Marietta laces up her shoes for 2019 and takes tales of home emptying to members of ACAC.
Rona Brinlee invites Marietta to her “Independent Bookstore by the Sea,” and the ocean-loving author accepts with delight and hopefully sand in her shoes. Her talk about Leaving 1203 begins at 7. Get there early for casual conversation and stay late for more.
The Beaches Museum and History Park hosts Marietta for a “Boardwalk Talk” in the Museum Chapel. For a beachcomber, it doesn’t get any better than this.
The phrase "Be Still, and Know" brings Marietta to Beaufort for the first time. She will be the keynote speaker at the annual gathering of regional chapter leaders of the Episcopalian lay order "Daughters of the King."
Marietta celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in New Bern with a talk on two very different things.
Back on home turf after her early 2019 book tour, Marietta anticipates a fine evening at The Greencroft Club.
Marietta joins other guest speakers participating in the Seventh Annual UVA Women’s Midlife Symposium.
During her college summers, Marietta spent time with residents at The Virginia Home where her mother, June, worked in the Occupational Therapy Room. She writes in Leaving 1203: “I received an incomparable education at The Home, where residents played the hand dealt with style, grace, and humor. Each individual won my heart as I watched one after another seize every joy possible.”
Marietta returns to the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, participating in two English classes taught by Piedmont Community College Professor Ben Sloan.
Marietta returns to the Tuckahoe Shopping Center where she walked at age 16 to her first job! She brings Leaving 1203 close to home for good food and wine at Puck’s.
Marietta returns to gather with two groups of students at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.
WMRA’s collaboration with Pro Re Nata Brewery inches the Books and Brews experience closer to Central Virginia, and Marietta and Mary Katharine Froehlich start the dialogue anew. If you had fun in Harrisonburg, come again—a repeat of the previous night’s spontaneity would be impossible—free-ranging conversation guaranteed.
Marietta teams up for the second time with WMRA in their terrific Books and Brews Series, returning to the inviting and tasty setting at Pale Fire Brewery.
Marietta heads home to Richmond to join hosts Jeff McKee and Robyn Bentley for Boomtown Radio’s “Timeless Rock N Roll, Pop, and Soul.”
Jazz Messenger Brian Keena welcomes Marietta back to his show. They’ll play tunes from Leaving 1203 and share stories of home emptying. The music that spun on the turntable in the 1203 pantry has never gone out of style.
Come for a taste of southern cooking and Sunday relaxation reminiscent of patio days celebrated in Leaving 1203. Executive Chef Harrison Keevil will serve up small plates of 1203 food for body and soul. Marietta will speak at 2pm and again at 4pm.
Marietta’s longtime work home is the scene for the Charlottesville launch of Leaving 1203. She returns to Piedmont Virginia Community College for what’s sure to be a lively time. Her talk and discussion will be in the Commons in the Dickinson Building with its beautiful view of the pond and mountains—formerly Marietta’s station for office hours before teaching her Honors philosophy classes.
Opening Day finds Marietta in her hometown of Richmond, the setting of Leaving 1203. She will speak in the Sisisky Room at the lovely Carol and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center, greeting old friends and making new ones, welcoming questions and shared experiences.
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Marietta returns to the Buddhist Study group at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, continuing their discussion of "creative quietude" and "effortless effort." Students are thinking of ways to incorporate these practices in everyday living through developing humility, humor, simplicity, and nonviolence.
Marietta makes her first visit to the Buckingham Correctional Center
Marietta returns to the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, attending the weekly meeting of the Buddhist Studies Class.
Marietta sits for the third time in a philosophizing circle of Student Council officers at Albemarle High School.
Marietta meets again with Student Council officers at Albemarle High School, joining their sponsor and her friend Richard Lindsay in philosophical conversation.
Marietta teams up with Rich Lindsay, advisor to the Student Government Association, to help student leaders see How Philosophy Can Save Your Life. The first of several meetings, hopefully through good dialogue the students will enhance their leadership skills and develop the art of clear thinking.
Marietta returns to the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women to meet with students enrolled in the Piedmont Virginia Community College World Literature course.
Marietta returns to her beloved alma mater as a participant in this sixth annual, daylong Hollins University Conference. Her topic suits like a well-oiled baseball mitt: “Translating the Liberal Arts into a Career: Writing and Publishing.”
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