Friday, April 27, 2012

KCRW's "Strangers"

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Strangers" is a new series from KCRW's Independent Producer Project about the strangers we meet, the strangers we become and the "strangeness" we might overcome when we find ways to connect in the modern world.

This fresh, new podcast is hosted and produced by the Peabody Award-winning producer and director, Lea Thau. Lea was the Executive and Creative Director of the storytelling organization The Moth from 2001 to 2010, and created the enormously popular Moth Podcast, as well as The Moth Radio Hour.

Listen to Karin Gutman's story about the time *a stranger* recruited her to run for Mayor!

Come meet Lea and other strangers at:

Strangers Happy Hour
Saturday, May 19th, 5-7pm

Shangri-La Hotel
(in the courtyard by the pool)
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Meet strangers, friends and storytellers, enjoy happy hour cocktail and appetizers, share your "Strangers" moments, pitch an idea for the show--or just drink and be merry.

Monday, April 23, 2012

John Cleese: Words of Wisdom

Monday, April 23, 2012
"Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating." ~ John Cleese

John Cleese's lecture on Creativity: Watch it here

Friday, April 6, 2012

Turning Problems Into Mysteries

Friday, April 6, 2012

Turning Problems Into Mysteries

4-day workshop / UCLA Arts and Healing

Curiosity is a key to looking at life experiences in a new light. This 4-session workshop is designed to open your mind to investigating burdensome issues in your life with creative objectivity. By looking at your challenges from altered perspectives and through a fresh lens, you will have the opportunity to make a shift-to actively shape your stories and create a new reality.

Each session's writing experiences will inform the next. The series will offer creative writing techniques to help us clarify our issues and intentions, express our feelings, access other perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and demystify who we are and what we want.

You will have the opportunity to track your progress over the course of the workshop and, at the end of the series, reflect upon shifts made over the previous weeks.

This program is for writers and non-writers who seek greater well-being through a practice that can have sustained ripple effects.

Instructor: Karin Gutman

Dates & Times:
4 Mondays (April 30, May 14, May 21, and June 4)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
Please note that there will be no class on the weeks of May 7 and 28.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Room 275
Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles
11661 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

UCLArts and Healing is a partnership between the Arts and Healing Initiative, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, and the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine.
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