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Ethan Gilsdorf
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For a story about the New England film festival scene, I'd love to speak to festival directors, local filmmakers and other arts experts to get comments. Feel free to contact me or spread the word to your contacts and have them reach out to me at ethan [at] ethangilsdorf [dot] com. Thank
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We can be heroes, just for one day" ... I never thought nerdy internet stardom would happen to me ... but ... it was only a matter of time before some random person snagged this photo from WBUR 90.9 FM's story about my D&D group and turned it into a meme. http://artery.wbur.org/2014/03/05/dungeons-dragons-anniversary +JP Glutting +Peter Bebergal +Ezra Glenn +Janaka Stucky +Michael Marano 
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Hmmm. Why is the "sex" logo a fist? I'm sure you are all wondering, not just me. It isn't just me, is it? It is?
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2016 is the year to write that risky personal essay about all that crap in your life. Really. Trust me. This class is your portal to self-discovery. Starts Jan 26. https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/writing-and-publishing-the-risky-personal-essay-1-1-1-2/ at Grub Street
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"So You Want to Be a Writer in 2016?" That's one class I'm offering at Grub Street in Boston. If want to get your personal essay groove on, try my "Writing and Publishing the Risky Personal Essay" or "The Personal Essay in Progress." Or a class from one of my many stellar teaching colleagues. May you reach your writing goals in the new year! https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/#/results?q=Ethan%20Gilsdorf
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Star Wars mania continues: I'm on Wisconsin Public Radio at 9am EST today to talk about The Force Awakens (and yes, I've seen the movie). Listen live here: http://www.wpr.org/shows/star-wars-force-awakens-preview
Fans have been waiting a decade for a new Star Wars movie and it’s finally here: “The Force Awakens” opens in theaters tomorrow and the word on the street is it’s a fun ride. A Star Wars and geek culture expert previews the latest installment and its impact on generations of fans.
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What your generation wants from #StarWars: The Force Awakens. My story in today's BostonGlobe http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/12/12/starwarsgenerations/PLDMidc6USG536AfUaPA7N/story.html 
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I'm taking the plunge into online teaching! Introducing my first workshop for 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center Online Writing Program -- "Absent Fathers, Controlling Mothers, Treacherous Exes and Other Interpersonal Dysfunction: Writing the Publishable Relationship Essay," running February 29 to March 4. Join this class and write essays together during this intensive and supportive week.
http://web.fawc.org/24-pearl-street/absent-fathers-controlling-mothers-treacherous-exes-and-other-interpersonal
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In which I try out a virtual reality exercise bike, become a pegasus, lasso some bandits, and come in second as a dog driving a Formula One racing car. Plus, I burn some calories. https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2016/01/18/let-get-virtual/fZEqRUHfJAaXbzlyKdBPJI/story.html
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Write your personal essay in my Grub Street workshop this Jan. I'm offering 2 multi-week essay workshops to choose from. Classes begin next week! https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/#/results?q=Gilsdorf
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Apparently this is what I look like when I'm talking about Star Wars on TV http://wgbhnews.org/post/star-wars-here-full-force-watch-video
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Kudos from a former media trainer! Hope it was fun!
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Signed Books Make Great Gifts! You can order one of mine and a bunch of other writers at Porter Square Books online and get it shipped anywhere http://www.portersquarebooks.com/signed-books
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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" turns 50 today: I argue why the cartoon is still relevant today http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2015/12/09/charlie-brown-christmas-50th-anniversary-ethan-gilsdorf  @WBUR @cogwbur 
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writer, teacher, poet, geek, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks
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  • Louisiana State University
    1990 - 1992
  • Hampshire College
    1984 - 1989