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Events this week

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, April 11th, 1pm-2:30pm (PT) / Monday, April 12th, 8am-9:30 (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, April 11th 1pm PT, which is Monday, April 12th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Wednesdays, Apr 14 & Apr 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

The philosopher Michel Foucault developed the concepts of “biopower” and “biopolitics” to analyze the state’s growing involvement in the biological life of citizens. This seminar will explore the applicability of Foucault’s theory to the politics of COVID-19.

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Speaker: 
David Peterson
Monday, April 19th, 3pm-4:30pm PT / 6pm-7:30pm ET

It’s been ten years since the first episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on HBO and changed the landscape of language creation forever. In this retrospective, series language creator David J. Peterson will detail what went into creating the languages of an era-defining show and explore what’s next.

Speaker: 
Lilli Cooper
Monday, April 19th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

At this intimate, 90-minute workshop, Broadway star Lilli Cooper will provide live coaching to help take your singing skills to the next level.

Speaker: 
Chris Facey
Thursday, April 22nd, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

In this single-session seminar, we will examine the intentionality behind creating photographs. By engaging in an open discussion, you'll come away from the event with a better understanding of why you create images.

Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

Speaker: 
James Tanton
Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Let’s have some bold and brash math fun! Five basic principles for mathematical thinking and practice can transform one’s approach to the entire subject. They can unravel deep joy, deep understanding, deep personal confidence, and intellectual glee. (Who doesn’t want to experience glee in mathematics?)

Speaker: 
Gary Hershorn
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join photojournalist Gary Hershorn for an intimate workshop focused on taking the best photos of the sun and moon as they rise and fall in the sky over your city.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Lauren Smith
Mondays, Apr 26 & May 3, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this workshop, we’ll discuss what makes a book a “page-turner” and what key components bestselling books have that captivate not only readers but also editors and agents who are searching the “slush pile” for the next great book to publish.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, May 4 & May 11, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Tuesdays, May 4 - May 25, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Build the foundational skills you need to consistently take compelling photographs. In this intimate workshop led by accomplished photographer Stacy Pearsall, you’ll build the skills you need to take better images and get more creative with your photography.

Speaker: 
Olga Karlovac
Wednesdays, May 5 - May 26, 9am-10:30am PT / 6pm-7:30pm CEST

Join internationally-acclaimed, black and white, street, and abstract photographer Olga Karlovac for an intimate workshop designed to guide you through the process of building, self-publishing, and marketing a photo book featuring your photography work. In this intimate workshop, Olga is excited to offer you her experience from the whole process of self-publishing her three photo books titled “The Disarray,” “Before Winter,” and Escape” and having her photography featured in many magazines and exhibitions around the world.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 5pm PT / 8pm ET, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

Speaker: 
Suzy Quinn
Saturday, May 8th, 9am-10am PT / 4pm - 5pm GMT

Learn to write better, more saleable books in an express 1-hour course. You will learn the three secrets of bestselling authors and have plenty of question and answer time to interact with the host, bestselling author Suzy K Quinn, and get direct feedback and advice on your book ideas.

Fridays, May 14 & May 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this workshop, award-winning sports photographer Scott Strazzante will inspire and instruct on how to improve your sports photography. In addition, each person will receive a 30-minute one-on-one portfolio review with Scott.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Jun 1 & Jun 8, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

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