Wednesday Night at St. Francis by the Sea

March 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Salter Path, North Carolina

Marietta joins members of the congregation and the larger community for a simple supper at 5:30 followed by a talk, free and open to one and all, at 6:30: “The Arts of Clear Thinking and Rethinking.” She will present four commonly-used terms that cry out for better clarity and fresh new meanings: Success, Education, Kindness, and Gratitude. Participants will think about other ideas that they believe need another look—in their own lives, their community, their country, well, in the world we share. Her three books will be available for sale and signing before and after her interactive presentation, and she will hang around and chat after her talk ends around 7:45. Come one, come all, let’s dine on mental clarity!

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Books and Brews: Clear Thinking for a New Year

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7pm
Pale Fire Brewing Company, Harrisonburg, VA

Marietta taps in the new year with mugs of "Clear Thinking" all round at Pale Fire Brewing Company. Her long association with Harrisonburg's NPR affiliate WMRA continues as January's author in the popular Books and Brews series. After a lively interview at 7 on a wide range of topics with host Mary Katharine Froehlich, the floor opens wide for questions and ideas from participants. We'll hit the mental "refresh" button and set out together, each of us on our way to an enriched, fulfilling 2017. (A representative from Barnes and Noble will have her 3 books available for sale and signing.)

(Image from WMRA)

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Virginia Professional Communicators "Newsmaker 2014" Luncheon

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:30pm
Westwood Club Richmond, VA

Marietta returns to her home town to receive the 2014 Newsmaker Award from the Virginia Professional Communicators. She's taking her racquet just in case as she played many a tournament on the Westwood courts! She will discuss the winding path to publication of her three books, as well as take a long look at a topic dear to her and at the heart of this organization: Good Conversation. In return, the Q&A should rock! Waiting for diners at each lunch table will be a specific question from one of her books. Richmond's independent Fountain Bookstore will have her books available for sale and signing. Read the full press release here.

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The Philosopher’s Lunch Table at Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1-3pm
Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar, Charlottesville, VA

Join Marietta for yet another lunch, in the popular ongoing series, featuring specially prepared Chinese food to toast the chapter set in China in The Philosopher's Table. The Reserve at the Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar pairs perfectly with philosophizing and socializing. Marietta's talk is scheduled for 1:45, an interactive conversation/invitation to A Slow Dance with Nature, November's topic in the book. Change is the one constant, so let's move with it! All three of Marietta's books will be available for sale and signing.

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Single Tasking at tru PILATES Studio

Saturday, January 25, 2014 2-4pm
Charlottesville, VA

Marietta joins her good friend and owner of tru PILATES studio, Robin Truxel, for an afternoon workshop devoted to the concept and practice of "Single Tasking." Attendees will participate in activities that enhance the art of concentration and appreciation of the power of their five senses. Learning to do one (one!) thing at a time makes life easier, more beautiful, and filled with breath. Marietta's three books will be available for purchase and signing, and she will be available for laughter and single-minded conversation. Refreshments will be served.

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