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QAF 2017: "How We Learn"

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QAF 2017: "How We Learn"

On Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Astoria Bookshop, four Queens writers presented a literary event entitled "How We Learn." The reading highlighted the forces of culture, immigration, and childhood that shaped their identities and their relationships with the world. The writers included QAF Award winners Catherine Kapphahn, Malcolm Chang (a QCA Artist Peer Circle alumnus), Nita Noveno, and Rene Vasicek, The event was moderated by Tim Fredrick, founding editor of the Newtown Literary Journal and QCA Artist Peer Circle alumnus, and was followed by a Q&A in which the writers shared their inspirations and creative process.

L-R: Tim Fredrick, Malcolm Chang, Catherine Kapphahn, Nita Noveno, and Rene Vasicek

L-R: Tim Fredrick, Malcolm Chang, Catherine Kapphahn, Nita Noveno, and Rene Vasicek

This reading was made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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LAB presents "Screenplay Development" with Tracy Sayre

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LAB presents "Screenplay Development" with Tracy Sayre

Our September 20th LAB presentation featured Queens-based writer Tracy Sayre who shared her new screenplay, currently in development, and insight into her creative process. The campy horror script was brought to life by seven actors, most of whom had met for the first time. The audience was filled with diverse artists from across Queens (and other parts of NYC) as well as a significant number of writers who were thoroughly engaged in the reading of the work. Toward the end of the workshop there was a robust, critical conversation about Tracy's work and artists networked and made valuable connections with one another.

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