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Portuguese Americans: Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California, The Iberian Americans
Writing: Freelancing for Newspapers
Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. Zoom Reading with Antioch University Los Angeles MFA alumni
Oct. 8 is the annual conference for Oregon Poetry Association (of which I am currently president). It will be offered on Zoom, so it doesn’t matter where you live. Come join us for a day full of poetry workshops, readings, a talk by Jessica Mehta, and more. Register at https://oregonpoets.org/events-all/#opa-events.
Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live: sister novelist Nan C. Ballard and I will read from our new books and talk about the challenges of writing sequels and series. Details to come.
Oct. 22: 12 to 2 p.m., booksigning at Nye Beach Book House, Newport, OR
Oct. 22: I will be guest speaker at the Willamette Writers coast chapter meeting, 2 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Admission is free. My topic: how to turn your rough draft into a polished, publishable book.
I have just signed a contract with SheWrites Press to publish Alzheimered: A Memoir of Music, Mutts, and Madness. It is scheduled for Spring 2024.
Teacher and Speaker
I have taught at community colleges, conferences and workshops across the country, as well as online. I am available for readings and talks to writers’ groups and others about writing, childlessness, my dog, the Oregon Coast, living alone . . . Just give me a microphone.
Speaking of microphones, I have been a professional musician for almost as long as I’ve been a writer. I sing, play guitar, piano, and mandolin and occasionally write songs. After many years as a choir director/accompanist/cantor at Sacred Heart Church here in Newport, Oregon, I have taken my talents to St. Anthony’s in Waldport, as well as anywhere else people will listen.
CEO, Blue Hydrangea Productions
This is the mother company and the imprint for my publishing, teaching, editing, writing and music activities. I chose the name for the massive blue flowers outside my front door which mirror the ones that cover the Azores islands in Portugal from which my mother’s family came.