Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit;
Malia: a Collective of Italian American Women Artists
Big Apple Circus
Essay in Creative Non Fiction Magazine
Featured Reader, Donnell Library
The Kitchen, solo show
Avery Fisher Hall, Distinguished Concerts International
Bella Voce Singers
PUBLICATIONS: "The Dream Book" Writing by Italian American Women Writers, Shocken, winner of an American Book Award, "FRom the Margin, Writings in Italian Americana," Purdue University Press, "The Milk of Almonds," Feminist Press, "Our Roots are Deep With Passion," Creative Nonfiction Magazine, and Other Press Editions, "Reading, Writing & Reacting," College textbook, editions 1-7, Wadsworth Press, "Literary Mama," Seal Press and online editions.
BIg Apple Circus Vaudeville Caravan 2008-2011
supervised a twice a month program with mental health and dementia patients in two upstate veteran's hospitals. I performed (concerts and room to room ) using music/singing/storytelling and comedy to entertain vets and elicit response and oral histories.
Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit 1990-ongoing,
entertaining children and their families is pediatric hospitals (Memorial Sloan Kettering, Columbia Presbyterian, NY, & Harlem Hospital) in the rooms and clinics.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative 1984-ongoing
writing programs in NYC schools and libraries with teachers, seniors and children. In 2012 taught in T&W's "Poem As Big As New York City" project at The Brooklyn Public Library's McKinley Branch.
Brooklyn Public Library, 2006-2007 - Taught mythology/writing/art workshops, with an emphasis on Greek Mythology and sequential writing, called "From Medusa to the Sky" in six Brooklyn Libraries, with children and adults from the community.
Henry Street Settlement-2001-2002
Taught students and teachers storytelling in a post 9/11 program as part of a Federal program.
New York City Ballet Education Department 2000-ongoing
Teaching about George Ballanchine's Nutcracker Ballet program, teaching writing to public school students.
Brooklyn Public & Queens Public Library-2003-2005
holiday and summer concerts--music and storytelling.