Writers Forum has one more month of our summer break. Meetings will resume on September 8 for Linda Boyden’s Jump Start Your Writing with Poetry presentation.
In the meantime, you can tickle your creative itch by attending any of several other events in the last half of August.
Currently running at the Riverfront Playhouse is a production of The Outsiders, based upon the coming-of-age novel by S.E. Hinton. There has also been a movie version based upon the book starring…well…the Brat Pack of the early 1980s.
The show runs for the remaining weekends in August. Tickets are $20 for evening shows, $15 for matinee shows, and $25 for closing night. You can buy your tickets at the door, or purchase them early here. Riverfront Playhouse is at 1629 East Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA.
Spoken Word Night
Spoken Word Night at The Bohemian Art Loft meets next Monday, August 20. Come and read from your works to a live audience. Several Writers Forum members regularly participate. This is another opportunity to share our work beyond Writers Forum’s own semi-annual Read Around. Even if you don’t think you have anything to share, those who do love an audience!
The Bohemian Art Loft is at 3304B Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome to cover the costs of the free refreshments.
Out of Our Father’s House
Also in August, The Center for Spiritual Living in Redding will host a stage production of Out of Our Father’s House: A Historic DocuDrama.
“This moving play is drawn from the diaries, journals and letters of six different women.They are seen as they grow up, marry, bear children and face being ostracized. Out of Our Fathers’ House is taken entirely from the diaries, journals and letters of the 18th,19th and 20th century women portrayed. Told through monologues created from the actual writings of the women, this play is designed as a hypothetical conversation between these ladies who lived at various times over a period of almost two hundred years. In spite of the differences in their eras, these women are united through the common challenges of their efforts to grow “out of their father’s house.””
The show opens on Friday, August 24 at 7 PM. The show will run Friday and Saturday at 7 PM for two weeks, closing on September 1. Saturday matinee shows will be at 2 PM. Admission is $15. Call (530)221-4849 for tickets. The Center for Spiritual Living is at 1905 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA.