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WordTheatre Member Tickets are $30

Please note, if you are bringing a guest, your guest must be a WordTheatre Member to attend with the discounted ticket.

If your guest is not a Member, please purchase a second Non-Member ticket.

 

WordTheatre Member Performance Ticket

 

Non-Member Tickets are $38

 

Non-Member Performance Ticket 

 

Exquisite performances of writings from her remarkable career will be followed by

a post-performance dinner with the Author and Actors for the first 20 audience members who sign up!

 

4:30 – 6:15 PM Readings

6:15 – 7:00 Q & A with Author & Book Signings

 

 

 

CAST*

Tess Harper (No Country For Old Men, Tender Mercies)

Cassidy Freeman (Righteous Gemstones, Longmire)

 

 

Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that

Raymond Carver called a “literary phenomenon.” Anne Tyler hailed Mason as “a full-fledged master of the short story.”

Mason’s work, charged with a spirit of exploration, garnered both popular and critical acclaim.

 

This reader collects outstanding examples of Mason’s award-winning work from throughout her writing career and provides a unique look

at the development of one of the country’s finest writers. Patchwork contains short stories first published in the New Yorker

 and other leading periodicals; chapters from Mason’s acclaimed novels, including In Country, An Atomic Romance

and The Girl in the Blue Beret; and riveting excerpts from Mason’s eclectic nonfiction. Some examples of Mason’s

recent explorations in flash fiction appear here in print for the first time.

 

Mason’s writing glows with a nuanced understanding of the struggles and pathos of American life in the

twentieth and twenty-first centuries. George Saunders writes in his introduction, “Bobbie Ann Mason is a strange and beautiful writer….

Her stories exist to gently touch on, and praise, even mourn, what it feels like to be alive in this moment.” 

Patchwork conveys Mason’s extraordinary talent and range as a writer.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bobbie Ann Mason grew up in western Kentucky and was educated at the University of Kentucky,

Harpur College, and the University of Connecticut. Her first fiction was published in the New Yorker in 1980.

She has written several novels and collections of short stories, as well as a biographical essay about Elvis Presley

and a memoir, Clear Springs, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

 

WordTheatre Member Tickets are $30

Please note, if you are bringing a guest, your guest must be a WordTheatre Member to attend with the discounted ticket.

If your guest is not a Member, please purchase a second Non-Member ticket.

 

WordTheatre Member Performance Ticket

 

Non-Member Tickets are $38

 

Non-Member Performance Ticket 

 

7:30 PM Dinner with the Author and Actors 

WordTheatre Members $100

Please note, if you are bringing a guest, your guest must be a WordTheatre Member to attend with the discounted ticket.

If your guest is not a Member, please purchase a second Non-Member ticket.

 

WordTheatre Members Dinner Ticket

 

Non-Members $125

 

Non-Member Dinner Ticket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seating at the Readings and Dinner is Limited

 

Free Parking at Bergamot Station
William Turner Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave E-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Books on sale courtesy of Small World Books
Signings of purchased books only

 

Produced and directed by Cedering Fox

 

Full-time students call 323-822-0823 for discount

*Actors subject to availability 

 

Performances by: TBD