Words Carry Us, January 17, 8 PM, Live Stream

Join host Betty MacDonald with her featured guest Margarita Meyendorff for Words Carry Us, live streamed on Sunday, January 17 at 8 PM on Youtube.

Join host Betty MacDonald with her featured guest Margarita Meyendorff for Words Carry Us, live-streamed on Sunday, January 17 at 8 PM on Youtube.


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Margarita Meyendorff

Margarita Meyendorff (Mourka) is the author of the published memoir DP: Displaced Person

Margarita Meyendorff (Mourka) is the author of the published memoir DP: Displaced Person.  The daughter of a Russian Baron, she was born displaced in a refugee camp in Germany, far from the opulence of Imperial Russia that was her birthright. A series of wars destroyed this privileged existence, and Margarita’s life became a series of extraordinary moves.  She has performed as an actress, dancer, musician, and storyteller at venues throughout the United States and in Europe.  Her memoir, DP Displaced Person is being translated in Russian for publication in Russia next year and Margarita’s short stories have been published internationally. One of her stories, entitled Rudolf Nureyev recently won an Honorable Mention for the New Millenium Writing Award. Margarita recently published her second book, an anthology of short stories entitled Flipping the Bird based on her numerous life adventures.

Betty MacDonald

Betty MacDonald

Writer/actor Betty MacDonald contributed to the writing of and performed in TMI’s “What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting.” Her essay “Before Roe v. Wade” appears in the anthology Get Out of My Crotch!  Her work is included in the anthologies 80 Things To Do When You Turn 80, Open House, and the recently released Better With Age. Betty has read frequently at Spoken Word, a monthly gathering of writers and readers in Kingston, NY, and at TMI Project events in Rhinebeck, Woodstock, Kingston, NY. She presented her essay "First Love" for 650Read at the Cell Theatre in New York City, and at Vassar College. Her essay "Daughter of Twins" is on Youtube for 650Read's Mother's Day presentation. Her essay "Not Jewish Enough" is on Youtube for 650Read's Jew-ish. Betty hosts Words Carry Us, a series of Livestream readings from Green Kill in Kingston, NY. 

Following her early career as radio personality Tiny Lee, she became a sculptor working in Porcelain. For many years she was a correspondent for the travel industry which sounds great but wasn't because she’s a homebody and finds travel uncomfortable and exhausting. For over 30 years, storytelling has influenced Betty's work as a performer with Community Playback Theatre, an improvisational acting company in the Hudson Valley.

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