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Shoshana Seidman


Writer //  Designer and Developer // Comedian

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Shoshana Seidman


Writer //  Designer and Developer // Comedian

News // UPDATES//
CONFESSIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

I'm excited for my short-short fiction piece "Ectomy" to have been accepted for publication in Body Parts Magazine: The Journal of
Horror and Erotica. 
You can check it out in the current issue here

I've also been awarded an Honorable Mention for the New Millenium Writings 40th Awards Contest for my short fiction "The Organ Donor". You can see the announcement here

NEED A NEW WEBSITE? WANT YOUR CURRENT WEBSITE RE-DESIGNED AND REVAMPED? 

In December I graduated from an intensive web development course and I've been working on learning more languages and strengthening my skills since then. Since I'm just beginning my foray into freelance web development, I am offering some amazing prices for a limited time only. You can see my current portfolio and contact me via www.shoshanastudios.com

FEATURED IN TIERRA ADENTRO MAGAZINE (MEXICO CITY)

American Way of Writing edition 201

I'm extremely excited to be featured in this issue. Tierra Adentro is one of the biggest literary magazines in Mexico City, and I'm thankful to Janice Lee for the opportunity, as well as to my translator Jazmina Berrera. You can see my translated piece here: El Monstrou Fractal

You can also see the English version here: The Fractilian Monster

 

 

 

TIERRA ADENTRO Volume 201

 

TELLING JOKES/HAVING A STARING CONTEST

 

IN LOVE WITH MY GOBLIN MONSTER

 

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OUT // ABOUT // LA 

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OUT // ABOUT // LA 

the last spookstore: A horror story art show // October 3, 2015
 

I love Halloween, and I love books, so I was excited to check out this art show at the Last Bookstore inspired by horror classics. 31 artists showcased their works, live bands played, and free candy was everywhere! Not to mention free wine and beer, with donations. I had never been to the Last Bookstore, and it kind of reminds me of a very mini-Powell's in Portland. I definitely need to come back just to browse their selection of books. Here's some pictures of the spooky art that was all throughout the venue. 

BARNSDALL ART PARK WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER // AUGUST 14 2015

I have only been to Barnsdall Park once, and it was on a field trip when I was a teacher in LAUSD. It's such a shame that I haven't been here more often, as its geographical beauty and  illustrious history is fascinating. Barnsdall Art Park uses its Friday night summer wine tastings to raise money for all of the affordable art classes it offers, including Free Sunday art workshops for children and families. They also offer tours of the newly reopened Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House commissioned by Aline Barnsdall herself. I wrote a review of the wine tasting event which will be forthcoming on The Culture Trip, but for now pictures are below. 

OC COUNTY FAIR // AUGUST 9 2015

Fairs are a guilty pleasure, with the main question being, "How much fried food can I consume?!" This year I also enjoyed seeing adorable animals (camels!!!), people watching, rooting for a pig named Sourdough Jack at the pig races, walking through community art exhibits, and of course consuming fried Oreos, funnel cake, Mexican-style corn, BBQ brisket, a giant turkey leg, and soft serve, not necessarily in that order! Pictures below. 

HAUNTED // JULY 31 2015

It's strange to think of myself in the other bodies and other lives I've been. Time passes, washing it away, but there are still corners in Los Angeles that haunt me. Every block, every street sign. The farthest corners of a closet. Each particle of sand and dirt, cement and sweat. 

MANIFEST DESTINY // MAY 8 2015

Institutionalized racism has plagued the United States since its very beginnings, and the way it has manifested has resulted in a lack of access and representation for people of color and other minorities. Recent racialized shootings and confrontations with police have brought this issue even further into the limelight, and demonstrated how broken our systems truly are for many of our citizens. Manifest Destiny is an exhibit that uses art and performance as a means of resistance and as a way for voices of the black and Latino community to be heard, along with other underrepresented voices. It is a call to action, and a rising up to highlight the problematic systems in our country and how to change them. It is a demand for justice, a depiction of a harsh reality, and a demonstration of hope and resilience. The artwork is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, and I've included photos from the exhibit below. 

LACMA FREE DAY // JANUARY 26 2015

I don't currently have a membership to LACMA, but was excited to go and check it out on the annual free day. All exhibits were free, and I am such a supporter of the importance of access to the arts. I don't think art is dispensable: it is really what makes us human. I spent a whole day walking through the exhibits and being continually inspired/re-inspired. Check out some of my favorites below. 

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TRAVELS 

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TRAVELS 


PORTLAND, OREGON 
JULY 9-12 2015

I haven't been to Portland in about four years, and was super excited to get to visit my little nephew Leo for his 5th birthday. We had a great trip - celebrated his birthday, went to the zoo, enjoyed a soaking pool at McMenniman's, made a ton of weird faces, and even travelled up to Astoria to see the Goonies house. And now I want to live there- so beautiful! Well, in Astoria. Not necessarily in the Gonnies house. Although...Pictures below. 



 

 

 

MINNESOTA
MAY 28-June 2 2015

We were supposed to go back to Minnesota in December to see my boyfriend's friends and family but because of my surgery we had to delay. So we finally made it out, and it was the perfect time of year. Beautiful weather, a side trip to South Dakota, lots of good food (cheese curds!) and nature. And I even met my penpal of 25 years for the first time ever! Pictures below.



 

 


Lake Susan in Minnesota

Portland, Oregon

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CREATIVE INSPIRATION // BRAIN COFFEE

Dreamcatcher


CREATIVE INSPIRATION // BRAIN COFFEE

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." -Robin Williams