Sam Farhi, an alum of the Creative Writing MFA program, has written a short film commissioned by Adidas and directed by Daniel Arsham and Ben Nicholas.
Hourglass - Present is the second chapter of a film series commissioned by adidas Originals to accompany an ongoing collaboration with Daniel Arsham. Films that explore the life and thoughts of Daniel Arsham through alienation, discovery & archaeology. The screenplay was written by Sam Farhi, Ben Nicholas and Daniel Arsham.
On November 18, 2017, there will be a roundtable discussion of Professor Jonathan Haynes's book Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres, at the 60th annual meeting of the African Studies Association. This year's conference is entitled "Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa" and will be in Chicago.
The Creative Writing MFA Program in the LIU Brooklyn English Department is hosting two one-day workshops in poetry and fiction on Saturday, November 18 and Saturday, December 2, with Gregory Pardlo and Hirsh Sawhney and Anne Waldman and Lynne Tillman. There is a fee. Proceeds will help support MFA students in the Creative Writing Program.