Thursday, January 15th, 7 pm, The Seaside Repertory Theatre Influences of India in Music and Dance: composer and pianist Ilari Kaila?s awarded compositions have been premiered by the renowned Escher String Quartet and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. Malini Srinivasan, choreographer and dancer, will perform in the South Indian classical idiom. A unique cultural experience for the entire family. Friday, January 16th, 5 ? 7 pm, Alys Beach Fonville Press Singer/songwriter Melanie Hammet has performed her original songs in a variety of venues including New York City , Nashville , and New Orleans . She has also written, performed and directed music for Atlanta ?s Horizon Theatre and Alliance Theatre. Hammet will perform songs from her solo recordings Map of Glass and Under the Same Sky. Hors d?oeuvres will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Saturday, January 17th, 9 am ? 12 noon, Redfish Village at Blue Mountain Beach Author and popular speaker David Magee will conduct a writer?s workshop on ?How to Get Published.? Co-hosted by The Seaside Institute and the Cultural Arts Association, the workshop is free and open to the public. Magee is the author of nine non-fiction books, including Playing to Win: Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, MoonPie, Turnaround, and The John Deere Way . His works have been reviewed in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. He has made multiple appearances on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Associated Press Radio. Magee?s most recent book, How Toyota Became # 1, received a Starred Review from the American Library Association?s Booklist, a rave review from the Wall Street Journal, and has been translated into five languages. Saturday, January 17th, 2 ? 4 pm, Sundog Books, Seaside The Panhandle?s finest independent bookstore hosts authors Wendy Reed and David Magee at the popular ?front porch? reception and book signing. (All titles available) Wendy Reed?s critically praised short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies including All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality and Belle?s Letters: Alabama Women Writers. Her story ?Sweet, Sweet Tea? appears in the forthcoming anthology A State of Laughter : Comic Fiction from Alabama . David Magee, noted author of nine non-fiction books, will sign copies of his popular 2006 book, Moonpie, which was called ?essential reading? by Library Journal and named a Notable Non-Fiction Book of that year by the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Sunday, January 18th, 4 pm, Town Hall, Rosemary Beach Literary Readings and Documentary Film Screening by Escape to Create authors David Magee and Wendy Reed. A wine and hors d?oeuvres reception will follow. David Magee will read from his 2006 book Moonpie and will offer a preview of his exciting residency project. Based on the true story of a black folk artist and janitor who was secretly mentored in the art department of the University of Mississippi over a decade prior to integration, The Education of Mr. Mayfield is scheduled for publication with John Blair later this year. Wendy Reed is the writer, producer and director of the Emmy-nominated literary interview series Bookmark. She will screen her compelling documentary film, The Story of Faunsdale Plantation, which she also wrote, directed and produced for The Alabama Experience, a cultural and historical series that aired on Alabama Public T. V. Saturday, January 24th, 7 pm, The Seaside Repertory Theatre Seaside Rep actors will perform a reading of award-winning playwright Rich Orloff?s comedy, Skin Deep, winner of the 2008 Larry Corse Playwriting Prize. The play concerns a conservative couple from Ohio who end up owning a clothing- optional resort in Key West , Florida . Sunday, January 25th, 5 pm, Ogden Museum , Water Color The Seaside Institute and the Ogden Museum host internationally awarded composer Dorothy Hindman in a musical program featuring video by prominent photographer/filmmaker Carrie Mae Weems and live performance by internationally acclaimed percussionist and pioneer in performing arts technology, Scott Deal. A wine and hors d?oeuvre reception will follow.