Ann Beattie: The Love Stories of Real People

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WordTheatre will host a reading of stories with award winning author Ann Beattie.  Performances will be followed by a Q&A with the author and book signings of purchased books courtesy of Small World Books.

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century, and in Jennifer Egan’s The Best American Short Stories 2014. She received the PEN/Malamud Award in 2000 for achievement in the short story and the Rea Award in 2005. Beattie was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia (Emerita) and is currently a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Performances by:
Barbara Bain (Mission Impossible, My So-Called Life, Space 1999) read Yancey by Ann Beattie
Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands, The Age of Adaline, 13 Going On 30) read Snow by Ann Beattie
Barry Shabaka Henley (The Terminal, Four Brothers, Heroes) read The Stroke by Ann Beattie
Roma Maffia (Nip/ Tuck, Pretty Little Liars, Disclosure) read The Stroke by Ann Beattie
Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty, Once Upon A Time, Covert Affairs) read Distant Music by Ann Beattie
Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project, Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny) read Skeletons by Ann Beattie
Due to the ever-shifting nature of actors’ schedules, cast is subject to change without notice.

Produced and directed by Cedering Fox.