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Lisa Doctor's UCLA Extension Writers Program Workshops

Winter Quarter: Wednesday, January 12 – Wednesday, March 16 (10 Wednesday evenings, 7 – 10pm)

Course # X466.16 Registration # W1261
Before You Begin the Novel: An Exploration of Character and Story

Facing the blank page can be an intimidating experience. What is the universal theme you’re trying to communicate? What does the protagonist really want? In this workshop, you create a personalized “encyclopedia” of material to use as a reference when writing the novel. Through individualized exercises tailored to each writer in the room, you explore the protagonist’s history, fears, and desires, as well as his or her relationship to the antagonist. You identify the larger theme that draws you to this particular story, a basic outline of the beginning, middle, and end, and the emotional arc of the protagonist. By the end of the workshop, you have in your arsenal many important elements to get you started so that the blank page remains blank no more. This course is open to writers of all levels who are eager to begin writing their novel.

Spring Quarter: Wednesday, March 30 – Wednesday, May 4 (6 Wednesday evenings, 7 – 10pm)

Course # X447.16 Registration # W3652
Writing with a Full Palette of Color: A Writing Workshop

The stories within us come in a wide range of colors, from the bright hues of pure joy to the darker tones of despair and loneliness. It often takes a combination of emotional colors to show the depth and complexity of a scene: the fear of falling in love; the gifts that stem from loss; the embracing of uncertainty. In this workshop, you dip into your own palette of truth, allowing your writing to crackle with vibrancy. Each session consists of two components: fun yet challenging in-class “quick writes,” and take-home exercises that are individually chosen for each writer, to be shared aloud in the group. In-class exercises focus on the colors of the outer world, including activating the senses and noticing details. Take take-home exercises weave dark and light shades into a scene, and cover topics across the emotional color spectrum from childhood wounds that have not healed to the joy of knowing true compassion. This workshop is designed for writers of every level, including those new to the craft who want to enhance their writing through vivid and dynamic detail.

To enroll online: www.uclaextension.edu

By phone:
(310)825-9971
(818) 784-7006

By mail:
UCLA Extension
P.O. Box 24901
Department K
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0901

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Duna Designs Sample Sale

Sample Sale and Spring 2011 Preview

Please Join us on Saturday, Dec 11th 12PM-5PM, Sunday Dec 12th 11AM-3PM

Hosted By Adrienne Fayne, 600 Moreno Avenue, Brentwood, CA 90049 310-393-3330

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"Autumn Garden" at Antaeus Theatre Company

Through December 19th

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm


[Jane] Kaczmarek is uncommonly adept at both ends of the comedy-drama pool, and uses the full range.” Theater Times // “memorable performance…Kitty Swink…” Tolucan Times / / “I was particularly fascinated by how differently [Anne Gee] Byrd and [Dawn] Didawick play the same role and how strikingly good each one is…” Stage and Cinema // “… [Zoe] Perry is excellent…” LA Weekly // ...pitch-perfect Jeanne SyquiaStage Happenings // “a charming Josh ZuckermanStage Happenings // Kurtwood Smith was both delightfully gruff and desolate…” SoCal // “…notable is Josh Clark…” Tolucan TImes // James Sutorius, Stoney Westmoreland, Joe Delafield …are exraordinary” Stage and Cinema // “The multi-layered and heart shattering Shannon Holt …” StageHappenings // [Lily] Knight is superb as Constance…” LAist // [Eve] Gordon and [Jeanie] Hackett both shine as co-dependent mothers…” EyeSpyLA // Stephen Caffrey‘s is brilliant as the ego-tastic Nick…” LAist //…Jeffrey Nordling offered a very different take on Nick Denery-the virility and machismo…was wonderful to watch.” SoCal // “…equally fine, yet quite distinct performances of [Rhonda] Aldrich and [Faye] GrantStageSceneLA // Leona… [is] played by Saundra McClain with dignity and a dash of asperity.” CurtainUp //The two excellent ensembles bring out different nuances while remaining true to the playwright’s intentions. Backstage //It’s a treat to see so many accomplished Los Angeles actors in this intimate settingLA Times

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW

“[Jane] Kaczmarek is uncommonly adept at both ends of the comedy-drama pool, and uses the full range.” Theater Times // “memorable performance…Kitty Swink…” Tolucan Times / / “I was particularly fascinated by how differently [Anne Gee] Byrd and [Dawn] Didawick play the same role and how strikingly good each one is…” Stage and Cinema // “… [Zoe] Perry is excellent…” LA Weekly // “…pitch-perfect Jeanne Syquia…” Stage Happenings // “a charming Josh Zuckerman” Stage Happenings // “Kurtwood Smith was both delightfully gruff and desolate…” SoCal // “…notable is Josh Clark…” Tolucan TImes // “James Sutorius, Stoney Westmoreland, Joe Delafield …are exraordinary” Stage and Cinema // “The multi-layered and heart shattering Shannon Holt …” StageHappenings // “[Lily] Knight is superb as Constance…” LAist // “[Eve] Gordon and [Jeanie] Hackett both shine as co-dependent mothers…” EyeSpyLA // “Stephen Caffrey’s is brilliant as the ego-tastic Nick…” LAist //…Jeffrey Nordling offered a very different take on Nick Denery-the virility and machismo…was wonderful to watch.” SoCal // “…equally fine, yet quite distinct performances of [Rhonda] Aldrich and [Faye] Grant…” StageSceneLA // Leona… [is] played by Saundra McClain with dignity and a dash of asperity.” CurtainUp //The two excellent ensembles bring out different nuances while remaining true to the playwright’s intentions. Backstage // “It’s a treat to see so many accomplished Los Angeles actors in this intimate setting…” LA Times

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CINDERELLA – LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program

Opening night performance of CINDERELLA, a Modern Musical Extravaganza, ticket sales will benefit LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program. CINDERELLA features a star-studded cast, including Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma as Prince Charming and Leave it to Beaver’s Jerry Mathers as Baron Hardup. Read more about this red-carpet, VIP experience, which promises to be unique among 2010 holiday productions in Los Angeles for your family to enjoy and experience. Purchase tickets at www.lasbest.org.

Please join us for this VIP opening night performance of CINDERELLA, performed in the style of traditional London pantomime and benefiting LA’s BEST.

A panto is a musical-comedy production derived from an English theatre tradition, typically based on children’s fairytales. Scripts are rewritten every year and include music sourced from current Billboard charts, live magic, tongue in cheek humor and family fun.

The show is produced by Bonnie Lythgoe of So You Think You Can Dance Australia and Lythgoe Family Productions and stars Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma as Prince Charming and Jerry Mathers, also know as The Beaver, as Baron Hardup.

This red-carpet, VIP experience promises to be unique among 2010 holiday productions in Los Angeles. Please join us by ordering tickets to the show and by telling friends and family about the evening!

Click here for more information and to see additional members of the star-studded CINDERELLA cast.

Tickets: $100 per seat.

Each ticket includes the performance and reception following the show including a meet-and-greet with cast members and a fantasy holiday dessert buffet. Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis; tickets will be available for pick up at will call the night of the show.

November 27, 2010 7:00 PM

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA

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Cloth & Paper Trunk Shows

marcie bronkar will be featuring holiday gifts for the discerning eye.

SAVE THE DATE!
trunk shows
nov. 5 & 6
nov. 12 & 13
nov. 19 & 20

tues – sat 10-5

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Atelier Concert – 10/3/10

Art & Music Support Network presents

Tamir Hendelman: Solo Piano

Sunday October 3, 1-4 PM

We have the singular pleasure and honor of presenting, again, a man we love as a person and as an artist: Tamir Hendelman.

He’s worked recently with Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Jeff Hamilton, Graham Dechter, and Patrick Williams.

Tamir’s latest, just-released CD, Destinations has rocketed up the jazz charts and is officially the #1 jazz record in the country this week. His debut album, Playground, did the same thing, stopping at #3, about a year ago.

Seeing him solo is like sitting at the feet of great pianists from the past 100 years and getting a little treasure from each of them. He is a tremendous channel for the power of music.

Seating is limited, please act quickly when you get these invitations; tickets will sell out.

As always, a piece of sculpture from Tanya Ragir Studios will be raffled to benefit Upward Bound House: this time there will be nine lucky winners!

Remember, even if you are unable to attend the concert, you may still purchase raffle tickets to support Upward Bound House.

Please come join us for wonderful food, adult beverages, companionship, and incomparable music.

Please go to www.artandmusicsupportnetwork.org to find out more and reserve your ticket.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Brick Work
Limited Edition 2009
9 Cast Resin pieces
2 1/2 in x 3 in

When: Sunday, October 3 2010 1:00pm
Where: The Atelier—Mar Vista, CA (all details and particulars will be sent to you when you buy your ticket)
Tickets: $50
Raffle Tickets: $25
All contributions are fully tax deductible

more about
UPWARD BOUND HOUSE

Eliminating homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services, and advocacy.

Family Place
* 21 units of transitional housing, serving 45 families a year.
* Mandatory case management, savings, education, and counseling.
* 95% success rate of families achieving permanent housing.

Family Shelter
*18 units of emergency housing, serving 72 families a year.
* Intensive case management, stabilization services.
* The only emergency shelter that keeps families intact.

Family Homelessness
* 10,100 children are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles.
* 7,998 of these children are living in places “unfit for human habitation.”
* Families with children are the fastest growing segment of homeless.
* 1,000+ individuals have been helped by Family Place.
* 600+ children have graduated from UBH into their own homes.
* 95% success rate of UBH helping families achieve and retain housing!

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50 FINGERS & 88 KEYS

50 FINGERS & 88 KEYS: Rags & Riches
Sunday July 11, 1-4 PM

We are delighted to introduce you to JACARANDA, the most exciting new concert experience in the L.A. area.

There will be 5 astonishing pianists playing Scott Joplin,Igor Stravinsky,Terry Riley, Maurice Ravel, George Benjamin, Alberto Ginastera, Franz Liszt, Hector villa-Lobos, & Claude Debussy.

Please go to www.artandmusicsupportnetwork.org to find out more and reserve your ticket.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Ever best,
Tanya Ragir and David Andersen

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The New Bohemian Couture

May 13, 2010 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

128 1/2 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Larchmont Village

RSVP to info@clothandpaper.net

Custom made, one of a kind pillows from Cloth & Paper.

Statement necklaces from Paula Carlotto and Campbell & Cole.

Book signing next door at Landis for Joe Nye’s “Flair”.

Food by Robertino Cucina of La Luna Ristorante.

Champagne & inspiration.

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ART and Music Support Network

May 16, 2010 1:00 PM

Tanya Ragir Studio and David Andersen Pianos Presents:
Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert: Extreme and Sacred Piano Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Debussy, and more …

Dear Friends-

For the last few years David and I have had intimate art and music events at the “ATELIER” (our home). There are always extraordinary pianists on killer pianos (David’s) on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
It’s that time again!

I always have a piece of sculpture that is raffled to benefit Upward Bound House – an
incredible organization taking children and their families off the street. To find out more
visit http://upwardboundhouse.org/index.php

Our first concert of the season(and there will only be FOUR) is going to be amazing!

To find out more about us and reserve your space , or purchase a raffle ticket for the sculpture
if you’re unable to come to the concert –
visit our site at http://www.artandmusicsupportnetwork.org

Look Forward to seeing you here –

Tanya Ragir

P.S. – We also have a raffle from the LACMA Art and Architecture tour last year.

Enclosure glazed ceramic 2 elements 14″ x 6″ x 4″
Valued at $2,000.00
Raffle tickets are $25.00 each!!

Glazed Cerfamic

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Studio and Garden Exhibit

Please join us!

STUDIO and GARDEN EXHIBIT

Ceramic art and Sculpture

Sunday, May 2, 2010
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Adrienne Fayne
Aura Kuperberg
Jilda Schwartz
Arnold Spielberg

2831 Club Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 839-9950

refreshments served


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Mission Statement

The Women’s Professional Network (WPN) was formed by Adrian Grant, an established Los Angeles Realtor and philanthropist, to build a network and community of successful and like-minded dynamic women. Together with her co-chairs, WPN has grown from a small gathering to a vibrant dedicated group of women from professions including medical, mental health, art, finance, and law.


The mission for WPN is to foster, enlighten, and educate women who want to expand their professional services as well as charitable services by offering their time and financial assistance to the larger community. One of the goals of WPN is to expand the support and growth of women through chapters around the country and world because we believe in being mindful of our role(s) in society and the many contributions we make. Madeleine Albright said it best - "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."


WPN meets on the first Monday of each month at a private home providing dinner and a topical presentation. Feel free to browse our website for WPN meeting information and calendar of exciting events.