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    Harvardwood Salon with Colleen McGuinness AB '99

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Sit down to dinner with TV writer Colleen McGuinness AB '99 (Friends with College30 Rock), who is currently a consulting producer for the Untitled Yang/Hubbard show at Amazon starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen. Colleen is also developing a comedy pilot for CBS and a cable series with Reese Witherspoon producing. Come learn from and laugh with this rockstar comedy writer!

    Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner

    The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.

    Colleen McGuinness AB '99
    Comedy Writer

    Colleen McGuinness has written for a number of television series, including NBC’s Emmy-winning 30 Rock. She has developed pilots with Tina Fey, Matt Damon, F/X, and HBO.  McGuinness served as co-executive producer on the comedy Friends From College for Netflix and is currently a consulting producer on the Untitled Yang/Hubbard project starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen for Amazon.  She recently sold a half hour comedy to CBS with CBS Studios and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Oly Obst executive producing.  

    Read our alum profile of Colleen in the Harvardwood Highlights!

    If you're interested in attending this Harvardwood Salon, please read the information below carefully and follow the steps.

    1) You must be a dues-current Harvardwood Member or Friend. Not a member

    2) Complete this brief interest form so we can learn more about you and your interest in attending this event. Please log in to access the form. The deadline for the interest form is November 22, 2017.

    3) You will be contacted by the Directors of Harvardwood Salons. If it is possible for you to attend, the Directors will send you the link to RSVPIf not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Capacity is extremely limited, and priority for future Salon registrations will be given to people who have previously been waitlisted in order to ensure equitable distribution among the membership.

    This is a restricted event, and advance and approved registration completed per the steps above is required. Due to extremely limited capacity, no walk-ins will be admitted; anyone who is not registered will be turned away at the door.

    We appreciate you waiting to be contacted by the Directors. Please read this page carefully to make sure your question can't be answered by information here before reaching out with any email inquiries.

    Harvardwood Helps at the NCJW​|​ LA Annual Clothing Giveaway

    Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    NCJW​|​ LA Parking Lot in Los Angeles, CA

    Pitch in with Harvardwood Helps to give away ​more than​ 75,000 pieces of clothing and children’s books to more than 3,000 in-need and at-risk ​members of our community​. The event will take place Sunday, Dec. 3rd—rain OR shine!

    Screen_Shot_2017-11-07_at_7.23.25_PM.pngVolunteers​ are​ especially needed for the early shift, and you can sign up for one or both shifts below. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Community service credit/certificates will be given to all students.

    Bring your friends, colleagues, and family—the more the merrier!

    The mission of Harvardwood Helps is to identify ways to deepen Harvardwood's commitment to community service.  We aim to raise awareness about causes of interest and community service events to Harvardwood members worldwide. Check out past Helps events that we've organized!

    Harvardwood Chicago Writers' Meet-up

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Deca Rooftop Lounge & Bar in Chicago, IL

    Launch your holiday season in style​ with friendly Harvardwood ​writers​! Join us​ on Tuesday, December 5th at the newly renovated Deca Lounge & Rooftop Bar of the Ritz Carlton at Water Tower Place.

    ​All writers, genres and specialties are welcome!. Free to attend. Cash bar, optional menu, sparkling conversation. ​Bring your friends—forward this event link! RSVP below.


    Harvardwood's Chicago Chapter is creating a space for writers from varied backgrounds to get together and connect in person. Writers in all genres and career stages, from beginner to working professional, are welcome. Playwrights, comedy writers, screenwriters, authors, novelists, poets, content producers... all writers, all genres, any specialty!

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    Feature your product or service in our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction

    Become a champion of the Harvard arts, media & entertainment community by donating an item from your business or service in support of Harvardwood's education events, professional programs, and service initiatives. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and auction proceeds will go to the Harvardwood Fund.

    All Harvardwood donors are crucial to aiding Harvardwood in equipping a community of bright and talented artists and art enthusiasts to ultimately serve the world with their talents and resources. Harvardwood donors will receive special recognition on our website, as well as recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. They will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events.

    In addition to getting exposure via our online silent auction, promoted to our 9,000+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service at our annual holiday bash on Dec. 14th in Los Angeles!

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