After a few weeks of relentless self-promotion, I will turn the spotlight away from myself and on to other matters–which includes exciting news from some writer friends of mine.
But before that some thanks are in order.
I had a terrific show at the New Short Fiction Series last night. Thanks first to all who attended: people from my writing group, and from various workshops along the way; friends and neighbors; esteemed NSFS alums like Alicia Gifford, Mary Otis, and Aimee Bender. To Lou & Alison for the after-party.
To the incredible cast: David St. James, Robert Standley, and Deborah Geffner. When a writer finds actors who not only take care of his words but breathe unexpected meaning into them, that’s a gift. And to quote a character from the show, he owes them for that, for all time. So occasionally you’ll see me promoting their upcoming projects–I encourage you to check out their work.
And most of all to Sally Shore, the founder of the Series; who gave a writer with few credits a big vote of confidence; performed one of the stories; and with a sure hand cast and directed the others. The New Short Fiction Series is a vital meeting ground for West Coast literature and theater. It deserves all our support.
Next up, on October 10th: the stories of Tom Barbash.
(p.s. Some photos from the event, courtesy of writing group mate Ro Gunetilleke)