AbOuTfAcE: Reception and Interactive Workshop with artist and poet Leslie Neustadt. Explore the rich connection between image and the written word in ekphrastic poems (poems written about works of art).
Leslie will be the featured poet on September 14th at Arthur's Market & Historical Coffee House as part of a new poetry and spoken word series in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District. Sign-up for the open mic starts at 7 p.m. with Leslie's featured poet reading beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Leslie will moderate a panel on treatment with the drug Bendamustine at the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation's (IWMF's) annual Educational Forum the weekend of June 10-12 in Providence, RI.
The IWMF's annual Educational Forum presents a unique opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn about our disease from specialists in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) who are involved in many areas of clinical practice and research. Held in a different part of the United States every year, the “Ed Forum” offers something for everyone, no matter what your experience or level of knowledge.
Presentations aimed at the layperson address symptoms and complications of the disease, current treatment options, new therapies on the horizon, and recent research findings that may someday lead to a cure. Breakout sessions permit in-depth exploration of specialized topics and opportunities for patients and caregivers to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
Organized by New York Oncology Hematology, Leslie will participate on a patient panel to address the issue of living with progressive illness at the Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street in Albany, NY.
Spring to Life™ is a free half-day program for people living with a plasma cell disorder or other cancer, as well as families, companions, and caregivers. Patients and their loved ones will join national experts, community oncologists/hematologists, and social workers to share stories and improve understanding in an informative and supportive environment.
For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
Claiming Our Power; Sharing Our Stories
June 17 & 24, July 8, 15, & 22 - from 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Over six weeks, participants will create artistic collages and learn to write poems and essays about their personal experiences with disability. This empowering class has grown out of Leslie's exploration of her own disability from cancer and other chronic illness, and her use of art and writing as therapeutic tools. Download the Program Brochure for full class description.
Presented by Leslie B. Neustadt with the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc. Registration required. Download Application.
NOTE: Class participants will be afforded an opportunity to publicly read and show their work at a Reading and Reception in celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in October 2015.
June 17 & 24, July 8, 15, & 22
from 5 - 6:30 PM
For more information, contact Barbara Devore at The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 274-0701.
Congregation Agudat Achim is hosting the sixth annual Community of Jewish Writers program. This year we are fortunate to have three preeminent poets read - Susan Comninos, Jay Rogoff and Barbara Ungar. The program will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the social hall. There will be a poetry reading, panel discussion, book sale and reception. The program is free and open to the public. As You Like It Catering will have pastries for sale in addition to serving them at the reception.
"We are so fortunate that the Program Committee is once again hosting the Community of Jewish Writers event," noted Leslie Neustadt, co-chair of the program. "The program has enabled the community to become familiar with highly regarded Jewish poets and writers in our region. We will listen to their poetry and discuss how their heritage informs their writing."
For More Information Call: 518-393-9211
Admission to this event is FREE.
Leslie will be at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany on October 30th. Proceeds from sale of the book at the event will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter. Free literature about the nonprofit organization and resources for patients and families living with blood cancer will also be available. Call 518.489.4761 for more information. Download the event flyer now.
Leslie will discuss and read from her new book, Bearing Fruit: A Poetic Journey, in a presentation on Saturday, October 18th at the Niskayuna Branch Library in Schenectady, NY. The presentation will be followed by a book signing and, for those wishing to linger, an opportunity for interaction and exploration during a group writing exercise facilitated by Neustadt. The exercise will include writing prompts offered by the author to get participants started on their own original piece of poetry or short prose, in an informal and encouraging environment. FMI contact the library at (518) 386-2249. Download the event flyer now.