Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What I'm Watching

I graduated with my BFA in Creative Writing from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Did I mention that yet? Well, I did. And now I'm in the What next? phase. I've applied, or am in the process of applying to, a few grad schools. I've been writing in mass quantities. I finally finished my faery novel, and it's out on a few desks in the publishing world awaiting red pens, blue pencils and stamps of approval.

I'm working on a set of dystopian short stories which I am contemplating self-publishing as e-books. (Of course, my first published dystopia is in Big Pulp Magazine if you're interested in checking it out.)

I haven't been reading much. I know that's kind of shocking, but it's true. I've only read a handful of books in the last month or so, but I've been watching a lot of different movies and television shows.

I watched "The Honorable Woman" from BBC. I highly suggest this program if you're interested in the Middle East, and if you live in today's world, how could you NOT be interested? It's so much a part of our politics, our situation here and in much of the world. This show successfully portrays the confusion behind the conflicts between Israel, Gaza and Palestine.

"Frida" is a lovely movie about artist Frida Kahlo. Directed by Julie Taymor, who is always a treat, (first female to receive a Tony for directing a play) it is beautiful and quirky. Taymor combines her history in puppetry with some pretty gorgeous acting here.

"The United States of Tara." Just watch it. Without children around. I don't even know what to say, except that Toni Colette deserved every award and recognition she received for that role because, WOW what a feat!

So, now back to my writing. Oh, did I mention I'm also writing a new play? My attention span is short. Multiple projects at once, always. What are you writing?

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