Symposia Community Events – May 2006

Creative Writing – Hot Tips and Cool Advice
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Full House
303 First St.
Hoboken, nj 07030
Map and Directions
Information: Come free your inner writer in the No More Secrets Writing Workshops. Creative Writing — Hot Tips and Cool Advice is a four-session series of “comfort zone” workshops. Write from your core in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Whether you want to learn to write fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry this workshop will get you started. Work on your pet project. Write with passion about any subject. Combat writer’s block. Self-edit. Professionalize. Beginner to Intermediate, Team Taught by two working women writers — Ahn Behrens and Rosette Capotorto –who tell it like it is! By popular demand now offered twice a week.Cost. 4 sessions $100. Join at any time!
Contact: Rosette Capotorto



Hoboken Digital Film Society Re-launches Film Screening Series
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Map and Directions
Information: The Hoboken Digital Film Society will re-launch its film screening series on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 8 p.m. with the documentary Galaxy’s End: Revenge of the Myth.Galaxy’s End: Revenge of the Myth was produced and directed by Jeff Cioletti, the new organizer of the film screening series. The documentary focuses on Star Wars fans as they bid farewell to the big-screen film saga.

“Seven years ago, fans were giddy with anticipation for the Prequel trilogy, but now that there aren’t any new theatrical films to look forward to, the mood is considerably more somber,” notes Cioletti. “And it didn’t help that Episodes I to III didn’t live up to some
fans’ unrealistically high expectations. Whether you loved the prequels or hated them, Galaxy’s End: Revenge of the Myth hopefully will offer a little closure at the end of an era.”

The film features original music by acclaimed composer Jim Briggs III.

The Star Wars universe is familiar territory for Cioletti. His first documentary, Millennium’s End: The Fandom Menace chronicled fans’ anticipation for Star Wars Episode I during the two years leading up to its release. It’s only fitting that his new film should cover the aftermath.

“The two films are sort of bookends for the Prequel era,” Cioletti explains.

Additionally, Cioletti co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced the award-winning Star Wars parody trilogy, Silent But Deadly with collaborator Lou Tambone. The first film in the trilogy screened at the Cannes Film Festival last May.

Cioletti’s other films include the documentaries Chronotrip, UnWound and InkSwell.

The Hoboken Digital Film Society screening series will continue at Symposia on a bi-weekly basis. For information on how to submit a film for inclusion, send an e-mail to Jeff Cioletti at

Submissions from anywhere in the world are welcome.

Contact: Jeff Cioletti
Phone: (732) 310-3328



Wanderlust Mandalas – Photography by Michaela Potter
Monday, May & June, 2006
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Map and Directions
Information: Mandalas, an ancient word for circle, represent wholeness and have been used for millennia in cultures worldwide as a took for self expression, spiritual transformation and personal growth. Wanderlust Mandalas are digital images created with photos from my world travels. Each mandala represents the emotional and spiritual essence I experienced on my various trips and invite the viewer to have their own contemplative experience of my journeys.A portion of the proceeds from Wanderlust Mandalas will go towards art supplies for the non-profit organization – Peru’s Challenge. I will be volunteering with Peru’s Challenge this summer, helping to create opportunities for the children in the Cusco area. Although the region of Cusco is one of the most popular tourist areas in South America, the economic benefits fail to reach the rural communities, of which 75% live in poverty.

All images are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. 20″x20″ images are framed with museum-style glass.

The exhibition is open from May 1 to June 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 5pm to 7pm.

Contact: Michaela Potter
Phone: 201 401 8671



Free, Hands-on Resume Workshop!
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Map and Directions
Information: Attend a free, no-nonsense resume workshop conducted by Resume Deli™ Founder and Senior Resume Consultant, Joseph Terach. Please RSVP to Space is limited.Be prepared to work on your resume during the workshop (bring a copy with you—it doesn’t matter if it’s not in great shape!) and to learn something new about resume development. Workshop topics include:

• Developing accomplishment-oriented content that employers/recruiters must see
• Deciding what content to keep—and what to exclude
• Formatting for readability and consistency
• Resume “don’ts”—what to avoid at all costs!

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If you are unable to attend this workshop and/or would like individualized feedback on your resume, visit Resume Deli at for a FREE, COMPREHENSIVE RESUME EVALUATION.

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Resume Deli was founded in November 2002 with a clear mission: To provide its clients with the best possible resumes and cover letters. To deliver on that promise, Resume Deli has assembled the industry’s most qualified team of consultants—composed exclusively of professional career counselors, published authors and industry specialists.

Joseph Terach (Senior Resume Consultant) has a wealth of experience as a career consultant and education advisor. He has designed and presented numerous workshops on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking and job search strategies at New York University, the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College), the City University of New York, Mediabistro and the Hoboken Public Library. His advice on resume development has been featured on prominent websites, including Monster and Medzilla. Joseph is a published writer and a nationally recognized expert on resume development. His media credits include The CBS Early Show, ABC Eyewitness News, The New York Times and New York Newsday. He is also the co-author of Crane’s Guide to Writing an Effective Resume (Crane & Company, Inc., 2002). Joseph holds an MA in counseling and a BA in psychology and English, both from New York University.

Workshop participants: Please remember to RSVP to

Contact: Joseph Terach
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