iván BRAVE

Writer

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EDUCATION

The New School

M.F.A., Creative Writing: Fiction — May 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Philosophy § Minor: Business Administration (Business Foundations Certificate) — May 2013

GPA: 3.7/4.0, Magna Cum Laude

World Learning SIT TESOL Certificate February 2015

 

PUBLICATIONS

Interview

2017, Interviewer, New York Language Center, “A Student Shares Her Thoughts on Teaching & Her Interest in Teaching English”

2017, Interviewer, New York Language Center, “A Conversation Between an ESL Student and Her Teacher”

Poetry

2015, Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Artlines Poetry Anthology, “Adorned Inscription”

Publicity

2014, Contributor, SXSW, Sounds From The World Showcases

2013, Contributor, SXSW, Cafe Tacvba Showcase on Auditorium Shores [jpg]

2012, Contributor, SXSW, Latin Music Press Release [pdf]

Radio

2013, Writer/Producer/Voice, KUTX, SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art [photo/audio]

2013, Writer/Producer/Voice, KUTX, Ditch The Fest 2013 [photo/audio]

2013, Executive Producer/Writer, KVRX Austin, Clip from aired episode of Local Live (20 Jan 2013 with Corduroi)

2012, Executive Producer/Writer, KVRX Austin, FIDLAR in-studio

Video

2013, Writer/Producer (Freelancer), Red Bull, Thre3style DJ Competition

Music and Lyrics

2012, Co-Writer/Producer, The Abstract, “Black Beauty p1, 2”

 

AWARDS

The Vera List Center for Arts and PoliticsWriting Award (Second Place) – Spring 2017

Artlines2 National Ekphrastic Poetry Competition – Finalist 2015

Texas Student Media – Producer of the Year Award (2012-2013) Spring 2013

University of Texas – Recognition of Exemplary Academics (College Scholar / Honors Day 2013) Spring 2013

South Central Regional NBS Competition – 1st Place in ‘Studio or Live Performance’ Segment Fall 2012

University of Texas – Leadership Series Certification (Exemplary Status) Fall 2010

 

CONFERENCES and WORKSHOPS

2016, Slice Magazine, Literary Writers Conference

2015, Skidmore College, Summer Writers Institute (Attended an Advanced Fiction Workshop led by Howard Norman and Mary Gaitskill)

2014, Houston Writers Guild, Workshop with Max Regan: “Writing Through Darkness

2013, Texas Writers League, Workshop with Joe Nick Patoski: “Writing with a Sense of Place

 

PRESS

 

EXPERIENCE

English Language Instructor, NY Language Center, currently employed, New York, NY

  • Lead a classroom of high-intermediate English language learners from around the world
  • Prepare lesson plans for adult classes, group and individual
  • Meet for one-on-one classes as a private tutor
  • Learn as much about new languages from my students as they hopefully learn from me

Substitute Teacher, LCI Language Center, Spring 2015, Houston, TX

  • Substituted for full-time teachers of English to international students
  • Lead classroom activities and discussions centered around lesson plan objectives
  • Administered exams and maintained a positive learning environment

Music Festival Intern, South By Southwest (SXSW), October 2011 – March 2014, Austin, TX

  • Directly assisted the senior music coordinator responsible for Latin American and Spanish music Programming
  • Oversaw visa transactions and facilitated advancement for artists/speakers
  • Promoted events through social media and wrote publicity for the SXSW website, showcase announcements and co-wrote the official press release for the Latin Music programming

Show Production Asst., KUTX Austin – 98.9 FM, Fall 2013, Austin, TX

  • Assisted show producers by editing audio, digitizing CD content and maintaining live-performance spreadsheets
  • On-site support at local music festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest and
  • Produced original journalistic content on KUTX website (Can email audio production clips upon request)
  • Contributed to KUTX’s interactive, online platform for crowd-sourced stories Austin Music Map

Executive Producer, Texas Student Television 29.1 Digital Antenna, August 2012- May 2013, Austin, TX

  • Produced Local Live: an award-winning show (Best live performance show – South Central Regional NBS 2012)
  • Drafted organizational, operational, production strategies and kept track of all passwords, documents, release forms
  • Insured the show remained a key educational opportunity and lead a fantastic crew pre/during/post production
  • Coordinated activations with product sponsors (Red Bull, Zico Coconut Water, Milto’s Mediterranean Restaurant), and co-organized weekly video/set designs with video director
  • Promo Video (Shot and Edited by Rosalie Fischer)
  • (Please see vimeo link for video production clips)

Production Manager, KVRX Austin – 91.7 FM Student Radio, August 2012- May 2013, Austin, TX

  • Recorded artists live inside the studio, performed sound-checks, mix/mastered audio
  • Corresponded with artists about promotions, interviews and scheduled shows/in-studios
  • Lead new volunteer production training, booked artists, and reported to the station manager
  • Synced radio and TV to transform the station’s keystone show, Local Live, into a simulcast (with television)
  • Organized the production and distribution of the annual Local Live Compilation CD (Vol 17) [Artists: Good Field, Maps & Atlases, Danny Malone, Levi Weaver, Rayland Baxter, Annabella, Grohovac-Ibison Duo, Dog Bite, The Weird Weeds, Fidlar, Full Service, Magna Carda, Corduroi)

Loading Dock Receptionist, Texas Performing Arts, Summer 2012 – Spring 2013, Austin, TX

  • Supported Facilities Manager with operations, logistics and security for the Loading Dock
  • Handled incoming packages and delivered to recipients in all departments, in and outside of Texas Performing Arts

Artist Management, The Abstract, November 2011 – Summer 2012, Austin, TX

  • Booked, scheduled and marketed local/regional shows and composed, co-wrote and produced music with band
  • Managed the financial accounting for all the revenue/expenses
  • Mediated and resolved inter-artist disputes (occasionally instigated one or two…)

Promotions/ Capitol Traffic/ Sports Marketing Intern, Emmis Austin Radio, Summer 2012, Austin, TX

  • Facilitated activations for sports marketing and promotional events (consumer engagement, product logistics, summer cinema series)
  • Wrote sales proposals and assisted as liaison between sales manager and sponsors
  • Wrote announcement/promotion posts for 101.5 FM KROX’s blog

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Computer Skills: MS Office, Filemaker Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, (PC and Mac)

Languages: Fluent Spanish (Argentine heritage); intermediate French (University level with travels abroad)

International Travels: Extensively through North/Central/South America, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia

Interests: Philosophy, reading poetry, nature, traveling and people