Had a blast at the very hip for Vermont Light Club Lamp Shop Open Mic event on Thursday November 16th. I read my essay Ode to Eve Ensler and listened to my fellow BWW writers entertain us with poems, stories, and songs.
Here you will find postings of recent public readings, reviews of theatrical performances that I've written for Burlington Vermont's Flynn Theater blog, along with other articles as they appear in various publications throughout the year. Occasionally I'll toss in a link to something of interest to writers, artists, and filmmakers that was not written by me.
My essay, Slip-sliding Away is spotlighted this month.
So pleased to have Slip-sliding Away, my essay about my mother, included in the latest edition of the art and literary journal, Woven Tales Press.
Agne's Varda's newest film Faces and Places was a sold-out hit at last Friday night's opening film of the Vermont International Film Festival. It was filmed in her native France. Few people know she also made a series of films in California, which I reviewed for Documentary Magazine and are available on DVD as a boxed set from Criterion.
Romania is not on the tip of everyone's tongue these days, but I spent a wonderful week there back in 2014 as an invited guest serving on the jury at the ASTRA Film Festival in Sibiu. It is a beautiful place and Sibiu is steeped in history, the gateway to Transylvania.
While there, the local TV station filmed an interview where I got to spout off about the fest, the revelations serving on the jury, and my work in film. I recently found the interview on YOUTUBE: