The local women’s shelter does a fundraising event every year. It is usually at the local downtown theater, but because of COVID, it was available virtually in 2020 and 2021. The fundraiser serves as a platform to show films made by and about women. The shorts are always wonderful. I just finished watching this year’s
Category: Open Arts
L.A. Theatre Works produced lots of audio book full-cast productions of plays, including this one. I only discovered these in the library system’s catalog because I had watched online a delightful interview of Lynn Nottage and went looking for a book of her plays. The library has such a book but I also found the
I’ve read this book forward and backwards backwards and forwards at least three times. It’s lovely and gentle and dynamic– fun to read as always from Nikki G. Her face on the cover says it all. She covers some difficult topics using accessible language. If you aren’t familiar with Nikki G, this would be a
I just listened to the uncut version of this interview on OnBeing. The conversation focuses on the pandemic’s impact on the nervous system and how that effects our lives. Christine Runyan is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is
I fell in love with Ross Gay when I heard him interviewed on OnBeing. I immediately ordered his book of essays, The Book of Delights, which I highly recommend. It is packed with joy! Gay is primarily known as a poet. I heard him interviewed again recently. He published a book-long poem titled Be Holding.
I have just finished reading and exploring Hafizah Geter’s debut collection of poems and I am knocked flat. These poems traverse many landscapes, internal and external/brutal and beautiful. These are spare pieces that pack a big punch as she deals with issues of love, loss, racism, abuse, police brutality, family. They are, at once, accessible
Great article to kick off National Poetry Month: https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-national-poetry-month-9-poems-20210409-y6t2e2ihxjct7ojin2fnj4rn2u-story.html
I thought I’d pass on this whimsical bunny painted by my dear friend and artist Jean Forsberg. Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
I want to share my pleasure when looking at these stitched pieces. https://conduitgallery.com/viewing-rooms/lap-work-pandemic-stitching
I have been listening to some of the half-hour “Doc Chat” weekly episodes of the New York Public Library’s Center for Research in the Humanities. One of them was about the library’s Picture Collection (1.5 million images strong) and the way in which it is organized. Librarians have made and make decisions about which of