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Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
ALL DAY WRITERS WORKSHOP at Dewitt Theater, Auburn, CA
Sunday, March 30, 2014
9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE SAVE THE DEWITT THEATER WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
A day-long writers’ workshop, given by authors Patricia V. Davis, Gilbert Mansergh, Amanda McTigue and Susanna Solomon, will help raise money for Renee Berg’s effort to save the historic Dewitt Theater in Auburn from destruction for use as part of a new Costco’s parking lot. Renee’s goal is to have the theater turned into a museum and historical landmark and the authors’ aim is to help her accomplish that.
Why? This 70 year old theater, that housed great performers such as Bob Hope and Dottie Lamour, still has its stage, seats, marquee and roll down movie screen from its original 1944 construction. During WWII when the USO came through to entertain our wounded soldiers flown into Sacramento from Europe and the Pacific, soldiers were able to run their wheelchairs down the connected hallways from the medical wards directly into the theater so that they could enjoy live entertainment and movies up until the end of WWII.
Between 1947 and 1972, the DeWitt Theater served the patients and staff of the DeWitt State Hospital. Patients who attended the theater included the well-known boxer Max Baer, as well as artist Martin Ramirez, who included an interior view of the theater stage in his some of his artwork.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Dewitt Theater was run by Connie Burke, who would often give free movie tickets to local students who received good grades. A photo of Connie posted on the Save Dewitt Theater Facebook page received dozens of comments of love and remembrance for her.
Since 1998, Music and More Arts Academy, developed by Kay Coder, has leased the theater to give classes to young children in a program called Miniature Musicians. The academy evolved into an integrated arts school offering vocal, instrumental, acting, dance and live theater for all ages. Music and More has produced over 400 Children’s and Community Theater shows to date.
DIVAS' DAY OUT
JANUARY 25, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
information on health, fitness, beauty, fashion, motherhood, finance, education, and career! Lots of shopping and giveaways,lots of famous and fun celebrities appearing. Best of all, over 6,000 divas attending. Patricia will be at the radio station booths, giving away books, mugs and a fab diva basket!
As a radio show host and former teacher, Patricia is comfortable speaking to crowds and can conduct workshops and seminars or lead talks and panel discussions on a number of subjects, including writing, publishing,education and women's issues.
For a list of topics on which she has spoken previously, email us. Also visit our PAST EVENTS page to view her extensive and varied public speaking experiences.
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