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In Like a Lion


March 2021

My YouTube channel is ready for prime time. Take a look please and “like” & subscribe too!

Thanks and HUGS to Dana Walden who got the ball rolling and Jess Weber.

On Sunday, the SF Chronicle posted my OpEd piece on Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the iconic poet who passed on Feb. 22nd at 101:

Haunted and Inspired by Dreams of Ferlinghetti - Opinion - SF Chronicle

 


HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH!
 
"Wild women are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet.
If you have met one, hold on to her, she'll allow you into her chaos but she'll also show you her magic.”

- Nikki Rowe
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
 
Recommended: The Glorias – the movie about Gloria Steinem:

For Women’s History Month let’s celebrate Steinem and Kamala Harris and London Breed and all the other leaders who have been an inspiration to SO many of us.

 



NEW & Upcoming

You are invited!

March 12
Where Writers Get Their Ideas
Sponsored by the SF Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association
https://wnba-sfchapter.org/category/current-upcoming-events/
12-1 pm
 
March 20th
You Can Be a Winning Writer
Sponsored by Authors Large and Small
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-writing-career-workshop-with-joan-gelfand-tickets-142777959721
IN THE COMMUNITY

WNBA Presents its annual PITCH O RAMA!
Looking for an agent or publisher?
https://wnba-sfchapter.org/meet-the-agents-editors-virtual-por-2020/
 
“Unity is Everything” says SF’s new Poet Laureate:
Tongo Eisen Martin:
https://www.kqed.org/arts/13891380/tongo-eisen-martin-selected-as-san-franciscos-poet-laureate
 
Deborah Grossman, international wine and food writer and Poet Laureate Emeritus of Pleasanton, CA:
WON a poetry prize at Ina Coolbrith Poetry Circle
www.deborahgrossman.com
 
Terry Tierney
Launched his new book “Poet’s Garage”
With the Poetry Flash Series
https://terrytierney.com
 
Margi Young is offering 2 yoga, body awareness workshops:
www.margiyoungyoga.com
 
Jeannie Stivers is offering Web Design services.
Visit her Jeannie Stivers Web Design site to learn more!
http://jeanniestiverswebdesign.com/

Carole Bumpus is offering Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table books #1 and #2 for a total of $30 with free shipping and handling. Just click on the link below and let her know if you would like these books shipped to you, a friend or to a family member. If you would like them inscribed, please let her know. https://carolebumpus.square.site/product/new-year-s-special-two-book-bundle/6
 
Andrena Zawinski - Thanks to Rise Up Review for publishing my cento honoring Adrienne Rich—“She, the one you call sister"
at https://riseupreview.org/andrena-zawinski

 

From the Arts & Culture Department

Fabulous article on Joan Didion in the New Yorker
I am officially a Nathan heller fan
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/what-we-get-wrong-about-joan-didion

 



RECOMMENDED this Month

Books:

Chang Rae Lee  - “My Year abroad” (why did it take me so long to discover this amazing writer?)


Movies!

US vs Billie Holliday

The news of the world
 
Netflix
French series with subtitles “Call My Agent”

 
 
February marks the year anniversary of “Café”, a composition by Joe Wicht and performed by Jesse Barrett, inspired by my eponymous poem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-CnfIfXsPg

 

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Save the Planet – do your part – save water – go local /Reduce /reuse /recycle!
 
Xoxox

 



It's a DEAL!

In Honor of my Op Ed published and Café’s one year anniversary, I am offering book specials:

 
Long Blue Room (includes Ferlinghetti School of Poetics and Cafe) $10 & $3 shipping
 
Long Blue Room and Extreme - $25 & $5.00 shipping  
 
Long Blue Room , Extreme and Winning Writer: $40  & $5 shipping
 




PHOTO ALBUM




2/27
Featured on Great Weather for Media
anthology celebration of “It’s Animal But Merciful”

 




Tahoe cross country ski center after a nice snow
 



Sierras in February



Women’s poetry salon
Feb 21

 




Drive in opera/ft Mason
Feb 13
“Tosca”
 

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