Thank you to everyone who came out for BookTalk: A Community Reads with Alice McDermott & Blake Robison yesterday. We had a packed crowd for the event (as you can see from the pictures below). A special thank you to the folks at Round House Theatre, especially Blake Robison & Lance Tucker. Also, big thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, from which The Writer's Center received funding this year (to help launch BookTalk). For those of you who haven't seen Charming Billy at Round House yet, there's still time! A whole new week of shows has been added, so it's now running until February 27. Visit www.roundhousetheatre.org to purchase your tickets.
Later this week I'll post some video for the event. For now, pictures will have to suffice.
Blake Robison, Artistic Director of Round House Theatre and adaptor of the stage version of Charming Billy.
A big crowd.
Alice McDermott discusses female narrators in literature.
Blake Robison & Alice McDermott discuss adapting the novel to the stage.
We had a great time at yesterday's event, and we hope to do it again next year. If you were there and wish to share your thoughts on the event, please do so in the comments section of this blog. And those of you who still haven't gotten enough of Charming Billy or Alice McDermott, don't forget The Writer's Center podcast, which this month features her discussing the book.