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HWP-Features NYC Writers Group - Apply by Feb. 15th

Do you have an idea for a feature script? Or one in the drawer you’ve been meaning to edit? Looking for a group of supportive and committed writers to help take your scripting to the next level? If yes, then great news: the New York City HWP-Features program is back from hiatus and will begin on March 9th!

Applications will be accepted February 1 -15, 2017. All participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this spring and summer. 

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The Lambs video of our 10/10/16 Event

Video provided courtesy of The Lambs: Joan Benny on her father, Jack Benny.


NYC Living Rooms and Event Spaces Needed

The biggest single challenge we have in putting together our NYC events is coming up with the places to have them. You may have noticed that we had only one big party last year instead of our usual four—and Harvardwood members NEED parties!

So if you have a living room just modestly larger than average (if you've been to our parties you'll have a reasonably good idea of what I mean) and are willing to host one of our parties, that would be fabulous! But parties aren't our only events—we also need spaces for interviews, talks, concerts, all the things we love doing.

If you're able to arrange a space for us for any of our events, we'd love to hear from you! Email Spence Porter at [email protected].


Interest in Hamptons International Film Festival?

Hello NYC Harvardwood Members - 

I am a new Harvardwood member - work in the Hamptons and NYC - and wanted to direct your attention to the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival Oct 6-8 in the Hamptons.

Anyone interested in help me organize an event, panel, dinner, cocktail hour or a Harvardwood presence at the Festival in some way?

I do not work in the Film industry - but know how to reach all organizers / venues / celebrities / etc out here, including the Academy of Arts members.  let me know if there is interest.  Sarah Boyce

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Sharing Our Work

At the heart of everything we're doing here in New York is the goal of building a vibrant Arts Media & Entertainment community.  So we've come up with the idea of periodic evenings where Harvardwood members will get eight minutes each to share their creative work in a really friendly and supportive atmosphere.  The first one is coming up on Wednesday April 13.  Full info at

See you there!


Latin Passion

Rosa_portrait.jpgWe have a really wonderful event coming up this Saturday evening, February 27--the beloved Argentine pianist Rosa Antonelli returns in an intimate concert celebrating the release of her latest CD Abrazando: Latin Embrace.  Antonelli is especially renowned for her performances of Latin American piano music--she knew many of these composers, including Piazzolla, personally, and she plays this music with a very special warmth and insight.  Her many recordings and worldwide concert appearances, including two solo recitals at Carnegie Hall's main Stern Auditorium, garnered rapturous reviews.  As Fanfare wrote, "The sultry mixture of romance, menace, and mystery is hard to resist."  And, yes, the program will include Piazzolla!  See you there!


Beethoven & Brahms on the Upper East Side


Hi, Everybody!  We have an amazing event coming up on Sunday, November 22: Pianist Sang Mi Chung, hailed by piano guru David Dubal as "a great pianist", and cellist Nathan Chan, who made his debut as a conductor at age 3, took up the cello at 5, and has been a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and Royal Philharmonic, will be playing a program of Beethoven and Brahms.  See you there!


Photos from our JOAN COPELAND event

Thanks to all of the Harvardwood guests who joined us for our #HarvardwoodNYC event featuring Joan Copeland on Arthur Miller and Others. We are also grateful to The Lambs for hosting and providing the video of the event below.

Video credit: The Lambs

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Patricia Herlihy on VODKA

Just a quick reminder that this Thursday evening, November 5, the eminent scholar of Russian and Eastern European history and culture (and former Mather House Co-Master) Patricia Herlihy will be talking about the history of VODKA and Vodka in history.  You might be surprised.  Registration at



New Date for Artisanal SAKE Seminar & Dinner

Hi, everybody!  Our Artisanal SAKE Seminar & Dinner has been rescheduled for one day later than originally planned--the new date is Thursday, October 15.  This is going to be an extraordinary event--a fabulous 8-course dinner accompanied by six absolutely gorgeous artisanal sakes, all from Japan's Niigata Prefecture, an area noted for the especially high quality of its sakes--the full menu and list of sakes is now up on our website!  Looking forward to seeing you there!  The event page is at


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