Regional gatherings recap: March 2015

Recent News, Regional Gatherings l

JAWS D.C.: More than 40 Washington-area JAWdesses and prospective members braved freezing rain and treacherous sidewalks to get together on March 1 for a potluck at the home of JAWS board member Angela Greiling Keane. The event focused on JAWS membership, so members were encouraged to bring a friend who’d be interested in joining JAWS. The potluck featured dishes from homemade carrot cake to Indian stews to from-scratch sourdough bread. In the spirit of good food, former JAWS board member Carol Guensberg talked about the effort to compile and publish a JAWS cookbook for the organization’s 30th anniversary to tell the JAWS story through food.

JAWS SoCal: We had a wonderful JAWS potluck on Saturday evening. Listening to Patt Morrison speak about the art of interviewing, the value of research and the hard work of reporting, and graciously answer everyone’s questions, was a major treat. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed food, fun and thoughtful exchanges.

JAWS also joined forces with Women, Action & Media! Los Angeles for a headshots session with photographer Sylvia Gunde on March 14. The shoot took place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and, during breaks, attendees enjoyed pumpkin pie from Urth Caffe to celebrate Pi Day. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other women journalists and discuss topics ranging from freelancing to work-life balance.