Check out the trailer for “Invocation,” a piano & projected poetry performance (say that ten times fast) I created in collaboration with Franz Liszt and concert pianist Daniel Finnamore. It premiered on January 17th to an amazed audience at Oakland Technical High School, invoking a new century at a centennial celebration. (Read more about it […]
Posts by Kristen:
How did I somehow find myself on the top of Mount Vesuvius this morning? My trip of a lifetime took a strange turn in the hours before it was scheduled to begin. when the life of my traveling companion was suddenly in danger. With five days left to go, I am blogging the madness into […]
With the great staff at Oakland’s Impact Hub, I am celebrating my love of the pencil next week. Love to draw? Love to create? Love the pencil? or to just to be silly? (Have any friends in Italy? We’ll be creating greetings for me to take to artists in Florence and Rome!)
“How would one define a DecoBelle? By her rouged knees? Her bee-stung lips? The gold beachball she carries around? To be in the presence of a DecoBelle is to be in the presence of mystery: How does she do that? Why does she do that? And how does she make it look so easy? What “it” refers to, of course, […]
To ring in the new year…and a new century at Oakland Tech, I have created a daring new work, and possibly a new art form, collaborating with the long gone but still very alive Franz Liszt.
I’m hoofin’ it for hoofin’…. doing some fundraising for a class of 50 high school students. The kids are bringing in donations—dollars and quarters here and there—but they need some help! Can you can make a donation in any amount or sponsor a student? Maybe you’d like to come join the class yourself! Check out my Dance Page | Zumba.com Page! Read my […]
I’m re-reading The Souls of Her Feet because it’s coming out soon with a new publisher—and I came across this passage: I cried that night, realizing I would probably never get what I really wanted, ever again. I strengthened myself, thinking of all the people in the world who would never get what they wanted. […]
If you’ve read a book that you think deserves some attention, here are 12 ways you can spread the word. Just pick one! (This post is linked up to The Bullying Antidote.) The best way to help is to write a 5-star (it’s important to rate it as 4 or 5 stars) review anywhere… but Amazon.com is the most influential […]
Some of the most inspiring efforts to stand up against bullying are sartorial. It’s Bully Prevention Month — what are you wearing? Blue fingernails, pink shirts, guys in skirts—these have all been movements to stand up to bullying. Read more about it at Upstanders Stand Up in Style: Guest Post by Kristen Caven | OverDressed for […]
Come to the San Ramon Valley PTA’s parent ed night on October 15, and hear our twist on this classic playground retort that was once the recommended way to deal with a bully. Click here to register—and share!
I was already spilling my son’s ADHD story. But now everyone knows MY secret….I’m a blonde.
I remember how my stomach sank when I learned my first banned book had to be removed from the shelves! Read all about it in Perfectly Revolting. It’s no Joy of Sex, but it comes very close!