A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization--Serving the community since 1925 in Philanthropy, Community Needs, the Arts, Education including programs on Literature and Writing, and Well Being programs for all ages.
Our club members have many talents. The public was cordially invited to meet two of our special members who have recently published books on Thursday, June 28, from 3 pm to 4 pm. It was a delightful afternoon as club members and friends enjoyed a delicious Tea Table laden with delicacies and listened to both Alexandra and Jackie read excerpts from their books.
Alexandra M. Burckhardt's book, Navigate Life's Journey, was written "with the expressed purpose to encourage and inspire the readers on their life journeys."
Letter from The White House to Alexandra M. Burckhardt
Jackie Kingon is a teacher, writer and artist. She has a Masters degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, BA from Lesley University, Cambridge MA and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she won the outstanding student award.
Three article have appeared in the New York Times:
The Words They Can’t Say
A Year in the Trenches-about teaching in the South Bronx
Beautiful Music-about her autistic son Michael who works as a pianist for the Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City.
Her paintings have been exhibited at the Dactyl Foundation in NYC, Washington Project of the Arts, Washington, DC, United States Embassy to the European Communities, Brussels Belgium. Her work is in the Estee Lauder collection, New York City.
Fiction has been published in The Fringe and Static Movement magazines. Her short story, A Rose by Any Other Name was recorded for the blind by Voice Needs, League TX. Flying Island Press has published “Therapy” in Pieces of Eight.
Above, BWC President Mary Westmoreland; Alexandra Burckhardt; Jackie Kingon; Joyce Balint