Local author to present book on writing & publishing
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HOBOKEN -- Local Hoboken author Jeff Somers (www.jeffreysomers.com) will be launching his new book on the business and craft of writing, Writing Without Rules, at Little City Books in Hoboken on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Somers said, "There are those in the writing world who try to make writing and publishing a novel seem as mysterious and complicated as possible because it burnishes their accomplishments—but that it’s really much simpler than all that. Specific techniques or experiences may not be duplicable, but the overall takeaway is that if someone as disorganized and borderline incompetent as me can write and sell novels, so can you." Whether you're a plotter, a pantser, or somewhere in-between, Writing Without Rules is for those writers who are looking for a fresh take on tackling the challenge of writing and selling a novel, and building a career. As Somers will show you, it's less about being perfect in everything, and more about having the confidence to complete everything. A release notes, "Jeff will be reading from the book, answering questions on the business and craft of writing, giving away prizes, and trying to stay sober. Come on by and let him know what you think of his advice. Or don't, because it's very easy to make Jeff cry."
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PAYING THEIR RESPECTS – Poland’s President Andrezj Duda, and his wife, Agata, came to Jersey City to visit the monument to Polish soldiers
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Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restrained by security forces and the U.S. Secret Service, shouted “Shame! Shame!” in opposition to the statue’s pending removal from Exchange Place. The memorial commemorates the 1940 Soviet murder of 22,000 Polish officers in Katyn Forest in the western Soviet Union. Although Duda was in the United States on official United Nations business, he met briefly at the site with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop in an attempt to play down what has become an international conflict. Created by Polish-American monument sculptor Andrzej Pitynski, the statue was moved to Exchange Place in 1991. Jersey City, along with officials of the Exchange Place Special Improvement District, have proposed moving the statue to a new location one block away on York Street. The city intends to create a park at the statue’s current location. While this started out as a local issue, the incident escalated into an international conflict when Fulop exchanged angry Tweets with the head of the Polish Senate, in which Fulop accused the senate leader of being a Holocaust denier. Click here for more. In May and June, college graduates move to Hoboken to start a job, and families move to town before the new school year. Last week, several Hoboken residents offered tips to recent grads and young families who are starting life in the mile-square city. Their tips covered restaurants, bars for different age groups, getting a dog, using public transportation, and even joining a gym or sports league. Resident of two years Michelle Ciancimino, 24, suggested new residents join a local gym to meet their neighbors. She goes to a CrossFit gym and it’s a “tight knit community,” she said. CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that incorporates elements from several sports and types of exercise. Similarly, Megan Pijanowski, 25, suggested joining one of the adult athletic leagues such a ZogSports. (www.zogsports.com). Through ZogSports, participants can play basketball, hockey, dodge ball, touch football, and volleyball with other adults. Click here for more. The Act Now Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, opened its third dementia center on the Hudson Hills Senior Living campus on May 16. The group had opened its first such operation in Jersey City in 2015, and another one in Bergen County followed. The North Bergen location will serve as its official headquarters, officials say. It will offer services for Alzheimer’s patients such as cognitive rehabilitation, music and art therapy, and caregiver training. Ten people will be staffed at the center full time, including interns, regular Act Now staff, and certified dementia professionals. Different organizations have also sponsored rooms in the center. United Healthcare is sponsoring an education room that will feature training for professionals and caregivers on how to help Alzheimer’s patients. Click here for more.
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Hob'art Gallery presents a new exhibit
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HOBOKEN--Hob’art Gallery presents the new exhibit “Captured Moments” at 720 Monroe St. “Captured Moments” is an exhibit of traditional and fabric mediums by two artists Lily Zane and Donna L. O’Grady. They experiment with oil paintings and fabric-based cut & stitched art. In their pieces, they depict memories of moments in time, places they’ve been, and conversations they’ve heard. The thread of abstracted realities and ‘other worldliness’ is immediately apparent although each artist executes her ideas with a different technique. Zane will exhibit her fabric and stitch artwork, and O’Grady will exhibit her oil paintings on tin and canvas. The exhibit is on display from Friday, May 18 to Saturday, June 16. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and by appointment. Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director France Garrido 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org. Free parking is available on the side of the building on Seventh Street, between Jackson and Monroe streets.
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