Events

    2016 Jan 22

    writer NELL SCOVELL: “A Way with Words”

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 101

    Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
    Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public. Registration is closed, but some seating may be available at the door starting 15 minutes prior to start time. Admission first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
    Blog post: Nell Scovell '82: Write now. Sleep later.

    Nell Scovell '82—a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair and The New York Times, with TV credits that include “The Simpsons,” “Monk,” “NCIS,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and her own hit series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”—says that “what you do with words determines what words do to others; they can be arranged to educate, inspire, and entertain. And you can do all three at once.” Scovell will discuss how to jump between literary genres including journalism, book writing, screenplays, speechwriting and television, each form having its own set of structural rules and stylistic demands. If you are interested in a broad range of writing that includes both fiction and non-fiction, prose and dialogue, this discussion will challenge you to try new genres and expand the way you express yourself.... Read more about writer NELL SCOVELL: “A Way with Words”

    2016 Jan 21

    director, writer and President of Directors Guild of America PARIS BARCLAY: “The Men and Women in the Mirror: Reflections on How the Commercial Artist Can and Will Change the World”

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 101

    Paris Barclay ’79Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
    Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public. Registration is closed, but some seating may be available at the door starting 15 minutes prior to start time. Admission first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

    Paris Barclay ’79 is President of the Directors Guild of America, the first African-American and first openly gay President in the history of the Guild. He also served on the Guild’s Western Directors Council and co-chaired the Diversity Task Force, whose mission is to encourage the employment of women and minority directors to networks and studios. He will discuss how the power of popular media and storytelling can change perceptions about race, gender, sexual orientation and other aspects of identity in society.... Read more about director, writer and President of Directors Guild of America PARIS BARCLAY: “The Men and Women in the Mirror: Reflections on How the Commercial Artist Can and Will Change the World”

    2016 Jan 21

    pediatrician and TV writer NEAL BAER: “Private and Public Storytelling: How to Use Digital and Traditional Technologies for Social Change”

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 101

    Neal Baer EdM ’79, AM ’82, M ’95Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
    Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public. Registration is closed and event is at capacity, but some seating may be available at the door starting 15 minutes prior to start time. Admission first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
    Read "Liberal arts poster child" on the Harvard Arts Blog>

    Neal Baer EdM ’79, AM ’82, M ’95 is a pediatrician and television writer who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences’ views on a spectrum of social and political topics. His credits include the TV series “Under the Dome,” “ER” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” and he is the founder of Global Media Center for Social Impact, which uses new media to promote health initiatives around the world. Baer will discuss how compelling stories have the power to transform popular culture and catalyze social change in such areas as health, immigration, racial justice, America’s prison crisis, the environment, LGBT/gender equality, education, reproductive health and rights, and more.... Read more about pediatrician and TV writer NEAL BAER: “Private and Public Storytelling: How to Use Digital and Traditional Technologies for Social Change”

    2016 Jan 20

    actor, writer, producer AMY BRENNEMAN: “Plugging Into Good Stuff and Letting Go of Noise: Some Tips for Staying Sane in a Show Business Life”

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 101

    Amy Brenneman '86Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
    Registration required. Register on the Wintersession registration page.
    Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public.

    Amy Brenneman ’86 is an actor, writer and producer whose credits include the ABC police drama series “NYPD Blue” (1993-94), for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards, and the CBS series “Judging Amy” (1999-2005); currently she is starring in the HBO series “The Leftovers.” Her recent film credits include “Things You Can Tell By Just Looking at Her” (2000) and “The Jane Austen Book Club” (2007). During this talk/Q&A Brenneman will discuss balancing career and personal life, and managing the ups and downs of working in the entertainment industry.... Read more about actor, writer, producer AMY BRENNEMAN: “Plugging Into Good Stuff and Letting Go of Noise: Some Tips for Staying Sane in a Show Business Life”