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Flipping the Fairytale Script: Make Old Stories New to You

Whether you are stuck in your writing practice or only beginning to dabble, making an old story unfamiliar and new is a playful way to learn about storytelling and invigorate your creative process. In this class, you’ll take a fairytale of your choice and re-tell it from the perspective of a secondary character or a completely new one. This age-old activity has resulted in famous works such as Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, Never Never, and A Wolf at The Door. During the two-hour workshop, Sea will offer tips and activities to help you develop your character, establish the story’s point of view, and imagine its new conflict and plot. All you’ll need is yourself, paper and pen. Feel free to have a fairytale in mind.

Sea Stachura’s brain is a toolbox for all kinds of storytelling, and she loves sharing these tools. She has over 15 years of experience writing print and radio journalism. Her work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace and locally on GPB. For five years, she taught multimedia storytelling and podcasting at Augusta University. Currently, she’s completing her MFA in fiction at the renowned MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Le Chat Noir’s ‘Quickies! Short Play Festival 2018’

‘Quickies is Le Chat Noir’s annual short play festival featuring original scripts by local authors. Show dates are April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 pm. $20. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3318916

Here are this year’s plays in alphabetical order:

IT’LL BE HERE SOON
Written by Stephen Gilliam
Directed by Julianna Johnston
Betty – Rachel Miller
Hank – Eric Poe
Hiker – Amy Peplinski

MILKSHAKES & KOOLAID
Written by Ray Troiano
Directed by Julianna Johnston
George – Brandon Dawson
Emm – Annaleesa Rogers
Tracy – Mary Beth Westbrook
Carl – Caasi Simpson
Tony – Parker Hall

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Written & directed by Chris LaMantia
Floyd – Ray Troiano
Hank – Chris La Mantia
Betty – Mary Beth Westbrook
Carol – Christena Painter
Milt – Eric Poe
Margaret – Kelsey Gibson

NOTHING EVER REALLY CHANGES
Written by Joanne Greene
Directed by Tom Colechin
Olivia – Amanda Lynn Joyce
John – Adam Demshar
Granddad – Ray Troiano
Grandma – Shere Ladd
Madison – Annaleesa Rogers
Mike – Corbin Rivers

STRATA
Written by Paul Rogers
Directed by Devon Moody McSherry
Clay – Craig Reynolds
Isabelle – Amanda Lynn Joyce
Male Nurse – Adam Demshar
Pratime – Caasi Simpson

THE SUITCASE
Written & directed by Marty Matfess
Man – Mary Matfess
Woman – Chelsea Essigman

2 ASSHOLES ON AN ELEPHANT
Written & directed by Rick Davis
Zack – Caleb Bloodworth-Rivera
Dad – Jim Garvey
Nurse – Marian Thibodeaux

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
Written & directed by Jonathan Cook
Jessie – Amy Peplinski
Grace – Marian Thibodeaux
Nica – Chelsea Essigman

Friends of the Augusta Library Meeting: ‘An Evening with Brian Panowich’

Friends of the Augusta Library

2018 Annual Meeting

Monday, January 22  6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium 823 Telfair St.,  Augusta, GA 30901
Join Brian Panowich, author of ‘Bull Mountain’, reading form his next novel. Enjoy the music of Bill Karp Jazz!
Patrons & Public invited! Free
Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks
For more information: friends@arcpls.org  706-469-3356

Brian Panowich is an award-winning author, a firefighter, a husband, and a father to four children. His first novel, ‘Bull Mountain’, topped the best thriller list on Apple iBooks, placed in the top twenty best books of 2015 on Amazon, and went on to win the International Thriller Writers Award (2016) for Best First Novel.