Last Monday, Cambridge Writers’ Workshop’s Executive Artistic Director, Diana Norma Szokolyai read alongside many seasoned poets at the Harmony Café in Woodstock, NY. After a short picnic and musical session by the side of the beautiful Cooper Lake, saxophonist Dennis Shafer and Diana Norma went into Woodstock and really enjoyed the night of poetry. Among the luminaries were Donald Lev and beat poet Andy Clausen, a friend of Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg. Here are some photos and a video of Diana Norma’s dual language poem, Hullám/Wave.
Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Elissa Lewis, and Jonah Kruvant will be teaching at the Cambridge Writer’s Workshop Pre-Thanksgiving Creative Writing & Yoga Cleanse on at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio Manhattan’s East Village. The creative writing & yoga weekend will take place on Saturday November 23 and Sunday November 24 from 2-4pm at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala (295 E 8th Street & Avenue B, New York, NY 1009). Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, and Jonah Kruvant will teach on playing with odradeks, developing creative writing manifestos, and will feature a variety of in-class writing exercises while Elissa Lewis will teach two hours of intensive introductory and advanced yoga to participants. So before reuniting with family and letting the holidays get underway, treat yourself to a weekend of creativity, yoga, writing, and raw juice cleanses, and transform your mind, body, and page! Registration is now open at: cww.submittable.com
The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop and Armchair/Shotgun, an excellent literary magazine from New York, were recently featured in the Summer 2013 “Consume” issue of Digital Americana for their radio-play performance of “Roy Rogers: The Missing Atomic Scientist”:
This double issue of includes much more content than 99¢ should allow—moving from the intimacy of boiling bones to a mother’s honey, to a series of visual poems from the prolifically avant-garde Richard Kostelanetz, and much more. Included in this is also the second installment of our author self-interview series (made possible by the lovely and gracious novelist, Ashley Warlick), as a well as a Consumed series of original illustrations from contemporary Seattle artist, Levi Hastings. And we’re also proud to have published a new piece of multimedia: the audio to a full-length radio drama featuring American icon, Roy Rogers (which was performed brilliantly by a full ensemble cast). We also continue our investigation into the convergence of literature and media with an interview with the winner of the 2013 Transmedia Project of the Year. And after seeing what this type of multimedia future holds, we can assure you that there will definitely be no shortage of things to consume or create—only the further blurring of the lines that separate the things we consume from the things that consume us. Radio Drama Credits: Gregory Crosby, John Cusick, Cayla Buettner, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Jonah Kruvant, Max March Steinman, J.E. Reich, Dennis Shafer, Eck Sierra, Jake Rudin, Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Armchair/Shotgun
On May 19, 2012, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop hosted a Literary Cabaret at the inaugural Brooklyn Lit Crawl. The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Literary Cabaret took place at 6 pm at Ceol Bar in Brooklyn and featured performances and readings by writers Diana Norma Szokolyai, Rita Banerjee, Gregory Crosby, and Leah Umansky. Audience members were also joined in the dramatic performances! The CWW Literary Cabaret received some wonderful press and was written about in Time Out New York, the PEN American Center, the Village Voice, and the NY Daily News!