WOW or is it WAO?

“what drives an artist is that you believe that the future is gonna have some use for what you are working on now.”
-Junot Diaz

The opportunity given to CMS students and staff yesterday was one that i will never forget. Junot Diaz is an incredible writer, an absolute genius, a humanitarian, a champion of justice, and a phenomenal teacher. So many incredible gems and sound bytes that didn’t stop from the moment he arrived until the moment that he left -and i would know…he had a magnetic quality to him that kept me a my video camera chasing him all day.

All of these pieces come attached with a mature language warning.

High School Assembly (Reading & Q&A Session)
coming to YouTube soon…

Workshop#1 – the sound quality is audible but low
click here
Workshop #2- the sound quality is audible but low
click here

Parent/Teacher Reading and Q&A Session
mp3 recording of talk
coming to YouTube soon…

 

mens’ bookclub with Junot

img thanks to Scarlett

Junot Diaz – Wednesday April 30th…

“In some ways I think that this book waited for me to become a better person before it wrote itself”
– Junot Diaz on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Be sure to see Pulitzer Prize award winner, and MIT professor Junot Diaz as he reads, answers questions and works with Carol Morgan high school students on Wednesday. Junot was born here in the Dominican Republic and is this year’s “artist in residence”; the excitement and accolades that have recently been bestowed upon him for his work The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Have generated an amazing buzz on and around the CMS campus.

Tune in to our Ustream.tv channel and don’t let this opporutnity pass you by.

10:15 – 10:50 – High School Assembly (Reading & Q&A Session)
coming to YouTube soon…

11:05 – 11:50 -Workshop#1 – the sound quality is audible but low
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/383850

12:00 – 12:45 – Workshop #2- the sound quality is audible but low
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/383938

6:00 – 7:30 – Parent/Teacher Reading and Q&A Session
mp3 version of talk
coming to YouTube soon…
time zone – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic GMT -4

And all the while…construction continues:

April 25, 2008

img 1: http://www.thedeelirium.com/wp-content/uploads/screenshot3.jpeg
img2: with great thanks to Osiris