In the Community
12.6.14. Harriet Dwinell’s Q&A about Correspondence Course appears in Washington Independent Review of Books.
12.6.14. Tenley Circle Press and Still Point Books are featured at the Old Town Theatre Craft benefit in Oakland, Maryland.
10.13.14. Rhoda reads and answers questions about Correspondence Course at Oxford, Maryland book club.
6.21.14. “Pay It Forward” Launch Party for Correspondence Course raises over $1200 in direct contributions to Wellesley College.
5.20.14. DC Humanities Council/Gardeners Oral History Project posts audio interview with Rhoda about Friendship Community Gardens.
4.25.14. At American University’s DC READS KIDS ON CAMPUS, Rhoda Trooboff reads Punkinhead’s Veggie Adventure and We Grew It — Let’s Eat It to kids and their tutors, and the kids choose copies of both books to share with their families and add to their home libraries.
4.23.14. In a seminar with Annette Abrams and Rhoda Trooboff, George Washington University Medical School first-year students use My Body Needs Help to stimulate discussion about patient-doctor communication.
3.18.14. Fourth-year GWUMC med students explore the importance of the humanities in their professional “toolbox” in their approaching lives as MDs.
1.28.14. Rhoda’s review of Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch appears in Washington Independent Review of Books.
12.22.13. Dupont FreshFarm Market hosts Punkinhead’s Veggie Adventure and We Grew It — Let’s Eat It team as Chef-and-Books-at-Market and provides a perfect backdrop for Punkinhead’s official launch party. Great fun chatting with old friends and new, serving up warm, delicious lentil stew, and selling our beautiful books!
12.7.13. To benefit Our Town Theatre, Oakland MD’s non-profit community theater, Tenley Circle Books is featured at the annual winter fundraiser in Oakland MD.
10.4.13. Washington Independent Review of Books e-publishes Rhoda’s review of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, a brilliant first novel set in 19th century Iceland.
7.15.13. Tenley Circle Press partners with the children’s literacy organization First Book, which places We Grew It — Let’s Eat It on its Marketplace Healthy Living and Healthy Eating bookshelves.
2.28.13. Monica Wesolowska’s Holding Silvan: A Brief Life is reviewed by Rhoda Trooboff: “A breathtaking meditation on love that urges readers to be grateful for life’s gifts even in the direst of circumstances — the brief life of a newborn.”
2.4.13. Fourth-year med students in George Washington University Medical Center Seminar on Medicine and Humanities discuss My Body Needs Help with Annette Abrams and Rhoda Trooboff.
12.21.12. Tenley Circle Press contributes a portion of annual sales to The Children’s Inn at NIH and Children’s National Medical Center.
9.22.12. Reviewing Anthony Sattin’s nonfiction Winter on the Nile (2010) and Enid Shomer’s novel Twelve Rooms of the Nile (2012) in The Washington Independent Review of Books, Rhoda examines “the contested border between fiction and nonfiction” in two works covering the same material, the simultaneous Egypt travels of Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert.
8.1.12. Posters from Annette Abrams’s My Body Needs Help are installed permanently in the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at NIH.
7.14.12. Tenley Circle Press books are featured at Deep Creek Lake State Park’s 13th annual Art in the Park, cosponsored by the Garrett County Arts Council and Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers.
6.20.12. Rhoda Trooboff reviews Laurent Binet’s novel HHhH for Washington Independent Review of Books.
6.10.12. Annette Abrams’s My Body Needs Help art work is installed for permanent display at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, Bethesda MD.
5.1.12. Rhoda Trooboff’s short story “Grommets, Bachelor Buttons, and Shooting Stars” is published in Ginseng 2012, the Literary Magazine of the Garrett County MD Arts Council.
4.20.12. Rhoda Trooboff explains steps in book publishing for children at the Bethesda Playseum during the annual Bethesda Literary Festival.
4.14.12. Annie, Veda, and Justine (Kenin) Hedgepeth are featured readers of We Grew It–Let’s Eat It during Tenley-Friendship Library’s Henry Mitchell Garden Week.
2.8.12. First-year med students in a George Washington University Medical Center Seminar on Medicine and Humanities discuss My Body Needs Help with Annette Abrams and Rhoda Trooboff.
2.6.12. Rhoda Trooboff reviews Ramona Ausubel’s novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, in Washington Independent Review of Books.
12.31.11. In honor of Annette Abrams and My Body Needs Help, Tenley Circle Press contributes 2011 sales proceeds to The Children’s Inn at The National Institutes of Health.
11.29.11. Annette Abrams describes My Body Needs Help on Fox Morning News.
11.15.11. Annette Abrams and her book, My Body Needs Help, are featured in the National Institutes of Health’s November 2011 issue of Clinical Center News.
11.12.11. Annette Abrams signs copies of My Body Needs Help at Starbuck’s, 5500 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC.
11.4.11. Rhoda Trooboff reads her poems on the Our Town Theatre Stage (Oakland MD) at the Garrett County (MD) Arts Council’s annual Page-to-Stage evening.
10.14.11 and 9.3.11. Annette Abrams signs copies of My Body Needs Help at two cancer-cure support events in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
10.19.11. Montgomery County Gazette finds inspiration in My Body Needs Help and poet/artist Annette Abrams.
10.7.11. Rhoda Trooboff’s review of Alice Hoffman’s novel The Dovekeepers appears in the Washington Independent Review of Books.
9.18.11 . Annette Abrams greets friends and signs copies of My Body Needs Help at a book party in Bethesda, Maryland.
8.30.11. Annette Abrams’s story and My Body Needs Help are enthusiastically described in The Baltimore Sun!
8.9.11. Annette Abrams greets supporters and signs copies of My Body Needs Help at a launch party sponsored by Lucy Martin McBride MD in Washington, DC.
5.11.11. J-A Creative’s Anna Nazaretz Radjou is honored with a 2011 Hermes Creative Award at the Platinum level for her design of We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.
4.26.11. Rhoda Trooboff’s review of Francisco Goldman’s novel Say Her Name appears in Washington Independent Review of Books.
4.15.11. Ginseng 2011, the Literary Journal of the Garrett County (Maryland) Arts Council, publishes poems by Rhoda Trooboff.
3.1.11. Lost and Found in the Mississippi Sound is enthusiastically reviewed by Mary Quattlebaum in Washington Parent magazine.
2.23.11. TCP authors Sue Ruff, Justine Kenin, and Mary Carpenter join 50 local artisans and authors at Adas Israel Congregation’s Gan HaYeled First Annual Artisan and Book Fair.
2.1.11. In the winter issue of Washington Gardener magazine, reviewer Erica Smith praises We Grew It–Let’s Eat It: “A charming book perfect to inspire kids to become gardeners. . . . The story is a universal one. . . . Full of colorful and lively photographs.”
1.28.11. Lost and Found in the Mississippi Sound is now available for purchase at Brooklyn’s New York Aquarium and Paradise Island Oceanarium in The Bahamas!
12.6.10. Book Launch Party in Chevy Chase, Maryland for Lost and Found in the Mississippi Sound two days after authors Katie and Mary Carpenter swim in the Bahamas with the book’s dolphin stars.
11.16.10. Justine Kenin reads We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! to Kindergarten, First and Second Grades at Saint Patrick’s School in Washington, DC, as a featured author during the school Book Fair.
11.15.10. At Norwood School in Potomac, Maryland, Justine Kenin reads We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! and Rhoda Trooboff speaks about sustainability and publishing books for children.
11.1.10. We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! goes on sale in the healthy-eating book section of mid-Atlantic Whole Foods Markets. If you don’t see it, please ask!
9.9.10. Annie and Veda meet and greet fans of We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! at the FarmFresh Market Near the White House and help Loulie’s chefs prepare healthy back-to-school suppers.
9.9.10. Annie and Veda Hedgepeth help Loulie’s chefs cook healthy suppers and sign copies of We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! at the FarmFresh Market near the White House.
6.12.10 We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! is featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition. “Garden Gives City Kids A Taste For Veggies: Annie and Veda’s Garden.”
5.22.10. Justine Kenin reads We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! to a standing-room-only crowd at Politics & Prose Bookstore in support of DC’s Murch Elementary School.
5.21.10. Justine Kenin reads We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! to kindergartners at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, VA.
5.15.10. Justine Kenin reads We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! on the “Main Stage” at the 13th annual Turtle Park Fair in NW DC.
5.7.10-5.31.10. Modern Times Coffeehouse exhibits Becky Lettenberger’s photos from We Grew It–Let’s Eat It!
5.8.10. We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! is featured at Smithsonian Horticulture’s Garden Fest at Enid Haupt Garden, and Justine Kenin, Becky Lettenberger, and Annie and Veda sign copies.
5.7.10. Justine Kenin talks about We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! at National Cathedral School’s annual Reunion.
5.7.10. WAMU 88.5FM’s Metro Connection airs Stephanie Kaye’s interview of Justine Kenin, Annie and Veda Hedgepeth, and Rhoda Trooboff about gardening, writing, and publishing We Grew It–Let’s Eat It!
4.25.10. DC’s Children’s Art Studio hosts launch party for We Grew It–Let’s Eat It!
4.17.10. Sue Ruff signs copies of Artie and Merlin at Cockadoodle Zoo, the National Zoo’s special day for FONZ members.
4.13.10. Online urban organic garden enthusiasts are introduced to We Grew It–Let’s Eat It! by Vancouver BC’s City Farmer News.
4.8.10. Rhoda Trooboff reads A Book for Elie to kindergartners at DC’s National Child Research Center.
3.14.10. Sue Ruff signs copies of Artie and Merlin at the Wild Side Stage at the National Zoo’s Visitor Center. Sue also reports that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History featured Artie and Merlin at their big event for teachers last fall and that co-author Don E. Wilson did a signing at that event and again at an event in the winter.
2.25.10. Rhoda reads A Book for Elie to kindergartners at DC’s Jewish Primary Day School.
1.25.10. With a heavy heart we report that our beloved Carol W. Eliot, 68, died today of cancer at The Washington Home. Born Carol Hobson Winfield in Petersburg, VA, she graduated from Westhampton College (now part of the University of Richmond) in Richmond, VA and earned a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. From 1966 to 1972, Carol served as Minister of Youth and Drama at First Baptist Church in Washington, DC. In 1983, she joined the faculty of National Cathedral School in DC, teaching comparative religion, ethics and the Holocaust, cathedral architecture, and human development. From 2008 until her death she worked with Tenley Circle Press, helping to publish new books and putting them into the hands of young readers.
12.21.09. TCP contributes a portion of annual sales proceeds to Inner City/Inner Child and Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
6.30.09. During the 2008-2009 school year we read to nearly 200 children in DC, Maryland, and West Virginia schools, daycare centers, libraries, and preschools.
6.25.09. TCP becomes an organizational member of The Children’s Book Guild of Washington.
5.9.09 and 3.29.09. TCP does benefit readings for The Bishop John T. Walker School and Tifereth Israel Congregation’s Himmelfarb School at Politics & Prose.
4.2.09. Rhoda leads seminar of Library Science students at University of Maryland (Shady Grove campus) with an illustrated talk entitled “Because We Love Children and Books: The Story of Tenley Circle Press.”
1.25.09. Becky Schotland Wolsk and Connie Rhind Robey host a book party celebrating A Book for Elie. The full set of the book’s painted wood panels by Anna Nazaretz Radjou and Carol Eliot’s lizard-shaped sugar cookies are featured!
12.21.08. Tenley Circle Press contributes annual sales proceeds to the Franklin Stroud Foundation in memory of pediatrician Frank Stroud MD.
11.15.2008. A Book for Elie is launched at a reading at the Vienna (WV) Public Library.
11.14.2008. Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to preschoolers at the Parkersburg (WV) Day Nursery and Y.
4.28.08. Rhoda teaches a senior seminar on Children’s Literature at Madeira School (VA).
10.27.07. Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to children at “Arlington Writes,” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arlington VA.
8.27.07. Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to children and leads a story-writing workshop at Aladdin’s Lamp Bookstore, Arlington VA.
2.23.07. Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to students, teachers, and parents at The Cathedral School (NYC).
2.21.07. Rhoda Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to students and teachers at Payne Elementary School (DC). Tenley Circle Press participates in Case Design/Remodeling Company’s book donation to the School Library.
1.25.07. Rhoda reads Rhoda reads Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to students, teachers, and parents at Janney Elementary School (DC).
9.11.06. Tenley Circle Press contributes proceeds of sales of Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks to The New York City Police Fire Department’s Widows and Orphans Fund and the Army and Navy/Marine Corps Relief Funds on the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
9.10.06. Beverly Rezneck and Susanne Bennet host a launch party for Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks.
5.23.06. Ben, the Bells and the Peacocks is launched as featured book at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s first annual Spring Literacy Gala at the National Museum of American History, Washington DC.
“Ms. T. teached us about books.”
“I want to be an author because I want to figure out how they make books.”
“I want to be an author so I can read books to the class.”
“I liked how you read the book upside-down, because I have never seen an author do that before.”
“Thank you so much for your visit! The kids had a great time and learned a ton.” — Ms. Felman
“The kids were so into it. They kept inching closer and closer during the reading. . . . A great experience for them and for me! We’re all feeling inspired.” — Ms. Wierenga