upcoming creative community events

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Date: Saturday 15 June
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Antwork, Hamra
RSPV required: click to fill out the RSVP FORM

Call / whatsapp for any questions:
+961 71 931 722

Instructor Bios:
David Isaacs, SCA Visiting Professor of Screenwriting has worked as a TV and Screenwriter and Producer for over 35 years. He has been credited as a writer, co-producer or creative consultant on M*A*S*H*, Cheers, Wings, Frasier, Becker and Mad Men. He co-created and executive produced the series Mary, Big Wave Dave’s and Almost Perfect for CBS. His writing credits also include episodes of The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Jeffersons and The Tony Randall Show. Over the course of his career he has been involved as a writer or producer in over eight hundred episodes of TV comedy. Screenwriting credits include Volunteers, starring Tom Hanks and John Candy, and uncredited re-writes on Mannequin, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall and Jewel of the Nile, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Isaacs has been nominated eight times for the Writers Guild of America Award and won three times for Cheers and Mad Men. He’s has six Emmy nominations with one win for co-producing the first season of Cheers. He has also been nominated for the Humanitas Award and received a Peabody Award as a member of the staff of Frasier.

Mort Nathan began his career as a writer on the hit TV show Benson. He soon went on to become the Executive Producer and head writer of the Golden Girls, where he won two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his work on the series. Nathan has produced over a hundred hours of prime time television and has created such television shows as The Fanelli Boys, The Louie Anderson Show, Pacific Station, Platypus Man, and The Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer. Nathan is the author of the Farrelly Brothers cult classic Kingpin, and has worked as a “script doctor” on many major Hollywood films, including Analyze This and My Favorite Martian. He made his directorial debut with Boat Trip, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., which Nathan also co-wrote. He then went on to direct Van Wilder II, a sequel to the Ryan Reynolds cult classic, followed by the Farrelly Brother’s produced Bag Boy, in association with The National Lampoon, Big Time Rush, the internationally successful band’s series for the Nickelodeon Network, as well as comedy webisodes and commercials for variety of corporations. Nathan is currently developing comedy series for several cable outlets.

Screenwriting Master Class | From Los Angeles to Beirut

David Isaacs (M*A*S*H*, Cheers, Wings, Frasier, Becker and Mad Men) and Mort Nathan (Benson, Golden Girls) are visiting Beirut from Los Angeles and will be hosting this Master Class in screenwriting with an emphasis on building strong TV series.

They will breakdown the process of building a series around compelling characters that drive story and theme and discuss the process of writers evolving into showrunners and how their personal vision drives every aspect of the series.

This Master Class is entirely in English. Arabic assistance will be available for the Q&A with the instructors.

Who should attend?
There is no application process, no fees and we welcome all levels. If you have experience in writing for film or TV or you simply have an interest in the field, you will certainly benefit from this master class. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from seasoned Hollywood writers – please reach out to us if you have any concerns about attending!

What do I need to do to sign up?
Although this is open to the public and there is no application process, you will have to fill out this RSVP FORM in order to hold your spot. All attendees will be reconfirmed two days prior to the event.

When is this class happening?
This Master Class will be on Saturday 15 June from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Antwork, Hamra/Spears. Show up as early as 9:30am to have coffee and mingle. We will start exactly on time.

Who is FADE IN:?
fadein is a Beirut-based writing community that hosts workshops, programs and private sessions in creative writing (novel, screenplay and poetry) throughout the year. Along with the US Department of State and the Middle East Media Initiative, we are proud to co-host this event for passionate writers in Lebanon.

Bi-monthly recurring events:

DATE: Sunday 17 February
TIME: 11:00am – 1:00pm
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/92p622uVRbp4YXeC2
LOCATION: Ishbilia Theater & Art Hub, Saida, Lebanon

Questions, comments or jokes:
call or whatsapp your host Lara Mekkawi
+961 3 926 920
email info@fadeinbeirut.com
We’d love to hear from you!

 WRITING DAY, Saida – Sunday 17 February

Going strong for the second year running, Writing Day is the first and only networking event for professional and aspiring creative writers in Lebanon!

WRITING DAY is coming to Saida! Join us for a very special edition of Lebanon’s only networking event for creative writers!

What do we do at WRITING DAY?
We talk writing. We read about it. We live it. We drink it. We write. And write again. We meet other writers and we really connect on a creative level. Come be part of our growing creative community.

Who can join us:
– Non-writers who are interested in writing more
– Writers who have projects
– Readers (we love you, please join us)
– The person who has written and loves it but maybe hasn’t done it in a long time but knows they can and maybe this is a good chance to start (we’re looking at you!)
– Creatives who want to try out some writing
– Those who are curious – can I write?
– Those who wonder, will this help me write better at work?

Just bring a notebook, a pen, and an easy-going attitude (if you’re working on a project, go ahead and bring your laptop). You will be surrounded by like-minded writers from all over Saida at Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub, a perfect place to get inspired.

Your host Lara El Mekkawi will give an opening talk about working in publishing, writing, editing and the joys and pains of all those things. She will introduce you to our favorite writing exercise so that everyone can get the pen moving! Keep in mind, we have amazing workshops, seminars, coaching sessions … but WRITING DAY is not a structured class. It’s an informal gathering and it’s a lot of fun!

Date: Saturday 17 November
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Sarvam Yoga, Gemmayze

Questions, Comments or Jokes?
Call/ Whatsapp +961 71 931 722
email info@fadeinbeirut.com
We’d love to hear from you!

Open Mic: Poetry for Everybody x Sarvam Yoga

Started 3 years ago, Poetry for Everybody is still the inclusive space that it’s always been – welcoming all walks of poet – the new, the seasoned, the brave and the shy as we all fit under one mic 🙂

… This special edition will take place at the VERY special and serene Sarvam Yoga red house in Gemmayze and will be entirely open mic.

Our mission with our poetry readings is to remind each other that poetry is indeed for EVERYBODY. It doesn’t have to be boring or outdated; it doesn’t have to be for an elite few who “get it.” Poetry is meant to be read out loud and enjoyed by everybody, and where better than at the warm, quaint space at Sarvam.

Headed by #fadeinpoet Nadine Makarem and hosted by FADE IN: and Sarvam Yoga this poetry night is laid-back, inspiring, and full of honest poetry.

The evening will go as such:
– We’ll begin with music and mingling, and enjoy some in-house drinks as the sign up sheet travels around
– Open mic will begin and we’ll find out why TRUE poetry is all about being true to yourself!
– Small intermission
– More poets, more poetry!

LOCATION: Sarvam Yoga, The RED HOUSE, Gemmayze

Your point poet
Nadine Makarem
+961 3 503 177