Posts tagged “Do You Dream in Color”
October 22, 2013
We have all heard the expression, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but what about a books title? Book titles can intrigue, inspire, and inform a reader about a book with just a few simple words. As for Laurie Rubin’s book, Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight, the title is an important part to the story and reading experience as a whole.
Here, Laurie shares some inside information about choosing her book, and song, titles:
Book titles are incredibly important. They capture in a nutshell what a reader is about to get themselves into, what world they will be in for the next several hours, days, weeks, months whenever they pick up a given book. I chose the title, “Do You Dream in Color?” because it was the question people have asked me from time to time. I think it’s such an interesting question for people to ask because I think of dreams as something you are living, not something you’re watching through a television screen.
October 21, 2013
This week marks the one year anniversary of the publication of Laurie Rubin’s awe-inspiring memoir, Do You Dream of Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight.
Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges. Beginning with her childhood in California, Rubin tells the story of her life and the amazing experiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano.
Laurie shared her insights to writing, performing, and creating her memoir and music with Seven Stories Press and her readers:
What advice do you have for young people who want to write, sing, or pursue their creative talents?
I would tell them to go for it! Many people stop themselves from going after the things they want to do because they believe they’re pipe dreams.
October 11, 2013
Today is the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!
National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out! NCOD was founded in 1988 and the date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Celebrate National Coming Out Day by reading one of our titles that celebrate love and acceptance!
Trevor: A Novella by James Lecesne (now out in paperback with a foreword by David Levithan)
The story that inspired The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Trevor mixes humor and realism in an urgent look at what it is like to feel alienated from everything around you.
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Do You Dream In Color: Laurie Rubin to perform with Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and LA Chamber Orchestra
October 4, 2013
Triangle Square author and singer Laurie Rubin will be performing October 19th & 20th with French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the LA Chamber Orchestra the orchestral version of “Do You Dream in Color?” The performance is the U.S. premiere of the work set to a poem written by Rubin.
Born blind, Rubin has reached success as a beautiful mezzo-soprano singer and as inspirational author of the 2012 Seven Stories’ book Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight.
The performances will take place Saturday, October 19, 8 pm, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium, and Sunday, October 20, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Tickets are available now starting at $25 online at laco.org or by calling LACO at (213) 622-7001. Limited student rush tickets may be available for $10 at the box office the day of the concert.
September 16, 2013
4 days ago, September 12, 2013, was The National Day of Encouragement.
“The National Day of Encouragement is a day dedicated to uplifting those around us and making a positive impact, no matter the magnitude. It’s that simple.”
Created by Harding University in Arkansas six years ago, this beautiful day was celebrated all over in different states, schools, and organizations with postings from all different people including: Kid President, Gap Athleta, and Rally.org.
Seven Stories takes pride in publishing books of inspiration, imagination, and encouragement. Especially within our children/ young adult imprint, Triangle Square, we aspire to publish books of meaning, with intentional focuses to stimulate young minds.
Check out some of our inspirational books from Triangle Square!
and because we love this so much, check out A Pep Talk from Kid President, if your in need of some encouragement today!
March 22, 2013
“Do You Dream in Color? reveals Rubin’s strong personality, an honesty that is refreshing and beautiful and her adamant refusal to slip into the shadows and be ignored.”
Click here to read the entire review.
March 22, 2013
Laurie Rubin, acclaimed mezzo soprano and author of Do You Dream in Color?, recently appeared at the Free Library of Philadelphia in an moving, inspiring event created in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History. If you were unable to attend the event, you can listen to a free podcast at the Free Library’s website.
March 22, 2013
If you missed Triangle Square author (Do You Dream in Color?) and mezzo soprano Laurie Rubin’s excellent interview on WHYY Radio, you can listen here:
March 21, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability.
Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.
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March 19, 2013
Laurie Rubin, acclaimed mezzo–soprano and author of Do You Dream of Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight, will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30pm.
Rubin describes her past as a “journey towards identity,” one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” Although most of us aren’t blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than “normal.” These differences, like blindness, may seem like barriers but for the strong and the persistent, dreams can overcome barriers, no matter how large they may seem. This is what makes her story so unique yet universal and so important for young readers.
To learn more about the event, go to the Philadelphia Library events page. This event is in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History, and is free of charge.