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Friends of Library Meeting Will Feature Independent Filmmaker

Hisani P. Dubose to Speak in Henry Guest House Monday at 3pm
New Brunswick Free Public Library
The Friends of the New Brunswick Public Library is a non-profit formed to support the work of the library. New Brunswick Free Public Library

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Free Public Library's nonprofit organization will be welcoming an artist, author, and independent filmmaker Hisani P. Dubose tomorrow at 3pm in the Henry Guest House, next to the library on Livingston Avenue.

Dubose is an author, educator, and independent filmmaker.  She will be speaking about her 2010 book “Do I Have to be a Starving Artist in the 21st Century?”

Her book’s description says it is “to help all types of artists take control of their careers.”

In a cover letter written by Dubose, she describes herself as someone who has been able to make movies happen on a low budget or no budget:

In the past twelve years I have been learning to be an artist/entrepreneur. The good people at the Rutgers Newark Small Business Development Center made me realize that I was an entrepreneur and taught me to have a keener business sense.

The majority of my ventures have been self-financed (along with my business partner) because people need to see what you can do before taking you seriously. This is why we produced the first season of Football Girls! without seeking outside capital. Now that the first season has been completed and we have a new series (The Hard Way) up and running, we have the experience and momentum. My strongest points are screenwriting, producing and directing. My documentary, The Vanishing Black Male, (2006) was screened in several film festivals around the country, called the best Black documentary of the year and I was named the best Director by syndicated movie critic Kam Williams. It also won and award for, "The Greater Good" at the Garden State film festival. This was a no budget production but the interviews were compelling. My screenplay, "Nobody Will Know" placed as a finalist in Producer/Director Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Screen Writer's Competition (2005)."

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will take place immediately beforehand at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Guest House, next to the Library.

All members of the Friends organization are welcome, and the talk is open to the general public.

According to a brochure, the Friends of the Library is an organization that fosters closer relations between the community and the New Brunswick Free Public Library and promote the library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset.