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Feminism and New Social Models

Enchanted Mountain Studios, Taos, NM December 5, 2010

Combined speech on the uprising of the feminine and original poems.
With renowned classical musician Abbie Conant and best-selling author/fitness guru Susan Powter.

The Poet’s Forum

Bill Rane Gallery, Taos NM October 28, 2010

Taos poets presenting new works, curated by Andrea Watson.

Seven Wounded Angels

Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos NM, June 25 2010

Featured reading with poet, scholar and Franciscan priest Father Murray Bodo, to promote Father Bodo’s 2009 Wounded Angels and Dora’s upcoming Seven: Poems of the Interim poetry collections.
With The Sage Institute for Environment, Creativity and Consciousness

TRANSBLUECENCY: Poems In The Key of Joy

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA April 29, 2010.

6th Annual Poetry Festival at Highways Performance Space with Pat Payne, Ercia Bowen and others. Danny Moynahan’s music accompanying Dora’s original poems.

Your Story as A Force for Change Original Workshop

The Sage Youth Portraits of The Sacred Program in The Stables Gallery, April 16, 2010 with The Sage Institute for Environment, Creativity and Consciousness, Taos, NM

Dora offers her 3-hour original workshop with The Sage Institute Youth Group discussing the power of the personal story in the public realm as a means of change, activism and social justice.

Wondering The West: Taos Women Writers Reading

The Mercury Café during AWP Conference, Denver, CO, April 7, 2010

Dora co-curated, with poet Erin BadHand, this reading of 11 award-winning women writers from Taos, NM as an offsite reading for the AWP Conference.

For The Daughters of Juarez, Society of the Muse of The Southwest

Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM, March 28, 2010

Dora reads her original poem, The Mothers of The Disappeared, written specifically For the Daughters of Juarez event, created by The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS), joining the international movement to focus attention on the over-600 victims of feminicide in the borderlands between Mexico and the United States. This event included poems, readings, presentations and music offered by Dora McQuaid, Mirabai Starr, Phyllis Hotch, Lorraine Ciancio, Thomas Buckley, Meredith Blis Sincoff and many others.

Rick Romancito created the following video of this event for The Taos News online. Dora’s reading the entirety of this original poem, The Mothers of The Disappeared, begins at 4:30 pm:

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