Fall Kripalu Yoga with Lisa Cohen
Start the day off right with Kripalu Yoga (the yoga of compassion) which is designed to develop a greater sense of non-judgmental self awareness. The focus is on the health and well-being of your body, for your mind and for your spirit. This class will begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of the class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation. All levels are welcome. By offering a gradient approach to the practice, new students can comfortably and safely practice side-by-side with seasoned practitioners. Students should wear loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat, beach towel or small blanket, and bottled water. Additional yoga props including yoga straps, blocks, and tennis balls will be available for use. There is the option to register for a drop-in class or a 10-class card at a discounted rate. If you are registering for all 10 weeks of yoga, the class dates will be as follows & tickets must be purchased in advance of the first class: 9/21NO CLASS 9/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/9NO CLASS 11/16NO CLASS 11/2311/30 ABOUT LISA: Lisa Cohen, RYT-500, is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor in training and Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certified at both the 200 and 500 hour level by the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda in Stockbridge, MA. Lisa will complete the final requirements of her Ayurvedic Yoga and Health Counselor training in August 2016. Lisa believes yoga is for EVERY BODY and has a special interest in working with diverse populations and people who may not think of themselves as "traditional" yoga practitioners. Lisa is also CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association. She currently offers Ayurvedic Health Workshops and Kripalu Yoga Programs throughout Southeastern, MA. For more information about Lisa, visit: www.lisacohenyoga.com OR https://www.facebook.com/LisaCohenYoga/
When: Oct 19, 2017 9:30AM in Plainville, MA
Overview Are you one of those people who have thought, “I’d like to write a screenplay someday, but I don’t know how to start”? If yes, then this is the course for you! All you need is a creative idea and a computer to capture those ideas. Excited? I hope so! In this course you'll spend six sessions exploring the ins and outs of screenwriting from an instructor with experience in the field, all while writing your very own screenplay! This course prioritizes screenwriting basics including: developing characters, outlines, correct formatting, building scenes, and more. Plus, you'll receive feedback on your writing from workshop members and the instructor, as well as advice on delivering pitches, various writing techniques, and more! As a final product, each participant will complete an outline and several scenes for their screenplay. Participants should come prepared with a story idea they’d like to write, whether it’s notes on a paper napkin or even if they have already taken a crack at a script. The instructor for the workshop is Abigail K. Perry. Course Outline Session One: What and who is your movie about? Learn the craft to writing loglines and techniques on how to develop and write a strong cast of characters. Weekly Assignment: A logline for your screenplay and character worksheets for your cast. Session Two: How do I outline a movie? Learn Hollywood's foolproof outline: Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet! Weekly Assignment: A beat sheet for your movie. Session Three: What is Celtx? How do I format a screenplay? Learn advanced (and free) technologies to write screenplays, as well as important script formatting rules. Assignment: One scene from your movie where a character wants something but can't have it. Session Four: Act One. How do I begin? Learn the essential elements of act one including: setting, exposition, characters, inciting incidents, and major decisions. Assignment: Write the opening scene of your movie. Session Five: Act Two. Why is it called "muddle through the middle"? Learn the essential elements of act two including: raising the stakes, the midpoint, false triumphs and failures, rallying the bad guys, building to a climax, and more. Assignment: Writing the midpoint of your movie. Session Six: Act Three: Bring Her Home! Learn the essential elements of act three including: the final showdown, the climax, and the resolution. Assignment: Write the final scene of your movie. What You'll Learn How to write a logline for a movie How to write a strong cast of characters that avoid cliches How to outline a movie How to format a screenplay How to make your scenes visual How to give your characters a unique voice How to engage genre conventions in order to write a satisfying ending Who Should Take This Course Anybody who wants to write a movie - no prior experience needed! Writers who want to understand the functions of each act in a movie Writers wanting to develop writing skills using targeted creative assignments Writers looking to solidify structure in their screenplays Writers looking to strengthen their characters & dialogue Writers seeking feedback in a creative workshop environment Writers who would like to develop good writing habits that stick to a deadline Required Book Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder *available at An Unlikely Story* Enroll Today! This class is a hybrid course. It will run three face-to-face sessions at An Unlikely Story and three online. Each week there will be an assignment due on Sunday. The Timeframe for this course is: October 12 (An Unlikely Story) October 16 (An Unlikely Story) October 26 (An Unlikely Story) November 2 (Online) November 9 (Online) November 16 (Online) *All classes on site are held from 6-7 p.m.* This course needs 6 screenwriters to run. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No limit! This course is geared towards all people and ages interested in the craft of screenwriting! Ever watched a movie and thought, I can write that. Fabulous! This course is perfect for you! Each workshop divides time between learning screenplay essentials and writing. All writers are encouraged to share their work in a workshop format, and each student will receive feedback from the instructor on their beat sheet (structure plan) and the opening scene of their movie! What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Plenty of parking is available at An Unlikely Story, either at the bookstore or in their parking lot across the street. What can I bring into the event? A computer, a creative mind, and a positive attitude! Writers are encouraged to purchase the resources explored in this course but it is not mandatory. The instructor will break down the essentials of screenwriting, which the required resources reinforce. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Easy! You can contact Abigail on her website at akperry.com or Twitter account A_K_Perry What's the refund policy? This course requires at least eight students to run. If we do not meet this count, you will receive a full refund.
When: Oct 19, 2017 6pm in Plainville, MA
Adriana Mather & Kali Wallace
In a spectacular double-featue, YA authors Adriana Mather and Kali Wallace will talk about their new books in an informal conversational event. Adriana Mather's new book, HAUNTING THE DEEP, her follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, is the Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage. THE MEMORY TREES, by Kali Wallace, is a darkly magical novel about a mysterious family legacy, the bonds of sisterhood, and the strange and powerful ways we are shaped by the places we call home, from the critically acclaimed author of Shallow Graves. It's sure to be a memorable event with conversation between these two talented authors! ADRIANA MATHER:Amantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one.This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic…where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship.Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship…and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers. Adriana Mather is a full-time writer, producer, and actor. She owns a production company called Zombot Pictures, which has produced three films, including the award-winning Honeyglue. She lives in Los Angeles, California. How to Hang a Witch is her first novel. Look for her on Twitter at @AdrianaMather and on Facebook at @AdrianaMatherauthor. KALI WALLACE: For the first eight years of her life, an unusual apple orchard in Vermont is Sorrow Lovegood's whole world. The land has been passed down through generations of brave, resilient women, and while their offbeat habits may be ridiculed by other townspeople—especially their neighbors, the Abrams family—Sorrow and her family take pride in its odd history. Then one winter night, an unthinkable tragedy changes everything. In the aftermath, Sorrow is sent to Miami to live with her father, away from the only home she's ever known. Now sixteen, Sorrow's memories of her life in Vermont are maddeningly hazy. She returns to the orchard for the summer, determined to learn more about her troubled childhood and the family she left eight years ago. But it soon becomes clear that some of her questions have difficult—even dangerous—answers. And there may be a price to pay for asking. For most of her life Kali Wallace was going to be a scientist when she grew up. She studied geology in college, partly because she could get course credit for hiking and camping, and eventually earned a PhD in geophysics researching earthquakes in India and the Himalayas. Only after she had her shiny new doctorate in hand did she admit that she loved inventing imaginary worlds as much as she liked exploring the real one. She's from Colorado but now lives in southern California.
When: Oct 19, 2017 7pm in Plainville, MA