Me Going To Robert McKee Seminar!

The Loft Brings Robert McKee's Story Seminar to the Upper Midwest for the First Time ... and I've got myself a spot, front and center!
~September 29 - October 2~

"The Loft Literary Center in association with the Minnesota Film and TV Board, IFP Minnesota, The Playwrights' Center, The Screenwriters' Workshop, and MCTC, brings Robert McKee's world-famous Story Seminar to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul." -loft.org

I'm really excited to attend this seminar!!! Robert McKee is a MASTER at storytelling. His seminars have sold out worldwide - screenwriters, actors, directors, authors, etc. all scramble to get a spot in the 4-day morning til night seminars and I am so lucky that I will be able to take part and gobble up everything he'll be teaching. This will probably be better than any MFA program *cough cough*.

note to self: buy a brand spanking new quality notebook for notebook will turn into a literary bible because apparently McKee's words be like gospels (yea, das rite, i pluralized dat.)


Place | Value @ The Soap Factory

Mark your calendars! September 23rd at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, writers and visual artists team up to bring you Place Value : a Talking Image Connection reading. Writers Barrie Jean Borich, Tim Nolan, Lynette Reini-Grandaell, Christian Villarroel, Lori Young-Williams, and Saymoukda Vongsay (thats me!) read poems and stories about diverse notions of place inspired by the exhibit Theory of Values - an installation of 15 MN artists curated by Sarah Shultz and Scott Stulen.

SULU Series

Philadelphia, here I come.
DC, here I come.
New York, here I come.
Beam me up, Scottie.

The Sulu Series is named after Sulu of Star Trek, the first Asian American character to venture into the uknown galactic quadrant, and a remote island in the Philiphines.

Sulu DC is an underground, grassroots network for Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American (AAPI) artists, fostering relationships with local and national activist organizations, nurtures the artistic development of emerging AAPI artists and builds inter-generational alliances with cities across North America in preparation for the biennial APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit which will be held in the TWIN CITIES, MN this year!!
Once a month, they host a performance showcase of emerging and established AAPI artists in music, spoken word, video, and multidisciplinary performances. There's a three-city East Coast performance circuit that includes: DC, Philadelphia, and NYC.

3rd Fridays in Philadelphia: "Family Style Open Mic" hosted by Yellow Rage
3rd Saturdays in DC: hosted by Regie Cabico, Brian Wang, Simone Jacobson, and Jenny C. Lares
3rd Sundays in NYC: hosted by Taiyo Na and DJ Boo

September marks the 5th year anniversary of Sulu Series, and it also marks the last monthly show NYC will be doing. After this month, they will be closing their doors (for now). September's showcase will be a benefit for the 2011 APIA SPOKEN WORD & POETRY SUMMIT in the Twin Cities.