Former Governor Barbara Roberts at the Nye Beach Writers’ Series…”A true Oregon trail blazer.”

Barbara Roberts, Author, Up the Capitol Steps
(Order by clicking the bookcover on this website.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Roberts

http://www.writersontheedge.org Quote from this website…

“Barbara Roberts was Governor of Oregon from 1991-1995 and Oregon Secretary of State from 1985-1991. She was Director of the State and Local Government Executive Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and held a senior fellowship at the Harvard Women and Public Policy Program. Before her retirement in 2005, she served for five years as Associate Director of Leadership at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government.”

All women in America who aspire to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others, need to buy and keep as a reference Barbara Robert’s book, Up the Capitol Steps. I am the proud father of 3 daughters and 2 grand daughters and have always believed that women have an important place in leadership both in the private and public sectors.  In my life experience I have observed many women, including my own daughters, who show strength of character, passion for what they care about, intelligence, and leadership both at work and at home as a mothers and spouses. Barbara Roberts sets a high standard for all these qualities…

While listening to Governor Roberts read from her autobiography last night at the Nye Beach Writers’ Series, I was taken by her energy, intellect, and personable style. She is a beautiful and genuine woman in many respects. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit with her and hear her speak to a most enthusiastic audience of writers. I had the honor during the “open mic” session to discuss my own book and share my father’s first hand account of his experience aboard the USS West Virginia on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There were 9 other writers who read from their books and shared poems that provided a wonderful mix of humor, folklore and other emotionally moving topics. This was one of the more entertaining and informative gatherings I have attended in a long time… It didn’t take a second to think about returning to the Nye Beach Writers’ Series again and again…

See you all on the 3rd Saturday of February and the coming months!

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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