Around the House: creativity

For your summer reading pleasure, we bring you selections from The Fountain Pen, Fountain House's quarterly literary magazine. Enjoy!Embers Chilled by Eugene B.There's just a hint of summer to youRose petals, white and ripe ceriseSo open and inviting, I thinkSo like a summer smile, saying,...
Elyn Saks (center), her husband Will (right of Elyn), Cyrus the author (left of Elyn) and other attendees from the FH communityAuthentic. Real. Down-to-earth. These were my immediate impressions of Professor Elyn Saks and of her husband, Will. Elyn was invited to Fountain House to present an award...
Author and Fountain House member Will JiangI am happy to present three of my most important writings on mental health to date. My name is Will Jiang, and before coming to Fountain House I worked for a year as an adjunct lecturer at Kingsborough Community College, and then I served for seven years...
Davida, the author, with Jeff on the panel at Performing the World.Shakespeare said, “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” From October 4-7, 2012, the theme of the Performing the World 2012 conference was “Can performance SAVE the world?...
Last Saturday, to celebrate Harry Houdini’s 138th birthday, Happy, our resident magician treated the Fountain House community to a fantastic magic show. For his grand finale, he escaped from a straitjacket – an object that is perhaps the most striking symbol of society’s...
I attended The Mind’s Eye Film Festival this past Saturday night, and what a great turn out we had for the 17 short films produced by Fountain House members! The films were wonderful, but even better were the relationships between the producers and actors in the films. It’s clear that...
For your holiday reading pleasure, here are a few pieces from the winter edition of our literary magazine, The Fountain Pen. Enjoy!  And Happy New Year from Fountain House! youthby charles tenaglia...approaching the light of maturitywith no intrinsic fear of flame......
Lauren Ambrose and Joan Allen explore the mother/daughter dynamic With its newly developed series of book readings and accompanying events, Fountain House is leading its Board members and councils, donors and supporters, staff and members through an artistic Renaissance. I was present at...
Urban Technicolor by Marty CohenOn Monday, October 10, Marty Cohen and I represented Fountain Gallery in a dynamic panel discussion on Art as Mental Health at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In addition to the discussion, Marty gave a fantastic presentation on his life as a working artist...
Literary fans, take note - the summer edition of the Fountain Pen is now available!  Nineteen members contributed original poems, stories, or artwork to this issue.  Below are some excerpts for your reading pleasure. Epiphany Judy Meibach I am looking for an epiphany the...

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