Houston writer Laura Furman has won the
Texas Institute of Letters 1979 Short
Story Award for Eldorado, published in
Houston City Magazine (January 1979).
Furman currently teaches writing at
the University of Houston. This summer
she will direct a special program in the
arts at Bennington College in Vermont.
The school has also hired two other
Texans to teach at the July program for
15 to 17 year olds. Anne Cooper, a native of Victoria and now a Houston potter, will teach a workshop designed to
bridge all the arts — the Kite Workshop,
for the building and flying of kites.
Shelby Hearon, co-author of Barbara
Jordan and another 1979 Texas Institute
of Letters winner for her novel, Prince of
a Fellow, will teach creative writing at
Bennington. She now teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
Furman says the school is making a
special effort to attract young Texans
who want to test their future possibilities
in the arts. At the school, located in Bennington, students will "learn by doing -
by composing music and dances, by performing, by writing poems and stories
and making visual art in two and three dimensions," Furman said. Students will
also take day trips to nearby New England
art festivals such as Tanglewood and
For more information contact: The
Bennington July Program, Bennington
College, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
All that jazz
Popular Houston singer Joyce Webb is now
the featured vocalist with Add Lib, the
acclaimed all-woman jazz band. Add Lib
now appears every Sunday night at Mum's
Jazzplace. 2016 Main.
Former Houston Jazz singer Roseanna
Vitro has brought her NewYork-based
group home for a limited engagement
at Mum's Jazzplace, 2016 Main. They are
appearing Tuesday through Saturday
nights. Through May 3.
New York "bebop" singer Marion Cowings appears with trio in a limited engagement
at Rosco's, 3230 Chimney Rock, Tuesday through Saturday nights.
W MIKE DRISCOLL
Mike is clear on women's issues:
"The battered women's problem in Harris County
is one of the most severe problems facing women.
As attorney for the Harris County Hospital District,
I want to encourage cooperation between the
hospital district and the Battered Women's Center,
as well as the Rape Crisis Coalition."
"As County Attorney, I will work closely with the
District Attorney to enforce child support
provisions of the state law."
"The County Attorney's Office is responsible for
writing the affirmative action hiring plan for the
county. The present plan allows their own office
to have only one woman out of thirty attorneys.
This is a situation I feel must be remedied."
Headquarters: 806 Waugh Drive
Paid For By Mike Driseoll Campaign. 808 Waugh Dr. Houston, Tx, Joe Myers, Treasurer
A FRIEND IN CONGRESS NEEDS OUR HELP!
U.S. Senator BIRCH BAYH
Author and sponsor of ERA Amendment and ERA Extension,
Displaced homemakers funding, Title IX Anti-Discrimination Amendment
TARGETED for DEFEAT this year by anti-ERA,
anti-abortion and other single issue groups
We can't afford to lose Senator Bayh's leadership!
Come join the Senator and friends for a reception:
FRIDAY, APRIL 18,1980
THE ST. JAMES
5555 DEL MONTE
$30 per person
For tickets, information: Pat Brink, 643-4105 or 723-2967
Brenda Loudermilk, 522-9660
Paid for and authorized by Sen. Bayh for Senator Committee, William T. Kelsey, Treasurer.