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This Tuesday, you are specially invited to our final reception and reading of the year, with featured writers flying in, a buffet dinner, and student writers from our newly-published journal. Print copies of the journal are available for free. Tuesday 6-8 in the Faculty Gold Club Lounge; please RSVP at http://a3c.stanford.edu/AAWS soon! Flyer below.


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OT at LTS!


Oceanic Tongues is running a workshop at the annual Listen To The Silence conference. We’ll be going on from 3:30 – 4:45 in Cubberley room 208.

Come stop by and check out what we’ve got planned, or just drop in briefly and show your support! See forwarded message and flyer below for details about the larger conference.

See you there,

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Hello, OT’ers:

Here is a wonderful opportunity for all of you budding or would-be playwrights out there to flex your creative muscles.  OT will be collaborating with AATP in preparation for the latter’s first annual monologue slam (competition), to be held on November 20th at 8 pm in the CoHo.  The slam itself will feature performances from the 10-minute play “R.A.W.” as well as the presentation of original monologues written by no other than…that’s right…YOU!

OT will be co-hosting a craft seminar with AATP about dramatic writing on the Thursday before the entry deadline.  We will also be posting periodic updates, including advice about monologue-writing, to this blog, so keep checking back for more info!

Here are the rules, courtesy of the AATP’s e-flyer:

“Write a monologue (2 mins max) for you or a friend to perform and compete for awesome prizes to the Stanford Bookstore, Jamba Juice, and the Coho!! Simply sign up, show up, and SLAM!!!

To enter the competition, email kwyoung@stanford.edu by Sunday, November 16, with the following information:

  • Author and performer name
  • The subject and style of monologue
  • (e.g.  My name’s Mitra Tizzles, I’m performing myself, My monologue is a comedy about giant balls…of boba.)

For guidance writing the monologue, visit oceanictongues.stanford.edu [OT’s note: actually, visit the BLOG, not the main web site] or attend one of AATP’s Thursday night acting workshops at 9PM in the A3C Ballroom!”

Happy writing, folks!  Keep ’em coming.

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From our new president, Henry Leung:

“Check it out: Oceanic Tongues (Stanford’s Asian American Writers’
Workshop) is having its first official meeting this Thursday the 16th
at 6:30. It’s been a long summer and a long few weeks of classes. Now
it’s time to have free pizza, to meet with other writers on campus, to
have some fun, and to have free pizza.

Come if you write, like to write, want to write, always thought about
writing but never really got around to it. Come if you’re
Asian-American, or Pacific-Islander, or white, or blue, or any
combination of skin color. Come with an empty stomach, a pen and
paper, and a story to tell.

Thursday, October 16th
building 460, room 429
(Margaret Jacks Hall, aka the English Dept)

Don’t miss this.”

-Henry Leung, president

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Thanks very much to the awesome actors from the Asian American Theatre Project who came out to help us read-through and workshop our scenes this past Tuesday. We had a blast, and we would love to see you guys at our final reading if you can make it (the group loved you guys; there were many murmurs of “can we please have the actors read our scripts for us at the reading?”)

In other news, we have just finished electing our new officers for the 2008-2009 school year. This coming week, the new board will begin the process of transitioning into their new roles. They are:

Henry Leung, President
Ben-Zhen Sung, Vice President
Atha Fong, Financial Officer
[Calendar Administrator, still TBA].

Congratulations, guys!

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