"Live! Lit" takes on mother/daughter relationships at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts


"Live! Lit," a series of dramatic readings of some of the world's best short fiction, takes on mother/daughter relationships on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Each of the Sunday performances includes fine literature read by seasoned professional actors preceded by an afternoon tea at 2 p.m.

Live! Lit afternoons include three stories based on a common theme. The November 7 performance is titled "How I Learned to Cook" and features stories from the forthcoming anthology of the same name on mother/daughter relationships. E. Katherine Kerr of Wilton, who is director for the afternoon, will read Kate Braverman's "Lithium for Medea," and Bethel resident Marty Bongfeldt will offer "Just Another Movie Star" by Jamie Callan of New Haven. Joyce Aaron of Redding will read "Fierce Attachments" by Vivian Gornick. Some of the featured writers will be available for book signing following the performance.

Tess Link, an actress, writer and member of the Westport-based Theatre Artists Workshop, is the series creator.

"Live! Lit" continues on Sunday, Dec. 5, with "On Travel," including stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Frederick Reiken and William Maxwell. On Jan. 30, "Stories from India" will feature Santha Rama Rass, Rabindranath Tagore and Jhumpa Lahiri. "Masters of the Genre," which takes place on Feb. 13, will include O. Henry, Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield. The final program, "On Parenting," takes place March 13 and features Damon Runyon, Robyn Joy Leff and Gish Jen.

Tickets are $10. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 7, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 73