Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Fling - Calendar of Events

Today is the first day of spring, a very good day to update my blog which has been languishing since the deep winter snowy days of February.

March 12th. On my first trip to Dallas I spoke to the Mary Kay Craig Class at the Dallas Women's Club. My talk was on my life's adventures including the years I spent working for Ernest Hemingway and later for the Hemingway literary estate. The audience was most appreciative. A Mexican lunch followed in the charming club building. There have been several communications since asking when I shall return to Dallas.

March 20th. Today's Bozeman Chronicle featured a front page story discussing my recent trip to Israel to attend the Third Princeton Symposium on Ancient Jewish Burial Practices, subtitled, An evaluation of the Talpiot, (or so-called Jesus Family) Tomb in Context. Here is the link

March 29th. My much anticipated 2nd Annual Memoir Writing Workshop sponsored by the AAUW will take place from 9-12 a.m. at Montana State University, Billings. Cost of workshop is $30.00 for members and $50.00 for non members. Last year this workshop was over-subscribed with a long waiting list. We hope to accommodate all budding memoirists this year.

March 30th. University of West Virginia, E Moore Hall, my talk "The Ernest Hemingway I Knew," followed by a reception.

March 31st. University of West Virginia, Visiting speaker at writing class 9:30 a.m. Lunch with English department faculty and grad students 12:00 noon, Visiting speaker at nonfiction class 4:00 p.m. Gathering at Dr. and Mrs. David Fogarty's house 7:00 p.m.