Thursday, August 20, 2009

Where Have I Been?

My wonderful new macbook has had an intermittent problem with accessing the internet, hospitalized for replacement parts, it now seems to work... I have missed posting the spring Fireside Readings, and readings I have been involved in... sometimes Facebook is just easier to use. But now all is up and running... I will try to stay current with my upcoming events from here on out.

Sept 8th, Tuesday, I read at the Newton Library at 7
Sept 14th, Monday, I read at the Cambridge CAC Gallery at 7

Join me there for some new poems on civil rights, perhaps my new poem about attending a dineh wedding of a friend in her grandmother's hogan will be ready to try out. I'd love to see you!

Lydia Awarded Gates Millenium!

My granddaughter, Lydia, is the First CRLS Senior Awarded Gates Millenium Scholarship- I am soooo proud!

This spring, Lydia Curliss became the first CRLS senior to earn a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship and is one of just two high school seniors in all of Massachusetts this year to receive this honor.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Tomorrow she leaves for Oberlin!