The Scene Wednesday: AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles 2016

November 18, 2016 Morning everybody! Giving you the update on the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair for 2016 being held in Los Angeles. Here are the details…..   AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR LOS ANGELES 2016 March 30 – April 2, 2016 2016 Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine Headquarters Hotel J.W. Marriott Los Angeles / 900 W. Olympic Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90015 $219 singles / $229 doubles (213) 765.8600   Overflow Hotels   Westin Bonaventure / 404 South Figueroa Street / Los Angeles, CA 90071 $189 singles / doubles (213) 624.1000   Sheraton Los Angeles / … Continue reading The Scene Wednesday: AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles 2016

Native Americans in Music

November 17, 2015 Morning everyone! For those of you are just joining in, November is Native American Heritage Month. Last week, we saw Native Americans in art, literature, and now we get to see a glimpse in music.   Karen Dalton Dalton was a Cherokee folk blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player.  She was associated with the early 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. If you listen to her voice, she had a Billie Holiday thing going on.           Blackfire A Navajo traditionally influenced, music group composed of three siblings, two brothers and one sister. Their high-energy style … Continue reading Native Americans in Music