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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Writers' Cafe

    Friday, October 07, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PDT

    Every Monday and Friday
    9:00 - 10:00 am (PT) - Quiet Writing Space
    10:00 - 10:30 am (PT) - Optional Breakout Rooms

    Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Monday and Friday at 9:00 am (PT) in our online Writers’ Cafe. It's the perfect time to join others working on their projects or simply exercising their creative muscles. We’ll have a writing prompt posted to spark the imagination and the room’s chat function enabled if you want to pose a question, get community feedback, or make new connections. It's free, so there’s no reason not to pull up a chair and join in.

    We meet in the same location each session so feel free to bookmark our Zoom link for future sessions.

    Writers’ Cafe is also on Discord

    Join the Writers’ Cafe community anywhere, anytime on Discord. Click the yellow “Register”, “Start” or “Resume” button at the top of this page and go to the “Writers’ Cafe on Discord” section for instructions on how to log in.

    Have questions? We would be happy to answer them. Contact us anytime at [email protected].


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Presents: Activism and Writing the #MeToo Narrative

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PDT · $10.00 USD
    5pm PST / 8pm EST

    Join us for a virtual conversation with novelist Winnie M Li AB '00 about her latest novel COMPLICIT, which explores #MeToo in the film industry. She’ll also discuss activism born out of lived experience, survivorhood and writing, and the ethics of commercializing a #MeToo narrative. 
    Winnie M Li AB ‘00 is an author and activist.  She worked as a film producer in London before her life was disrupted by a violent stranger rape in Belfast in 2008. Her debut novel, DARK CHAPTER, is a fictional retelling of that event from victim and perpetrator perspectives. Translated into ten languages, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was nominated for an Edgar Award.  She is currently adapting it for the screen. Her second novel COMPLICIT was published in Summer 2022 and selected by The New York Times for their ‘Group Text' book club. Winnie is also Co-Founder of the Clear Lines Festival, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Her ongoing PhD research at the London School of Economics explores media engagement by rape survivors as a form of activism. Winnie has given over 200 public talks and appeared on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Irish Times, and TEDx London. She holds an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her writing and activism, and currently lives in the English countryside with her partner and toddler. http://winniemli.com.

    You can read more about Winnie’s work in this exclusive Harvardwood Q&A earlier this spring: 

    Social media: 
    Twitter @winniemli
    Instagram winniemli

    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   $5.50 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Thrive in Place! (NYC)

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 06:30 PM - PDT

    ArtBuilt and the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) are partnering to present THRIVE IN PLACE!—a workshop to help creative sector workers understand the relationship between housing choices and their financial wellbeing. Focused on affordable housing, homeownership and building knowledge to improve personal finances, this class uses artist-centric tools and straightforward language to help artists of all disciplines navigate their financial life with creativity, clarity and strength. Build housing security to thrive in place!

    THRIVE IN PLACE! is the first stop on a path to more in-depth and technical programs. Participants will also learn how to access a five-part Homebuyer Webinar presented by NY Mortgage Coalition and a deep dive into Affordable Housing in NYC and Financial Wellness presented by the Entertainment Community Fund.

    We are thrilled to partner with the Borough Arts Councils to bring Thrive in Place! to communities city wide. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is also a promotional partner for the program.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Lindsay Rogers Visiting Artist Lecture

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 02:30 PM - PDT

    Lindsay Rogers is a studio potter, educator, and food enthusiast located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. After completing two multi-year artist residencies, she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2013. Over the past 20 years, Lindsay has traveled all over the country for her work. Her pottery has been exhibited in museums, nationally recognized galleries, as well as in juried and invitational exhibitions. Her interest in sustainable agriculture and local food has fueled collaborations with other artists, local chefs, and farmers. Her pottery, writing, and words can be found in a range of publications from blogs to books and podcasts. She is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at East Tennessee State University.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Audrey An Artist In Residence Lecture

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 02:30 PM - PDT

    Ceramics Program Artist In Residence and Instructor Audrey An’s creative research revolves around the notion of applying digital technologies to ceramics from the perspective of ‘convergence’, be it cultural, technological, or interdisciplinary. She earned her BFA and Art History Minor from Alfred University, MFA from Penn State University and was a post-baccalaureate student at Colorado State University. She is a recent recipient of Graduate Student Fellowship from NCECA and Judith S. Schwartz Legacy Award from Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts to attend its summer residency.

    This in-person lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat!


    More info HERE.

  • 10 am–12:30 pm PT/12–2:30 pm CT/1–3:30 pm ET

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

    Are you unclear of how to authentically articulate your art/work/life story through your LinkedIn summary? Discover a simple formula for telling a holistic story that captures the attention of your audience.

    In this workshop series, you will:

    •    Discuss the 3 Cs of effective career storytelling
    •    Clarify a personal brand
    •    Explore how to add a supporting story in order to engage your audience

    This workshop will be exercise intensive—so please come prepared for a deep dive experience!

    *The training is TWO sessions long—RSVP only if you are able to attend both dates 10/19 and 10/26


    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.

    Ready to jumpstart your TV writing career? Former HBO Executive turned TV writer Kelly Edwards walks us through some of the highlights of her new book, The Executive Chair, A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development. Edwards will give specific tactics for building a bulletproof portfolio of work, taking a great meeting, and stress-free networking to get you off the sidelines and into the action. In this live and interactive three-hour master class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about working in a Writers’ Room, interpreting notes, and how to approach different types of meetings. Whether you are new to writing for TV or currently pitching a show, Edwards’ knowledge of the studio and the room will be incredibly insightful.

    Topics covered include:

    • Quick and easy tips for networking in this New World
    • How to take the anxiety out of networking
    • 7 steps to taking a great meeting
    • The difference between taking a meeting with a Showrunner vs. an Executive
    • Understanding the different types of meetings
    • Your 3 must-have samples
    • The real reason Hollywood needs you to pick a lane
    • How to be creative with your portfolio
    • Decoding network notes
    • When you don’t want to take the note
    • Understanding the Showrunner's role
    • What goes on in the Writers’ Room - from how to get “cast” to responsibilities and etiquette

    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.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Tom Hubbard Artist Lecture

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 02:30 PM - PDT

    Tom Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist. His practice includes ceramics, photography, mixed media works and public art installations. Tempered by a minimalist approach, loss, history, memory, and the passage of time are threads often running through his work. Recent commissions include the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and public art commissions for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the City of Columbus, OH. In 2013, Hubbard was selected for the first Open Studio Residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has led workshops and spoken widely about his work and approach to art making including a recent TEDx talk in Augusta, GA. Hubbard’s work has been published in Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics: Art & Perception. His work has been exhibited widely in both the U.S. and The Netherlands and is included in several private and corporate collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area and the University of Saint Francis. Hubbard was recently awarded a McKnight Foundation residency at the Northern Clay Center and had work selected for the juried national exhibition at the Red Lodge Clay Center. Tom Hubbard was born in San Francisco and received a BFA from Indiana University. He grew up in the midwest and lived in Maine, Indiana, The Netherlands, Ohio and Georgia before moving to Massachusetts in 2018.


    More info HERE.

  • Harvardwood Presents: International TV Panel

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 05:30 PM - PDT · $10.00 USD

    5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST

    Join us for a conversation about the international TV business, including adaptations, acquisitions, local-language productions, distribution channels — and everything in between! We will hear from four industry experts: Mark Goffman, Lindsay Goffman, Adam Fratto, and Noel Manzano. 

    LINDSAY GOFFMAN is the founder and head of Gratitude Productions. Gratitude
    has projects set up with Apple, FX (3 projects), FOX, Perfect Storm (Justin Lin), The Roots, Rideback, Day Zero (Trevor Noah), Get Lifted (John Legend), Jon M. Chu, MGM, Universal Television, and is most recently producing THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, based on the Korean format she acquired the rights to and packaged for 20th / ABC. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, the pilot has just finished shooting and has opened their writers room targeted for midseason.

    Previously, Lindsay helped start-up and head 3AD, Daniel Dae Kim's production company. While at 3AD, she sold 8 projects to broadcast networks and premium outlets. One of the projects she found the format for and championed is the hit series, THE GOOD DOCTOR. The show became ABC’s #1 new series and was awarded the Humanitas Prize. 


     A highly talented entertainment executive with a long track record of finding and developing some of the most widely admired and talked about original series in television, NOEL MANZANO currently serves as Vice President of International Programming & Development for AMC Networks, reporting to AMC Networks President of Entertainment & AMC Studios, Dan McDermott. Since joining the company in 2019, Manzano has established himself as a proven leader and a critical member of AMC Networks’ entertainment and original programming team. In his role, he is responsible for identifying and developing original content and stories with diverse creative talent from around the world for the company’s linear entertainment networks, AMC and BBC America, as well several of the company’s growing targeted streaming platforms including AMC+ and Sundance Now.  

    Most recently, Manzano was essential to the development and production of AMC’s critically acclaimed and SXSW Audience Award-winning series 61st Street, from creator Peter Moffat, Executive Producers Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo, and J. David Shanks, and starring two-time Emmy Award-winner Courtney B. Vance, Emmy and Academy Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Mark O’Brien, and Bentley Green. A powerful and timely series that will return in 2023 on AMC and AMC+, 61st Street is set in the South Side of Chicago, reflecting issues of systemic injustice in some of our most vulnerable communities of color that are echoed in communities across the country. 

    MARK GOFFMAN is currently Executive Producer for the NBC series, THE IRRATIONAL,
    and EP of several series slated to shoot in a number of countries around the world. Recently, Goffman was an executive producer and writer on the Netflix series, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. Goffman has also executive produced and showrun the hit series about trial science and the American judicial system, called BULL, on CBS, which ran for six seasons, and SLEEPY HOLLOW, for Fox, which ran for four seasons. He also served as an executive producer for LIMITLESS on CBS and USA’s WHITE COLLAR. His pilot VICTOR, starring John Stamos, was produced for NBC. Goffman first started on THE WEST WING, where he wrote for several seasons. Afterwards, Goffman ran the writers' room for Aaron Sorkin's STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP.

    Goffman has worked on more than 200 hours of scripted television, been nominated for two Writers Guild Awards and won the Entertainment Industries Council SET Award. The Hollywood Reporter has listed Goffman as one of the 50 most influential writers in television. One of his episodes of LAW & ORDER: SVU garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mariska Hargitay. Goffman's feature directorial debut is DUMBSTRUCK, a documentary about ventriloquists, theatrically released by Magnolia Pictures. Goffman began his career as a writer in Brussels, for the magazine Commerce in Belgium. He has a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, wrote speeches for state and federally elected officials, consulted to the U.S. military, Intelligence, Department of State and White House.

    Goffman has a B.A. from Emory University in Economics and Philosophy and served as a Masters Thesis Adviser, Fiction Writing Program, at Johns Hopkins University. His first play, ME TOO, has run in Los Angeles and Indianapolis. He is slated to direct his first feature film in 2023.

    is a veteran TV producer and executive, with a specialty in drama and international development, programming and production.  He recently oversaw all scripted programming for The History Channel (VIKINGS, PROJECT BLUE BOOK) and has worked as an executive for other studios and production companies.  As a producer, his credits include CLEVERMAN and HAVEN.  Currently consulting on international projects from Ireland to Australia, he has also just launched Cognito Entertainment, a global production company dedicated to telling great stories from the world of science and has worked as an executive for international studios including New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and Montréal-based Reel One Entertainment.





    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   $5.50 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

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