I ‘m thrilled to read with Sarah Relyea, whose extraoirdinary novel, Playground Zero, brings 1960s Berkeley to life in all its glorious frightening turbulence, as seen and reported by a precocious 12-year-old girl, who is also struggling with confused parents. See below.
The 440 Gallery is exhibiting Robin Epstein’s powerful Vortex collages, a series of inner explorations of coping with workplace and other trauma.
You may have heard me before, but come and hear a fresh perspective on my protagonist, Edward Latham, Elizabethan adventurer and double agent with a consience. His dilemmas and exploits fit right in with the diverse evocations of the human spirit under stress yet triumphing. The Revvversible Mask won an International Firebird Book Award this year in the historical fiction category
Sarah Relyea’s Playground Zero (She Writes Press, 2020) was an International Book Awards and a Readers’ Favorite Book Awards finalist. Sarah grew up in Berkeley during the counterculture movement of the 1960s. As a young girl, she went to the infamous Altamont concert and frequented Telegraph Avenue. She would soon swap California’s psychedelic scene to study English literature at Harvard. A PhD who has taught at universities in New York and Taiwan, she has long addressed questions of identity, including in her book of literary criticism, Outsider Citizens: The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin. Sarah lives with her partner, Robin Epstein, in Brooklyn, New York.
Come eat, drink and enjoy warmth and fun in a stimulating afternoon. RSVP Lgoldbe@aol.com. Seating limited.