According to Kim

Upcoming Events for Jaliek

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Time: 6:00 PM

Several Gospel Church Choirs and Soloists from the Albany area have come together to provide an exciting evening of Gospel music to benefit the Find Jaliek Reward Fund.  The Gospel Concert will be held at the “The Linda”, the WAMC Performing Arts Building at 318 Central Avenue in Albany at 6:00pm . 

Admission is free, but there will be a free will love offering.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

1:00 to 2:30 PM

The Find Jaliek Task Force will host a “Meet the Author” session with author, playwright and screenwriter, Stephen Gnojewski.  Mr. Gnojewski is an author, screenwriter and playwright of Documentary Theatre who is living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City.  He received an M.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

The book he is writing, tentatively titled “An Inconvenient Child – A Story of the Life and Disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker” will be co-written by Alex S. DeFazio, MFA.  Mr. DeFazio is also an author, playwright and screenwriter currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City.  He received a B.A. in English and Drama from SUNY Purchase and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University.

 “This is a tale of a beautiful, intelligent and loving child; born to a drug-addicted mother on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen; shuttled through a series of seven foster and adoptive homes; only to disappear at the young age of twelve in a mysterious case fraught with strange and inexplicable clues.”

The “Meet the Author” event will be held at the Greenwich VFW Hall on Abeel Avenue.  The authors would like to invite family members, friends, aquaintances and members of the community to send stories and anecdotes about their relationship and contacts with Jaliek over the past 12 years.  It is hoped that these stories will be included in the book.


Written by Kim

January 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

Posted in Jaliek Rainwalker

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  1. Thanks for the update….sure wish I lived closer….Karen


    January 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

  2. WAMC records all of their shows, and will broadcast it at a later date. Thank you for wanting to be there for Jaliek, and thank you for being there for Jaliek in your thoughts. It means so much!! REALLY!!

  3. The Meet the Author event has been postponed indefinitely due to the continuation of the Screenwriter’s strike.

  4. What about a film documentary? People need to know what is happening!!


    February 2, 2008 at 12:04 pm

  5. People do need to know what’s happening and that is why we have been trying to get the word to the National news circuit. Please send an email on Monday Feb 4th to all the major networks. If everyone emails on the same day I can’t see how they can ignore this story.


    February 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

  6. Amelia,
    Story or show tips in many cases can only be submitted via an agent due to conflict of interest concerning writers and producers story rights. Many shows do not except unsolicited show ideas. The only way to make a story happen is to submit over and over and over until it is clear that Jaliek’s story is one people want to hear.

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