Visiting Artist, September 1 2013 Teaching Artist, 2013 Mary Beth Crain is a noted author, editor and journalist who moved to Hart in 2006 after spending 30 years in Los Angeles. She has written for many national publications, and is the author of 13 books. Her personal memoir, A Widow, a Chihuahua and Harry Truman (Harper Collins, 2000) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. She is currently a weekly columnist and feature writer for Oceana’s Herald-Journal and Pentwater This Week, as well as the classical music reviewer for the Los Angeles arts and entertainment publication, the L.A. Weekly. At her slide talk, Mary Beth shared the story of her successful writing career in LA, as she went from an interviewer to a novelist, and everywhere in between. Reading from her best-selling book of memoirs and her local weekly column, she had us all laughing and crying. She taught “Stop! Look! Listen! Write!” at Shared Space; a workshop for anyone who’d like to start writing, get better at writing, or just learn more about the craft and art of getting it down on paper.