Monday, August 18, 2008

Picnic Art

This weekend, I attended Ed Shockley's 23rd (or so) Annual Picnic (or Barbeque, if some are sensitive to the word "picnic"). Every year, playwrights, actors, directors, poets, novelists gather to eat, drink, and discuss art/social issues. This year, I met two women writers who (of course) had something to say about their work. I hope you enjoy, and forgive the quality of the video (my first, and if I could just get my big, fat thumb and mouth out of the way ... )

If the music distracts, please mute it at the bottom of the page.

Tamesha S. Hawkins has published her first novel, Sugar Lumps and Black Eyes Blues, and discussed her experiences to-date.

Here's her Amazon link:

Z. Avakian
is about to publish her first book of poetry. Here is a wonderful sample of her work, titled "1915", related to the Armenian Genocide:

Meredith's ankle bears a tattoo of "Justice" in Armenian.


Lori Skoog said...

Fe...Miss smarty pants! I have not tried to put on a video yet. Did you do it from your cell phone? I am so impressed!

CoyoteFe said...

My first video (YouTube) was from my still camera, but these are from my video camera (need to practice with it!).

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity. I look forward to working with you in the future!


CoyoteFe said...

Tamesha -

The thanks go to you. It was wonderful to meet you and I look forward to your performance! Lemmino ...

Anonymous said...


What a fabulous blog. I love the concept of "Poetry Thursdays," of course. Thanks so much for sharing my mission of awareness and recognition of the Armenian Genocide. So great to meet you last weekend.


CoyoteFe said...

Meredith -

Thank you for allowing me to film you! Nice performance and a truly compelling message about which we we hear next to nothing. Keep trumpeting! Hope to see you soon.


Anonymous said...

This comment is very out of date; however i have been thinking about getting an Armenian tattoo. I want the quote to say in Armenian: "Family is a haven in a heartless world."

CoyoteFe said...

Anonymous -

Thanks for visiting! I like the concept of your tattoo. We are lucky when family can be a bastion against those who want to harm us!

Be well.