AWP Boston, 2013, WordTech Authors Read Poems

Feb. 19, 2013

Reading at Albany Library Second Tuesday Series

Finishing Line Press poets read at Rebound Books

Events and Interviews

2014 UPCOMING POETRY READINGS:


May 4, 3 pm, OAKLAND, Diesel Books for Poetry Flash with other contributors to the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Lucille Lang Day, Julia Levine, Colleen McKee, Melissa Stein, and Matthew Zapruder.

June 10, 7 pm, ALBANY, Second Tuesday series at the Albany Library. An evening celebrating Robert Frost with my fabulous writing group: Susan Browne, Rebecca Foust, Roy Mash, and Jeanne Wagner reading Frost and our own poems, followed by an open-mic.

July 17, 7:30 pm, BERKELEY, Moe's Books: Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show, presented by Rose Black and Poetry Flash. With Jeanne Wagner, Adam David Miller, Rafael Del Bourgo, and others tba.


"Throat Singing" available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's
RECENT POETRY READINGS:

April 17, 2014, 7 pm, OAKLAND, Laurel Book Store 4100 MacArthur Blvd. With poets Grace Grafton and Sharon Coleman, and singer-songwriter Rich Mertes.

April 10,2014, 7 pm, SAUSALITO, Why There Are Words series with other contributors to the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Lucille Lang Day, Colleen McKee, Melissa Stein, Lee Slonimsky, and Julia Levine.

March 15, 7pm, SEBASTOPOL, WordTemple poetry series at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, with Clive Matson and Roy Mash.

Feb. 28, 2014, 4:30 pm, SEATTLE, AWP conference panel Poets With a Press Pass along with: Tina Kelley, Don Colburn, Dana Goodyear, Eliza Griswold.

Jan. 19, 2014, 2 p.m., SAN FRANCISCO, Bird & Beckett Books with other contributors to the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Lucille Lang Day, Melissa Stein, Colleen McKee, and Julia Levine.

July 18, 2013: BERKELEY -- Poetry Flash presents Marin Poetry Center's Summer Traveling Show, featuring poets Zara Raab, Susan Cohen, Connie Post, David Alpaugh, Adrienne Amundsen, Joan Stepp Smith, hosted by Rose Black and Richard Silberg, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30

July 9, 2013: SANTA CRUZ -- Poetry Santa Cruz, 7:30 PM, Bookshop Santa Cruz with poet David Allen Sullivan.

Saturday, April 27: ALAMEDA -- Fourth Saturday poetry series, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, with Kathleen McClung.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013: BERKELEY -- 7:30 - 9 pm, Lyrics&Dirges series, Pegasus Books on Shattuck Ave.March 20, 2013 Lyrics & Dirges. Reading with: Blake C. Aarens, Mary J. Dacorro,Scott Hoshida, and Melissa Stein

Sunday, March 3, 2013: SANTA CRUZ, The Poetry Show, 9-10 PM KUSP 88.9 (Central California Public Radio) Podcast.

Friday, March 8, 2013: BOSTON -- 9-10:15 am,with other WordTech poets Shelby Allen, Joey Nicoletti, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, and J.D. Smith, during the AWP conference. Alice Hoffman Book Fair Stage, Exhibit Hall D, Level 2.

Feb. 19, 2013: ALBANY, California-- Albany Library Third Tuesday 7-9pm, with Zara Raab.

Jan. 21, 2013: BERKELEY -- featured reader Poetry Express at Priya Restaurant, Shattuck Ave.

Dec. 13, 2012. 3:30-5 pm: OAKLAND, Lake Merritt Hotel for Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down anthology, along with Grace Grafton, Antoinette Constable, and Jeanne Wagner.

Nov. 13, 2012. 6 pm: MODESTO, Barkin' Dog Grill Second Tuesday Poetry series featured reader with Stella Beratlis.

Oct. 18, 7:30 pm, SAN RAFAEL, Falkirk Center: with the many contributors to the Marin Poetry Center annual anthology.

Oct. 21, 2012. 2 pm: VENICE, CA, Beyond Baroque. Reading including "If You're Reading This, You Might be a Baboon," which won honorable mention in their national contest, plus other poems.

Sept. 11, 2012. 7pm: PETALUMA, Petaluma Arts Center, with the Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show

Sept. 30, 2012: OAKLAND, Kim Addonizio's poetry salon featured reader

Aug. 18 --Book Passage, CORTE MADERA, LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down: An Anthology of Women’s Poetry

July 14, 2012: OAKLAND -- 2-4 pm, Lakeview library, with other women poets in Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down anthology

July 18, 2012: DAVIS -- 5:30 pm --interview, Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour on radio station KDVS 90.3 heard live.

Monday, April 23, 2012 --SACRAMENTO, Sacramento Poetry Center with Jeanne Wagner

Sunday, May 13, 2012 -- Valona Deli in CROCKETT with Melissa Stein

Saturday, March 31, 2012 -- Rebound Books in SAN RAFAEL with Lenore Weiss

Thursday, March 29, 2012 -- Poetry Flash series at Moe's Books in BERKELEY with Rebecca Foust, followed by launch party!


Tues. August 9, 2011
Petaluma
7:00 PM

A reading with five other poets who are part of the Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show. Always fun.

Pelican Art Gallery
143 Petaluma Blvd., North Petaluma
(707) 773-3393


Join me in Novato, May 9, 7pm

I'll be featured reader. Open mic follows.
Poetry Farm in Novato takes place at Dr. Insomnia's. (see flyer)


Recent Poetry Events

Second Tuesdays at the Albany Library is a wonderful poetry series. I read there on Feb. 8 with poet Rebecca Foust.

I read in Mendocino's Gallery Bookshop and Cheshire Books in Ft. Bragg on Dec. 4 and 5 along with others from the new anthology "Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting" (San Diego: City Works Press.) This anthology of short essays and poetry gets to the heart of raising youngsters, (or not) from many perspectives. For more information about these free author events, please call Gallery Books at 937-2665 or Cheshire Bookshop at 964-5918.


National Association of Science Writers 2010 Book Award!

We will be receiving the Science in Society Award for "Normal at Any Cost" from the national science writers association on Nov. 7 at Yale University.

One of the judges cited the book's "excellent and in-depth reportage, interestingly and breezily written, on an important (and to me, overlooked) medical/​scientific issue. It has pretty much everything I look for: attention to the scientific process, human interest, a strong and consistent narrative."


Feb-March

March 31 -- Kenneth R. Crispell Memorial History lecture at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

February 6 issue of The Lancet includes the essay we were asked to write based on "Normal at Any Cost."

Sept.-Oct. for "Normal at Any Cost"

October 19, segment on the Dr. Nancy Snyderman show, MSNBC, about the increasing use of growth hormone for height.

Sunday, October 18, interviewed for a New York Post story about Upper East Side parent who sued her insurer to continue growth hormone treatment for her 16-year-old son, now 5'7".

UPI columnist writes about the increasing acceptance of tall women, and includes an anecdote from "Normal at Any Cost." St. Louis Post Dispatch.

October 4, 6 pm, The Barbara Simpson Show on KSFO radio, San Francisco.

September: ABC.com health and Cookiemagazine.com (an online Conde Nast magazine for young parents) both wrote about the increasing use of growth hormone for healthy kids and featured "Normal at Any Cost."

July-August For "Normal at Any Cost":

Chris and I answered questions online (July 28-Aug 4) as "consultants," in response to the New York Times Science section review of our book. See link to the review. (Hint, the NYT called Normal at Any Cost "irresistible").

Patt Morrison show, So. Cal NPR, July 8 2-2:40 pm

July selection for the Women's Bioethics Project Book Club.

Q and A in Bay Area Parent Silicon Valley, July issue.

"Show and Tell" at Knight Fellowship reunion, Stanford University.


INTERVIEWS, APPEARANCES, BLOGS ABOUT "NORMAL AT ANY COST"
(Some of these are archived and available online -- check Quick Links on the right of this page for a few)

RADIO interviews for "Normal at Any Cost":

February 28 -- Science Fantastic, an hour with host Dr. Michio Kaku, aired on 125 commercial stations nationally.
CoasttoCoastam radio - three hours live with host Ian Punnett
March 9, WCBQ-WHNC AM, Oxford, North Carolina
March 9, Morning Show, WGVU Radio, Grand Rapids, Michigan (NPR)
March 10, Open Mind, WGVU radio (taped to air later)
March 11, An Evening With..., KCBX Public Radio, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara (also archived as podcast)
March 13, Strategies for Living, clear channel, LA, AK, and TX
March 18, Ian Punnett and Margery Show, FM 107.1 Minneapolis
Morning Edition, KVON Radio, Napa
March 19, Let's Talk, Northeast Indiana Public Radio
March 24, WJBC, Bloomington, Ill.
March 25, Conversations with Joy Carlin, Wisconsin Public Radio
March 30, The Round Table, WAMC, National Public Radio, Albany NY
April 7 Voice of America Radio, International
April 7 Parent Talk, KWMR Marin County
May 26 Nisha on Health, Medford Oregon
June 12, Faith Middleton Show, Connecticut NPR

TELEVISION for "Normal at Any Cost"

March 24 View from the Bay, ABC TV, San Francisco

NEWSPAPER/​MAGAZINE STORIES:
San Francisco Chronicle
Grand Rapids Press
Los Angeles Times (Chris wrote a great op-ed)
Splice Today.com
DES Action Voice
New England Journal of Medicine (June 18)

SOME BLOGS ABOUT "NORMAL AT ANY COST":
Bookslut
Smartset
OurBodiesOurBlog
Biopolitical Times
Psychology Today, Genetics Crossroad blog 6/​3
Disability News


Bay Area appearances for "Normal at Any Cost."

Friday, March 20 -- Launch! Mrs. Dalloway's bookstore reading and signing. 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley. 7:30 pm.

Thursday, April 2 -- Stanford Bookstore reading and signing. Stanford University campus. 6 pm.


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Poetry readings:

UPCOMING!

November 8, 2009. Poetry Flash has asked me to join Marilyn Kallet for a reading at Diesel books, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland. 510-653-9965

PAST:
Tue Jun 30, 07:30 PM Dance Palace,503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station, Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show.

Thursday, March 12. West Portal Bookstore, along with other members of the Women's National Book Authors Association. 7 pm.

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Other events:

Sunday, March 15. Author's panel, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumni weekend. Northgate Hall, UC Berkeley. 11:30 am - 12.30.


EVENT TO BENEFIT KEHILLA SYNAGOGUE POETRY ANTHOLOGY

Thursday August 26, 7 to 9:30pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Fireside Room
1600 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA (diagonally across from ACE Hardware)

Poets scheduled to read are:

Chana Bloch
Susan Cohen
Diane Elliot
Stewart Florsheim
Terry Gruenwald
Linda Hirschhorn
Alison Luterman
Richard Miles
Norma Smith
Elaine Starkman
Hedy Straus


Finishing Line Press Celebrates Its Authors at Rebound Bookstore, Hosted by Poet Rebecca Foust
Saturday, July 10 4:00p to 6:00p
at Rebound Bookstore, San Rafael, CA

Rebound Bookstore, the downtown San Rafael bookstore which caters to readers of all genres, will host a special event to celebrate Finishing Line Press poets SUSAN COHEN, Iris Dunkle, Donna Emerson, Katherine Hastings, Kirsten Neff, Connie Post, Zara Raab, Dian Duchin Reed, Peter Weltner, and Toni Wilkes. The event will be emcee’d by Rebecca Foust.