Brunch With Donald Hall

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WordTheatre hosted Brunch With Donald Hall

Performances by:

  • Nancy Travis read “Mrs. Thing” from The Ideal Bakery (North Point Press 1987).
  • Tony Shaloub read “The Accident” from Willow Temple: New and Selected Stories (Houghton Mifflin 2003; story originally printed in The Ohio Review).
  • Richard Schiff read “The Ideal Bakery” from Willow Temple: New and Selected Stories (Houghton Mifflin 2003; story first appeared in The Ohio Review; story reprinted in The Ideal Bakery, North Point Press 1987).
  • Donald Hall read his narrative poem “The Night of the Day” from The Old Life (Houghton Mifflin 1996).

Pre-show music done by Cathy Tamkin, KCRW DJ

About the Author:

Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor, and literary critic. He has won numerous awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Robert Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America, the Lenore Marshall Award, the Pushcart Prize and a Pulitzer Nomination. He has written 15 books of poetry as well as several children’s books, essays, and plays. His works include the like of White Apples and the Taste of Stone (2006) and Ox-Cart Man (1979).

Produced and directed by Cedering Fox