Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Micah Linton-May 2nd. 4:00 pm Weebeasts

Weebeasts were first discovered and chronicled by self professed weebeastologist Micah Linton, after years of exhaustive research and physically challenging expeditions. Finally enough intangible facts have been discovered and journal notes with detailed watercolor paintings have been archived to prove the existence of the fictional species weebeasts and that they are called by many things in different regions around the world such as gremlins, pixies, goblins, elves, trolls, gnomes not to mention a variety of other names depending on geographical mythology and local folklore. Now the author has amassed enough evidence to tell the story of the weebeasts for the first time. Discover the origins of weebeasts in the first book of this exciting new series.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sat. April 11th. 4:00 pm Barbara Dana

BARBARA DANA’s first play, War in Paramus, was presented at HB Playwrights and went on to Abingdon Theatre Company’s 2005 production, directed by Austin Pendleton. The play is included the Smith & Kraus anthology New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2006. An award-winning author of books for children and young adults, her books include: Zucchini, Zucchini Out West, Necessary Parties, Crazy Eights, Rutgers and the Water Snouts, and Young Joan, a historical novel based on the young life of Joan of Arc. Her screenplays include Chu-Chu and the Philly Flash and Necessary Parties, adapted from her novel. She is co-editor, with Cindy MacKenzie, of the recent book, Wider than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson (Kent State University Press). She is an actor as well as an author, having made her NY stage debut at the age of seventeen in the off-Broadway production of Arthur Laurents’ A Clearing in the Woods. Her new novel is A Voice of her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson (HarperCollins Publishers).