I began keeping a log of my writerly career in the early ‘ots… and set myself the goal in 2010 to write a book AND reach into at least one new creative space each year. Thus far…
1/19 – Song collaboration with DeVante Winn, SF Conservatory “Bedside Manner”
2/9 – Choreo/Taught “Around the World in Eighty Minutes” Dance Playshop
3/10 – Co-founded Wolf Pack Writers Action Group
4/24 – Dance instigator for Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Town Hall
5/23 – Quoted in Me, Inc. by Jane Harkness on Kaur.space
5/27- Read Invocation poem at Bay Area Generations, San Francisco
6/15 – 4th edition of The Souls of Her Feet celebrated at the CWC Member Book Launch, Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland
8/21 – Shoe Salon with Ladies who Lit at The Bellevue Club, Oakland
8/31 – Zumbathon for Peace – Oakland Peace Center
9/21 – Bathing Beauties Beach Boardwalk Redux AND NCIBA book show
11/01-11/30 – NaNoWriMo – writing first draft of Mirror, Imag(in)e everywhere
Throughout 2018 – co-produced a monthly writer’s speaker series for the California Writers Club; also wrote a monthly column entitled “The Wind in Our Sails.”
1/7 – “The Fountain of You” Keynote for the first Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club.
1/28 Hosted Museday Writing Retreat
2/25 – “Black Music Matters” Dance Playshop
4/18 – “Imagine: The EcoBellevue” – Wellness Wednesday lecture
4/20 – “Socialites and Antisocial Clubs” – featured speaker at first Members on the Mic
5/7 – “Birthdays and Borders” published on Fred’s Blog travel magazine
6/15 – Members on the Mic at The Bellevue Club: first reading of Ten Days, Ten Pounds.
6/17 – Read The Vesuvian Affair at Laurel Bookstore’s book launch for The California Writers Club
7/7 “Saturation“ reading at the Colonica Il Palmerino in Florence, Italy: Ten Days, Ten Pounds.
8/10 “The Women Workout” choreography & performance; hosted The Women at The Bellevue Club
9/21 Organized Peace Day reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Frank Ogawa Plaza.
9/28 “Roll Out the Barrel” ~ Polka instigator at Oakland’s Oaktoberfest
10/23 “The Kiss” ~ Featured reader at Dirty Old Women literary salon
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
11/5 – “How to Give Out Zorgos Awards” on ACES Too High
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
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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
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1/24: YES Conference, SF, presenter, “Homemade Hybrid”
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10/19 – Parenting’s troubled history: Why changing family patterns is our most important work published on Aces Too High & syndicated madly
10/18 – Published The Zorgos Project: A Discussion Guide for The Bullying Antidote
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
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