I have a few new projects on my desk: fiction, poetry, a song/poem sequence, (possibly) a new libretto, and (I hope) a children’s picture book. I look forward this winter to coming back to my writing after a busy year filled with family and travel, and walking two very sweet dogs.
I was thrilled to see that the Musee Jacquemart-Andre had a new exhibition, “Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris,” up in summer of 2018. For a lovely quick look at the paintings, see this vimeo.
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