Creative Connections Foundation of Toledo presents three Staged Readings from the novel, “Riva Beside Me: New York City 1963-1966” by Carla Perry. The novel is based on real life growing up in Manhattan. The performances will take place in Toledo, Portland, and Newport. Admission to all shows is free, but donations are encouraged.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014, 3 to 5 p.m., SolaLuna Gallery, 3 to 5 p.m., 147 N. Main Street, Toledo.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014, 7 to 8 p.m. (Martin Luther King Jr Day) – Show & Tell Gallery, Three Friends Coffee House, 201 SE 12th Avenue, Portland. Followed by an open mic. Bring your original prose, poetry or songs/music. Open mic readers get 7 minutes each.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m., Club 1216, Canyon Way Bookstore & Restaurant, 1216 SW Canyon Way, Newport.
The characters include: RIVA, performed by Sarah Gayle; RICHARD, performed by Hovey Grosvenor; THE MOTHER, performed by KE Edmisten; and THE NARRATOR performed by Wayne Plourde. Author Carla Perry will introduce the show and answer questions afterward.
Advance copies of “Riva Beside Me” are available through www.DancingMoonPress.com, at Powell’s in Portland, and in Newport at Nye Beach Bookhouse, Things Rich and Strange, Canyon Way Bookstore, and the Newport Public Library. eBooks are available through Amazon, KOBO, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes.
Additional performances will be scheduled after January. For those interested in hosting a staged reading of “Riva Beside Me,” and for all other information, contact Info@DancingMoonPress.com or call 541-574-7708.
Reviews of “Riva Beside Me”
“This book comes at you like a missile. Carla Perry created not just a page-turner, but a show-stopper. I can’t put it down, even when I have to. The author’s metaphor suggests we are all angels to each other, and within us is a buried intuition that steers us in our blindness.” –Ed Cameron.
“Perry manages, with her complex characterizations, and spare, well-toned, evocative prose, to take her readers on a gut-wrenching, inspiring ride from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.” –Leanne Grabel.