Thank you for making The 5th Annual 2018 Authors Among US a HUGE, HUGE Deal – A major thanks to ASF Security/Police, Maintenance, ASF administration, students, US Library Media Center, ASF faculty, Ms Magy at ASF US, Middle School Faculty, Terui and Hugo at the FAC, Mr Buckley and Ms Ritter at ASF, the time the authors took out of their schedule, Porco Rosso of CDMX, and you the attending individuals that made this a hit!
Repentino. Thanks you!
April 23, 2018 at the American School Foundation A.C.
Thank you for your participation and energy! It was GREAT for classes and those attending – Some comments from those involved with our 2018 authors:
Adi Alsaid , (YA Author) was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He’s now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he’s lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. Thanks to Adi Alsaid, the idea of Authors Among US became a reality.
Alaya (pronounced ah-lie-ah) Dawn Johnson lives in Mexico City, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in Mexico City as well (formerly from New York City). Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction and the occasional highbrow novel. Her culinary loves are all kinds of ethnic food, particularly South Indian, which she feels must be close to ambrosia. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures and has lived and traveled extensively in Japan.~
Louis Cotto -Vasallo (Poet Author and Photographer), born in New York to a family of Puerto Rican descent, Cotto found his experience and understanding of the world greatly broadened through travel to over twenty countries and his work with the U.S. Diplomatic Corps in Havana, Cuba. An accomplished writer as well as a self-taught artist, Cotto has produced six books of love poems in both Spanish and English, two musical plays, and a song that was played on New York radio.
Jack Little (Editor of the OfI Press), Poet, teacher, editor, translator, is the co-origintor of the poetry and literary night at the Mexico City American Legion, and former player and manager for Mexico Cricket. Jack Little is indeed the founding editor of The Ofi Press, a literary magazine with over 50 published editions, editor of the Ofi Press Contemporary Mexican Poetry series, publishing young Mexican poets in translation.
Dr. Robert Snyder (Professor, Former U.S. Army Officer, completed his Master of Education degree in Elementary Science and Mathematics in 1997 at SRU and in 2001, he received a Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Pittsburgh. As an officer serving 15 years in the Army Reserve Military Police Corps, Dr. Snyder reached the rank of captain and served one year on active duty as a battalion operations officer for the 400th Military Police Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His published works include articles in Science & Children (2012, 2010, 1998) and Science Scope (2005). His books teach children what veterans do and how they make sacrifices to protect the country.
Authors Among US 2017 below
Authors Among US 2017!
Thank you for making 2017’s Authors Among US amazing, some feedback from attending students:
Autographed texts will be available for sale at this event!
Sponsored by Repentino., Libros Libros Libros, and the US Library
Congratulations to our online winners from Authors Among US!
Our Authors Among US 2017 panelists:
― Adi Alsaid,
― Adi Alsaid,
― Adi Alsaid,
Last year and this year, Ms Johnson participated in the multi-author project Tremontaine, which is a prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint novels, this time with a heavy influence of Mayan and more generally Mesoamerican culture in the presence of chocolate traders (which I had a lot to do with). The book version of the first season is coming out in a month. This is the listing on the Serial Box (the publisher’s webpage: https://www.serialbox.com/serials/556fb8faada6e270f8e264d5
Ms Johnson also has uploaded a version of A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i on my website (this story won the Nebula award for 2015, and was nominated for a few others): http://www.alayadawnjohnson.com/a-guide-to-the-fruits-of-hawaii/
― Alaya Dawn Johnson,
― Alaya Dawn Johnson,
― Alaya Dawn Johnson,
“In Mexico City, people survive despite the politicians, rather than as a result of anything they are doing. Like the protesters, when the politicians get in the way, chilangos just take the long way around.” ― David Lida,
Photographer, writer, former immigration officer, Legion Commander, Mr. Cotto Vasallo has a repertoire of diversity few can claim. After reviewing some photographs included in his book “Traveling in Other Worlds”. Luis Cotto Vasallo put together 50 snapshots broken down into 5 folders for us to preview. Some of these you will see below. His coverage includes Cuba, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
In addition to being in the right place at the right time, Mr. Luis Cotto Vasallo is on a rotating schedule as speaker to many locations within and outside of Mexico, as well as involved in many publishing endeavors. Mr. Cotto Vasallo has published several short story/poetry texts such as Dawn to Dusk, and Love Governs the Soul.
Links of excellence:
Dr. Robert Snyder
Robert C. Snyder, Ph.D. is a Former Army Captain and Iraq war veteran who has served with the 400th Military Police Battalion in Kuwait and Iraq, and has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit. Snyder holds a Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning, with an emphasis on Science Education.
Drawing on his own experience as a soldier in the U.S. Army, as well as an educator, Robert Snyder, Slippery Rock University professor of elementary education, has written a children’s book explaining the veteran experience.
“What is a Veteran, Anyway?” will be published Sept. 26 by Blue Marlin Publications. The book’s publishing was timed to precede Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Snyder said he wrote the book, which was illustrated by Ron Himler, for teachers, parents and children in order to provide insight into the “sacrifices and camaraderie of the veteran experience.”
“It emphasizes what veterans go through on a daily bases in a simple-to-read format,” Snyder said. “Most importantly, it was written based on my 15 years of service in the U.S. Army, including a one-year tour of Bagdad, Iraq.”
Snyder, a 1992 graduate of the ROTC program at SRU, received a commission as an officer in the Army Reserve Military Police Corps. In 2003-04, he served as the operations officer for the 400th Military Police Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His unit provided convoy security between Baghdad and Kuwait and operated seven prisons in the Iraqi capital.
“The life-changing experience portrayed within the book is done in a way that non-military authors cannot describe or explain without living the life of a solider under the extreme conditions faced by combat veterans,” Snyder said. “The aim is to allow children to relate their own life experiences to the everyday sacrifices veterans make whether deployed overseas or training in peacetime.”
Snyder said the book narrative also promotes the importance of Veterans Day, which SRU traditionally recognizes with a series of events each year.
Snyder, whose military career ended honorably in 2007, has taught at SRU for 16 years. He was a finalist for SRU’s “President’s Award for Teaching Excellence” in 2008.”Veterans Day is a wonderful holiday for citizens to recognize the brave men and women who keep us free,” he said. “As an elementary school teacher for 10 years, I found few children’s books for teachers and parents to use that really encompass what Veterans Day really means.”
Snyder plans to share his book with his students through a series of workshops on how to use children’s literature in explaining Veterans Day.
March 23rd and 24th, 2017
All Things Neal Shusterman @ ASF!
March 23rd – Neal Shusterman visits ASF Upper School Grade Level Meetings!
Evening Chat with Neal Shusterman at The American Legion! – check out the podcasts below:
(Thanks to the intro music titled, “Adventure, Darling” by Gillicuddy and editing by Repentino. staffer, Nina.)
–March 24th – Neal Shusterman visits ASF Middle School and Upper School Grace Level Meetings
Open Mic @ Porco Rosso
ART FAIR 2016!
Lots of cool activities and info at the table!
Here is a giveaway
that you can have chances to register – and win!
Authors Among US recap – Huge Success!
WOW. Thanks to so many people, this was a HUGE success, HUGE. 🙂
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Author Among US Experience, check out our link here!
and also, check out our first run at Author’s Among US last year! –here is last year’s gallery !
Authors Among US – April 25 2016!
The American School Foundation Fine Arts Center – 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Sponsored by Porco Rosso and Repentino.!
Authors Among Us Take Two! We will have a question and answer session four our four authors, Adi Alsaid, Zoraida Cordova, Osseily Hanna, a Hang Out On Air Session you can join, prizes, and much much more! Stay tuned for more info on coming authors!
Drawings and Prizes available at the “Giveaway” tab on our Facebook page!
Must be present April 25th to be eigible for prizes!
2016 Author Bios!
Adi Alsaid Info:
Zoraida Cordova Info:
Osseily Hanna Info:
Eric Smith Info:
November 5, 2015 Open Mic goes live!
Witness the talent, variety, and artistic sense amid the
environment, amid artists of all backgrounds. For inquiry int being a participant, or an attending member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to initiate this new venture, and hope to see you there!
November 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – @ Porco Rosso
Calle Zacatecas 102, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F.
01 55 5264 4668
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Congrats to all the applicants who have entered the online raffles! Winners will be announced today!
Pulled Pork sanwiches, pizza, and the 2014-2015 Repentino. available for sale today!
- April 20th, starting at 2:45 PM there is a Meet and Greet with the authors that will occur until 3:15 PM (3:30 at the latest!)
- A formal talk with a Q & A Session will occur from 3:45 – 4:30 where a Live Twitter Chat will also be possible.
- A follow-up autograph session will conclude the community event, happening from 4:45 – 5:30 PM.
- We will also be offering several chances to win the opportunity to participate in a dinner with the authors and more!… on April 20th. These opportunities will be based on various trivia pieces and a scavenger hunt with raffles that will involve the authors’ novels!
Live Twitter Chat for April 20 Author’s Verified Twitter
(Enter your ?’s and inquires ahead!) (Follow authors’ movements specifically!)
Want to see a video of their publishings? Here they are!