Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sherry Dixon Visits St. Paul

 Sherry Dixon's book Natural Destiny was based on the story of her mother's experiences during WWII on Guam.  (L-R):  Catalina Bernadita Borja-Acquiningoc, Ms. Dixon's mother posing with Joann Salas, Ms. Dixon's sister during their visit to Saint Paul Christian School.

Saint Paul 7th Grader, Ronald Fuellas, presented Ms. Dixon's mother and sister with gifts.  

Look Mom!  Saint Paul elementary and middle school students swarm author, Sherry Dixon for autographs and to take photos with her on their iPads. Ms. Dixon visited Saint Paul prior to Tropical Storm Francisco hit the island of Guam.  We love you Ms. Dixon, "Won't you please come back to Guam."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sherry Dixon's Visit

Guam IRA greets Sherry Dixon on arrival, Monday October 7, 2013
 Sherry Dixon speaks to students at Southern High School
Sherry Dixon at Southern HS with Ms. Estrella DeVera

Students at Oceanview MS chant a blessing for Sherry Dixon
Sherry Dixon speaks to students at Oceanview MS
Mr. Mantanona thanks Sherry for visiting Oceanview MS
Carmen Paulino presents lei to Sherry Dixon
Carmen Paulino, Doris Terlaje, Sherry Dixon, and Principal Mr. Mantanona at Oceanview MS

Sherry Dixon visits GW

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sherry Dixon ‘s Natural Destiny on Guam

      Sherry Dixon started keeping a diary when she was in the fourth grade.  She wrote in a journal in high school.  Now Sherry writes a blog and participates in at least two writing groups.  She advises, “If you are a writer and you are not a part of a writing group, I strongly recommend you find one.”   
            Natural Destiny is Ms. Dixon’s first book.  It is the story of a young girl caught in the traumatic events of WWII on Guam as the Japanese invaded the island.  The story is narrated by an older woman thinking back on her youth and the events that shaped her.  The culture of Guam is seen through the eyes of an eight year old girl who keeps a positive outlook on life, despite the loss of her parents at an early age and also the extended family who cared for her. 
            Ms. Dixon’s education prepared her for her “day job” as an Environment, Safety, and Health Professional.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Occupational Education and earned an MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is now a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.  She also belongs to several professional organizations including Toastmasters International where she has earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster”. 
            She is the featured Speaker at the General Membership Meeting of the GIRA this Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the OUTRIGGER RESORT GUAM from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
She will also visit middle and high schools during the week of October 14-18.
            Other events are:
·         Teacher Writing Workshop at Agueda Johnston Middle School Library, Tuesday, October 15, 4:15-5:15pm
·         Story Hour at the Hagatna Branch of the Guam Public Library, Saturday, October 19, 10:00-11:00 am
·         Teen Writing Workshop at Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary Cafeteria on Saturday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm
To read her blog and find out more about Sherry Dixon, visit her website at www.sherrydixon.com.

Sherry Dixon’s School Visits
October 14-18, 2013
Agueda Johnston Middle                  
VSA Benavente Middle
FB Leon Guerrero Middle
Oceanview Middle
George Washington High
John F Kennedy High
Okkodo High
Simon Sanchez High
Southern High
Notre Dame High
St. Francis Catholic
San Vicente Catholic
St. Paul Christian

Visiting Author's Schedule - Sherry Dixon

Visiting Author: Sherry Dixon

IRA's second General Membership Meeting for CY 2013-2014 is October 12, 2013, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. "HAPPY with An Author's Visit" 
*Location: Outrigger Guam Resort, Tumon Bay

Visiting Author:  Sherry Dixon

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Japan Panel Theater at Montessori School of Guam

Animals of Japan with Mr. Kouda

Students and children at Montessori with Director Chona Domingo, staff, and parents
3 Billy Goats with Yoshiko Fujita and Misuzo Sato
Mr. Kouda, Chona Domingo, Yoshiko Fujita, and Misuzu Sato

Author Douglas Arvidson Arrives on Guam

Guam IRA welcomes visiting author, Douglas Arvidson, who will be
conducting writing workshops in several middle and high schools
March18-22, 2013. 
Pictured L-R:  Cyndy Pruski and Arvidson.