At 11am, Dmae Roberts talks with Lorraine Bahr of Well Arts Institute's production of "Voices of Elders" an original play based on stories collected at senior centers in Portland.
And at 11:10am Dmae presents a preview of her memoir-in-progress, Lady Buddha and the Temple of Ma, a multicultural memoir. She reads an excerpt that answer the question often asked of Mixed Race people: "How did your parents meet?" Dmae will be reading/performing another excerpt at Lewis and Clark for their Multicultural Symposium.
This is Paula with the KBOO Community Calendar for Tuesday, October 27th 2009.
Today at 5 pm is the Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration of Simon and Helen Director Park. Director Park is located between SW Park and SW 9th to the east and west, SW Taylor and SW Yamhill to the south and north. The public is invited to join in the celebration with music and dance.
Comics artist Josh Neufeld met and talked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina while volunteering with the Red Cross in 2005. The result of these conversations is the graphic chronicle A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, a critically-acclaimed collection of first-person accounts from the Crescent City's various cultures, races, income groups, and neighborhoods. S.W. Conser spoke with Josh during the 2009 Wordstock Literary Festival.
Special thanks to Emily Young for her invaluable production help on this program.