Workshops: Memoir Writing and Social Media for Writers

NoMAA is pleased to invite you to two technical assistance workshops during Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers, Saturday 19 October 2013 at the United Palace of Cultural Arts.

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Join us for the NoMAA Annual Technical Assistance Institute at the Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers. This year NoMAA has partnered with other local organizations and publishers to present the following workshops for writers, readers and the community at large during the Uptown Lit Festival. Don’t miss these great workshops on Saturday 19 October, starting at 10 a.m. at the United Palace.

Date: Saturday 19 October 2013

Location: United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

10–11a.m.
Memoir Writing
You know you have a good story, and you’ve been thinking about telling it for years. But you’re not sure where or how to begin. Join Victoria Loustalot, author of the highly acclaimed memoir This Is How You Say Goodbye, along with her editor, Brenda Copeland from St. Martin’s Press, and literary agent Jessica Regal of Foundry Media, to learn how to find your story — and your audience.

11 a.m. – noon
Social Media for Writers
The digital world has ushered in powerful changes for authors, most especially in the area of social media. Now it seems as if everyone has to have a website, Facebook account, and twitter feed, with as many friends and followers as possible. Join Erin Cox from St. Martin’s Press; Lauren Hesse from Random House; and Ron Hogan, host of TheHandsell.com, to find out how to use a variety of social media to promote your writing career.

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For complete information about Uptown Lit, see:

These workshops are made possible with the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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Discount Tickets: Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Winslow Boy

Special offer for NoMAA members and friends: $10 tickets for the first four performances of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Winslow Boy — this weekend only!

Roundabout Theatre's The Winslow BoySpecial offer for NoMAA members and friends: $10 tickets for the first four performances this weekend only!

Friday 9/20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday 9/21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday 9/22 at 2 p.m.

Tony Award® nominee Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow), Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Man of La Mancha), Alessandro Nivola (A Month in the Country) and Tony Award winner Roger Rees (Indiscretions) star in Terence Rattigan’s classic The Winslow Boy, returning to Broadway for the first time in more than 60 years.

Lindsay Posner (the West End’s Noises Off and Carousel) directs this captivating new production from The Old Vic in London.

Reserve your tickets online. Or call +1 212 719-1300 and mention code RWBJ10.

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NoMAA Gallery: Immigrant Too

NoMAA is pleased to announce its next exhibition at the NoMAA Gallery, Immigrant Too, a follow-up to NoMAA’s previous show of 2010, titled Immigrant. Dates: 10 October – 11 November 2013. Opening reception: 10 October. Artist talk: 29 October.

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NoMAA is pleased to announce its next exhibition at the NoMAA Gallery, Immigrant Too, a follow-up to NoMAA’s previous show of 2010, titled Immigrant.

This second exhibition delves into the artist’s notion of being an “immigrant,” how he or she responds to the present immigration debate as it is carried out in personal, public, and political spaces, and what approaches the artist takes, from the subtle and conceptual, to the blatantly political.

Artists: Grace Aneiza Ali, Andrea Arroyo, Javier Ávila, Yael Ben-Zion, Pablo Caviedes, Leandro Cruz, Francisco Donoso, Alexis Duque, Felipe Galindo, Peter J. Hoffmeister, Rafaela Luna, Javier Maria, Michelle Melo, Joiri Minaya, Rosa Naparstek, Lina Puerta, Renata Stein, Hidemi Takagi

Location: NoMAA Gallery, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040

Dates: 10 October – 21 November 2013

Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., or by appointment (call +1 212 568-4396)

Opening Reception: 10 October 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: 29 October 2013, 6:30 p.m., with:

  • Exhibit curator Gabriel de Guzman, curator of visual arts at Wave Hill;
  • Angela Fernandez, executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights; and
  • artists represented in the exhibition.

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NoMAA Newsletter – 19 September 2013

NoMAA workshops and other happenings :: local events :: events around town :: opportunities

This week is our 6th anniversary! If you want to give us a birthday gift, renew your membership or simply donate. Information on other local events, events around town, and opportunities for artists. Read the entire issue »

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Call for proposals: Make Music Winter Parades

Make Music New York announces a call for proposals for Make Music Winter 2013. Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2013.

Make Music New YorkMake Music New York announces a call for proposals for Make Music Winter 2013.

Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2013, with notification on 15 October 2013.

Make Music Winter, a program of Make Music New York, is a free, outdoor musical event that turns audiences into music makers. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual Unsilent Night — the boombox parade that has become an international tradition — Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with twelve participatory musical parades on the winter solstice, running the gamut of musical genres.

For Make Music Winter 2013, artists are invited to submit proposals for a new, sonic, public art work — “a musical parade” — that allows for a variable number of musicians and non-musicians alike to participate without prior rehearsal. The work should be suitable for participants moving outside, through New York City streets in December. We are particularly interested in proposals that complement or depart from previous parades. (A complete list of 2012 parades is available at makemusicny.org/winter-parades-2012.)

One work will be chosen for inclusion in Make Music Winter, to be held on Saturday 21 December 2013.

Make Music New York will work with the selected artist to finalize their concept, identify an appropriate parade route in NYC, secure permits as necessary, and promote the event along with other Make Music Winter events. Make Music New York is able to provide a budget of up to $500 for parade materials.

Please submit:

  1. A proposal, no longer than two pages, outlining the concept and structure of the parade, the nature of the participation, estimated costs, and tentative plans for execution on 21 December.
  2. CV or bio with contact information.
  3. Up to three links to music/sound samples (optional).

Submit your proposal via e-mail to clara[at]makemusicny.org, with the subject line “MMW Parade Proposal_LastName.”

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Call for artists: Harlem Illustrators Book Fair

Looking for authors and Illustrators who would like to sell their books at the Harlem Illustrators Book Fair, Saturday 12 October 2013.

Looking for authors and Illustrators who would like to sell their books at the Harlem Illustrators Book Fair, a children’s book event. Located at PS149 Play Ground, 41 W 117th St, New York, NY 10026. Scheduled for Saturday 12 October 2013 from 10am to 3pm in conjunction with Harlem Art Walking Tour.

If you are interested, please e-mail a short bio, a photo, and an image of your book, along with a website (if available) to javakasmith[at]gmail.com.

They will be giving each author and or illustrator a table and chair to sell books between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Setup will start at 9am. Water and snack will be available. In addition they will have a stage area with mic and possible bandit. It would be great if you would be willing to read or talk about your work.

Fee for this event is one (1) copy of your book.

For more info: Javaka Steptoe, javakasmith[at]gmail.com, www.javaka.com.

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Urban Acrobatics: A Circus and Graffiti Spectacular

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art, 4–8 September 2013.

A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule

Wednesday 4 September 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, & Spectacle in NYC Circus & Graffiti
Location: NoMAA Gallery178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040
Panelists: Caitlin Bruce, David Carlyon, Carlos Dominguez Martinez/FEEGZ, TATU XMEN, & Polly Solomon
Reception to follow.

Thursday 5 September, 6–9 p.m.
Introduction to Circus & Graffiti Art
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Back to Back Artist-to-Artist Workshops: (1) Tagging Workshop led by E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D., 6-7:20 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 7:40–9 p.m.

Friday 6 September, 12:15–5:30 p.m.
Location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Youth-focused workshops: (1) Tagging Workshops led by TATU XMEN and GOONS, 12:15-1:45 p.m. (2) Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon, 2:15-3:45 p.m. (3) Discussion and improvisation time, 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday 7 September, 12–4 p.m.
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY.
Rain location: Word-Up!, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Preparation for Sunday performance with GOONS, 12-4 p.m.

Sunday 8 September, 3–5 p.m.
Urban Acrobatics Inaugural Performance
Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY
Come see live painting and circus arts combine! Staged at the front grounds of MJM. Materials will be available for arts and crafts. Preliminary line-up of circus and graffiti artists (more to come): E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D, GOONS, FEEGZ, Polly Solomon.

This programming is made possible by: Funding from Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, partnerships and the generous donation of space at NoMAA, Word Up! and the Morris Jumel Mansion, and the New York City Parks Department Equipment and sound production by Moose Hall Theater Company/Inwood Shakespeare Festival; paint from Critical Massive. A special thanks to Sandra García-Betancourt, Carol Ward, Catherine Bruce, Ted Minos, Veronica, Gio and our artists and performers, and the volunteers from Word Up.

Please direct any questions to Caitlin Bruce and Polly Solomon at

For more info visit: circusgraffitispectacular.blogspot.com

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