Monday, May 03, 2010

The Groundwaters Live Event planned for May 16 has been postponed until August. The date to be announced later.

Two more events are on the calendar. On Friday, July 2 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, I will be at the Oregon Authors Table with my newest book, La Femme:A Collection of Short Stories About the Ladies, at the Art & Vinyard Festival in Alton Baker Park, Eugene, Oregon

Again with the Oregon Authors at the Lane County Fair on Wednesday, August 18 from 11:00 am-2:pm

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Groundwaters, a literary magazine for local writers and artists will be hosting Groundwaters Live, an afternoon of words and fellowship on May 16 at the Broadway Event Center in Veneta, Oregon.
As a contributor, I will be a presenter reading a short piece I've written for Groundwaters and for the AAUW Readers Theater Group.

I will also be at the authors' table with my new book, La Femme: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES ABOUT THE LADIES, at the Chateau Lorane Art and Wine Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. My times are Saturday, May 29 (11:30-2:30) and Monday the 31st. (2:30-5:30)

Friday, March 12, 2010

In recognition of Women in History Month, I want to tip my hat to Barbara Roberts, Oregon's first woman governor, a legislator and educator. Barbara grew up in Sheridan, Oregon, attended Portland State University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Merylhurst University. She was elected to the position of Governor in 1990 but had been active in public service in several elected positions previously.
During her term, she advocated for gay rights and the appointment of women and minorities to public positions. After the passage of Measure 5, limiting funds to education and other public services, she organized community conversations and worked to streamline government service, reducing the number of positions in state government and eliminating or consolidating boards and commissions, shaping much of the government Oregon has today.
After the death of her husband in 1993, she chose not to run for reelection in 1994 but has since maintained an active role in public affairs with academic and leadership positions at Harvard and Portland State Universities. She is still working to achieve good things for Oregon, a woman worthy of our respect.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On March 11, I'll be presenting Fireside Stories at Oasis, upstairs at Macy's in Eugene's Valley River Center from 1:30 until 3:oo pm. I will have LA FEMME, my new book of short stories in hand so I may share a story or two. I'm planning a good discussion on story telling and the affect stories have on the way we live our lives. Put it on your calendar.