January 2010 Newsletter
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News and Events
We're looking for some referrals. Specifically:

1. A set designer based out of NYC.

2. A costume designer, based out of NYC.

3. A Director and cinematographer based out of L.A., San Diego, or NYC.

The Scripteasers will do a reading of William's play N.I.C.E. in San Diego on 5 February at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, visit http://www.scripteasers.org or send an email to william@aitheater.org.

William's book "The Giant Book of Poetry Audio Edition" won the Gold Meda for Best Audiobook at the New England Festival of Books, and his "Poems of Romance" received an honorable mention for Best Anthology at the same event.
Poetry Corner
by William Roetzheim
Here's a funny one I wrote in honor of New Year's resolutions to lose weight:

Fasting

Iím fasting for a week, no food
and only water to drink. I think
of Jesusí forty days secluded
in prayer. The goal that I pursue,
less holy, getting my gut to shrink
(to be a Greek God when Iím nude).

Though weak with hunger I call on will
to exorcise the demonís lure
of chocolate shakes and burgers, grilled
with bacon, fries and free refills.
Just watch my butt become demure
from lengthy strolls on this treadmill.

A test of will, the time too slow
as food controls my every thought.
I wonder, should I learn to sew,
give up and let my pants out? No!
I can do this, though Iím distraught,
six days and twenty-three hours to go.

And here's one by D.H. Lawrence titled "New Year's Eve." The poem includes a theme of rebirth (pips are dots, or in this case, seeds).

New Year's Eve

There are only two things now,
the great black night scooped out
and this fire-glow.

This fire-glow, the core,
and we the two ripe pips
that are held in store.

Listen, the darkness rings
as it circulates round our fire.
Take off your things.

Your shoulders, your bruised throat!
Your breasts, your nakedness!
This fiery coat!

As the darkness flickers and dips,
as the firelight falls and leaps
from your feet to your lips!
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Calendar
N.I.C.E.
San Diego Scripteasers reading
Friday, 5 February, 2010, 7:30 PM

Dickinson
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 2:00 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010, 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:00 PM

T.S. Eliot
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 2:00 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010, 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:00 PM

N.I.C.E.
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 2:00 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010, 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010, 3:00 PM
View our calendar on-line
Awards
The Giant Book of Poetry, Audio Edition
edited by William Roetzheim
Gold medal, Best Audiobook
New England Festival of Books

Poems of Romance
edited by William Roetzheim
Honorable Mention, Best Anthology
New England Festival of Books
This Issue

About William Roetzheim
William Roetzheim is an award winning poet, playwright, and
writer. He began his career in the fine arts in 2001 after retiring from the technology industry. Since that time he has founded a highly aclaimed small press, written or edited several award winning books, directed and produced fifteen spoken word audio CDs, and with his wife Marianne, started an art focused Bed and Breakfast outside of San Diego.
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