Santa Clara Mag Blog
Santa Clara Magazine's blog, updated whenever the writing goblin visits the editorial staff of the magazine.
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011A pair of Santa Clara alumnae—Katie Mahon ’78 and Mary Beth Phillips ’76 are on tour for the book they co-wrote with friend Joan Luise Hill. The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship (www.themiraclechase.com) centers on the stories of three women, who each overcome tragedy—an escape from serial killer Ted Bundy, the blindness of a daughter, and the catastrophic illness of a son. They're tales of faith, friendship, and survival.You can meet Mahon and Phillips in person in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts in the months ahead at these readings and talks.St. Monica's and Santa Maria Churches — Moraga and Orinda, Calif.Faith SharingTuesday, May 3, 10 a.m.1001 Camino PabloKepler's Books — Menlo Park, Calif.Reading and Book SigningThursday, May 5, 7 p.m.1010 El Camino RealA Great Good Place for Books — Oakland, Calif.Reading and Book SigningFriday, May 6, 7 p.m.6120 La Salle Avenue, Montclair VillageAbbot Public Library — Marblehead, Mass.Reading and Book SigningWednesday, June 15, 7 p.m.Denver Eclectics — Denver, Colo.Lecture and DiscussionFriday, September 9, 10 a.m.-- Liz Carney '11Santa Clara Mag intern
Monday, Apr. 25, 2011
What do Keith Richards and Mary Baker Eddy have in common? The folks at Amazon.com have some ideas. And a little bit of digging in the musings of the Rolling Stone guitarist and writings of the founder of Christian Science reveals a few more surprises -- and, I hope a few laughs on a spring day.
Take a listen to this "Perspective" I recorded for KQED Radio and that airs on April 26 at 7:35 a.m. and again on Saturday morning. Or download the podcast at your leisure.
-- Steven Boyd Saum, Editor
Photo courtesy David Marks, KQED
Monday, Apr. 4, 2011
SoCal readers mark your calendars: The 5th annual Literary Orange festival happens Saturday, Apr. 9 with Santa Clara Magazine's own Ron Hansen M.A. '95 delivering a keynote address. The festival takes place in the U.C. Irvine Student Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hansen's forthcoming novel is A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, a tale of illicit passion and murder set in hard-drinking, fast-living 1920s New York. It's due out in June from Scribner. Check your hip flask at the door.
Hansen is the bestselling author of Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Exiles, Mariette in Ecstasy, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, among other works.
He is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of Arts and Humanities at SCU, and he serves as literary editor for Santa Clara Magazine.