Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thanks to all who made this Salon such a success!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Haynes Brooke is a Los Angeles actor, screenwriter, and playwright. Haynes is best known to many at the moment as The Sun, central character in the ongoing national ad campaign for Jimmy Dean sausage. He is also one of the stars of the new web series Turbo Dating, written and directed by Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean.) Other screen credits range from feature films such as Contact and Fried Green Tomatoes to roles in MOWs, sit-coms, episodic, daytime drama, industrial films, and voice-over for anime cartoons. He has worked in Iceland, Prague, Germany, and all over the U.S., with such people as Jodie Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen, Billy Crystal and Robert Zemeckis. Recently Haynes appeared in episodes of Medium, Nip/Tuck and the independent feature The Dark Horse.
Haynes has something of a cult following as an LA playwright and stage actor, often appearing in his own plays. His newest comedy, The Compound Dog, garnered rave reviews during its run at The Eclectic Company Theatre. Before that, his musical Chicken City premiered to sold-out houses at the Actors' Gang, Tim Robbins' theater company in Hollywood. The Actors’ Gang also produced his hit play Progressive Chain Bowling, which extended twice amid critical praise and full houses. Other recently produced plays include Godfather Death, nominated for both an LA Weekly Award and a Garland Award as "Best Adaptation,” and the acclaimed solo show Art Explained, selected for the SOLO Festival, juried by Charles Nelson Reilly. In Seattle, Haynes’ solo show Maxley on the Bluff was produced as part of the New City Playwright’s Festival, where it won Best of the Fest.
Many of his projects incorporate his own original music. His band, New Mongrels -- featuring two Grammy Award-winning musicians among its members -- have released two CD’s on the Daemon Records label, also available on iTunes or Amazon.com
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Essayist Whitney Kershaw in Dialogue with Tea and Tales Members
Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
You are Invited to Attend This Special Celebration of Poetry with Sidni Louise Myles
WHEN: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 1:30pm, reception following
WHERE: Valley Village Senior Apts. 11211 Chandler Blvd. ValleyVillage, CA 91607
FREE, but reservations required. PLease email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Writer's Salon was created by Instructor Fiera Mooney, as part of the "Family History and Personal Recollections Class" offered through Programs for Older Adults, LAUSD, thanks to North Hollywood POly Community Adult School, Principal Carl Badeau and APO Cynthia Diaz for their loving support of older adult education.
We learn by living and as long as we live. This is true education.
End ageism. Support life-long learning.
Sidni Myles, innovator of the art of Rap Storytelling with originally composed theme music, began her professional career as a researcher before moving on to the fields of education and art. A Los Angeles native, Ms. Myles earned a Bachelors of Science for Health Education from San Francisco State, a Masters from San Jose State in Public Health and a second Masters degree in Education from National University. With a passion for teaching Sidni Myles has worked with a diverse range of students by instructing Biology and Health Education to high school students as well as Dance and Reading Literacy to senior citizens. Successful mother of two, Sidni understands the importance and power of legacy, which was what motivated her to write her own story and become a published author. Captivating and yet down to earth, the words and music of Sidni Myles will inspire you like magic.
Tea and Tales Presenters, from Top:
Monday, January 17, 2011
YOU ARE INVITED!
“About Writing: LA Times Journalist Kurt Streeter”
WHEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th at 1:30PM
Dessert Reception: 3pm
WHERE: VALLEY VILLAGE SENIOR APT CLUBHOUSE
12111 Chandler Boulevard
Valley Village, Ca 91607
FREE, but reservation required
ABOUT MR. KURT STREETER:
Kurt Streeter's column in the LA Times began in July of 2007.
Previously, he wrote for The Times' California section and front page, focusing on crime, police, transportation and everyday people living uncommon lives. He covered the San Quentin execution of Robert Lee Massie in 2002.
His five-part narrative about a girl boxer from East Los Angeles and her relationship with her ex-gangster father won a 2005 Associated Press News Editors award. That story, along with a Column One about an elderly boxing timekeeper and his memories, was included in the 2006 edition of Best American Sports Writing.
Streeter has also worked for the Baltimore Sun, where he won awards for his coverage of the inner city, and as a documentary film and radio producer.
A TEA AND TALES WRITER’S SALON PRESENTATION
AN LAUSD NORTH HOLLYWOOD POLY CAS PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS PRODUCTION.