Double Take Fringe Festival
Old Deerfield Productions presents the third annual Double Take Fringe Festival in co-operation with the GAWFest and 1 Minute Film Fest, October 18 and 19 throughout downtown Greenfield. Here’s the Fringe 2013 lineup in no particular order – times and places are on the website www.double-take.org.
Tickets are $10 per night or $15 for the weekend and are available at www.doubletake.org or on the nights of the Festival on the Common on Bank Row. A ticket gets you into any and all of the shows that run twice a night on Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19thof October. Shows are all presented within walking distance of one another in Downtown Greenfield in various alternative venues. A map with times and locations will be given out with tickets. For the first time the festival will run with two other creative events: the Greenfield Annual Word Festival www.gawfest.org and the One Minute Film Festival offered by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce http://www.oneminutefestgreenfield.org/ .
Studio Figure Drawing Sessions resume on Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am – 12:30
These sessions with live models take place on Wednesday mornings. The fee is $10 per session if paid in advance monthly or $15 cash for drop-in.
The “salon” has been taking a break for the summer and plans to resume at studio space in downtown Northampton. To keep up to date with details about what’s happening and where, please contact organizer Susan Halls and join the group’s email list.
The Gallery of Readers Series presents Bob Susskind and Linda Aaron
reading from their recent work
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 4 PM
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Refreshments will be served.
Bob Susskind has been writing short poems since his rebellious high-school days and has recently discovered the joy of a form known to the knowers as non-autobiography. He prefers to publish live, at readings.
Linda Aaron moved to Northampton from Manhattan in 2001 and was introduced to Carol Edelstein’s and Robin Barber’s workshops within the year. She will be reading two, perhaps three stories written during Robin Barber’s 2013 workshops.
The Gallery of Readers series, which began in 1990, takes its name from its first location, in Northampton’s Forbes Library art gallery.
The readers in the series are participants in Robin Barber and Carol Edelstein’s Vernon Street Writing Workshops. This year, Carol and Robin have launched the Gallery of Readers Press, a new nonprofit venture intended to provide workshop participants with an opportunity to publish their work.
For more information on other events in the series, and for more of our work, please visit <http://www.galleryofreaders.org/galleryofreaders/current.html>http://www.galleryofreaders.org/.
Host an ILI Student
The community has always played an important role at ILI.
Our Home-stay Program brings our Intensive English Program (IEP) students into the community to stay with area hosts and experience U.S. culture in a warm and friendly environment.
The Home-stay Program
Our Home-stay Program matches area hosts with international students who come from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds and are enrolled full-time in our Intensive English Program in Northampton. Programs are held year-round and students can sign up to study from 4 weeks to 12 months. Hosts are expected to provide a private room, a warm and friendly environment for our students and be within walking distance to the school or on a bus route. ILI provides a weekly stipend. Our Living with an American Family andLiving in Northampton pamphlets gives more information for prospective students. Our FAQs About ILIs Home-Stay Programpamphlet gives more information for prospective hosts.
What is the procedure for becoming a host?
ILI asks prospective hosts to fill out a Host Application and return it to the Housing Coordinator, Amy Ben-Ezra. She will then make an appointment to meet the host, see where the student will stay, and answer questions about the program.
Upon mutual agreement, we include the host’s name on our list of available home-stay accommodations and contact the host as needed. Students are asked to give as much notice as possible to allow for housing arrangements; however from time to time we have a very short notice of a student’s arrival. Please indicate whether you might be available under those special circumstances. ILI also arranges for airport pick-up and drop off.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in hosting an international student. We hope that the experience will be mutually beneficial and create lasting good memories.
For more information, please visit our Home-stay Information page. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a host, please fill out our Host Application or contact Amy Ben Ezra at (413) 586-7569 x100, ude.ili@yma.
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