Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sherry Dixon started keeping a diary when she was in the fourth grade. She wrote in a journal in high school. Now Sherry writes a blog and participates in at least two writing groups. She advises, “If you are a writer and you are not a part of a writing group, I strongly recommend you find one.”
Natural Destiny is Ms. Dixon’s first book. It is the story of a young girl caught in the traumatic events of WWII on Guam as the Japanese invaded the island. The story is narrated by an older woman thinking back on her youth and the events that shaped her. The culture of Guam is seen through the eyes of an eight year old girl who keeps a positive outlook on life, despite the loss of her parents at an early age and also the extended family who cared for her.
Ms. Dixon’s education prepared her for her “day job” as an Environment, Safety, and Health Professional. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Occupational Education and earned an MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is now a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. She also belongs to several professional organizations including Toastmasters International where she has earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster”.
She is the featured Speaker at the General Membership Meeting of the GIRA this Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the OUTRIGGER RESORT GUAM from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
She will also visit middle and high schools during the week of October 14-18.
Other events are:
· Teacher Writing Workshop at Agueda Johnston Middle School Library, Tuesday, October 15, 4:15-5:15pm
· Story Hour at the Hagatna Branch of the Guam Public Library, Saturday, October 19, 10:00-11:00 am
· Teen Writing Workshop at Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary Cafeteria on Saturday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm
To read her blog and find out more about Sherry Dixon, visit her website at www.sherrydixon.com.
Sherry Dixon’s School Visits
October 14-18, 2013
Agueda Johnston Middle
VSA Benavente Middle
FB Leon Guerrero Middle
George Washington High
John F Kennedy High
Simon Sanchez High
Notre Dame High
St. Francis Catholic
San Vicente CatholicSt. Paul Christian
Monday, September 23, 2013
|Pilarca shared highlights of his presentation titled, |
Focus on Engagement: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.