Obituary for Darwin Reid Payne

Such a beautiful obituary for my friend of past years. Darwin was just moving into theatre from his art major when I met him. We were in several plays together and toured one spring in the first touring theatre for SIU’s theatre program. One memory stands out when he and I were on stage waiting for the major character to come in and reveal crucial information about the plot. She came on stage but wasn’t really there! Darwin and I kept asking her questions getting no answers. Later he shared with me how he looked at the scenery he designed, painted, carried back and forth as we toured and it all left him blank. I was aware of the various offers in NY and other places, but he returned to his hometown. He was a gentle soul. As I watch our changing Santa Fe clouds daily and our starlit nights, I know he is having fun still designing!


Planting the Seeds: Two Ways to Memoir

IMG_1165-1Sunday, September 18th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill- 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Cost: $10 Member; $15 Not-yet-Member

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This  workshop is for beginners and those seeking inspiration to start or continue with a book, memoir, or project.  After a brief introduction by Pat and Elaine, participants will engage in guided writing sessions, after which they will be invited to share their progress with others. Sharing is voluntary! The aim is to help students discover what they want to say and to launch their writing projects. Each student will create a personal blueprint for writing success.

Please bring your preferred writing medium, either a pencil and paper, ipad, or laptop computer.

About our Instructors: Pat Goehe: A Santa Fe resident for twenty years, Pat Goehe is a twice retired college professor. In addition to teaching, she has at times been an actress, director, motivational speaker, and counselor. Always a writer at heart, she currently has several projects in process. But it was her role as “grandma” which inspired the Annemarie Book Series.

About our Instructors: Elaine Pinkerton Coleman: A resident of Santa Fe since 1967, Elaine Pinkerton Colemanhas been a writer all her life. This combination resulted in the first edition of her bestselling guidebook Santa Fe on Foot in 1986. The newest of several editions is due out this fall. A freelance writer for decades, she is the author of six books, including The Goodbye Baby-Adoptee Diaries and From Calcutta with Love-The WWII Letters of Richard and Reva Beard.