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  • Harvardwood Heads To... An Evening of Song

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM · $15.00 USD
    Besant Lodge in Los Angeles, CA

    Join singer-songwriters Sara Melson & Ryan Dilmore for an intimate evening of dreamy, romantic acoustic music and inspiring community, in a beautiful 100 year-old church in the heart of the Hollywood Hills. $15 early-bird discount tickets on eventbrite ($20 at door). Snacks & Libations included. Doors at 8pm. Kids welcome. Uber/Lyft highly recommended. 

    $15 Advance tickets / $20 at door 
    Entry includes snacks & libations
  • Harvardwood DC Present: Calling Indie Authors! Should You Create An Audiobook?

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 04:00 PM through October 14, 2019
    Multiple in Washington, DC

    Join us on Sunday, October 13 from 4-6 pm, at Principle Gallery (208 King Street, Alexandria, VA) or on Monday, October 14 from 6-8 pm at Busboys & Poets (14th and V Streets, NW) for a discussion on “How to Make and Market an Audiobook.” 

    Was_1013_Principle_event.jpegRadio and television personality Derek McGinty will headline a panel discussion on the challenges writers face in producing audiobook versions of their work. McGinty will be joined by John Wasowicz MPA ‘88, author of the newly released audiobook Jones Point, and Jim Cuddy, president of MyHomesVideo, a company that has recorded and produced audiobooks. The threesome collaborated on Jones Point; McGinty narrated the legal thriller and Cuddy recorded and produced the book. This lively and informative conversation will provide insights to indie writers and publishers seeking opportunities to introduce, expand, and redefine their literary horizons by producing audiobook versions of their work.


  • Harvardwood & PEN America Present José Olivarez AB '10 & Jennine Capó Crucet

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    LACE Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

    Poet José Olivarez and author Jennine Capó Crucet discuss their work and the conundrum of finding oneself a stranger in one’s own country. In Citizen Illegal, Olivarez explores Mexican-American narratives with incendiary humor and emotion. And Crucet shares from her wry, fearless essay collection My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, which examines the limits and contours of the American Dream through her experience as a first generation college student.

    This event is free to attend! Just RSVP below; friends are welcome!

    José OlivarezJosé Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants, and author of Citizen Illegal, a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. He is co-host of the poetry podcast The Poetry Gods. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association, and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. A recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the Conversation Literary Festival, his work has been published in BreakBeat Poets, The Adroit Journal, The Rumpus, and Hyperallergic, among other places. He lives in Chicago.

    Jennine Capó CrucetJennine Capó Crucet’s novel Make Your Home Among Strangers was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book, won the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, The Guardian, and the Miami Herald. Her story collection How to Leave Hialeah won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. Her writing has appeared on PBS NewsHour and in The Los Angeles Review, and she is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska. Previously, she worked as a college counselor at One Voice, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit serving first-generation teens.


    PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

    Suzanne Nossel AB '91, JD '96 is Chief Executive Officer at PEN America. Prior to joining PEN America, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Gemini Man: Pre-Movie Dinner Party

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    TableTop Tap House in San Francisco, CA
    Come join fellow alumni for dinner, drinks, and games before we watch Gemini Man, Ang Lee’s science fiction action blockbuster starring Will Smith. Smith plays Henry Brogan, an aging government assassin seeking to exit his career, who finds himself going up against a younger clone that can predict his every move.

    Our group will meet at Tabletop Tap House, a restaurant, bar, and social game hall serving American tavern-style food and drinks. The venue features billiard tables, foosball, and over 80 board games. Tabletop Tap House is located next door to the theater, and we’ll head to the film together at the Metreon 16 after dinner. Please note it is *your responsibility* to secure a seat reservation to watch the movie. After the film, interested attendees are welcome to continue the discussion at a local bar.

    The movie showtime will begin between 7-8pm. Event organizer will email attendees 1-3 weeks ahead of the event when theater tickets are available. Adult ticket prices range from $16 - $23 depending on screen format. *Attendees are responsible* for reserving their seats. Rain date is October 26. 

    Registration Deadline: October 11
  • Harvardwood Meetup at the 2019 Austin Film Festival

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Meet Harvardwood members and friends who are attending the 2019 Austin Film Festival! RSVP so that we have a headcount of who is coming. Cash bar // all are welcome!

  • Auditioning can be a nerve-wracking process. It's so different than acting on stage or on set. In this supportive, interactive class, Lisa Maley ART '12 will walk participants through the audition process as a group—from preparation to execution to your post audition mindset. You will gain tools to efficiently understand and personalize the text, tailor your performance for the audition room, and prepare your instrument for peak performance.

    This masterclass is only open to dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below. 

    06_18_Lisa_Maley0274.jpgLisa Maley ART '12

    Lisa Maley is an actor and coach who is dedicated to helping actors find creative and professional fulfillment in this industry. After obtaining her MFA in Acting in 2012, Lisa moved to Los Angeles. Since then, she has been steadily building a career in TV and film while teaching at acting conservatories and coaching private clients. Credits include NCISNCIS: Los AngelesSilicon ValleyBonesThe Young and the Restless, and YouTube premium's first feature film - Bodied - produced by Eminem. She is a former teacher of voice and speech at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and voice and movement at the New York Film Academy.

  • Harvardwood Presents Opera and Theater Director STEPHEN WADSWORTH

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $15.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    One of our most interesting and intelligent directors of opera and theater, Stephen Wadsworth has directed at the Metropolitan Opera (Rodelinda, Iphigenie en Tauride, and Boris Godunov), La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden and many more. His "Green" Ring Cycle at the Seattle Opera has become legendary, and Rodalinda_at_the_Met.jpghe has been one of the pioneers of the revival of the operas of Handel, Gluck, and other 18th Century composers.

    As a theater director, Wadsworth is best known as a director of the classics, including plays by Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Goldoni, Wilde, Shaw, Coward, and, especially, the great French playwrights Moliere, Beaumarchais, and Marivaux, a playwright who was virtually unknown in the United States before Wadsworth's advocacy. He has also directed new plays by Anna Deveare Smith, Beth Henley, and Ken Ludwig. He directed the 2011 Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class, and has worked as well in London's West End and numerous regional theaters.

    He has translated plays by Marivaux and Moliere into English, as well as operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, and more. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein as the librettist of Bernstein's opera A Quiet Place. For his translations, and championship, of the great French playwrights of the 17th and 18th centuries, Wadsworth was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

    Wadsworth.jpgWadsworth teaches at Juilliard, where he mentors a directing fellow each year and runs the first and only intensive acting course for singers in the world.

    Stephen Wadsworth will be interviewed about his work and career by Harvardwood NYC Chapter Head (and playwright) Spence Porter.

    Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.

    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

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