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Party Photos: The LEARN Holiday Party in New York City

At the Pioneer Bar, December 10, 2003

Posted December 29, 2003

The first mb holiday party came near the start of the month, when education director Taffy Akner hosted a LEARN alumni party at the Pioneer Bar. Teachers and students reunited (or, in some cases, united for the first time) over complimentary cocktails and stimulating conversation to toast another year of successful classes.

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Photographs by Kim Kersey.

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Boot Camp alumnae Sarah Cavill, Ellen Askin, and Gabrielle Mitchell-Marell pose with their instructor, Steve Friedman.

12-Week Young-Adult Novelist alumnae Claire Mysko, Dana Goodman, and Stacey Hansen are clearly showing Stacey’s guest, Michael Spoljaric, a good time.

Fact-checking instructor Katherine Wessling and her guest.

Copyediting and grammar instructor Garry Wasko, freelancer Peter Corbett, mb's Taffy Akner, two-time 12-Week Screenwriter alum Axuve Espinosa, and freelancer Allen Salkin.

Fact-checking instructor Katherine Wessling and Boot Camp for Editors alumnus Peter Corbett.

Sarah Cavill, with her husband, financial-software guru Adam Saynuk, used the party to organize a reunion with her Boot Camp class.

Our volunteer photographer ends up on the other side of the camera, talking with fellow shutterbug Bob Lorenz.

Taffy gets a holiday kiss from freelancer extraordinaire Allen Salkin.

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