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WordTheatre hosted Brunch and Book Signings with Writers Joseph Olshan & Luis Rodriguez

Performances by:

  • Kellie Waymire (The Pitts, Six Feet Under) read “Passenger” by Marian Thurm from What’s Come Over You (Delphinium/Harper Collins 2001).
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Any Day Now, One Day at a Time) read the opening chapter from In Clara’s Hands by Joseph Olshan (Bloomsbury 2003).
  • Miguel Sandoval (Kingpin) read “Finger Dance” from Luis J. Rodriguez’s new collection The Republic of East LA (Rayo/Harper Collins 2002).
  • In tribute to Lynne Thigpen, Roma Maffia (Kiss the Girls, Profiler) read Bruce Holland Rogers’ short story, “The Dead Boy at Your Window” (2000 Pushcart Prize collection, edited by Bill Henderson; originally printed in The North American Review).

Pre-show music done by Cathy Tamkin, host of KCRW’s Pop Secret

Produced and directed by Cedering Fox