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Society of Southwestern Authors- August 19, 2012 Forum C. Michael Bennis UNLOCKING THE CREATIVE PROCESS

UNLOCKING THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Presentation by C. Michael Bennis at the Society of Southwestern Authors’ August 19, 2012 Forum

C. Michael Bennis will discuss the inspiring, funny, perplexing, insulting, provocative and egotistical albeit loving world of the creative process. “I might threaten your sex life, your marriage and your safe driving record. I might even entice you into the excitement and mystery of falling in love with your characters.” The presentation is about writing fiction that gets out of control. “I plan to bridge the gap between hearing and listening, both to you and to others. The purpose is to identify creative tools that are so cool you will never fear writer’s block. Be prepared to put on your mental track shoes. Know that you can do this. Then take a deep breath, and accept that once you start, there will be no going back.”

Michael studied at Complutense University in Madrid, and graduated from the University of Colorado where he was part of the 1961 University of Colorado Big 8 Champion football team as well as the 1962 Orange Bowl squad. He also graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which led to a career in international advertising, marketing and public relations.

He has written successful advertising copy, served as director of Communication for a major toy company, and author four 90,000-word novels, with two published Romance Novels in circulation: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2009), and SIGNS OF DESTINY (2012).

Visit his website at : http://www.cmichaelbennis.com.

We have a wonderful new venue at the InnSuites at I-10 and St. Mary’s, Tucson, Arizona. We will start at 11 am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations at 546-9382 or e-mail ssabrunches@gmail.com by Wednesday prior (in this case, August 15, 2012.)

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41, No. 4 August/September 2012

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Playwrights Foundation- BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL NEWS New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama? & YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING

Playwrights Foundation- BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL NEWS New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados
Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama? & YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING

WEEK TWO STARTS TOMORROW
SEE BELOW FOR DISCOUNT CODES!

New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados
Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama?

Friday, July 27: 2pm-5:00pm at Thick House
RSVP to rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org
Live Streamed on #newplaytv 2pm PST (5pm EST)

Please join us for a lively conversation and showcase about theatrical aesthetics.
With Lauren Gunderson leading a conversation with Mark Jackson, Abi Basch and Members of kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS, Laura Hope and JC Lee.

A reception will follow the symposium.

How and/or when does form take focus over content (and visa versa)? In what ways do they inform each other, and how does that impact the audience’s perception? What comes first and how do playwrights determine the governing logic of their plays when exploring newly charted territory in theatrical structure?

Through conversations and debates, we will address the elements of form that are wedded to content, and we will attempt to understand the enigma: “Which came first, the form or the content?”

Playwright Lauren Gunderson [LINK TO http://www.laurengunderson.com] (Exit, Pursued by Bear, Emilie) moderates this symposium and discusses her thoughts. Playwrights will also discuss their work in these terms as well as provide video presentations depicting their processes.

YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 11am-2pm
Thick House Theater -1695 18th Street, San Francisco

Meet, mix, and mingle with your current and future collaborators and peers in the Bay Area.

The San Francisco theater community is known for being a tight knit pool of artists, but who are the people that are just entering the pool? Who are the interns, fellows, and production assistants today that are the company members, artistic directors, and resident playwrights of tomorrow? Playwrights Foundation and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival invite you to come and meet your peers!

socialize + network + share resources + discuss what’s on your mind

Submit discussion topics or questions and RSVP to our Facebook event page or on our Twitter feed (#YTMM) before the event.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served. $5 tickets available at the event to Grounded and The Hundred Flowers Project which with be showing at 3pm and 6pm respectively.

For more information on the event, please contact convening@playwrightsfoundation.org or visit our website at playwrightsfoundation.org.

:::BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL DISCOUNT CODES:::

on a tight budget? wanna see a few readings?

Brahman/i: $5 with code: GAMES (to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games)
Samsara: $10 with code: MICROWAVE
Grounded: $10 with code: BLUE
THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT: $10 with code: ZEITGEIST

PF RECOMMENDS!!

SNAP & KINDERDEUTSCH PROJEKTS PRESENT
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
ARCTIC HYSTERIA
A NEW PLAY BY ABI BASCH
JULY 26 – AUGUST 4

AT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO
185 6TH STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO

PERFORMANCES JULY 27-29 & AUGUST 2-4 AT 8PM; AUGUST 4 AT 2PM
TICKETS $10-25 AT HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/252113

PF RECOMMENDS!!
TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival
The Festival is the birthplace of such hits as Emma,The North Pool
and the Tony Award-winning MEMPHIS.
See them first!

At the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, August 5-19, 2012. Visit http://www.theatreworks.org for tickets.

THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG (Developmental Production: Musical)Music by Will Aronson; Lyrics by Daniel Maté; Book by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté Directed by Stephen Brackett
BEING EARNEST (Staged Reading: Musical)
Music by Paul Gordon & Jay Gruska; Book & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Directed by Robert Kelley
TRIANGLE (Staged Reading: Musical)
Music by Curtis Moore; Lyrics by Thomas Mizer; Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore & Joshua Scher
Directed by Meredith McDonough
SLEEPING ROUGH (Staged Reading: Play)
By Kara Manning
Directed by Sam Buntrock
THE LOUDEST MAN ON EARTH (Staged Reading: Play)
By Catherine Rush
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616-16th Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

http://www.playwrightsfoundation.org

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Barbara McNichol Editorial- Offering 2 Writing Workshops How to Strengthen EVERYTHING You Write & 6 Ways of BE-ing to Better Your Writing

Barbara McNichol Editorial- Offering 2 Writing Workshops How to Strengthen EVERYTHING You Write & 6 Ways of BE-ing to Better Your Writing

I’m offering 2 writing workshops this August in
Tucson (see link below). On September 6, 2012 How to Strengthen
EVERYTHING You Write will also be available in the Denver
area. Look for details in future Word Trippers.
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