Lark Palma and US history teacher Meredith Goddard invite anyone who is interested to read and discuss acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar’s book Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity.
"We look forward to a lively, inter-generational, multigendered, feminist discussion on women's changing roles at home and in the workplace," said Lark.
"The brilliance of Emily Matchar's new book is that it exhaustively describes what disillusioned workers are opting into: a slower, more sustainable, and more self-sufficient lifestyle that's focused on the home. Matchar synthesizes dozens of trend stories . . . into a single, compelling narrative about the resurgence of domesticity. . . . Refreshing" –The New Republic
The book is available for $20 in the Catlin Gabel bookstore (lower level of the Barn). Pick it up for a good winter break read.
Please complete the website form by January 24 to reserve your spot in the discussion circle.
Amanda Coplin is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel The Orchardist, her debut novel. The Orchardist has made several best-of-the-year lists, including National Public Radio, the Oregonian, and the Washington Post, and was selected as a 2012 Barnes and Noble Discover Award finalist.
Coplin was born in Wenatchee, Washington. She earned her BA from the University of Oregon and MFA from the University of Minnesota. A recipient of residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Omi International Arts Center at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, she lives in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to her assembly appearance, Amanda Coplin will work with juniors in their English classes.
Catlin Gabel is one of 11 area schools participating in Portland Playhouse’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Middle and Upper School students are in the cast. Tickets $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens.
In addition to two performances on campus, our production of “The Tempest” is showing at the Winningstad Theatre on Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m. » Order tickets online.
We know word of mouth is the most effective way to get the news out about our terrific school—and current parents are the school’s best spokespersons. Encouraging families to come see for themselves why Catlin Gabel could be a great school match would be a big help in our open house promotion efforts. Thank you!
The PFA is providing treats for this casual get-together for parents and guardians. Lark and Tim will start their brief remarks after people dropping off younger children arrive in the Barn.
Parent community meeting: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives and the Brain Revolution with Dr. Kathy Masarie
Raising Kids in the Digital Age
Our children are growing up in a time when digital media is their preferred mode of communication. But at what cost?
- A prevalence of peer mistreatment and bullying.
- A decline in empathy among youth.
- A rise in anxiety and worry in our kids.
- A demise of children's face-to-face interactions with real people.
Dr. Masarie will discuss keeping childhood real and offer six "touchstones" that can support parents to stay grounded in what really matters. She will examine the latest research on brain science, screen use, and child development and provide practical tips on parenting.
Kathy Masarie's talk is free and open to the public.
Come early for coffee and tea in the Cabell Center foyer from 8 to 8:30 a.m. (note, this is also a change of venue)
Catlin Gabel is one of 11 area schools participating in Portland Playhouse’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Middle and Upper School students are in the cast. Tickets $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. Repeats on Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m.
In addition to the two performances on campus, our production of “The Tempest” is showing at the Winningstad Theatre on Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m. » Order tickets online.
Senior Willa Holmes is bringing the film Girl Rising to our campus. The documentary follows the quest of nine girls on their journey to gain education. Millions of girls are missing out on education because of barriers such as forced marriage, trafficking, and caring for younger siblings.
Parents and friends are invited to this special assembly.
Author Willy Vlautin will spend two days working with Upper School students in both English and music classes.
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver¹s Too Much Water So Close to Home that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published three novels, The Motel Life (2007) Northline, (2008) and Lean on Pete (2010), which was this year’s Upper School summer reading. His fourth novel, The Free, is due out in February of 2014.
Vlautin founded the band Richmond Fontaine 1994. The band has produced nine studio albums to date, plus a handful of live recordings and EPs. Driven by Vlautin’s dark, story-like songwriting, the band has achieved critical acclaim at home and across Europe.
“This guy writes like the secret love child of Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor—just plain, true, tough, irony-free, heartrending American fiction about people living in the third-world sections of our country.” –Michael Gruber
“If McMurtry, Johnson, McGuane, and Carver need a fifth to make up a literary five-a-side team, they need look no further than Willy Vlautin.” –Niall Griffiths