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2017 Book Tour

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival-A Stop on our 2017 Book Tour

Last summer on our 3-month book tour through the Midwest in our RV, John and I attended the WoodyFest, July 12-16.  We had so much fun listening to music, meeting so many talented musicians who are keeping the spirit of Woody alive through their music. This year was the festivals 20th anniversary.    https://www.facebook.com/WoodyFest/ 

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Daytime main stage performances are held indoors at the Brick Street Cafe and the Crystal Theatre. Evening main stage performances are held outdoors at the Pastures of Plenty.

At the festival, I met some incredible people from the HDSA Oklahoma Chapter; in particular Andrea Garrett, president.  We worked together, shared a booth all four days.

                       Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website  http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com   & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks file.

100% of the proceeds is being donated to HDSA in the U.S. and to Huntington’s disease organizations around the world.

2017 Book Tour

Therese’s Book Tour-Part 4

On Saturday, July 8th, 2017, at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa Oklahoma, I was given the opportunity to hold a book discussion for Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’sWoody Guthrie Center

I brought my computer with my new PowerPoint presentation and at 2 p.m. that afternoon, I stood before a small crowd and spoke about Watching Their Dance.  It was very exciting to be there where Woody’s life is honored in such a beautiful way.  Outside the theater, I had a table displaying the book and it was there I met some members from the HDSA Oklahoma Chapter; President Andrea Garrett, Wanda Marie Kohut and Shelley Self.   http://oklahoma.hdsa.org/  

Strolling through the center after the event, I learned a lot about Woody and his talents. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) was one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters. He was also a writer, artist and advocate for the working people of America.

Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website  http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com   & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks file. 100% of the proceeds is being donated to HDSA in the U.S. and to Huntington’s disease organizations around the world.

We can never lose HOPE…….Therese

 

2017 Book Tour

Therese’s Book Tour-Part 3

July 1, 2017-HDSA Log Rolling Championship Fundraiser  http://www.madisonlogrolling.com/mlc/ 

John and I fell in love with Wisconsin, a midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. We enjoyed the uncrowded freeway and the calm attitude of the Wisconsin people.

Shana Verstegen, HD Advocate, Fitness Expert and World Champion Lumberjack Athlete, organized the event.  http://www.shanaverstegen.com/ 

It was so much fun watching the kids, teenagers and adults participate.  John and I stayed the whole day and I sold 15 books and donated $100.00 to the event.

We tasted the famous cheese curds while we were in Wisconsin and found them just awful; they squeaked when you chewed them and tasted like rubber.  (We must be missing something because so many love them).

Watching the Dance Huntingtons DiseaseTherese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website  http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com   & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle,Kobo, Nook, iBooks file. 100% of the proceeds from the book is being donated to Huntington’s organizations around the world. 

We can never lose HOPE…………..Therese