Thursday July 15 at 6pm
AUTHORS' NIGHT ONLINE
THREE SHORT TALKS. ONE GREAT EVENING.
Each of our authors will give a 10-minute presentation,
followed by Q&A for the whole panel.
Reid Ridgway | Rare Earth
Lew Mermelstein | Solomon's Net
Jeff Katzman & Dan O'Connor | Ensemble!
Drawing on a combined expertise in improvisational theatre and psychiatry, author team Dan O'Connor and Dr. Jeff Katzman show readers how improv skills are the perfect antidote to loneliness and isolation.
I know what you're thinking: Hold on...improv? Like getting on a stage in front of an audience? What if that's not my thing?
It's the summer of 1973. Steve Williams, recently terminated Peace Corps Volunteer, is being treated for paranoid schizophrenia by his doctors in Iowa. But Steve knows that the real problem is evil Zar demons and only his Ethiopian lover Abebech can help. But they'd never let Steve back in to Ethiopia, not after what he did.
The man looked straight back at him, locking eyes, calling his bluff, daring him. "Of course I am. Sure I am. I'm a man of my word. You can bet your life on it, pal."