March 4, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.: My Lai at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
March 9, 2018 @8:00 p.m.: My Lai at Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA
March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: My Lai at Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa / ARTS IOWA
My Lai opera:
October 26, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.: “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.
August 31, Sept. 1, 2017: My Lai was performed at Drama Center Theater, Singapore (Asia – Pacific Premiere)
SPRING 2017 BOOK TOUR for The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas (earlier dates):
Wed. March 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Launch at R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT
Sun. March 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Why There Are Words in New York, NY
Th. March 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Why There Are Words in Sausalito, CA
Mon. March 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Books Inc. Palo Alto, CA
Tues., March 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
Wed. March 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Folio Books, San Francisco, CA
Th. March 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, CA
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m.: The Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00 p.m.: Blue Umbrella Books, Westfield, MA
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Water Street Books, Williamstown, MA
Saturday, April 8, 4:00 p.m.: 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.
Th. May 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Guilford Free Library, Guilford, CT
Sunday, May 21, afternoon: Savoy Bookshop & Cafe, Westerly, Rhode Island
Wed. May 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Book the Writer, Manhattan, NY
Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Bread Loaf School of English, Ripton, VT
My Lai, with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, and composed by Jonathan Berger, is part of Kronos Quartet’s 2017-18 season. Following performances in Singapore and Brooklyn (BAM), this opera will come to The University of Iowa, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.
“Death by Drowning,” with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, and composed by Jonathan Berger, was performed on October 26, at Stanford University, for the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert
OTHER RECENT NEWS:
“Halliday’s Treasures,” a short story, appeared in CATAMARAN in the Spring Issue 2016.
The Beauty of Ordinary Things won an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival.