February 2018

Feb. 4, 11:30 am, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon. #MeToo for Parents:

Studies show that teenagers’ decisions regarding sex are most influenced by their parents.But how do parents address these topics in the news and use them to generate helpful conversations about boundaries, early warning signs, and what healthy relationships require? Join Kathleen whose recent book addresses these specific issues in an adolescent context.

#MeToo for Parents


Sep. 21st, 7 pm, Tiburon Library: Reducing the Risk of Sexual Assault

20170921_200700Kathleen will share what she has learned about sexual predators’ traits, tactics and tricks and what we can do to exit early or intervene to reduce the risk of sexual assault. This talk is appropriate for all high school students and above. Parents, educators, and school counselors are encouraged to attend to increase their ability to identify predatory behavior and steps they can take to intervene early.

Sep. 24th, 7 pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera, Get Savvy Book Reading

Kathleen will share the first live reading of her one-woman play “Savvy” create from Get Savvy. 

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Oct. 16th, 7pm, City Visions KALW 91.7 FM SF Public Radio

Please join Kathleen and a panel of experts as they discuss: The problem and politics of sexual assault on the college campus. To listen to the show, please click here.

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Oct. 19th, 7 pm, Tiburon Library: How to Practice Self-Love & Develop Healthier Relationships with Ourselves and Others

Kathleen will share tools from the second half of her book Get Savvy to help build self-love and positive neuroplasticity. She will discuss what it takes for teens and adults to cultivate a learning mindset towards love and how we build healthy emotional relationships in our lives. This talk is appropriate for all high school students and above. Parents, educators and school counselors are encouraged to attend to add tools to their toolkit that foster kindness and joy in their families and communities.


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May 2017

Kathleen’s BOOK LAUNCH May, 2017   

Get Savvy: Letters to a Teenage Girl about Sex and Love

Available on Amazon and Ingram for retailers. 

Listed as the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon in five categories, including Parenting Teen Girls, Abuse Self-Help, and Health Teaching Materials

KTVU interview, click here to watch. 

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Watch a reading from Get Savvy:

June 2015

Kathleen’s play Pick a Leaf opens at The Theatre Artists Studio. Based on a true story from her book Get Savvy, a young woman from Uganda meets a middle-aged California woman and they discover they share a common mission.

“Pick A Leaf, written by Kathleen Buckstaff and directed by Mary Clare Coleman, is political theater in its most sensitive and compelling form ~ a call to action to decry the abuses of girls as voiced by two women of different cultures, experiences, and pains. They remind us that the telling of their stories is a source of strength.” Broadway World, Herbert Paine 6/19/2015

click here to watch Pick a Leaf

April–May 2014

© Kathleen Buckstaff: Lilies Completion

© Kathleen Buckstaff: Lilies Completion

Photography show by Kathleen Buckstaff         

Lilies: Line, Curve and Color; A Language of Love

Reception Tuesday, April 15th, 6–8 pm, Tiburon Library

(Click here to preview the show online)

March 2014

               Kathleen’s latest BOOK LAUNCH March 3rd, 2014
               Mother Advice To Take With You To College:
               Humor, Inspiration And Wisdom To Go, 

Purchase today on Amazon

January 2014

Book Signing

The Tiffany Box, a memoir

 click here to watch a reading

Hospice by the Bay reading for Volunteers
Monday, January 13, 2014 at noon

Hospice by the Bay
17 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA  94939

October 2013

Author Meet & Greet Stanford University
October 20, 2013, 8:30–10:00 am

Arriaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA, 94305

June 2013

LIVE, FAITH & FOOD June 25 at 6:30pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church
240 Tiburon Boulevard
Tiburon, CA  94920

May 2013

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an excerpt from the one-woman play

Book Launch Party, May 5th, 4 pm

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Launch Party and Reading, May 8th, 6:45 pm

The Stanford Bookstore
519 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

November 2011

Kathleen performs The Tiffany Box, a love remembered, Tiffany Set

in New York City at The United Solo Festival,

410 West 42nd Street. The Tiffany Box is honored

and selected for publication.

 May 2011

Kathleen performs The Tiffany Box, a love  remembered, Ross Valley Players, The Barn, Marin Art  & Garden Center, Ross, CA.

January 2011

Kathleen performs The Tiffany Box, a love remembered 2131_Kathleen_Buckstaff_THE TIFFANY BOX

at The Marsh, San Francisco, CA, to sold-out crowds. 


November 2010

The one-woman play, The Tiffany Box, a love remembered, written and performed by Kathleen Buckstaff opens at The Theatre Artists Studio, Phoenix, AZ and has sold-out crowds. 

August 2007

Kathleen performs her one-woman play Avoiding Calamities and Other Attempts at Life, Herberger Theater, Phoenix, AZ. She originally opened this play at The Theatre Artists Studio in November 2006. 

School Speaker: 1997-present, grades k-12

Kathleen leads writing workshops helping students understand the creative process.
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