Email from the lovely&talented Shannon&Jen:
just got back from Seattle, where several of the authors from our Can I
Sit With You? project joined me and my co-editor Jen Myers for a wildly
successful live show at Annex Theatre. The house roared with laughter,
we raised a decent bundle for SEPTAR (the Special Education PTA of
Redwood City), and we were interviewed about our project at length by
an NPR reporter who had no idea that my husband works for KQED. We’re
I Sit With You?’s stories of schoolyard social tragedies and triumphs
are electrifying when read aloud. And now they’re coming back home to
the Bay Area.
I Sit With You? will be on stage here in Redwood City, at Angelica’s
Bistro on Main, next Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 PM. We recommend you
make reservations. There is no extra charge for the show, but we will
be accepting donations.
863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA
is a lively, versatile restaurant with a charming atmosphere and a
considerable wine and beer selection. It is also family-friendly, but
as usual please review the stories below before deciding to bring your
*Jen Scharpen*, http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
*Elaine Park*, http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
*Lea Cuniberti-Duran*, http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
*Judy McCrary Koeppen*, http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
*Shannon Des Roches Rosa*, http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
and *Jennifer Byde Myers, *http://canisitwithyou.wordpress
(Yes, we editors finally decided to join the show.)
We really hope to see you there. Please let us know if you have any questions.
If you miss this show, we’ll also be reading at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Saturday, August 9th, at 4 PM. www.bookpassage.com
Shannon Des Roches Rosa & Jennifer Byde Myers
you’ll be great! i read your entry and i think it is lovely — it’s touching, familiar, painful, and victorious all at the same time.
thanks, mamadaisy! i get that silly shaky voice when i have to read in public. MAJOR stage fright. ugh.
I will be THERE!
Good luck! It will be a wonderful evening. (It is my anniversary, so I won’t be there… but I’ll send happy vibes.)
Karianna, have a lovely anniversary! Grace, i can’t wait to see you!