I am immersed in creating two librettos: one for an opera reflecting on the figure of Edda Goering (with composer Georg Friedrich Haas, director Martin Butler, performer Mollena Williams, and Ensemble Adapter), and the other about the Armenian American singer Zabelle Panosian (with composer Mary Kouyoumdjian and and Kronos Quartet).
This summer, I also hope to come back to my fiction, poetry, and children’s picture books!
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