On Wings of Silence

Based on real events, On Wings of Silence makes use of actual details from what historians now call the Tlatelolco Massacre, presented here through the eyes of a young woman readers will care about and admire.

Seventeen-year-old Diana Greene travels from Texas to Mexico City, searching for adventure, freedom, and romance. She finds all three.

Then Diana's first love Guillermo vanishes during the revolutionary chaos prior to the '68 Olympics. Heartbroken, she searches for the truth about his disappearance. As police track, threaten, and abuse those who ask questions, she refuses to be silenced and risks becoming one of the missing.

Dede Fox is the 2017-2022 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Texas. She mentors inmate writers as NEA/DOJ Artist-in-Residence at the Bryan Federal Prison Camp for Women, and she is active in Houston's Writers in the Schools program. The Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin, her first novel, was listed in 2010 Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens. Her published poetry includes two books, Confessions of a Jewish Texan and Postcards Home. Her poem "Chapultepec Park: September 25, 1968," the catalyst for this novel, won the Christina Sergeyevna Award at the Austin International Poetry Festival.


Lamar University Literary Press
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About the Author

Dede Fox's poetry appears in Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, di-verse-city, The Enigmatist, Far Out: Poems of the 60's, Houston Poetry Fest, Poetica, Sol, A Summer's Poems, Swirl, Texas Poetry Calendar, and Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston.

Her poem "Chapultepec Park" won the 2008 Christina Sergeyevna Award at the Austin International Poetry Festival and she has twice been a juried poet at Houston Poetry Fest. Poetica Press published Confessions of a Jewish Texan, her debut collection in May, 2013, and Ink Brush Press introduced Postcards Home in September, 2014.

Children's writing credits include The Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin, which received the Association of Jewish Libraries' Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award and was later listed in Linda Silver's Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens. Highlights Magazine has published several of Dede's nonfiction articles.

A native Texan, Dede attended the University of the Americas in Mexico City and graduated with a BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis and an M Ed in Supervision from SFASU. She continues her writing education with In Print Houston, SCBWI, and Highlights Foundation workshops.

A former public school teacher and librarian, Dede teaches with Houston's Writers in the Schools and is the Artist in Residence at the Bryan Federal Prison Camp for Women. She also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance.

2011 Texas Poet Laureate, David Parsons, presenting Montgomery County Poet Laureate proclamation to Dede Fox.

Presentations

School Visits & Writing Workshops

Poetry



On Wings of Silence

Based on real events, On Wings of Silence makes use of actual details from what historians now call the Tlatelolco Massacre, presented here through the eyes of a young woman readers will care about and admire.

Postcards Home

From postcards to fellow travelers, the author focuses on passages. Like the character in her poem "Accommodations," Dede Fox, a keen observer and image collector, "breaks apart pieces of life at the seams and mosaics them into some kind of whole, building a work of art from shards."

Confessions of a Jewish Texan

"Dede Fox presents a poetry collection in Confessions of a Jewish Texan that scorches the skin and pierces the soul like the Texas heat. Her concepts and imagery burn into collective memory of immigration, assimilation, and American Jewish life, no matter where you live."

Texas Poetry Calendar

2009-2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems

Dos Gatos Press, 2016

Far Out: Poems of the '60s

Wings Press, 2016

Just Passing Through

DOJ, Bryan FPC 2016

Untameable City

Mutabilis Press, 2015

Swirl

Lone Star Community College
2006-2009, 2011, 2015-2016

Poetry At Round Top

2007-2009, 2012, 2015

di-verse-city anthology (AIPF)

2008-2014

Poetica

2013 Summer Issue

The Enigmatist

2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Houston Poetry Fest

Juried Poet 2007, 2009

Sol Magazine

Spring 2008

Poetry Revolt

Fall 2007

A Summer's Poems

InPrint Poetry Workshops 2006

Children's Publications

The Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin

A historical fiction by Dede Fox Ducharme, won the Eighth Annual Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition. After its publication by Texas Christian University Press, the Association of Jewish Libraries named it a 1998 Honor Book.

Highlights for Children Magazine

"Building Friendships" April, 2015
"Bringing Costumes to Life" June, 2013
"The Westwood Elementary Knitters" August, 2008
"Adora Svitak" December, 2007

Texas! 1997 State Studies Program

Contributing Writer
Rand McNally and Company

Children's Presentations

SCBWI Houston Speaker

Treasure Hunt: Stories Grandpa Told

Students learn how to interview family members, collect oral histories, and harvest details to use in their writing.

Texas History: Be Your Own Hero

Popular with students of Texas History, this presentation focuses on ways to record and collect primary source historical information for use in journals, drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, tapes, and blogs.

Word Magic: What Frederick Knew about Poetry

Children learn how to use the magic of everyday objects and emotions to create poetry.

Reflections: Finding You Own Voice

With examples from her own poetry, Dede introduces literary elements which young writers can apply to their compositions.

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