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Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith

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Peavy/Smith Upcoming Events:

“Growing Up 'Just Like a Tumbleweed': Childhood on the American Frontier,” Waterville Valley Academy, 7 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2003. New Hampshire Humanities Council.

“Vermont Women in the Westward Movement,” Bennington (Vermont) Museum, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2003. Vermont Humanities Council presentation.

“'I Have Doctored Myself as Well as I Could': Laywoman as Medical Practitioner on the Frontier,” Medical Center, Castleton State College, 12 noon, Wednesday, March 10, 2003. Vermont Humanities Council presentation.

“A Centennial Celebration of a Team for All Seasons: The Fort Shaw Indian School's Girls' Basketball Team, Champions of the World's Fair of 1904,” Shannon Weatherly Lecture, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, April 16, 2004.

“A Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Researching the Experiences of the Fort Shaw Indian School's Girls' Basketball Team, Champions of the World's Fair of 1904,” Simms High School, Simms, Montana. A presentation in honor of the dedication of the monument honoring the Fort Shaw Government Indian Boarding School's girls' basketball team, Saturday, May 1, 2004.

“'I Have Doctored Myself as Well as I could': Laywoman as Medical Practitioner on the Frontier,” Westminster Historical Society, 7 p.m., September 20, 2004. Vermont Humanities Council.

“Foremothers of Women's Basketball: The Fort Shaw (Montana) Government Indian Boarding School's Girls' “Basket Ball” Team, Champions of the World's Fair of 1904,” Keynote for the Reastern District American Association of Health Physical Education and Dance, National Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Linda Peavy Upcoming Events:

“Charting the Inward Journey: Poetry as a Way of Looking for Yourself.” Writing residency at Colegio Mayo, March 15-19, 2004, Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Selected Works

1. Western Women's History
Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier
“This 'patchword' of women's words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly.”
--Susan Armitage, coeditor of The Women's West and Writing the Range
Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier
“These families come alive in their variety, differences, and particularities. Their stories are told with power and grace, and they merit reading.”
--Annette Atkins
2. Western Family History
Frontier Children
“...a laudable 'verbal and visual montage that celebrates the experiences of children growing up in the American West..."
--Pacific Northwest Quarterly
3. Young Adult
4. Peavy-Smith Presentations
5. Musical Theatre/Opera
Pamelia
Opera based on the life and letters of Pamelia Fergus, Montana pioneer. Composer, Eric Funk. Librettists, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith. Premiered August 1989 in Billings, Montana. Choral Suite from the opera performed in Carnegie Hall, May 1989.
Quicksilver
10-minute musical based on the life and death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn, Dartmouth University professor of chemistry who died in 1996 from a single drop of dimethylmercury. Music by Alfredo Alverez. Book and Lyrics by Linda Peavy
A Mountain on Her Mind
25-minute musical (radio drama format) based on life of Annie Smith Peck, classicist turned alpinist.
Mountains That Matter
Full-length musical based on the life of Annie Smith Peck, classicist turned alpinist. Music, lyrics, book by Linda Peavy; arrangments by Daniel Acquisto



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