September 18, 2012
Carolyn Burke Literary Reading in Santa Cruz
Dine, converse, and listen to Carolyn read at Gabriella's,
910 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA; Reservations 831 457-1677.
From Santa Cruz Weekly 9/12/2012: "Literary Plates":
"The highly conversational dinner series . . . at Gabriella Cafe with the presence of acclaimed biographer and raconteuse Carolyn Burke. Burke is a loquacious and charming salonista who will fill your after-dinner neural circuitry with behind-the-scenes revelations about poet Mina Loy, expatriate photographer Lee Miller and legendary Parisian chanteuse Edith Piaf, all of whom have been brilliantly examined by Burke in much-praised print. Join the never-boring author on Sept. 18."
July 14, 2012 – October 14, 2012
Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
The Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA
Carolyn signed some 200 copies of Lee Miller, A Life at the exhibition giftstore.
June 12, 2012
US Postal Service Edith Piaf commemorative stamp ceremony
Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY
Carolyn participated in the ceremonies to mark the issue of the USPS's Edith Piaf and Miles Davis stamps.
June 8, 2012
Women Writing Women's Lives annual lunch, CUNY
Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY
As 2012 guest speaker, Carolyn examined the art of biography.
May 29, 2012
A celebration of the life of Edith Piaf
Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
City Lights Bookstore, in conjunction with Litquake's Epicenter Reading Series, presents an evening of readings and music celebrating Edith Piaf, with Carolyn Burke, musical accompaniment by Betty Roi.
BBC Radio 4, "Soul Music," London
BBC Radio, London
Carolyn interviewed for feature on Piaf's iconic song, "Non, je ne regrette rien."
April 21, 2012
Santa Rosa Public Library Foundation fundraiser
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Carolyn takes part in a gala fundraiser for the Library, "Chew on This!"