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April 2013

Intensive Writer’s Retreat

April 15, 2013
Unnamed Venue New York City, NY United States

Our first intensive writer’s retreat was held in New York City in mid-April, 2013 with Liu Sola, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dmitry Glukhovsky and myself. Grethe Holby, far right, is the producer. Here’s a great photo of our team:

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May 2014

Dark Matter of the Mind

May 1, 2014

“Dark Matter of the Mind: How Unseen Forces Shape our Words and World” for the University of Chicago Press, for release in late 2014. I gave a solo talk on this subject in May of 2014 at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival, an initiative of the Institute of Arts and Ideas, in Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom. Click here to watch the video.

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February 2015

Opera: The Three Astronauts – final production in 2015

February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I have had the honor and privilege of joining Ardea Arts and the Family Opera Initiative in developing the extraordinary children’s book The Three Astronauts for the stage as a contemporary American opera-musical. In the book, by world-renowned author, political philosopher and semiotician Umberto Eco, and by revered Italian visual artist Eugenio Carmi, an American, a Russian, and a Chinese astronaut take off separately in their rockets to Mars. Each wants to be the first; they all land at the…

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September 2018

DE International Literature Festival Berlin

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

5 - 15 September 2018
During eleven days the International Literature Festival Berlin presents new prose and poetry by contemporary authors from all over the world.

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48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting :: PLM2018

September 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) is an annual general linguistics conference that continues the tradition of the Polish–English contrastive conferences started by Jacek Fisiak in 1970. The name "Poznań Linguistic Meeting" was adopted in 1997, when Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk took over as the Head of the Organising Committee. The Meetings are organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Materials from past PLMs are archived here.

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October 2018

Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures (ILCLA/STLILLA)

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The second Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA), organized in conjunction with the fourth Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA 2018) brings together instructors, practitioners, activists, indigenous leaders, scholars and learners who study indigenous languages and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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November 2018

How Language Began: 60,000 Generations of Human Language

November 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A colloquium on How Language Began, to the Department of Biology, November 19, at New York University

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November 2019

Learning How to Learn: Applying Learning Sciences for Deeper Reasoning, Retention, and Reflection

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Conference Overview: Teaching Students How to Learn Today’s knowledge-based, rapidly changing world requires that students have deeper knowledge, skills, and competencies in order to succeed at work and life. But how should schools promote deeper learning skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, reasoning, inquiry, reflection, retention,transfer, and mastery? Fortunately, insights from the brain and learning sciences are providing the most effective ways to teach and learn these skills. Join us for our 20th anniversary event to explore the science of…

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