The Skylight Theatre Company presents a special launch event for Joseph Kierland's short story collection, 15, with a group of actors under the direction of Michael Kearns reading selections from the book. This event will take place in the Skylight Theatre, right next door to Skylight Books.
Indie publisher, Underground Voices, will publish J.S. Kierland's short story collection July 21st.
"J.S. Kierland is that rare writer, one who can deal with both urban and rural themes in masterful fashion. This gift allows him to write about a wide range of disparate characters and settings with astonishing precision and power. His taut prose style, innate sense of drama and ability to look at life in an unflinching but always compassionate way are everywhere in evidence in this remarkable collection of stories." --Willard Manus editor/publisher of lively-arts.com; author of Mott The Hoople.
About the author:
A graduate of the Yale school of Drama, Joseph Kierland was founder and director of the Los Angeles Playwright's Group and was Playwright-in-residence at New York's Lincoln Center, Brandeis University and the Los Angeles Actor's Theater. In the past decade, plays developed under Kierland's mentorship in the L.A. Playwright's Group were produced at a rate of more than one per month throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Kierland's original plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and Europe, and his film work includes writing the screenplay for the feature film, O'Hara's Wife, starring a young Jodie Foster. He has published a novel, edited two books of one-act plays, written two films, and has had over forty publications of his short stories in literary reviews and magazines around the country. This is his first collection of short stories.
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