Please feel free to contact LaVerne McLeod through the Contact page if your group or organization would like to host a Dramatic Book Presentation/Book Signing or host the workshop, Bridge Building to Equity . Ask about the different levels of workshop presentations.   

For  Book PRESENTATIONS, Scroll down the page.


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“Exploring Tools to Help Dissolve Racism & Other Discriminations” 

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
TIME: 9:30am- 3:30pm(Breaks and Lunch included)

                  WHERE: The Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula
4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA 93923
(between Carmel Middle School & Rancho Canada-small outer building on church grounds)

Registration: $100. to register, $65 if you register before September 30th

                         Contact: for a PayPal invoice

               or mail check or money order to:
Purple Feather Press, c/o LaVerne McLeod, PO Box 566, Big Sur, CA 93920

Suggested reading-Corn Hollow-can be ordered from Purple Feather Press page of this website

Inquiries or request flyers: (831) 595-9692


BRIDGE BUILDING to EQUITY WORKSHOP                                               ”Exploring Tools to Help Dissolve Racism & Other Discriminations”

When: Friday, June 2nd, 2017COMPLETED- See COMMENTARY page for Comments & Remarks & see the TESTIMONIALS page as well!

Time: 9:30am- 4:00pm (Breaks & Lunch included- menu options available after registration)

Where:Monterey Peace and Justice Center1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955  (aka Peace Resource Center)

Registration: Call (831) 595-9692 or email for registration fee to this and other sessions to have registration invoice sent to you. The public is invited but must register first.

Suggested Reading:Corn Hollow, $19.99. Order via PayPal from homepage of this website or Mail a check for 21.54 (includes shipping and sales tax) to Purple Feather Press, c/o LaVerne McLeod, PO Box 566, Big Sur, CA 93920




Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


“A Call to End Discriminations”

Hosted by: San Benito County Retired Teacher’s Association
CalRTA, Division 26

San Juan Oaks Golf Club
3825 Union Road, Hollister, CA 95023

A Luncheon is planned before the book presentation. Therefore, please contact: for attendance details, if not with Div.26CalRTA


Thursday, September 28th, 2017              7:00-8:30pm

Moving Forward to Create a More “Just Society”

Hosted by Carmel Valley Community Chapel Completed-See Commentary page for audience remarks.

Paso Hondo & Village Drive
Carmel Valley, CA 93924


Inquiries:  or (831) 659-2278


Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:00pm

A Corn Hollow Dramatic Author Presentation & Book Signing: “A Call to End Racism”

Respecting the mourning of the Charlottesville Tragedy

Hosted by Esalen Institute Esalen Institute, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA COMPLETED. See Commentary page for audience remarks

PRIVATE: for Esalen Staff, Seminarians & Community


Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm

A Corn Hollow Dramatic Author Presentation & Book Signing: “Evoking a Call to End Racism”  Completed-See Commentary Page for audience remarks

Hosted by: Whites for Racial Equity

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 490 Aquajito Road, Carmel CA 93923           (off Highway One exit 399A)

Free & Open to the Public Donations accepted but not required to defray author expense

For inquiries, please email or


Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - COMPLETED. See COMMENTARY page for audience remarks

“Wake Up! It’s Time to Dissolve Racism and Build the Bridge to Equality”

A Dramatic Author Presentation & Book Signing Co-Hosted by: Breakthrough Men’s Community & The Village Project

1069 Broadway Avenue Seaside, CA 93955 (near the Seaside Post Office)

FREE & Open to the Public For inquiries, contact



Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm COMPLETED. See COMMENTARY page for audience remarks

Hosted by the local  CalRTA (California Retired Teacher’s Association) Division 29 Rancho Canada Golf Club (banquet room)

4860 Carmel Valley Road Carmel by the Sea, CA 93923

for 12:00 luncheon, please reserve with Diane Cadei (831) 449-7031,

Presentation FREE and open to the Public at 1:00pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 |   2:00 pm   COMPLETED. See COMMENTARY page for audience remarks

Hosted by Carmel Woman’s ClubLaVerne McLeod-Dramatic Presentation & Book Signing

Corner 9th & San Carlos Carmel by the Sea, CA

Please park on the street

Open to the Public (both men and women)



[PRIVATE to Esalen Community, Staff & Seminarians] To re-schedule due to mudslides & road closure on Highway 1 -Stay tuned for the re-schedule date

 Wednesday, January 4, 2017|   Wed Evening Program Hosted by Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 |   1:00 pm COMPLETED. See COMMENTARY page for audience remarks 

Hosted by CalRTA (California Retired Teacher’s Association)Division 49

Berkeley North Branch Library1170 The Alameda Street, Berkeley, CA

Free and Open to the Public

If you plan to attend, please email  Or contact the



Past Events:   [to introduce Corn Hollow prior to publishing] Monday, March 4, 2013  -   6:30-8:00pm

A participant presenter-from a chapter in Corn Hollow with  Monterey Bay TaleSpinners

Free & Open to the Public Monterey Public Library Community Room – 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Note: I was overjoyed at the positive responses after presenting to this storytelling group.  Please see the Commentary page. __________________________________________________________________


Thursday, March 28, 2013  -   7:00pm

A dramatic presentation depicting a 1955 occurrence -Based on a chapter in my southern fiction- Corn Hollow  -with NAACP monthly meeting

Free & Open to the Public Oldemeyer Center- Blackhorse Conference Room,

986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955

 Note:  Contrary to some beliefs, the NAACP civil rights organization was founded by white and black activists in 1909. This was the second presentation about Corn Hollow. I feel that the audience was moved based on their comments.                  See comments on the Commentary page.   003 __________________________________________________________________________________ Ongoing Invitation: For Educational Awareness, LaVerne has gained permission from the PGA (Professional Golf Association of America) to use PGA approved lecture, audio visual and graphic lessons to offer free of charge, a historical presentation -  “African American Golf Pioneers” of women and men. Contact:  or go the the contact page on this site and e-mail your request  to schedule a presentation to your classroom, club, organization or program: