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2020. . . Can we get a do-over?

Coming up on one year at Henry Madden Library. Still loving it. Adjusting to work-from-home life in the pandemic.

Back in as co-director of Rogue Festival along with Rogue Badasses Amber and Wendy.  2021 will be mostly virtual (we think), with an option for small, live venues if the world trends in a positive direction by then.

Still hanging with the Janeites at the Jane Austen Society of North America, Central California Region. We were early adopters of the virtual meeting this spring and have two more virtual discussions this fall planned. I am once again teaching a Jane Austen class for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in November.

Recently inducted into the Cultural Arts Rotary Club of Fresno. Enjoying handling their social media and serving on the Public Image Committee.

Wrapping up 2019:

New job at Henry Madden Library is fantastic, but also a little bit kicking my patootie.

Producing the Artists Underground component of Rogue Festival – assisting performing artists as they DIY their own shows for the festival.

Writing and producing a comedy show with my husband, comedian Jaguar Bennett.  It will be my first attempt at stand-up (even though this will have a theatrical bent.) Show goes up in March.  (Update: It did very well. Sold out two shows and completed its run right before the pandemic hit.)

Early in 2019:

September – October: Again, teaching a short-term class on Jane Austen at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as a class on Publishing for Aspiring Authors.

In late August, I began a new position as the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State.

July and August: Directing “My Cousin Rachel” for Good Company Players at the 2nd Space Theater. Opens August 16, 2019 – October 13th.

Continuing as the Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Central California Region.

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