This week at Bronx Writers Center!

Lots of events are happening at the Bronx Writers Center this week!  Check them all out below and make sure you RSVP to one or all of these free and excellent workshops and events!

This Thursday through Saturday: three great professional development sessions for writers and poets, teaching artists, and filmmakers!
This week: How writers and poets can receive funding, a session for emerging teaching artists, and a presentation for filmmakers…all of value to writers!(Free, but please RSVP at the links provided.)

Thursday, November 20
2700 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx NY 10461

Bonnie Marcus of Poets & Writers Magazine – Get Funding for Readings and Workshops!

Bonnie Marcus is the East Coast director of readings and workshops for the esteemed Poets & Writers Magazine and will discuss how to apply for funding when conducting literary workshops and readings in New York City. She has a solid arts background in the theater and writing disciplines and was the recipient of the Louis Reyes Rivera Excellence Award for Educator Artists in 2014.

Poets & Writers’ work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture and focuses on nurturing literature’s source—creative writers. Its mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

The program will conclude with a Q&A session.

Friday, November 21
2700 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx NY 10461

Milteri Tucker on New and Emerging Opportunities for Teaching Artists

Milteri Tucker will be sharing the new and emerging field of opportunities for teaching artists. This introductory workshop will feature what this field entails, key concepts on pedagogical content knowledge, and its important role in community and educational settings. She will also advise attendees on ways to become a successful teaching artist in various educational and cultural settings—how to expand your workforce development tools as an artist to generate supplemental income.

Milteri is an award-winning artist, professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator. She holds degrees from Hunter College and is a graduate student of NYU. Milteri has performed in theater, film, and television, alongside hit Latin sensation Don Omar on the 2013 Latin Billboard Awards, and in leading roles in off-Broadway productions. She is the director of Bombazo Dance Company and was given a proclamation by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for her community work in dance and dance education.

The program will conclude with a Q&A session.

Saturday, November 22
2700 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Mark Cabaroy BRIO winner for Filmmaking – On Making Films

Mark Cabaroy has been making films for over twenty years. He has written, produced and directed over two dozen short films, music videos, and commercials, plus one feature under his iMark Films production company since founding it in 2000. His feature film Life’s Passing Me By was produced for less than $1,000 and has played at numerous festivals, where it’s won awards and critical praise. His short film Blindsided has been screened at over two dozen festivals in the US and abroad, where it has taken home numerous awards, including but not limited to, best drama and best director.

He is currently at work on his sci-fi comedy web-series The Invaders.

Mark Cabaroy is a BRIO winner and will be clarifying the process of filmmaking, as well as the several promotional and branding steps filmmakers should take in order to get their work recognized and circulated at festivals and other distribution channels. He will outline his process from start to finish and will advise attendees on ways to raise the necessary funds to achieve these goals. Mark will be screening his work as an example of his award-winning process and will touch upon contractual and legal issues.

The program will conclude with a Q&A session.


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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.