Beverly Coyle at WWf(a)C!
Women Writing for (a) Change Annual Author Series presents:
Beverly Coyle, author and playwright
Friday, September 21, please join us for a staged reading and discussion of In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story. This play, written by Beverly Coyle, shares the experiences of women veterans and those still serving in the armed forces. The work is sourced through a series of interviews with these women. Reception to follow.
Saturday, September 22, Beverly will facilitate a writing workshop titled Listening-Inspired Writing: Finding Hidden Treasure in the Stories of Others (the art of listening and interviewing to fuel an author's work).
With gratitude and appreciation to the anonymous donor who made this event possible.
Thanks to PSI, The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, NYC, for providing support for the actors for this staged reading.
Friday, September 21 - 7:30-9:30 pm - In Our Own Voice - Staged Reading/Talk - No Charge
This play by Beverly Coyle shares the experiences of women veterans and those still serving in the armed forces (sourced through a series of interviews with these women.) Featuring Abby Doench, Brittany Freudiger, Laila Hameen and Hope Miller.
(A select number of paintings by local Navy veteran, artist, poet and muralist, Ricci Michaels, will be on display.)
Register HERE - at no charge - for the September 21 program, In Our Own Voice. Open to all genders 18 and older.
Please Note: You will be redirected to EventBrite in order to make reservations for the Friday night event. There will be no fee for this registration and you may request more than one ticket.
Saturday, September 22 - 1-4 pm - $50 Workshop - Listening-Inspired Writing: Finding Hidden Treasure in the Stories of Others
Have you ever thought of recording and preserving the words of someone who can tell a great personal story or anecdote? This workshop will delve into the art of listening and interviewing to guide you in the ways that writers use real stories to fuel their work. Whether you aspire to craft plays, short stories, essays or novels, (or poetry!) this writing workshop will explore useful tools for taking the spoken story or interview and turning it into a finished piece. Bring along your muse to find inspiration in this unique workshop.
To register for the workshop, CLICK HERE.
Open to all genders, 16+.
Beverly Coyle is the author of the novel In Troubled Waters, both a Times “Notable Book” and an American Library Association’s “Ten Best Novels of the Year” selection. Her critically acclaimed novels The Kneeling Bus and Taken In are both out in Penguin paper. Beverly is Professor Emeritus at Vassar College where she taught for 25 years. Her play The Smoking Gun, still in development, was produced in a New York University summer play festival under the direction of Drew Barr, assistant director of War Horse on Broadway. Her play on race in America, Parallel Lives, premiered at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. In Our Own Voice, has been performed in New York, Florida and at the USAF Academy in Colorado over the last eight years and will have a full run in Denver (2019) under the auspices of And Toto Too, an all-women's theater company. Beverly is a big fan of Cincinnati, once having lived on Mt. Adams and worked at Carew Tower in her twenties. She now lives and writes in New York City.