Things I’ve Done

I began keeping a log of my writerly career in the early ‘ots… and decided in 2010 to write a book AND reach into at least one new creative space each year. Thus far…


2018

1/2 – Interview with The Flourishing Center Founder Emiliya Zhivotovskaya on The Flourishing Center Podcast on Live Happy!

1/7 – “The Fountain of You” Keynote for the first Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club

1/21 – Hosted a post-Women’s March Reading of  11/9: The Fall of American Democracy featuring “I am Woman, Hear Me [redacted]” essay + Zumba demo

1/28 Hosted Museday Writing Retreat

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2/25 – “Black Music Matters” Dance Playshop


2017

 

Monthly: presided over CWC meetings.

12/31 – New Year’s Eve Happy Dance with KRS-10

12/17 – Hosted CWC Holiday Open Mic

11/16 – Hosted Writing Retreat @ Rancho Deluxe

October – Choreographed “My Shot” for Hurricane Maria fundraiser

11/5 – “How to Give Out Zorgos Awards” on ACES Too High

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img_418310/15 ZORGOS DAY! Completion celebration & awards ceremony for The Zorgos Project

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8/13 – The Power of Zorgos at Oakland Natives Give Back Attend & Achieve Rally – final book giveaway!

8/9 – Kristen Caven’s Creative Convivium!

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7/4 – “I am Woman, Hear Me [redacted]” essay published in  11/9: The Fall of American Democracy

7/23 – Received Jack London Award

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3 times: With a Flourish, introductory class for The Flourishing Artist.

June: Began teaching Zumba at Rossmoor

6/18 – Elected president of California Writer Club Berkeley Branch after OBF

6/17 – Fiction Author Panel at Barnes & Noble, Emeryville

6/1 – “The Future’s So Bright” personal essay published in anthology for parents of ADHD kids, We Are In This Together.

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5/5 – Hosted Momedy Hour open mic at the Bellevue Club

5/19 – Mini-Zumbathon at Oakland Tech

5/27 – CWC Political Authors at Laurel Bookstore

Joined Bay Area Generations board

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 4/7 – The Spiritual Side of ADHD and Hoarding published in ADDitude Magazine online.

4/8 – Received certificate in applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center

4/13 – Writing Retreat @ Rancho Deluxe

4/22 – Read Ted’s Tender Trophy at Full of Crow: The Spring Murder

4/29 – Pilot program for The Flourishing Artist

cover2April: Life in the Fast Brain discontinued; reprints to Awesomeness Development & Happiness Directive

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2/25 Idle Free Oakland at the YES Conference

2/13 The Bullying Antidote giveway at Oakland Peace Center

2/11 – Launched The Vesuvian Affair (as Cosima Zanardi) at Afternoon at the Caffé Florian Carnevale Party at the Bellevue Club.

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Launched Generous Muse website

2016

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12/5 – All American Bully published on Kindred.

11/9 – choreographed I Am Woman for Pantsuit Zumba. Blog post about it, I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry? selected for 11/9 Charity Poetry Anthology.

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9/11 – premiered “Lost pages from Hot Tea in the Tropics at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, Dunsmuir House, Oakland.

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8/21 – Be Mused performed at Lake Merritt, one of three plays chosen for the first annual Aluminous Flash Mob Play Contest

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July-September – Writer’s Residency at the Liminal Center in Oakland

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7/23 – Organized & Emcee’d California Writers Club State-Wide Picnic (with open mic and literary cake contest) in Joaquin Miller Park & To Build a Fire with The Heart of the Muse.  Performed song, Joaquin Miller (Went Walkin’).

7/16 – Choreographed comedic Culturally Insensitive Siamese Twins ‘Sing and Sang Song’ Do a Little Dance” for the 1920’s Circus Picnic in Tilden Park. (With Leah Vass.)

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6/14 – “On Zorgos” presentation to Kiwanis Club of Berkeley

6/11 – Why I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother essay published in The Good Men Project

6/5 – Author appearance at Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley (CWC booth)

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5/22 – “By a Waterfall” Choreographed and performed with the DecoBelles for dedication of Birds of Lake Merritt murals by Cleo Villet at the Bellevue Club

5/4 – The Souls of Her Feet bookstore launch at Laurel Bookstore

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4/1 – Take a Walk in My Scarpa in Synchronized Chaos

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3/19 – Reading at Liminal Center, Oakland + The Souls of Her Feet SHOE SALON™ at SoleSpace

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2/19 – co-produced Pearls Before Wine at The Heart of the Muse at Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda

2/4 – Go Idle Free talk to Girl Scout Troop 31339

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1/19 – Read first excerpt from Mirror Imag(in)e at Get Lit #8, Ale Industries/Nomadic Press

1/17 – Spoke about the adventure of writing and publishing (specifically The Zorgos Project) at California Writers Club Berkeley Branch meeting.

1/12 – Let the Children Lose It essay on David Bowie on Medium.

1/8 – Zorgos Core Group launch!

1/5 – How to Make Pornocello on Medium.

2015

All year: Life in the Fast Brain published; reprints to Awesomeness Development & Happiness Directive

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12/1 – Vino, Vidi, Vesuvia published in Doorknobs and Body Paint Issue #80, Pandemonium Press

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11/25 – Fundraising wrap-up for The Zorgos Project at Lake Chalet

11/24 & 11/24 – spoke to Kiwanis Club about The Zorgos Project

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10/31 – Una Pulmonis reads The Sleach at Heart of the Muse pop-up at Impact Hub Blood Drive.

10/15 Your Writing Exercise is … Exercise! on Writer’s Fun Zone

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9/25 – Presented Inside the Mills Revolution for the 25th Anniversary of the Student Strike, in partnership with the makers of The Untitled Mills Strike Documentary. Audience read-along!

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9/9 – Book Launch party for The Souls of Her Feet paperback!

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7/11 – Read Not Just a Fairytale; Maybe a Dream Come True graphic narrative from The Reason She Left at Laurel Bookstore for BeastCrawl 2015.

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6/17 – “Invoking the Muses” at the Octopus Literary Salon with Daniel Finnamore.

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2/2 – 3/25 – wrote Ten Pounds in Ten Days, a travel blog about a “mindblowing” trip to Italy, including the near death of a friend and a relationship with a volcano

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1/17 – Premiere performance of Invocation with Daniel Finnamore at the OT Stage

And Before That….