Eileen Kern

Writer, Teacher, Speaker

Theater Audience

I recently caught a post-show talk-back after seeing Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and an audience member asked the following question (paraphrased from memory): Tonight’s audience was clearly a “theater audience.” Do you find that some audiences are “theater audiences” (more participatory, more clearly engaged with the live performance) and some are more like “television […]

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April is National Poetry Month

When I need to step away from the whir of work machines the Freedom Tower calls: radiant by light of day by evening glow serene #nycpoetweet — Eileen Kern (@eileenkern) April 2, 2014 April is National Poetry Month, and I can’t get over how fantastic some of the #NYCPOETWEET poems are. It looks like a number of NYC public service […]

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100 Simple Secrets of Happiness

I just finished reading 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven, and this work clearly translates the research from academic and scientific studies of happiness and satisfaction into accessible anecdotes and advice. I’ve had an academic interest in happiness since before I read Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and I honestly would have […]

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