Apr 2

Even more video from the JET Alumni Author Showcase

Thanks to Lawrence Brenner (www.lawrencebrenner.com), an online video and content specialist who covers a lot of Roland Kelts’ events, we have even more video from the JET Alumni Author Showcase laid out in nice YouTube video clips: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E204A157B05C1AEC

Mar 31

In case you missed it (or enjoyed it so much you want to relive it), below is a highlights clip from the JET Alumni Author Showcase along with clips of each of the three author readings, all of which took place March 22 in NYC.  (Bonus tip:  Try to picture each author teaching an English […]

Mar 31

JETAANY Hosts First Author Showcase By Gina Anderson (Nara-ken, 2003-05), former JETAA DC newsletter chair and Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02), editor of JQ (JETAA NY) Quarterly Magazine New York City’s Holiday Inn hosted a summit for published JETs as JETAANY launched its debut JET Alumni Author Showcase on March 22. The panelists included pro writers Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99), Robert Weston (Nara-ken, 2002-04) and […]

Mar 26

Many thanks to JET alum Vlad Baranenko for capturing the JET Alumni Author Showcase in photographs.  Click “Read More” below to see all the photos.

Mar 25

Here are some photos from yesterday’s JET Alumni Author Showcase, courtesy of Noriko Furuhata, the JET Liason at the Consulate-General of Japan in New York:

Mar 23

The first-ever JET Alumni Author Showcase is done and in the books, and by all accounts it was a big success. Wonderful readings by Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99), James Kennedy (Nara-ken, 2004-06) and Rob Weston (Nara-ken, 2002-04). (Stay tuned for photos and video clips.) Engaging and informative discussion, led by Randall David Cook (Fukui-ken, 1991-93). […]

Mar 4

***************************** Big news to announce.  This event is a direct outgrowth of the Writers Interpreters Translators (WIT) Group and JetWit.com. Click on image to go to jetaany.org/authors to access full-size PDF of the poster. Read on for more details about the event and the authors.

Mar 30

JET alum children’s book author Rob Weston keeps producing

Rob Weston (Nara-ken, 2002-04), author of the one-of-a-kind children’s novel Zorgamazoo,  continues his uniquely rhyming ways.  In February, he published Prince Puggly of the Spiff and the Kingdom of Spud.  And in November he will be publishing a phosphorescent children’s book–The Creature Department.  About Prince Puggly: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff is the story of Puggly, […]

Dec 9

JQ Magazine: JETAANY Artist Showcase Unites Fukushima, New York

  By Carolyn Brooks (Ishikawa-ken, 2006-11) for JQ magazine. Carolyn is co-author of the blog MadSilence–a cross-cultural blog written with her father–and a current culture/education related job-seeker in the New York area available for full-time or consulting work. “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it […]

Jul 11

  From left: JET alum authors Randall David Cook, Robert Weston, Roland Kelts and James Kennedy talk shop at the Author Showcase in Midtown (photo by Noriko Furuhata) By Gina Anderson (Nara-ken, 2003-05) and Justin Tedaldi, Editor (Kobe-shi CIR, 2001-02) for JQ Magazine. This article was previously published on JetWit and appeared in the Consulate General […]

Nov 9

Art opportunity: JET alum author James Kennedy seeks “Odd-Fish” art submissions for Chicago gallery show in Spring 2010!

James Kennedy (Nara-ken, 2004-06), author of The Order of Odd-Fish, is seeking art submissions from JET alumni for his Chicago gallery show in Spring 2010. To get a sense of James’ aesthetic and sensibilities (or if you just like reading extremely funny and dramatic stories), by all means read The Order of Odd-Fish.  Or watch […]

Mar 24

Just after the JET Alumni Author Showcase, I was fortunate to be contacted by another JET alum author–Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89)–of whom I was previously unaware.  It turns out that in addition to writing a number of books, including Speed Tribes:  Days and Nights With Japan’s Next Generation, Karl previously served as the editor […]

Mar 10

JET Alumni Author Section at Kinokuniya – more photos

Here are a few more photos from the photo-op last Friday to promote the JET Alumni Author section at Kinokuniya in anticipation of the JET Alumni Author Showcase (set for March 22; e-mail authors at jetaany dot org to rsvp). The books featured include: Japanamerica – Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99) The Order of Odd-Fish – […]

Mar 8

Kinokuniya sets up JET Alumni Author section

In anticipation of the upcoming JET Alumni Author Showcase (set for March 22; e-mail authors at jetaany dot org to rsvp), Kinokuniya has set up a table featuring books by JET alumni authors.  The table is on the ground floor in the main aisle, right by the magazine section and features the following books: Japanamerica […]

Jul 12

JQ Magazine: Film Review — JAPAN CUTS 2017 at Japan Society

  By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ magazine. Lyle has completed a master’s program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has been writing for the JET Alumni Association of New York since 2004. He is also the goalkeeper for FC Japan, a New York City-based soccer team. The 11th edition of JAPAN CUTS, the Japan Society of New York’s extensive showcase […]

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