ROSALIND HELFAND collaborates with nonprofits and the government to create innovative programs and policies, connect communities, inspire advocacy, and address complex local and global issues. She is adept at cross-cultural communication, multi-disciplinary endeavors, community engagement, organizational development, and planning for long term positive change. Rosalind works across multiple fields spanning human rights, arts and literature, education, and the environment.

News | November 2015

Directing Sci-Fest LA’s Short Story Writing Competitions — For L.A. High School Students and for Adults Worldwide –Submissions are Now Open!

The Tomorrow Prize 2016 Graphic

Sci-Fest LA’s short story writing competitions are now in their second year! Last year, we received extraordinary stories from around the world and featured our finalists’ work in two special nights of dramatic readings by science fiction celebrities. The goal of the competitions is to encourage and foster up and coming science fiction writing talent. Submissions for The Tomorrow Prize for L.A. County High School students are due on February 19, 2016. Submissions for The Roswell Award competition for adults worldwide are due January 15, 2016. For guidelines and to submit work, go HERE!

Literature for Life Art Exhibition & Sale on Sunday, November 15 from 4pm to 7pm at Pop Secret Gallery

Literature for Life Art Show Promo, '15

Literature for Life is hosting our first ever Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, November 15, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm at Pop Secret Gallery in Eagle Rock, 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd. The art featured is by Literature for Life contributing artists including Walter Askin, Jessica Chrysler, Graeme Fordyce, Scott Gandell, Sherry Giang-Chen, Ester Petschar, Allison Strauss, Jen Swain, and Leora Wien. The art includes original works created for Literature for Life issues, prints, and more. At least half of all proceeds will benefit Literature for Life. I serve as Literature for Life’s Managing Editor.

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L.A.’s Fabulous Puppeteering, Performance, and Arts Group, SparkleBlob, Presents Its Annual Holiday Show in December!

SB Holidays on Icing

SparkleBlob presents our 7th annual holiday puppet show musical extravaganza with “Holidays on Icing: A Christmas Cookie Crumble.” Presented together with Automata in Chinatown, the show will run December 10 to December 20 2015. This wildly popular annual event is kid friendly but definitely not just for kids. Audiences will love the zany puppet antics, sly jokes, rock ‘n’ roll score including a live band, pre-show receptions, and so much more! Check back for the link to tickets. They go FAST!