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urbanseashells 2009

Diane Goettel, Managing Editor of Black Lawrence Press
and Editor of The Adirondack Review:

Celebrating Winter: One New Issue, One Great Sale
The Winter Issue of The Adirondack Review is now online. The issue includes wonderful new poetry, fiction, book reviews, and an interview with Jo Neace Krause, author of the prize-winning short story collection The Last Game We Played, published by Black Lawrence Press. The issue also includes work by the winner and finalists of The 46er Prize for Poetry.
As per the evolving format of the magazine, the Winter Issue will be updated with more articles, features, reviews, and previews of Black Lawrence Press titles as the season progresses. Be sure to check back!

Winter Sale!
We at Black Lawrence Press think that the best way to survive freezing temperatures and a wintry economic climate is to curl up with a good book. For these very reasons, we are currently offering a discount on five of our favorite titles, including The Last Game We Played. Stay warm! More info here:

To subscribe to The Adirondack Review send Diane and email at:


Tuesday Reading at

7:30 pm
January 13
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Diane Goettel, Managing Editor of Black Lawrence Press and Editor of The Adirondack Review, will give a talk about how to get published in literary magazines and journals, and how to get the attention of small presses. Diane is an adjunct professor at Touro College, and leads creative writing workshops for New York City Writers Coalition. She is a regular contributor to A & U: America’s AIDS Magazine, and her work has been published in 42 Opus, failbetter and Lichen.

Also at Perch
Wednesday, Jan. 14 6:30pm – 8pm

Family Dinner feauturing- The Charismatic Megafaunas

Come join the fun!

The Perch Cafe
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street
(btwn 5th and 6th St.)


January 16, 17 and 18, 2009
Deborah A. Mills will exhibit her work at the
Greater Philadelphia Historic Home Show,
running concurrently with the
Designer Craftsmen Show at the
Valley Forge Convention Center in
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Detail of "Timber Lion," carved into an 8-foot-long pine timber for use as a mantel.

Two of her original designs appear in
Traditional Building magazine's December 2008
Religious Buildings issue. You can see her "editor's pick listing" here.

1205 Manhattan Ave. # 2-3-1
Brooklyn, NY 11222

email Deborah


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A National Day of Service
From Kate McMullan and
Kathryn Levy

Dear Friends,

In response to Barack Obama's call for a National Day of Service on Monday, January 19th, we will be launching a special drive for donations to The Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry. At a time when so many of our neighbors are in need of food and basic supplies, we felt this was a good way to show our commitment to our community. We will be accepting donations of money, food, clothing and household supplies at Kathryn Levy's house, 244 Madison Street from 11-2 PM on the 19th. From 2-5 that afternoon we will be available to pick up donations at your location.

The Sag Harbor Food Pantry is most in need of donations of money, which can be either in cash or checks made out to The Sag Harbor Food Pantry and sent to them at 44 Union Street, PO Box 1241, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. All contributions are tax deductible. We would appreciate your letting us know what you have donated so we can track the effectiveness of this approach.

They are also in need of the following supplies:

Boxed cereal
Whole wheat sliced bread
Swiss or Munster cheese
Fresh produce
Poultry or meat
Canned tuna and salmon
Dried pasta
Winter coats
Cleaning products
Bars of soap
Tissues and toilet paper

If you wish us to pick up a donation at your location on the 19th, please let us know by e-mail as soon as possible. Also, if you are interested in working with us on collecting donations, we would welcome any help.

The Sag Harbor Food Pantry would also like us to draw your attention to a food drive and fundraiser on Saturday, January 17th in support of all of our local food pantries. It is sponsored by the Art of Eating and Hamptons Event Management Int'l. For more information, go to their website

We hope that this will be the beginning of a continuing commitment on all of our parts to our neighbors in need. If you want more information about the Sag Harbor Food Pantry, their website is

Thank you,
Kate McMullan
Kathryn Levy

Please note: Save Sag Harbor is a non-partisan organization.


Marsha Heydt invites you to
her CD release party happening
Wednesday Jan. 21, 2009

Listen to pieces from her debut CD "One Night"
at the
1650 Broadway (Corner of 51st)
New York, NY 10023
Reservations: 212-582-2121

Sets At 8:30 & 10:30PM
cover charge $25.00

Marsha Heydt: Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Norman Pors: Piano and Keyboard
Trifon Dimitrov: Upright and Electric Bass
Vito Lesczak: Drums
Marlon Simon: Percussion
Walt Szymanski: Trumpet

String Trio:
Marlene Rice-violin
Judith Insell-viola
Greg Heffernan-cello

Special Guest Apperance:
Carla Cook: Vocals
Sheryl Bailey: Guitar


Brooklyn Reading Works
presents an
An Evening of New Work by Brooklyn Playwrights
curated by Rosemary Moore
JANUARY 22 at 8 pm

The Old Stone House

Lizzie Olesker, Gary Winter, Jessica Bauman, and Scott Adkins
will present
staged readings of scenes from
new work with professional actors.

Park Slope's Washington Park
(formerly JJ Byrne Park)
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
718-768-3195 or 718-288-4290.

A $5 donation is requested.
Includes wine and light refreshments.

Brooklyn Reading Works. Fiction. Poetry. Memoir. Plays.

February 12: Cupid's Arrow: A Valentine's Reading curated by Marian Fontana

March 12: The Third Annual Memoir-A-Thon curated by Branka Ruzak

April 23: Fiction in a Blender curated by Raina Washington

May 14: Edgy Mother's Day Event curated by
Michele Madigan Somerville, Sophia Romero and Amy Sohn

June 11: Annual Reading of Montauk Basement Writers

A monthly reading series at the Old Stone House in
Park Slope produced by Louise Crawford.



Friday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. at
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center,
Long Island City

Shown: Jiseon Kim as Aimie in So Yong Kim's IN BETWEEN DAYS.
Museum of the Moving Image presents a screening of the film followed by a
discussion with the director at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
Photo courtesy Kino International.

Museum of the Moving Image will present a special screening of In Between Days with a personal appearance by director So Yong Kim, on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, In Between Days traces the joys and risks of first love for a young Korean-American girl. Following the screening, Kim will participate in a discussion with the Museum’s Chief Curator David Schwartz.

The screening takes place at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave (at Van Dam Street), in Long Island City. Tickets are free for Museum members, $8 CUNY students and faculty, and $10 for non-members. Museum members may RSVP to 718.777.6810. Tickets may be purchased in advance at ($2 surcharge) or at the box office on the day of the screening. To contact LPAC’s box office, call 718.482.5151.

In Between Days is So Yong Kim’s feature debut. On the threshold of maturity, Aimie (played by Jiseon Kim), a recent immigrant from South Korea, struggles to find her place in a new city, and her own emotional place in the world. She is in love with her best friend Tran (Taegu Andy Kang) who seems to prefer more “Americanized” girls. A.O. Scott in The New York Times wrote: “In Between Days, the sensitive, modest, thrillingly self-assured first feature by So Yong Kim, was one of the standouts of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival--exactly the kind of thoughtful, independent work one hopes to find there and too rarely does.” (U.S., 2006, 82 mins.)

So Yong Kim was born in Pusan, South Korea and immigrated to the United States when she was twelve. She studied painting, performance, and video art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her MFA. She has made several experimental short films including A Bunny Rabbit, shot by renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle. In 2006, Kim was featured as one of the “25 Filmmakers to Watch” in Filmmaker Magazine. Kim’s latest film, Treeless Mountain, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and just won the Best Feature Film award at the Dubai International Film Festival, will open in April at Film Forum.

For screeners and to inquire about an
interview with So Yong Kim,
please contact Tomoko Kawamoto at
718.777.6830 or

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project includes a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for 2010. For more information, visit