Join New Village Press on Saturday, February 23 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), for a one-of-a-kind Book Circus at the Temescal Branch of the Oakland Public Library! The event will feature a free morning writing workshop by Louise Dunlap and a lively afternoon of film screenings and author presentations. Join special guests Carl Anthony, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Judith Tannenbaum, and Arlene Goldbard for a fun and informative day. Free and discounted books, refreshments, and surprises!
Lily Yeh and “The Barefoot Artist” Film
Renowned artist and author of Awakening Creativity, Lily Yeh, is the subject of the upcoming documentary The Barefoot Artist, codirected by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub. The film has been seven years in the making and is near completion. It follows Lily as she uses art to uplift torn communities from Philadelphia to Rwanda.
I never dreamed that I could change things. I don’t see myself as a social activist. I am an artist. What I am about is sharing that sense of joy when I am creating with many people, with whoever wants to be a part of that process. People say, “You improve so many people. You make people happy.” I say, No, people make me happy. I need other people.— Lily Yeh
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