Philip K. Dick, The Exegesis, and Letters from a Dead Grandmother

One day during our most recent family vacation, my son pulled The Exegesis, by Philip K. Dick, off the shelf of a bookstore in Santa Cruz. This strange and visionary book became the unlikely diving board for my latest project, a book based on letters my maternal grandmother wrote in Germany during World War II. … Continue reading Philip K. Dick, The Exegesis, and Letters from a Dead Grandmother

Art Camp for Girls Answers a Critical Need

Photo by Danny Gregory. Today I’ll talk about why we decided to make our camp just for girls.   Media Poetry Studio is designed as a female-only camp. We want the girls in our camp to be center stage, without gender-based competition. According to The Girls Middle School in Palo Alto, “girls routinely are called upon less, … Continue reading Art Camp for Girls Answers a Critical Need

Summer Camp for Teen Girls Combines Poetry and Film

  When I read that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley employ vastly fewer women than men, I felt angry and disappointed, but not surprised. It takes a certain amount of fatalism to survive in a world where inequality is the norm.   My fatalism changed to enthusiasm as the result of a conversation I had … Continue reading Summer Camp for Teen Girls Combines Poetry and Film

Author Interview: Lisa Francesca

    Lisa Francesca is the author of The Wedding Officiant’s Guide, How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony (Chronicle Books). With Lisa’s guidance, you will learn everything you need to make a wedding unforgettable for two people in love. Lisa delivers valuable how-to information, including advice on not being a wise guy during … Continue reading Author Interview: Lisa Francesca