film Festival and BEST FILM at the Capalbio International Short Film Festival. You can follow the film’s progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBravestTheBoldest

Ted Folke has started monthly screenings of cinema classics as artistic director of the High Falls Cine Club at the Wired Gallery in High Falls, New York.
Space is limited, so, If you are in Ulster County on weekends and are interested in joining the club, please contact Ted:  theodore_folke@fitnyc.edu

Jason Gallagher was awarded the Mini Kafka award for developing poets from the Unbearables poetry collective.  He will be appearing in upcoming readings on the Lower East Side and Park Slope throughout the month of November. He also performed some of his work at FIT’s Academic Open Mic on October 13.

Hafizah Geter has joined the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts as Count Coordinator. VIDA is a research-driven organization whose mission is to increase critical attention to contemporary women’s writing as well as further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture. Hafizah was also interviewed for a PEN Editorial Roundtable, “Equity in Publishing: What Should Editors Be Doing?,” on the state of diversity and equity in literary publishing.

Regan Good was Poet of the Week on the Brooklyn Poets website from October 5-11. The website featured her poem “By Order of the Eastern Star” and an interview.

Brachah Goykadosh has an op-ed on the representation of Jewish lawyers in Alan Dershowitz’s new book published in The Jerusalem Post.

Elizabeth Greenwood and Courtney Kampa presented their work in the East River Reading Series co-curated by Catherine Pond at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn on Friday, November 6th.

Jonathan Kravetz’s play, The Beast in My Pants, will have three workshop performances at the Alchemical Theater Lab, 104 W. 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, October 29th at 3pm and 7pm, and October 30th at 3pm.

Amy Lemmon was invited to become a member of the Poets’ Prize Committee, a group of 20 poets who nominate and select books published the previous year. “Fumbling Towards Xanadu, or the Man from Porlock Was Framed,” the first in her series Creativity Rules, was posted on The Best American Poetry Blog on October 23rd. Amy will be a featured reader, along with Bill Christopherson, John Foy, and Bill Zavatzsky, in the Red Harlem Readers Poetry Series, November 15, 3-5pm at Suite, 992 Amsterdam Ave., NYC.

Monica McClure was a featured reader with Arielle Greenberg in the Studio Dynaco series, Brooklyn, on October 25th.

Catherine Pond launched her new on-line literary magazine, Two Peach (now accepting submissions!). www.twopeach.com. Her poem "Ab Ovo" appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of H.O.W. Journal. She has poems forthcoming in The Cortland Review and The Journal.

Melissa Tombro’s essay, “Practical Meditation: Musings of a Non-Religious Academic Seeking Enlightenment,” was published in Litro UK.

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