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Book Discussion of Furious Improvisation

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Book Discussion of Furious Improvisation

Time: October 15, 2008 at 7:30pm
Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Street: 1 Worcester Road Shoppers World
City/Town: Framingham MA 01701
Phone: 508-628-5567
Event Type: Panel, Discussion
Organized By: Libby Franck
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2008

Event Description

Barnes & Noble and the Framingham Historical Society

invite you to their

Biography/History Book Group

The Fall series centers on the Great Depression.

This month's discussion is on the book

Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art out of Desperate Times
by Susan Quinn

Moderator Mary Murphy (English Professor Emeritus Framingham State and past President of the Historical Society) will be joined by

Gloria Barron - History Profesor Emeritus Framingham State & specialist on FDR & His Policies

Libby Franck Librarian, Storyteller, Actor, Host of OutSpoken Word at Amazing Things Art Center, Program Creator Framingham Historical Society

Kate Carney A storyteller, actor, director and coach/teacher, Kate’s directed on Broadway and Off and taught at Smith, Brandeis and other colleges

David Kimball who was a member of the cast of It Can’t Happen Here at Amazing Things Art Center in 2006

Their special interest and expertise in theatre of the 30's and the Federal Theatre Project will give extra sparkle to this discussion.

Kate will discuss Living Theatre. David will talk about the local production of It Can't Happen Here. Libby will tell about Voodoo Macbeth and other plays.

This promises to be a stimulating and memorable evening.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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