Tuscaloosa Public Library Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 19th 1:00P,M.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ragK1aJ3yFk Very excited to be a part of the upcoming Virtual Holiday Open House at Tuscaloosa Public Library, which will be recorded on the library's YouTube page, their Facebook Live page, and through Steamyard. I will read 'White Gravy,' a Christmas story about foster care I have written for this event.
THE NEED TO TELL OUR STORIES
I believe future generations benefit from our life stories, whether they are shared with the general public or more intimately with close friends and family. Journaling, blogging, writing in prose or poetry, singing, recording, each of us has a story to tell. This is the photo from the cover of the first volume my brother and I have written for our children and for our children's children's children. It captures some of our experiences living in Tanzania then Tanganyika, when I was fourteen and he was eleven.
Zoom and Treat!
On October 29th from 6:30-8:00, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAyWHNsxIEs&feature=youtu.be into the Tuscaloosa Public Library's live-streamed dramatic readings event! Members of Tuscaloosa Writer's and Illustrator's Guild have teamed up with our popular community actors, The Rude Mechanicals, and the Library's Adult Services Section to present a spooktacular Halloween celebration. I will be there to join in the fun with a sporty gray beard and a short story written especially for the night, 'Devil's Cap.' Hope you can make it!
I was so excited to learn that last week, the local radio station 98.1 TXT broadcast the reading of my children's picture book, The Messy Room. the_messy_room.m4a It is written under the name Carolyn W. Ezell. This is a link to the recording which I made for them to air as part of the Tuscaloosa Public Library children's reading series.
Socially-distanced but still having fun, 'Tuscaloosa Boneyard' was featured during our April 2020 meeting. Thanks to Avery for posting this creative UTube video today after painstakingly editing down our 2+ hours of enjoying being back together! www.youtube.com/watch?v=USeuYWC9S9Y&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2nQNkUQeuqWI7X-isif5fssgPcTKlgliHvudLZ36el64TaNnlJ5Ba_KH8
Tuscaloosa Public Library Adds a new 'local author utube interview and reading feature on their website'
I am so excited and honored to be first-up in this new Tuscaloosa Public Library series featuring local authors. There will be an author featured every two weeks on the TPL website, This Zoom interview features the story 'Louise' from my short story collection, 'kaleidoscope jane and other stories.' Click on the link below to access this interview www.tuscaloosa-library.org/local-author-series-carolyn-breckinridge/
I had such a great time in April when Ernest & Hadley's festive book club featured my second mystery, 'Tuscaloosa Boneyard.' Since we are all socially distanced due to the Covid-19 virus, we are meeting via Zoom. Thanks to Avery for posting this today after creatively and cleverly editing our two plus hour fun into this lovely UTube video. Hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/USeuYWC9S9Y
A Hoppingly good time!
Thanks so much to Mary's Cakes and Pastries for a deliciously fun afternoon reading my children's picture book, 'The Messy Room' (published under Carolyn W. Ezell) to a large, attentive and sweet group of children and their families. Here are a few of the Joeys decorated afterward by the group.
A MAGICAL DAY WITH JIM REED, THE BIRMINGHAM ARTS JOURNAL, PATRONS AND AUTHORS/ARTISTS AT THE HOMEWOOD LIBRARY.
What a pleasure to gather with other creatives and those who love and support the arts in the auditorium at Homewood Library on Sunday, February 9th, at the invitation of Jim Reed and the Birmingham Arts Journal. The crowd was comfortably large and very supportive. 'Amanda and Michelle,' a flash fiction piece I have written, was published in the February issue of this journal and I had the pleasure of both reading this story and listening to other contributors read and talk about their works. Such an inspiring afternoon. www.birminghamartsjournal.com/pdf/baj16-2.pdf page 12.
Thanks Pen and Muse Book Club!
Pen and Muse Book Club! Thanks so much for a super fun evening. Jane and her fourteen eccentric women friends loved being in the spotlight tonight. I so appreciate those who dropped by on-line. It was fun meeting each of you. If you didn't make it to the book club but want to read a book of short stories full of twists and turns and lovable women, I hope you'll consider this collection. A terrific night, Pen and Muse!