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  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm - 4:00pm CT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm PT

    This workshop is offered nationally. Please adjust for your time zone.

    Getting started with investing does not have to be intimidating–and it’s definitely not just for the wealthy! Join Rebecca Selkowe, J.D., AFC®, Financial Wellness Program Manager, and David Maurice Sharp, author of The Thriving Artist, for this informative and engaging webinar specifically designed for creative professionals.

    • In Part 1 of this webinar, you will learn the elements of a sound financial plan, including assessing your comfort level with risk, the basics of different types of investments and ideas for creating a portfolio with limited and varying income.
    • In Part 2 of this webinar, we will explore the pieces that comprise our later-life financial resources, including individual retirement accounts, social security income and Union pensions. 

    Part 1 and Part 2 may be attended in either order. Attendance at both parts is recommended but not required. View upcoming offerings of both parts here.

    Demystify the jargon and understand how to begin (or continue!) to integrate wealth-building into your financial life. We will also cover what you need to know about investing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    ***Please note that this workshop is not recorded. You must attend live to participate.***


    More info HERE.

  • For this special live event, we take a closer look inside script pages from TV shows nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie. Writers will walk us through their process for crafting memorable scenes from their nominated series and how their words were given life on screen.

    All ticket proceeds benefit the Writers Guild Foundation Library and community outreach programs.

    If you’re a member of the WGA West or WGA East, click the WGA Member button for your complimentary ticket.


    • Sarah Burgess - “Man Handled” Impeachment: American Crime Story

    • Molly Smith Metzler - “Snaps” Maid

    • Patrick Somerville - “Unbroken Circle” Station Eleven

    • Danny Strong - “The People vs. Purdue Pharma” Dopesick

    Stay tuned for more panelist announcements!

    Moderated by WGF librarian Lauren O’Connor.

    After purchasing a ticket, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panel.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]


    More info HERE.

  • Aug 16 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT (live online)

    On Tuesday, August 16th at 8pm ET (5pm PT), join Harvardwood Toronto for a virtual panel on Playing Through: Breaking Barriers & Making it Big. Following up our screening of Playing Through, live from the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival on August 8th, we’ll be bringing filmmaker, Curtis Jordan, along with lead actors, Andia Winslow and Julia Rae back to Harvardwood to discuss their experience in creating the film telling the story of legendary pro golfer, Ann Gregory.

    About the film: 
    Playing Through is a feature-length fictional film honoring the life and legacy of Ann Gregory, a pioneering female athlete and civil rights advocate. The movie is a fictionalized account inspired by actual events and people. The impact and achievements of Ann Gregory are very real. Learn more about the film here:


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Office for the Arts Virtual Open House

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:00 PM - PDT

    Welcome Class of 2026! Stop by our virtual Open House to meet staff of the Office for the Arts and find out ways you can discover, enjoy, engage in and make art — all of them! — at Harvard. 

    Your talents, interests and curiosity in theater, dance, music, visual arts and other creative projects will find a home and an incubator at the OFA, the hub for co-curricular artmaking.

    Join us for our drop-in virtual Office Hours!


    More info HERE.

  • Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career-building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.

    Music and sound design are two of the most powerful tools for filmmakers to tell their stories. In this Master Class centered around The Daniels’ independent hit, Everything Everywhere All At Once, we explore how these elements work together to communicate tone and emotion and build a unique and fantastical world.

    Join Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute, and accomplished composer, Peter Golub, who will moderate a conversation with Everything Everywhere All At Once directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor, Brent Kiser, sound designer and sound effects editor, Andrew Twite, and Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang, the three members of the band, Son Lux, who composed the original, spellbinding score. In this live, interactive session, they'll discuss the process by which composers and sound designers can build the world with the filmmaker and be an essential part of shaping a film’s story.

    Past classes have included Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams on Documentary Storytelling, Finding Dory’s Victoria Strouse on Comedy Writing, Emmy-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter on Blocking a Scene, The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara on TV Writing, and more.

    Sundance Collab Master Classes are open and free of charge to all members as live events. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library within 24 hours to all members for 48 hours after posting. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Creator+ and Course Pass members. Sign up today to get a free 30-day trial Creator+ Membership.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.


    More info HERE.

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm PT / 1:00pm - 2:30pm CT / 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    Sometimes online job applications and job boards can feel like a black hole. However, there are some best practices that can help you navigate submitting job applications. In this seminar, we will explore application and time management strategies that will help you stay efficient and effective. 

    About Job Search Seminar:
    This is a 5-unit series that covers the main areas all individuals who are actively pursuing a job search should consider. See below for all unit topics: 

    Interested participants only need to register once via Zoom to access all 5 units.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Presents: Should I Write a Book?

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PDT · $10.00 USD

    Virtual event -- Wednesday, August 17th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

    Join us for our panel Should I Write a Book?

    Featuring Susan Walter AB '91,  Judy Melinek AB '91, T.J. Mitchell AB '91, and John Kroger JD '96

    We'll talk with four best-selling authors about what it takes to write a book from start to finish. As experts in their fields, these authors will explain their journeys on the road to publishing.  Join us for this informative and exciting panel!

    Susan Walter (@susie_filmmaker) spent her youth working her way up the Hollywood ladder, taking the longest road possible to become a filmmaker, which she finally did after nearly two decades working on movies such as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Alien Resurrection, and Naked Gun 33-1/3. The film she wrote and directed, All I Wish, is streaming on Netflix, and stars Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn.

    Susan is native of Cambridge, MA, and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated Harvard with an AB in government. When not writing (and also maybe while writing) Susan can be found streaming Red Sox baseball and drinking too much coffee. Her debut novel, Good As Dead, is an Amazon bestseller and hit #1 on Audible. Her follow-up, Over Her Dead Body, is due out on November 1, 2022. For "behind the scenes" content or to join her mailing list, please visit her at www.susanwalterwriter.com.


    Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner), and the detective novels First Cut and Aftershock (Hanover Square Press). Dr. Melinek, a forensic pathologist, conducted death investigations in California for 17 years before relocating with her family to New Zealand in July, 2020, to perform coronial autopsies. Her writing partner and husband, T.J. Mitchell, worked in Hollywood and as a stay-at-home dad before the publication of Working Stiff in 2014 and their first two novels in 2020 and 2021. The Working Stiffs are Harvard College 1991 classmates, having met on the steps of Widener Library during freshman orientation week and having enjoyed their first date in the Mather House dining hall on Valentine’s Day, 1988. They make their home in windy Wellington with their kids and their American mutt, Winston, and are working on a new book.

    Photo credits: Amal Bisharat

    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.00 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... TDM Fall Courses 2022 Info Session

    Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 01:30 PM - PDT

    Learn about TDM Fall 2022 courses! Meet new and returning TDM Faculty and learn about TDM courses ahead of Course Preview Week. Faculty will briefly present their courses, followed by breakout rooms with faculty.

    This event is open to current students who are eligible to enroll in Harvard Fall 2022 courses, including Harvard undergraduate/graduate students and MIT students. Please use your Harvard or MIT email address to register. For questions, please email [email protected]


    More info HERE.

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Sublime Primetime 2022

    Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 04:00 PM - PDT

    Sublime Primetime, the annual event co-presented by the Writers Guild Foundation and the Writers Guild of America West, in partnership with Final Draft and Variety, is once again virtually celebrating the 2022 Emmy-Nominated writers for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

    This year, we’re hosting two live Zoom panels, back-to-back.


    Writing for Drama Series Panel - 4:00PM to 5:00PM PT


    • Jesse Armstrong - “All the Bells Say” Succession

    • Dan Erickson - “The We We Are” Severance

    • Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson - “F Sharp” Yellowjackets

    • Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson - “Pilot” Yellowjackets

    • Chris Mundy - “A Hard Way To Go” Ozark

    • Thomas Schnauz - “Plan and Execution” Better Call Saul

    Moderated by Julie Plec, Co-Creator and Co-Showrunner, Vampire Academy


    Writing for Comedy Series Panel - 5:30PM to 6:30PM PT


    • Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky - “The One, The Only” Hacks

    • Jane Becker - “No Weddings And A Funeral” Ted Lasso

    • Duffy Boudreau - “710N” Barry

    • John Hoffman - “True Crime” Only Murders in the Building

    • Sarah Naftalis - “The Casino” What We Do in the Shadows

    • Stefani Robinson - “The Wellness Center” What We Do in the Shadows

    Moderated by Jenny Yang, Comedian, Actor, Co-Producer/Writer, The Gordita Chronicles

    A General Admission ticket gives access to both Drama and Comedy panels. All proceeds help us keep the Library and community outreach programs going through the pandemic. Tickets are complimentary for WGA Members.

    After purchasing a ticket, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panels. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]


    More info HERE.

  • Virtual event. On Thursday, August 18th at 8pm ET (5pm PT), join us for a virtual conversation with Bruce Horak - best known for his role as Hemmer in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022), as he shares tales about his multifaceted life as an artist, painter, improviser, theatre performer, and actor living with a disability. In his recent role in Star Trek, Horak gives an authentic portrayal of the visually impaired Hemmer and gives depth and meaning to this important character as part of the storied Star Trek universe canon.

    Bruce Horak is originally from Calgary, Alberta where he trained in theatre and improvisation. Horak lost over 90% of his eyesight to Retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer. He has worked for over 25 years as an actor, writer, musician, composer, and painter, often creating work which addresses vision-loss, perspective, and perseverance. His one-person shows have taken him all over the world. "This is CANCER" premiered in 2006 at the Summerworks festival in Toronto and went on to be performed over 1000 times earning awards from coast to coast. "Assassinating Thomson" premiered in 2013 and has been produced nearly 800 times. The National Arts Centre, Common Boots Theatre, The Blyth Festival, and Manitoba Theatre Centre are just a few of the spaces to present his work. He can be seen in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for Paramount Plus as the blind alien engineer, Hemmer. When not creating new works and performing onstage, Bruce devotes his time to painting. More can be seen at www.brucehorak.com.


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