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AUTHOR MELANIE LYNNE HAUSER AT MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

ImageNoted Author & Filmmaker Coming to the Quad CitiesDo you pinch your dollars until they scream? Are you being pinched by an excessive work load? Do you ever wonder if human expansion will leave room for nature? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then we have a unique Literary Arts Residency for you!  On October 18-21 author and independent filmmaker, John de Graaf will engage his audiences with topics such as Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic, Take Back Your Time, and On Nature’s Terms. John is the co-author of the best-selling book and award-winning PBS special, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. He is the editor of the book, Take Back Your Time and the national coordinator of “Take Back Your Time Day.” John is an expert on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. He has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for 23 years as an independent producer of television documentaries. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in prime time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking.Public Events:Documentary Filmmaking- October 19 at 6:00 p.m., St. Ambrose University, O’Keefe Library, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. A special interactive lecture and Q/A event for screenwriters and film-makers.Take Back Your Time- October 20 at 7:00 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Interactive lecture and Q/A.Affluenza; The All Consuming Epidemic- October 21 at 2:00 pm, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline. Interactive lecture and Q/A.On Nature’s Terms- October 21 at 7:00 pm, Putnam Museum, Palmer Lecture Hall, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport. Screening of a new documentary promoting the protection of predators and their ecosystems with discussion and Q/A.This program is sponsored in part by the Evergreen Foundation.

{mosimage}How should you handle transitions? How should you handle transitions? With the recent release of Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge, author Nicholas Andrew Depew tackles that question by challenging people to approach the subject of change and the idea of transition from an uncommon point of view. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge walks the reader through an easy to follow, step by step process for how a person can make changes in their life successfully. Whether that means changing jobs/careers, receiving a promotion, moving to another community, or changing one's standing in membership situations, Character in Transition offers practical advice for handling transitions correctly. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge encourages readers to question the norm and expected everyday standards typically associated with transitions while inviting them to strive for more out of life. This is accomplished by examining subjects such as:

  • Knowing when to say when to change
  • Formulating an exit/transition strategy for pursuing personal and professional goals
  • Overcoming resistance when going through transitions
  • Seeing through uncertainty associated with transitions
  • Avoiding pitfalls while making transitions
  • Leaving a positive legacy
  • Taking your experiences with you into future settings

Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge is currently being considered for adoption as an additional learning resource in a number of colleges and universities across the country and in Australia and New Zealand. It is also featured in the summer 2006 edition of the NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers) Journal. Nicholas Andrew Depew is the president and founder of the independent recording company - Dynamic Wind Records, Incorporated. Nicholas has also worked with a number of organizations as a consultant and business administrator, and currently serves on the board of a nonprofit youth-outreach organization. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge is published by iUniverse (Lincoln, NE) and has been awarded their prestigious distinction of Editor's Choice. It is available through major online bookstores, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or via special order at most bookstore locations. The list price is $12.95. The ISBN is 0-595-35846-2. For more information, please visit:  www.characterintransition.com

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ImageDear River Cities' Reader Staff, My name is Nicholas Andrew Depew, and I would like to submit the following press release news item for your consideration. Thank you very much for your time. Have a great day. Sincerely, - Nicholas Andrew Depew
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PRESS RELEASE - July 13, 2006
(For immediate release or later use)
How should you handle transitions? How should you handle transitions? With the recent release of Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge, author Nicholas Andrew Depew tackles that question by challenging people to approach the subject of change and the idea of transition from an uncommon point of view. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge walks the reader through an easy to follow, step by step process for how a person can make changes in their life successfully. Whether that means changing jobs/careers, receiving a promotion, moving to another community, or changing one's standing in membership situations, Character in Transition offers practical advice for handling transitions correctly. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge encourages readers to question the norm and expected everyday standards typically associated with transitions while inviting them to strive for more out of life. This is accomplished by examining subjects such as: 

  • Knowing when to say when to change
  • Formulating an exit/transition strategy for pursuing personal and professional goals
  • Overcoming resistance when going through transitions
  • Seeing through uncertainty associated with transitions
  • Avoiding pitfalls while making transitions
  • Leaving a positive legacy
  • Taking your experiences with you into future settings

Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge is currently being considered for adoption as an additional learning resource in a number of colleges and universities across the country and in Australia and New Zealand. It is also featured in the summer 2006 edition of the NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers) Journal. Nicholas Andrew Depew is the president and founder of the independent recording company - Dynamic Wind Records, Incorporated. Nicholas has also worked with a number of organizations as a consultant and business administrator, and currently serves on the board of a nonprofit youth-outreach organization. Character in Transition - A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge is published by iUniverse (Lincoln, NE) and has been awarded their prestigious distinction of Editor's Choice. It is available through major online bookstores, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or via special order at most bookstore locations. The list price is $12.95. The ISBN is 0-595-35846-2. For more information, please visit:  www.characterintransition.com Media Contact:Nicholas DepewPhone: 541-884-8567 [PST] (For media/press only)E-mail: nicholasdepew@yahoo.com (For media/press only) E-book previews and cover images are available upon request. (For media/press only)

 

In The Things They Carried, the prize-winning novelist Tim O'Brien offers this nugget in a chapter titled "How to Tell a True War Story": "In many cases a true war story cannot be believed. If you believe it, be skeptical.

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