Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

Jude Michael Conners Author- THE MAP, THE STAR AND THE MONSTER


by Jude Michael Conners

a supernatural thriller  BOOK ONE OF THE REIDY CHRONICLES

A vicious monster controlled by a madman is attacking innocent families across the city.  Can the monster and its master be stopped before more lives are lost?

Can Tom Reidy, a man working for a secret organization that hunts supernatural threats, stop the monster and its master before it’s too late?

Paperback available at Amazon, e-books available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Apple iTunes Store

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The Screening Room- The 22nd Arizona International Film Festival April 12-28, 2013

Friday, April 12

6:00 p.m.
Opening Night 2013

Swing to ’50s music, jive dancin’, root beer floats and more!

– then –

Enjoy an indie film of your choice premiering at the Festival.

Grand Cinemas at Crossroads, 4811 East Grant Road

Admission $8

7:00 p.m.

Apio Verde

Francesc Morales Brucher, Chile, 2013,

82 min.

In Spanish with English subtitles


Faced with the knowledge that her child will not survive birth, a woman struggles against a Chilean political system that forbids abortion. This film explores the pain women experience when the only option is to seek an alternative solution.


Cinematographer Alex Montoya will answer questions after the screening.

7:05 p.m.

Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart

Bill Yahraus/Robin Rosenthal, USA, 2012, 89 min.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles


It’s a daredevil ballet, a tradition arising out of female trick riders during the Mexican Revolution.  In striking costumes, teams of eight women ride sidesaddle while weaving an elaborate pattern in the rodeo ring. Follow Las Azaleas as they celebrate their family traditions, vying to represent the USA at the National Charro Championships in Mexico.


Q&A session with filmmakers follows screening.

7:10 p.m.

The Story of Luke

Alonso Mayo, USA, 2012, 95 min.


Luke, a young man with autism, takes the advice of his grandfather and proceeds on a quest to “live his own life” and “be a man.” This comedy follows Luke as he seeks both a job and girlfriend despite the judgments of his dysfunctional relatives and the outside world.

7:15 p.m.

Zoom! – Tucson’s Late ’50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Record Label   

Dan Kruse, USA, 2013, 32 min.


In 1959, Catalina High Schoolers Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom attended their school dance to be blown away by classmate Jack Wallace’s performance.

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- Celebrating Poetry Month & Writing Classes

THE WRITERS STUDIO- Celebrating Poetry Month & Writing Classes 
“Celebrating 26 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> SAVE THE DATE: THE WRITERS STUDIO CELEBRATES POETRY DAILY, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 5 P.M. The reading will spotlight the online anthology of contemporary poetry with readings by Sophie Cabot Black (award-winning author of The Misunderstanding of Nature and The Descent: Poems), Korean-American poet Cathy Park Hong (Engine Empire, W. W. Norton, 2012), Major Jackson (Holding Company, W. W. Norton, 2010; Poetry Editor, Harvard Review), James Lasdun (the award-winning author three collections of poetry and the non fiction book Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked, FSG, 2013), Dennis Nurkse (A Night in Brooklyn, Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), and Pulitzer-Prize poet & funder/director of The Writers Studio Philip Schultz. The event is free and will take place at The PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., Dumbo, Brooklyn (One easy stop off Manhattan – F to York St. or A/C to High St). FACEBOOK 

>> PHILIP SCHULTZ WILL BE A GUEST TEACHER AT HILL-STEAD MUSEUM (FARMINGTON, CT), JUNE 24-26. In conjunction with the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. Schultz will give a three-day introduction to the Writers Studio’s method. The workshop will culminate with a reading. FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER.

>> “WE COME TOGETHER TO WRITE, TO GET EACH OTHER WRITING AND KEEP EACH OTHER WRITING. Because that’s the bottom line – writing! The more you write the better life is.” Anamyn Turowski’s ONLINE LEVEL I WORKSOP begins April 17. Get your introduction to the Writers Studio from Anamyn, who was nominated for a Pushcart Prize this year. TO REGISTER. 
> Lorraine Babb’s SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOP LEVEL I, began April 2 (You can register up to two weeks late)
> Whitney Porter’s NYC LEVEL I WORKSHOP begins May 6
> Yetsuh Frank’s ONLINE LEVEL I WORKSHOP begins May 6
> CRAFT CLASS begins April 23


Chaired by Salman Rushdie, this year’s festival invites writers from around the globe to explore bravery in art, politics and personal life.

Opening Night reading features, among others, prominent Palestinian poet Najwan Darkwish, award-winning Caribbean writers Jamaica Kincaid and Earl Lovelace, native American poet/musician Joy Harjo, German Book Prize winner Ursula Krechel, and Nigerian writer A. Ignoni Barrett.Monday, April 29 at 7 pm at The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC. MORE INFO | FACEBOOK 
For a complete festival schedule, visit: WORLDVOICESFESTIVAL.ORG

www.writerstudio.com / 212-255-7075 / TWITTER / FACEBOOK / question@writerstudio.com

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