Friday, April 5, 2013, 7-8PM
A Reading Featuring Sisters
Sisters Consignment Couture
117 W. Napa St., Suite B
Sonoma, CA 95476
Enjoy the ambiance and the best storytelling about the subject of sisters at Sisters Consignment Couture in Sonoma on Friday, April 5, starting at 7 p.m. I’ll be reading along with other featured writers Amitra Skye Blaine, Joelle Burnette, David C.Rosas and Laura McHale Holland.
Are you as passionate about your sister (or sisters) as I am? All that I know about sisters I learned from my own younger sister, Mary Pat Brennan. Her spirit pervades the selections I’ll read from Dreamers, A Coming of Age Love Story of the ’60s, my latest novel.
How delightful that I’ll be reading at SISTERS, a venue born out of a love for the owner’s own sisters as well as a strong belief in the sisterly bond that women form in their relationships, whether biologically related or not.
Here’s a scene from Dreamers featuring the main character, Annie, and her younger sister, Melinda.
“You should see Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Annie and Melinda were sitting side by side on the top step of the landing talking, a habit the sisters had, though neither of them could tell why.
“Why?” asked Melinda with a sideways glance.
Her sister looked cute, Annie thought.
Melinda was wearing blue corduroy bell-bottoms and a pink angora turtleneck with go-go boots with tassels. Her long dark brown hair shone like the buckeyes Annie used to pick up off the sidewalk walking home from school.
“I want to see the play again,” Annie said. “I’ll go with you. C’mon.”
Melinda looked bemused. She had just broken off with Gary for the third time that week. It was all over, she assured Annie.
“You’ll really like it.” Annie coaxed her.
“Oh, I don’t know. I don’t want to spend the money.” Melinda was babysitting for two families, saving money for a graduation trip to the shore.
“I met an actor there.”
“Yeah. We had coffee at Howard Johnson’s after the show,” Annie confided.
“Cool. Can he get us free tickets?”
“I don’t know.”
“What’s he like?” asked Melinda.
“He’s handsome and really smart. He’s older and he’s black,” answered Annie.
“Wow!” said Melinda. “That’s cool.”
Annie’s eyes sparkled at her sister’s positive response. “I can never tell Mother or Dad,” she said.
“No,” Melinda agreed.
“But at least I can talk to you. “
Open Mic after the reading!
Have you written about sisters? Perhaps a sibling or a woman friend so close she has become your sister. Then take a chance and read from your work at the Open Mic following the reading. Your work can be memoir, essay, fiction, poetry, or song. Readings can be glowing or growling, delightful or dark, humorous or horrific—as long as they fit the theme.
SISTERS was VOTED BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE 2011-2012
by readers of the local Bohemian newspaper.
Who knows? You might find that something special for your sister there.
Another Bohemian winner.
Dark-chocolate truffles and other indulgences at Infusions Teahouse