Last summer I enrolled in a creative nonfiction class at Harvard taught by David Gessner, an accomplished nonfiction author and blogger.
For the first half of the semester, I based my responses to the weekly writing exercises on “safe” subjects: a family trip to Maine, a favorite childhood memory, my passion for baking.
During the fifth week of class, however, our assignment was to write a single page about something outside of our comfort zone, something truly personal.
Even though I knew what I was going to write about, I waited until late the night before to complete the assignment.
I emailed the essay to David and shoved the printed copy deep into my backpack, not wanting to look at it again until I absolutely had to.
WARWICK, RI – Looking for something to do with your kids during the winter and spring? Why not introduce them to the magic of live theatre at the state-of-the-art Ocean State Theatre in Warwick! Ocean State Theatre Company’s Family Fun Fest features a variety of performances being held on select Saturday mornings from December through May.
WARWICK, RI – Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently opened its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to present New Classics from Current Composers, a benefit concert to support both OSTC’s Live Music Initiative and the The Raymond Picozzi Endowed Fund for Musical Theatre, for one performance only on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
If you have kids, you may have wondered why the elementary school staples of holiday decor that parents have been receiving for decades—hand turkeys, Christmas ornaments, paper towel roll menorahs, construction paper Kwanza and Advent candles—are becoming a rarity. Little Johnny and Janey may no longer be bringing these things home if they have an art educator at the head of their classroom. Craft projects like the standard cotton ball snowman are nice and fun, but not necessarily pedagogically sound methods of art education.
T.F. Green Airport has gotten a little more interesting for travelers. A new art exhibit entitled THE LOQUACIOUS LINE, sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) will be held from through January 3, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery within the Warwick, RI airport. RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation present the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists Carolina Arentsen, Anastasia Azure and Aarti Kathuria.
Greetings, friends of the Rhode Island literary community! Frequency Writers is excited to announce its course offerings for the winter/spring session.
Write napkin-sized stories, find (& lose) your poetic instincts, master the art of letter writing, and more. See course listings below!
Want to learn more? Come to Frequency’s Open House, Sunday, Jan 17 from 4:30-6:30pm. Meet the season’s instructors, mingle with other writers, and learn the different ways you can become involved in this community. Free. All are welcome. And there are always refreshments.
Webster defines art as “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.”
I chose that definition because it crosses fine
arts and performing arts, as well as liberal arts. Whenever we create something from our ideas, thoughts, or expressions, we are making art. I think it is what distinguishes us.
Students have been discouraged from studying the arts, humanities, and social sciences based on the misperception that there are no meaningful career opportunities for graduates who have studied these subjects. This is simply not true! There are exciting, well-paying, growth-oriented professional positions for people with an art background. Indeed, they are vital for the economy today. The following draft letter may help students with an interest and talent in art convince mom and dad that they should be taking art classes in high school and college.
Fact: Scarcity Sells.
The principle of supply and demand shows that when supply is limited, demand goes up. Scarcity Marketing has a psychological influence on us, making us want something even more when there isn’t enough to go around. Scarcity creates a fear of shortage and of missing out, and thus a sense of urgency.
Here’s three ways you can leverage Scarcity in your promotion for product launches, eBook availability,
discounts and more.
We have covered designing from the back end as well as thinking of various finishing and post-press operations and how to design for them. Last month we covered basic press mechanics to help you understand how to design for the press or device the job will print on. For this final installment, we will talk about how paper impacts your design. Paper is the biggest variable in your design, so let’s look at some of the things to discuss with your client and the printer when determining which paper you’re going to use: