Events

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.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:

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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) COMPLETED. See Commentary page for remarks

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

                         Contact: lavernemcleod@ymail.com 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: lavernemcleod@ymail.com (831) 595-9692

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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 lavernemcleod@ymail.com 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

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UPCOMING 2018 BOOK PRESENTATIONS & BOOK SIGNINGS 

 Monday, January 15th, 2018      1:00-2:00pm Page-1-Image-1

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation & Book Signing: “Women in the Arts” series

-Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr Day-

Hosted by: Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018      time-TBA

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation & Book Signing: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Hosted by: Mission Park School

403 W. Acacia St, Salinas, CA 93901

IN HOUSE: school staff, students, parents

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018      9:20am

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation & Book Signing:

Hosted by: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Seaside High School, 2200 Noche Buena, Seaside, CA 93955

IN HOUSE: school staff, students

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Friday, February 16th, 2018    time: 1:00pm (after luncheon)

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation & Book Signing:

Hosted by: California Retired Teacher’s Associations (CalRTA)

Santa Clara County, Division 6

Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Attendance: If not a CalRTA Division 6 member, please contact Ms. Henley, judgemoo@aol.com

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018      2:00pm

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation:

Hosted by:  The Carmel Foundation

Lincoln & 8th Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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2017 BOOK PRESENTATIONS & BOOK SIGNINGS    

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017    time: 11:30

A Corn Hollow Author Presentation & Book Signing:

Hosted by: California Retired Teacher’s Associations (CalRTA)

San Benito County, Division 26 COMPLETED. See commentary page for audience remarks

San Juan Hills Country Club, 3525 Union Road, Hollister, CA 95023

Attendance: Division 26 members

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

A CORN HOLLOW DRAMATIC AUTHOR PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING: A Call to End Racism –
Moving Forward to Create a More “Just Society”

Hosted by Carmel Valley Community Chapel

Paso Hondo & Village Drive
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC COMPLETED. See Commentary page for remarks

Inquiries: lavernemcleod@ymail.com  or cvc@redshift.com (831) 659-2278

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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

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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 lavernemcleod@ymail.com or whitesforracialequity@gmail.com

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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 lavernemcleod@ymail.com

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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, dianecadei@att.net

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

Hosted by Carmel Woman’s Club- LaVerne 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)

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[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
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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 berkeleyRTA@gmail.com  Or contact the author:info@lavernemcleod.com

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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 2014:  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: info@lavernemcleod.com  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:

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