September 9 San Francisco Public Library

Lyall Harris –
Panel Discussion on Creative Collaboration

Book artist Lyall Harris will host a panel discussion on creative collaboration as part of the programming of Meeting Places, Luoghi d’incontro, a collaborative book art exhibition on view in the library (4th floor) through September 14, 2017. Panelists and their creative projects are:

Marika Brussel is a contemporary choreographer in the ballet genre who has created work for Bay Pointe Ballet, Emote Dance Theater, Ballet Theater of New Mexico, Berkeley Ballet and ODC’s school in San Francisco. Her current piece, From Shadows: A Ballet about Homelessness, premieres October 12, 2017 at ODC Theater. Told through the lens of a girl searching for her father, From Shadows prompts us to recognize the humanity of all people, regardless of their circumstances in life. Collaborators include Jackie McConnell, a dancer with Diablo Ballet and Post: Ballet, and Russian documentary photographer Marina Eybelman.

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier is an award-winning author and a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate. She founded, and serves as editor of, the literary zine COG. COG, an internationally-known multimedia literary journal staffed by Cogswell College students, offers the work of celebrated and emerging authors, plus animation, audio and more. Cheyenne Mikailli, Student Editor-in-Chief of the highly collaborative COG, is a Digital Arts and Animation major at Cogswell College.

Barbara McVeigh is a filmmaker, radio host, author, producer and activist. Projects include documentaries Racing with Copepods and The Man Behind the White Guitar and books Redemption and Shattered Glass. Racing with Copepods is an ocean environmental film featuring world-renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle. The small-budget film, which garnered extensive accolades, toured nationally with Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Kimball Livingston, international sailor and author who collaborated on the sailing film Wind, narrated Racing with Copepods.










Wednesday, August 2, 7-8:30 PM
Community Media Center of Marin
819 A Street, San Rafael CA

Seating is limited.


Barbara McVeigh is a local filmmaker and recent author. In her new memoir Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life, she relays a personal family story about how after 30 years of anger toward her father for striking against President Ronald Reagan in the 1981 PATCO strike, an act that labeled her father a federal criminal, she’s learned why her father and the fired 12,000 union members of 1981 should be considered heroes in America today.

Barbara will show 30 minutes of the film The Road Not Taken (not available in the US) by Swiss Filmmakers Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller and talk about President Jimmy Carter’s wisdom, as we now understand his vision on energy policy and environment responsibility, at the most critical time of our global humanity today. And she will share the propaganda used by the “Hero” of the Republican Party and his entourage of big business that has led our country, if not planet, to a very dark road environmentally, politically, socially and economically.

Ronald Reagan didn’t nearly ruin just her life . . . he’s nearly ruined everyone’s lives!

Seating is limited, so please make a reservation at with your name and email contact.

Barbara’s book Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life is available on and signed copies will be available at the event.

(Barbara McVeigh pictured above in front of “The Courthouse” in Sedona, Arizona – a sacred rock, according to the Hopi and a landscape shaped by an ancient sea.)


Podcast interview with Beyond Divorce author Jeannine Lee, about women’s empowerment, motherhood, sisterhood and environmental issues.



Guest Speaker for Women’s Sailing Seminar, 2016

Guest Speaker, Pacific Boat Show, 2015

Guest Speaker, Marin’s Inaugural Green Festival with Community Media Center of Marin, 2017 (video to come)



Sailing in Marin: Keeping the Sport Alive

by Marin Independent Journal



Bug Battles

By Sailing Anarchy, 2015




Radio Interview – A Change of Course! Elisa Parker, host of the Wild & Scenic Film Fest Media Lounge interviews Carlos Grana & Barbara McVeigh of Racing with Copepods. *Film Trailer included at end of interview.


Radio Interview, Ocean Acidification!

Film Director Carlos Grana, Ocean Scientist Dr. Richard Kirby and Film Producer Barbara McVeigh talk plankton, oxygen and ocean health at ABC Hobart Radio in Tasmania for the Inaugural Eco Film Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.




Immigration Strike Brings Supporters to Cause. Marinscope Papers, 2017



Kids Turn Violent