Posts tagged “wyoming”
February 27, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight, will be at the Rock Springs High School Theatre to perform a variety of popular music and opera songs, as well as promote her new memoir. The multi-talented Rubin will also have some of her jewelry designs on display.
Being blind since birth has not stopped Laurie Rubin from living her dreams. The critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano has released several albums, toured the world, written a memoir, and has still found time to design her own jewelry. Her book, Do You Dream in Color?, looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges.
To hear Laurie Rubin perform and speak about her book, as well as to see some of her amazing jewelry designs, visit her in Rock Springs.
November 19, 2010
“[Gifford] is a moving target, as omnivorous as he is prolific, having published poetry, novels, story collections, memoirs, biographies of William Saroyan and Jack Kerouac, art criticism, plays, screenplays, a libretto, and nonfiction monographs about horse racing and the Chicago Cubs. Even this kind of classification is inaccurate: his history of the Cubs is really a memoir, his poems read like prose, his prose like poetry. His most remarkable achievement to date, the Sailor and Lula saga, is equally hard to pin down. . . . “Like Romeo and Juliet only nobody dies,” Gifford writes at one point, though this is, again, somewhat misleading, since by the end of the saga very few characters have been spared a gruesome and abrupt death.