Opportunities & Events
Welcome to The Writers Circle’s Opportunities and Events Listing. We welcome all kinds of events for writers and creative people – readings, contests, classes, exhibits, festivals, services, organizations and all kinds of support. I’m leaving the comments field open, so please feel free to post opportunities as you find them. We’ll monitor as best we can, but we’ll need your help to keep things current.
PLEASE LIMIT YOUR POSTS TO WRITING-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS YOU’VE VETTED PERSONALLY! We’ll also happily post non-writing related happenings of Writers Circle participants (meaning we really know you and have worked with you in our classes). We have several writers who are also artists, performers and such and want to support everything our community is doing. But we don’t want this to become Spam-Central. And please start your post with the category in all CAPS, as below. Makes it easier to skim. Thanks!
PERFORMING AS A PATH TO PRESENCE with Sandra Joseph
July 08, 2012 – July 13, 2012
OMEGA INSTITUTE, Rhinebeck, NY
A good performance—whether on stage or in life—is all about saying “yes” to whatever is happening in the present moment. Broadway star Sandra Joseph, who has performed for millions as the leading lady in The Phantom of the Opera, creates a safe and supportive environment where you can face your obstacles to presence and learn performance techniques to transform your life.
Whether you have never gotten up in front of an audience or have been performing for years, you have the opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone as you belt out a show tune, perform a monologue, or take a turn at an improv exercise. We utilize the tools of professional performers—including breathing exercises, meditation, gentle yoga, qigong, vocalization, and visualization—to tame the inner critic, calm nerves, increase confidence, and free your imagination.
Individual performance feedback enables you to tap into your unique brilliance, strengthen your voice, and move toward more authenticity, spontaneity, and boldness, on stage and in life.
THE WRITERS CIRCLE SPEAKER SERIES
Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing
July 8 – Part I: “Decisions… Decisions…”
August 5 – Part II: “Plug & Play”
with Heidi Sussman
Sundays, 2-4 PM, at Sparkhouse Studio, 19 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ
July 8 – Part I: “Decisions… Decisions…” As the publishing industry evolves, it’s never been easier to self-publish. Whether you’re looking to create a printed book or E-Reader, you can produce a professional quality product with online print-on-demand companies, tools, and a few basic principles of book design. Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing as you gain knowledge about style and format options as well as how to use typography and illustration, and the importance of proper image preparation for reproduction purposes. Whether you’ve written a novel, a collection of short stories or poetry, or have a compilation of photos, you’ll learn what’s needed to make your creations come to life in print.
August 5 – Part II: “Plug & Play” Self publishing continues this month with a hands-on workshop designed to help you create a printed book. Take the plunge to self-publish your work and see how easy it is to make a professional quality book you can be proud to sell, keep for yourself, or give as a gift. Bring your laptops downloaded with the latest version of Blurb, your project in a Word document, and some jpegs of your favorite photos and/or illustrations.
Advanced registration is suggested.
$25/session if pre-registered, $35 at the door
$20/session for TWC students and parents*
SPECIAL – Save 10% if you register for Part I & II together!
Call (973) 900-0415 or Contact Us for more information.