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Willie Garson performed “Maggie Brown” by Peter Orner

Vincent Piazza performed “Uncle Norm Reads Spinoza” by Peter Orner

Tim DeKay performed “The Roommate” by Peter Orner



You are invited to our Summer Party

celebrating the launch of Peter Orner’s new collection of short stories from Little, Brown and Company!


Hang with great people, feast on LA’s best tacos & margaritas

and enjoy a private performance by actors

Vincent Piazza, Willie Garson, and Tim DeKay


Monday, July 22nd from 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Tacos & Margaritas from 7:30

    WordTheatre Performance at 8:30 

Please join us at the Studio City home of

Artistic Director, Cedering Fox & her husband, Brian Loucks.

Address provided with ticket purchase.


Member Tickets are $25
Non-Member Tickets are $35

Members are entitled to bring one guest at the Member ticket price.

Your payment helps cover the costs of food, drink, and valet parking.



Peter’s hot-off-the-press ‘Maggie Brown & Others’ will be available for purchase and signing by the author!


What the Critics are Saying…


“Orner can inhabit any character, traverse any landscape, and yet never stray from the sound of the human heart.” —Washington Post

“Each of Orner’s stories is excellent, incisive, and moving.” 
Lauren Groff, New York Times Book Review
“Radiant, funny, full of wisdom and heart, the vibrant portraits in ‘Maggie Brown & Others’ pulse with authentic energy and are as perfectly tuned to their characters’ idiosyncratic speech as those of Grace Paley.” —Andrea Barrett, Author
“This book, exquisitely written, is as necessary and expansive as life.” —Yiyun Li, Author
“In his orchestral and moving new book, Peter Orner, a writer who ‘doesn’t simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls’ (New York Times Book Review), chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points. In forty-four compressed gems, he grips us with a series of defining moments. Whether it’s a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a séance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family’s memories of the painful mystery surrounding a forgotten uncle’s demise, Orner reveals how our fleeting decisions between kindness and abandonment chase us across time. These stories are anchored by a poignant novella that delivers not only the joys and travails of a forty-year marriage, but an entire era in small-town New England. Bristling with the crackling energy of life itself, ‘Maggie Brown & Others’ marks the most sustained achievement to date for a ‘master of his form.'” New York Times