Issue 134 | March 2016


In This Issue:

  • Director's Notes
  • Message from Allison


  • Featured Member Posting: Executive Assistant (Interscope Records) - LA
  • Seeking an editor for the Harvardwood Publishing anthology
  • Nominate an established alum to Harvard's 2017 Advanced Leadership Fellowship
  • Last call to recruit Harvard students to intern at your arts, media, or entertainment company in Summer 2016
  • Chicago members, tell us what interests YOU
  • Heading to this year's Tribeca Film Festival? Share with the Harvardwood community!


  • Where Are They Now? Series Q&A with Teresa Hsiao '07 (Comedy Writer, American DadFamily Guy)
  • Industry Successes
  • New Members' Welcome
  • Alumni Profile: Karen Olsson '95 (Journalist & Novelist, All the Houses)


  • Calendar
  • First birthday of our new look—renew your membership!

Director's Notes

It's easy to tell when spring is around the corner because LA gets uncomfortably warm for this time of year... but Harvardwood is heating up too!

We've been busy bees, and one of our ongoing projects—now that we've selected the short fiction and poetry to feature in our first anthology—is getting The Seven Deadly Sins to publication! We're looking for a volunteer to help us edit the manuscript before sending it to the publisher, so get in touch if you can assist Harvardwood Publishing. Thank you!

— Dona

Message from Allison

Happy March, and here are three great things not to miss in this month's newsletter!

Looking for Harvard undergrads to be your summer interns? Submit your company's internship opps to the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program by March 15th!

And calling all Chicago members! Take a few minutes to complete your local member survey to get the most out of Harvardwood.

Lastly, check out the 2nd installment of the #HWire blog's “Where Are They Now?” Q&A series featuring comedy writer Teresa Hsiao, as well as our monthly profile with author Karen Olsson.

— Allison

Featured Member Posting: Executive Assistant (Interscope Records) - LA

Interscope Records is seeking an Executive Assistant. Responsibilities include:

  • Directly support Executive VP of A&R/Management
  • Manage schedule/calendar, coordinate travel, answer phones, and process expenses
  • Ship packages, make dinner reservations, deliver coffee/lunch to office
  • Handle artist schedules and cover events as needed
  • Day to day logistics for management clients and artists – ad hoc scheduling requests, venue & event coordination, travel arrangement, studio session and rental coordination, and invoice processing
  • Interpret contracts and communicate with relevant legal and business teams to track artists’ credits and royalties
  • Artist research, develop relationships with up and coming artists, and propose promising candidates for A&R/management
  • Offer creative insight for specific projects – i.e. song/artist suggestions, innovative marketing/social media tactics


Seeking an editor for the Harvardwood Publishing anthology

We've selected the excellent short stories and poems to be featured in Harvardwood Publishing's first anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins, and we are now working on the anthology's publication.

To that end, we're seeking an editor to help us prepare the manuscript for publication. The text consists of short fiction, poetry, and the writers' biographies. If you can pitch in and volunteer your editing expertise to Harvardwood Publishing, please contact Patricia Danaher by March 15th. 

We're excited to showcase these talented writers and their works in The Seven Deadly Sins, and we thank you for helping us bring the anthology to life!

Nominate an established alum to Harvard's 2017 Advanced Leadership Fellowship

leadershipinitiative.jpgHarvard’s Advanced Leadership Fellowship provides the opportunity for a group of already accomplished leaders to return to the University in preparation for their next achievements, now focused on positively impacting society. AL Fellows move “from success to significance” by addressing some of the world’s most pressing needs, such as education, public health, economic development, social justice, or the environment.

Distinctive features of the Advanced Leadership Fellowship include:  

  • Cross-University Engagement. A rigorous core academic program, led by distinguished faculty from across Harvard, is augmented by the opportunity to pursue faculty-approved course audits in many areas.
  • Calendar Year. AL Fellows join Harvard for a calendar year (January –December), with most of the formal on-campus program occurring in the first four months on campus, followed by considerable individual flexibility and project work for the rest of the year. 
  • Diverse Experiences, Common Purpose. AL Fellows are recognized leaders in their fields-with at least 20 to 25 years of professional accomplishments. Their experiences are as diverse as their shared commitment to now make a profound, positive difference in the world.
  • Emphasis on Action. The focus is on outcomes -- to identify and make progress on a promising project with high social impact potential.
  • Designed for Senior Leaders. The AL Fellowship is not like a short executive program; it offers a compelling immersive experience, including the shared learning that occurs as AL Fellows act as mentors and role models for students.
  • Partner-friendly. A spouse or life partner can accompany the AL Fellow as a program participant.
  • Unique Coalition. The AL community continues beyond the Fellowship year. Annual gatherings at Harvard convene a growing community of like-minded colleagues focused on accelerating the impact of everyone’s projects.

The Advanced Leadership Initiative is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Advanced Leadership Fellowship, which begins in January, 2017. Your nominations are valued and can be made here. Candidates interested in pursuing the 2017 AL Fellowship are asked to “Introduce Yourself” to submit their expression of interest. 

Last call to recruit Harvard students to intern at your arts, media, or entertainment company in Summer 2016

Harvardwood is pleased to announce the 2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP), and is now seeking internship opportunities worldwide! HSIP provides a list of internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to Harvard undergraduates and also coordinates career-related events over the summer for program participants in LA, NYC and other cities.

If your company is interested in listing an internship FOR FREE via HSIP, please fill out our brief participant form by Tuesday, March 15th. While your company can list your internship at any time, we recommend submitting by Sunday, March 15th in order to be included in the first round of HSIP offerings and reach the largest number of potential candidates.


Chicago members, tell us what interests YOUHWchi.jpg

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a community dedicated to the cultural sector.

Re-launched in the fall of 2015, Harvardwood Chicago provides a forum for members to network and collaborate. Now through March 15, 2016, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for Chicago-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year.


And if you're based in a city where you'd like to see more Harvardwood activity, just get in touch and tell us where you are and what types of programming interests you! We rely on our dedicated volunteers to keep Harvardwood active and vibrant across the globe!

Heading to this year's Tribeca Film Festival? Share with the Harvardwood community!

tribeca.jpgIf you're involved in a film that will be screened at Tribeca this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community! We're here to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.

So email us if you have or you know of Harvard-affiliated films that will be featured in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival this spring.

Where Are They Now? Series Q&A with Teresa Hsiao '07 (Comedy Writer, American DadFamily Guy)

In the #HWire blog's "Where Are They Now?" series, we check in with Harvardwood program alums—e.g., from Harvardwood 101, the Writers Program, past Writers Competition winners—to find out what they've been up to and to showcase their accomplishments since participating with Harvardwood!

Comedy writer Teresa Hsiao '07 is an alum of the Harvardwood Writers Program and was named a Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writer! She currently writes on Fox's hit comedy American Dad, and she's previously been staffed on Family Guy and What's Up Warthogs!

Q. Harvard Economics concentrator to comedy TV writer—how did that happen?teresahsiao.jpg

A. I went into college having absolutely no idea what I wanted to do after college. So I fell into economics because it was practical and would appease Asian parents. After my junior year I did a summer internship at Lehman Brothers which helped confirm that my future would not be in finance. Especially when Lehman went bankrupt a year and a half later. (From this paragraph, you should be able to figure out how old I am—surprise math quiz!)

I'd always kept this secret pipe dream of writing for TV, although I didn't know anything about Hollywood. I wasn't part of the Lampoon, I didn't have any connections, and I didn't know how any of it it even worked (you write something funny in Word, and the next day it's on the air, right?). But I bought a few books, started my own blog, and forced myself to write every day. I broke down episodes of my favorite shows to track stories. And once I let out the deep, dark secret that I wanted to write for TV—by actually sending scripts to friends, inviting feedback, joining writers' groups—it didn't seem like such a pipe dream anymore.

Q. You were a Harvardwood Writers Program alum and a past Most Staffable TV Writer! How'd you first get involved with Harvardwood?

A. ​I first got involved with Harvardwood when I was living in New York. We had a small group for comedy writers--ranging from standups to essayists to storytellers. We'd meet at the ShowBiz cafe (actual name, now defunct, not shocking) and share our work with each other. It was enormously helpful. Years later I actually wrote a pilot with Judy Batalion, a super funny writer (and now novelist! - check it out) who I probably wouldn't have met had it not been for that group. 

Q. Making people laugh is hard. How do you know if something's working comedically, especially if you're working on a draft solo (versus pitching jokes among other comedy writers)?

A. You never really know. There will be jokes that you love in your script, and they'll bomb in the read. Or there are jokes that you put in as a placeholder that you're too lazy to replace, and they'll absolutely kill. In the end, you have your own comedic sensibility and you should write to make yourself laugh first. Personally, for our show, I like to imagine the typical American Dad fan (a stoned 22-year old who watches our show while eating a family-size bag of Doritos for dinner — his name is Jace, obviously) and just try to make him laugh.

Q. Do you feel that your identity and people's perceptions of your heritage impact (1) how you approach your work and (2) how you're treated as a TV writer, especially in comedy?

americandad.jpgA. When I started out, I used to be very conscious of being one of the only women in the room. Or one of the only minorities in the room. So I'd laugh extra hard at bad women/Asian jokes just to show that I was cool with it. Looking back, that seems incredibly stupid, but I was the youngest person on a veteran staff and I bought into the "anything goes" mantra in comedy.

Now I try to be more cognizant: trying to avoid lazy sexist or racist jokes, giving the punchline to female characters, pitching story ideas outside of "Francine gets a job! Can you imagine?!". But ultimately, my job is to write funny episodes or make funny jokes that work within the show. And it shouldn't be only a female writer's responsibility to look out for how women are portrayed on TV. (Replace "female/women" with "Asian", "black", "Latino", "gay", etc., rinse, repeat.)

There is the outside perception that if you're a minority or female, it's somehow easier to get a job — that even though you work alongside 17 white guys, you're only there because of your gender or race. Luckily, throughout my career, no one's ever accused me of wielding my Asian lady superpowers to unjustly seize a job — at least not to my face.


Industry Successeshamilton.jpg

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Hamilton, including Kurt Crowley AB '07 (Assistant Conductor), for winning this year's Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, in addition to wow-ing everybody with their live performance at the awards ceremony!

It's pilot season, and as always, there are a few Harvard alums making headlines, including (from Deadline): 

Mike Schur AB '97, who created and executive produces NBC comedy Good Place. He also executive produces an untitled Matt Hubbard AB '00 comedy pilot at NBC.

Robert Carlock AB '95 and Tiny Fey are executive producing The Kicker (CBS) and an untitled Tracey Wigfield pilot (NBC).

HLS and HBS alum Josh Singer had an amazing awards season with Spotlight, which he co-wrote with Director Tom McCarthy, snagging Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Spotlight also won the Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and the Robert Altman Award.

College alum Edward Lachman won the Spirit Award for Best Cinematography Award with Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. 

Novelist and screenwriter Jesse Andrews AB '04 won the Humanitas Sundance Feature Film Prize for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, based on his eponymous debut novel.lookofsilence.jpg

Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer AB '97 won the Spirit Award for Best Documentary with The Look of Silence, which was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category. Read the transcript of his acceptance speech for the Spirit Award here.

New Members' Welcome

Harvardwood warmly welcomes all members who joined the organization over the past month, including:

  • Eric Arzoian, LA, College
  • Jihoon Paul Baek, LA, College
  • Cristina Blau, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Shaun Chaudhuri, SF/Bay Area, College
  • Charis Clift Jones, NY, College
  • M Todd Collins, LA, College
  • James Evans, LA, FOH
  • Jenna Gray, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Cynthia Hsu, NY, GSAS
  • Sophia Hunt, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Mateo Lincoln, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Josefina Lyons, NY, GSE
  • Robertson MacMillan, NY, HDS
  • Virginia Marcus, LA, College
  • Peter Menz, LA, College
  • Dan Milaschewski, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Meghan Onserio, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Fazle Quadri, LA, E.X.T.
  • Pedro Reyes, NY, HLS
  • Louise Ross, Boston/On-Campus, GSE
  • Liat Rubin, SF/Bay Area, College
  • Laura Sáez, LA, HBS
  • Yasmin Sanie-Hay, SF/Bay Area, HBS
  • Amanda Scott, LA, FOH
  • Conchita Serri, LA, GSE
  • Sara Slavin, Boston/On-Campus, College
  • Joseph Steele, NY, College
  • Chaquita Thompson, Boston/On-Campus, Staff
  • Ted Tiger, Boston/On-Campus, E.X.T.
  • Christine Willmsen, Boston/On-Campus, Special Student (COL)
  • James Yoder, LA, College
  • Dana Ziyasheva, LA, FOH

FOH = Friend of Harvardwood

Alumni Profile: Karen Olsson '95 (Journalist & Novelist, All the Houses

Olsson-_cred_Matt_Valentine.jpgKaren Olsson '95 (Journalist & Novelist, All the Houses)

by Dayna Wilkinson

Helen isn't getting anywhere in L.A. She's trying to write screenplays, but her ideas aren't great (even in her own opinion), and no one is interested in her work.

That’s how one reviewer described Helen Atherton, the protagonist of Karen Olsson’s new novel, All the Houses.

“I started with a 16 year old character named Nina, but Helen’s voice became more important,” says Karen. “Part of what keeps fiction writing alive for me is its unpredictability. Once I found Helen’s voice and decided on the backdrop of a political scandal, the story fell into place.”

All the Houses is set against the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan Administration. “I wasn’t a political junkie as a kid,” she says. “I knew Iran-Contra was happening then, but I wasn’t following it and our family wasn’t talking about it over dinner.”

Karen was raised in Washington, D.C. and attended Sidwell Friends School. “I read a lot of novels, but I held them in such high esteem…it wasn’t until college that I realized that not everyone wants to write a novel,” she says. “Talking with someone who only wanted to be a mathematician really opened my eyes.”

Why did she select Harvard? “My dad (Phillip Olsson AB ’62, LLB ’65) had gone there. We went to his twenty-fifth reunion and I fell in love with the campus—it was June and it was beautiful. I had no idea what lay in store the other months of the year, but from ninth grade on I wanted to go to Harvard.

“When I arrived as a freshman, I met people who became really good friends right away, and I was very happy to be there.”

Then as now, Karen was a person with many interests. “I came in with a few different ideas about what I might want to study. I thought I wanted to go into computer science but was also interested in journalism. I got my B.A. in math but didn’t want to go to graduate school for it.” So she opted for journalism and went to work at Civilization  magazine in Washington.

Within a year she was in Austin, Texas. “There was something appealing about getting to know that part of the country,” she says. “I though I’d just visit for a couple of months, but one thing led to another.”

Karen found her way to the Texas Observer. Eventually she served as co-editor of the paper whose motto was “The Tyrant’s Foe, The People’s Friend.” I felt very strongly about those stories and the power of journalism to bring attention to the real people behind the headlines,” she says. In addition, she has reviewed books, written profiles and contributed to and The New York Times Magazine.

After living in Austin a few years, Karen started writing a novel. “As a journalist I’d been all over Texas writing stories set in many cities, but never Austin,” she explains. “I was interested in exploring my home town.” Her novel follows an alternative newsweekly reporter sniffing out corruption in the office of a conservative assemblywoman in Austin, the Texas capital. Once Waterloo was published, “it felt great to finally think of myself as a novelist, to have fiction become part of my public identity,” she says.olssonnovel.jpg

In 2006, she began the novel that would become All the Houses. At its core, it’s about one family, the difficulty of connecting and the reality that time doesn’t heal all wounds.

“I felt a bit like Helen did at the beginning of the story—a little depressed, not sure what to do next in life,” she says. “In that sense, All the Houses is a personal book but it’s not at all autobiographical. I had particular characters in my mind who were different and had different life histories from my actual family members.  But in writing in the first person about this fictional family, the real people were always there in shadow form—sometimes I’d have to push them out of the way and say ‘not this dad, that other dad’.” 

Karen’s journalist’s eye is evident in All the Houses in her precise rendering of details from the Iran-Contra affair. “I love journalism but if I had to choose between journalism and fiction, I’d choose fiction.

“Novels are riskier and are really challenging. After each book I tell myself, ‘well, next time I’ll really figure out how to do one of these.’ Of course,” she says, “there’s that definition of a novel as ‘a long narrative with something wrong with it’.”

daynawilkinson.jpgHer advice for aspiring novelists is simple: Just do it. “A novelist is the plow horse of the imaginative literature world—you have to spend time on it every day.”

Dayna Wilkinson is a proud New Yorker currently living, working and writing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.


FEATURED EVENT | Harvardwood Presents William Madison on MADELINE KAHN - Monday, Mar. 7th

mkahn.jpgMadeline Kahn was one of America's greatest comic actresses. Yet she was painfully insecure, afraid that her looks, her voice, her talent were all illusions. Her starring Broadway performance in On the Twentieth Century began as a triumph and turned into a disaster. She never again appeared in a musical on Broadway, but 14 years later, her triumph in The Sisters Rosensweig represented one of the great performances of her career, winning her a Tony as Best Actress.

In writing his definitive biography of Kahn, Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life, William Madison had access to almost all the key people in Kahn's life. In his talk, Madison will discuss her life and career, including her work with Hal Prince, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, and others, and the pervasive and often destructive influence on Kahn's life of her unstable and manipulative mother Paula.

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life will be available for purchase ($25, cash only) and a booksigning will follow the event. After the event, attendees are invited to stay and mingle over dinner (credit cards will be accepted) in The Lambs' Pub. (Again, jacket and tie are required in the Pub.) This is a joint event with The Lambs. RSVP HERE.

New York

Harvardwood Heads To... NYC: Meet Annet Mahendru (Nina on The Americans) starring in SALLY PACHOLOK - Tuesday, Mar. 8th

Sally Pacholok - starring Annet Mahendru - directed by Elissa Leonard. Feisty nurse takes on the medical establishment
When she uncovers an epidemic of misdiagnosis. Based on the true story of Sally Pacholok, RN, author of Could It Be B12 and What's Wrong With My Child? A Q&A will follow the screening with Annet Mahendru, Elissa Leonard, and nurse Sally Pacholok. Get online tickets:

Harvardwood Presents: Shady Ladies of the Met [Second Tour] - Friday, Mar. 18th

Courtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the Metropolitan Museum is crammed with them, from the ancient Greeks to Sargent's Madame X and beyond. These sexy—and often intelligent, educated, wealthy, even powerful—women were key members of their political and cultural elites, fascinating patrons and artists alike, from Praxiteles to Titian to Manet. But who were they? What were their stories?

To find out, join us as the witty, erudite, and entertaining Andrew Lear guides us through the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings. The Met will never seem quite the same again. This event has sold out previously, so hurry and RSVP!

Los Angeles

C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Gender Discrimination in Film: Diversity, Discrimination and Change - Wednesday, Mar. 2nd

CLA.jpgGender inequity stains the entertainment industry from the portrayals of women in front of the camera to the lack of women behind it. Last May, the ACLU made news when it asked for state and federal agencies to investigate what it calls “the widespread exclusion of women directors from employment in directing episodic television and feature films.” Dr. Stacy Smith’s research has brought to light the egregious exclusion of female characters in the media, as well as the sexualized representation of the ones that do appear. Our panel will strive to define the problem and look toward solutions, so that the next generation might enjoy a range of stories, by diverse storytellers.

Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's March, Mix & Mingle - Thursday, Mar. 10th

The best part about living in Los Angeles? You can have a pool-side party in March! Mix and mingle with LA's finest and brightest alumni on March 10th at the stunning Standard Hollywood. The Pool Deck is an iconic Hollywood poolside venue with a walk-up bar and cocktail service, Ping-Pong tables and fantastic views of Los Angeles. Your March is guaranteed to be anything but standard. Invite a friend or colleague for free when you get a limited Early Bird - Buy One Get One Free ticket. 10% of ticket ales will go to Lights Camera Cure Charity - The Hollywood Dance Marathon.

C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment - Thursday, Mar. 10th

From roots as a nickelodeon attraction to emergence as a multi-million dollar business, the entertainment industry has always faced challenges of censorship. The wild west of the world wide web is threatened by regulations that divide the globe and silence unsavory communications.

In the U.S., laws and court decisions have influenced what movies could be made and what state regulators had the power to censor. Before 1952 motion pictures lay outside the First Amendment so regional censors had the authority to cut, edit, and ban films. After film became recognized as speech, the discussion shifted to obscenity—you might know it when you see it, but how do you define it? Filthy films, dirty words on broadcast outlets and the far-reaching power of the Internet present new challenges to the law.

Harvardwood Heads To... The Gabba Gallery's art opening of work by Toshee (aka Alain de Leonardis AB '97) - Saturday, Mar. 12th

Toshee (aka Alain de Leonardis AB '97) presents a solo art show at The Gabba Gallery. One Hundred Views of Japan is an exploration of the contemporary Japanese visual landscape. Influenced by his graphic design background, Toshee employs bold, vibrant elements to arrest the viewer’s gaze. His mixed media technique incorporates both additive and subtractive processes with paint, pencil, ink, epoxy, and stencils.

The opening night reception will feature DJ Jonathan Williams spinning, Richeeze Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck, and is sponsored by Perrier. The show was curated by Jason Ostro. Also on view will be simultaneous solo shows by artists Essi Zimm, Joey Feldman, and Nicholas Bonamy.

Harvardwood Heads To... The A.R.T. of Human Rights Series: The Politics of Race and Representation in Hollywood - Monday, Mar. 14th

Join Harvard Kennedy School Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy AB ’93 for a conversation with Harvard alumni working on the frontlines of arts and activism. Launched in September 2014, The A.R.T. of Human Rights is a groundbreaking collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. This series uses the arts and the humanities to explore some of the most pressing human rights issues of our time through public conversations with leading artists, academics, and activists. Building on the Carr Center’s commitment to advancing human rights principles, and the A.R.T.’s mission to “expand the boundaries of theater,” The A.R.T. of Human Rights is directed and hosted by Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, award-winning Harvard faculty member and program director at the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Harvardwood Masterclass with Comedy Writer David Misch - Wednesday, Mar. 23rdMischFTBCover.jpg

Screenwriter David Misch (Mork & Mindy, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Police Squad!, Duckman, Saturday Night Live), author of Funny the Book: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy, presents a class which comes with an ironclad guarantee that it will impart no usable skills.

Okay, that could be an exaggeration, but “The Rules” is a mini-version of “Practical Foundations of Comedy”, a course with the same guarantee which David’s taught at USC, UCLA, AFI, the Actors Studio (NYC), Oxford and Columbia Universities, and the University of Sydney. The class has no direct instruction but is a critical, and serious (and funny), exploration of comedy as an art form. “The Rules” gives actors, writers, directors, producers and Crafts Service personnel a close-up view of comedy’s innards, the idea being that understanding how comedy works will help you work in comedy. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Spring Kick Off Event - Wednesday, Mar. 30th

Come play with The Ivy Plus Society this March at one of our favorite rooftop bars, Skybar at the Mondrian. With it's stunning sights, delicious cocktails, and fabulous crowd it's no wonder that Skybar "has been one of Los Angeles' hottest nightspots from the day it opened" (The Sunset Strip). The only way to kick off Spring is to mix and mingle at "one of the most beautiful views of West L.A." ( 10% of ticket sales will go to Lights Camera Cure Charity - The Hollywood Dance Marathon.

SF/Bay Area

C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to How to Work Successfully With Your Book Publisher - Wednesday, Mar. 23rd

Join Rebecca Lanctot, Esq to discuss ideas on how to work successfully with your book publisher. Learn what to expect in typical legal agreements used when working with a publisher including a discussion of commonly included provisions in such agreements, general expectations in the publisher-author or publisher-illustrator relationship, and some guidelines on what to do to protect your interests while maintaining an excellent working relationship with your publisher.boardbanner.jpg

First birthday of our new look—renew your membership!

A year ago, we launched a new Harvardwood website with a new look! Since then, we've been glad to see you all taking advantage of the site's user-friendly features. Harvardwood members can easily view upcoming events, browse and list relevant job opportunities, post to the bulletin boards, peruse members' artwork and videos, and share their latest published online articles ... to name just a few perks of membership.

So if haven't had a chance to poke around the new site or you've let your membership lapse, visit us now, see what we've been up to, and RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!


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