Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Celebration of Grace's Birthday in Boston

Thursday, 10 December 2009 7-9PM
Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street), Cambridge, MA
With the holiday season fast approaching the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences will once again celebrate the life and work of writer and activist Grace Paley. The Grace Paley Tribute Reading, which will be held at Friends Meeting at Cambridge on Thursday, December 10th, 7-9 pm, will feature local activists reading from Grace’s work.
This year we are pleased to welcome students from UMass Boston who received special recognition through the 2009 Grace Paley Award for their community involvement. They are Son-ca Lam, Stephanie Fail and Heather Turner. Joining them will be Bob Nicols, Nora Paley, Bob Glassman, Bob Zevin, Trudi Cohen, Tom Goodkind, Michael Ansara, Wayne Smith, Barbara Lewis and many other activists, teachers and community organizers.
A potluck reception will follow the reading – please let us know if you’d like to contribute! You can email us at Copies of Grace’s books will be available at the reception.
The Joiner Center is also pleased to announce Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs, a special production of Grace Paley’s short story “The Loudest Voice” by the Underground Railway Theater. Adapted by Wes Savick of Suffolk University’s Theatre Department, the play premieres on Thursday, November 19th and runs through Sunday, December 27th along with Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.” These whimsical tales will be playing at Central Square Theater. For reservations check, or by call the box office at 866-811-4111.
The Underground Railway Theater would also like to extend an invitation the Joiner Center community to participate in the sharing of anecdotes and/or the reading of a piece by Grace on December 6th, directly after the 2 pm matinee, when they will be hosting a celebration of Grace's life

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