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.

2016

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

10/19 – Parenting’s troubled history: Why changing family patterns is our most important work published on Aces Too High & syndicated madly

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 CWC Annual Picnic in Joaquin Miller Park & To Build a Fire with The Heart of the Muse. Performed Joaquin Miller (went walkin’)

7/16 – Choreographed “Siamese Twins ‘Sing and Sang Song’ Do a Little Dance” for the 1920’s Circus Picnic in Tilden Park.

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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 – Choreographed 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.

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/Nomatic 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.

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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

2014

10/15 – I’m Rubber; We’re Glue: Teaching Kids Emotional Power & Self-Advocacy presentation @ San Ramon Valley PTSA

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9/20 – Reading of The Souls of Her Feet at Writer’s Café, Mills College

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5/1 – First installment of Dance Like a DecoBelle sent to 3 subscribers

5/19 – The Souls of Her Feet reading and interview at the Literary Foolery Cabaret.

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4/10 – The Bullying Antidote teleseminar @ Oakland Tech Parent University

4/26 – Zumbathon 2014 at Oakland Tech

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2013

11/2 & 11/15 – Stop Bullying with Positive Parenting with Dr. Louise Hart at Children’s Resources of Napabook tilted

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10/10 – Hosted LitCake, an open house for the CWC.

10/1 – “Cartoonist at Play” feature in The Monthly magazine

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9/23 – “Walk-Off Pie” video with Donald celebrating the Oakland A’s sweepiness

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8/19 – The Tale of the Oakland Horses cartoon published in Oakland Unseen

 

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7/29 – won first prize in the California Writers Club LitCake literary dessert contest with “HAL 9000 cake”

7/10 – The Bullying Antidote book launch readings at Laurel Bookstore & A Great Good Place for Books. “Ask Me About Zorgos.”

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6/16 – “Inventing Zorgos” with Dr. Louise Hart – pre-launch book talk for California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch

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5/17 – Indiegogo campaign ends; $2505 raised towards completing The Souls of Her Feet musical.

5/18 – 3-week writing retreat with Michael O’Dell

5/19 – The Souls of Her Feet novel reading at California Writers Club; opening for Julia Flynn Siler, NYT Bestselling author of Lost Kingdom –  watch video

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4/21 – The Souls of Her Feet ebook is published in two formats: The Souls of Her Feet (a novel cinderella) and The Souls of Her Feet (a musical cinderella).

4/27 – The Souls of Her Feet book launch (& lawn lunch) party – watch video

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3/17 – began Life in the Fast Brain blog

3/19 – launched The Zorgos Reader anti-bullying blog

And Before That….