I have been engaged in helping The Abbey of Regina Laudis create a short film about Mother Irene Boothroyd, O.S.B., who courageously served on the front lines, as a registered nurse, in World War II, from Utah Beach in Normandy through France, Belgium, and Germany, to Czechoslovakia.
This winter and spring, I also hope to come back to short stories and children’s picture books. I also have a couple of new ideas shining in the distance, for libretti.
3/3/18: My Lai at ARTS IOWA
3/9/18 @8:00 p.m.: My Lai at Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA
3/4/18: My Lai at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
10/26/17: “Death by Drowning,” a new work for string quartet and tenor, by composer Jonathan Berger, with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, was performed at Memorial Church, Stanford, University, in the annual Daniel Pearl Memorial World Music Days Concert.
8/31/17, 9/1/18: My Lai at Singapore (Asia – Pacific Premiere)
SPRING 2017 BOOK TOUR for The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas (earlier dates):
3/1/17: Launch at R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT
3/5/17.: Why There Are Words in New York, NY
3/9/17: Why There Are Words in Sausalito, CA
3/13/17: Books Inc. Palo Alto, CA
3/14/17: Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
3/15/17: Folio Books, San Francisco, CA
3/16/17: Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, CA
3/26/17.: The Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
3/28/17.: Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
4/1/17: Blue Umbrella Books, Westfield, MA
4/2/17: Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT
4/4/17: Water Street Books, Williamstown, MA
4/8/17: Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT (with John Elder, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and English, Middlebury College, and author of Reading the Mountains of Home and Picking Up the Flute, among many more.
5/18/17: Guilford Free Library, Guilford, CT
5/21/17: Savoy Bookshop & Cafe, Westerly, Rhode Island
5/24/17: Book the Writer, Manhattan, NY
7/24/17: Bread Loaf School of English, Ripton, VT