Red Hen Press at The Broad Stage

Don’t miss the series of performances at The Broad Stage – The Edye, hosted by Red Hen Press! Witness music and poetry come together to create one seamless and breathtaking afternoon in Santa Monica. Come to enjoy the readings of multiple Red Hen poets, a California Poet Laureate and numerous highly-accomplished musicians premiering inspired pieces for the first time in Los Angeles.

1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cost $35

February 10th, 2019 at 2:00 PM – The Fool in the World

Composer Sophia Serghi, and Vanity Fair contributor Nancy Schoenberger combine to present a multi-art performance piece comprising original music, poetry, and art work, inspired by the imagery of the 22 cards of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. This piece is presented in conversation with the narrative poetry of Judy Grahn, and Brynn Saito.

About the writers

Nancy Schoenberger, Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at William & Mary, is the author of three books of award-winning poetry (most recently, Long Like a River, winner of the NYU Press Poetry Prize); a biography of the Anglo-Irish writer Caroline Blackwood (Dangerous Muse, The Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood, Nan A. Talese Press/Doubleday, 2001); and the co-author of several works of biography and popular culture, including the recent Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a New York Times and LA Times bestseller.

Judy Grahn is a poet, writer, and social theorist. She currently serves as Research Faculty for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She is former director of Women’s Spirituality MA and Creative Inquiry MFA programs at New College of California. Her books include love belongs to those who do the feeling (Red Hen Press, 2008), Blood, Bread, and Roses (Beacon Press, 1994), Edward the Dyke and Other Poems (The Women’s Press Collective, 1971), and Hanging On Our Own Bones (forthcoming from Red Hen Press, 2017).

Brynn Saito is the author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon (2016) and The Palace of Contemplating Departure (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press and finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She also co-authored, with Traci Brimhall, Bright Power, Dark Peace, a chapbook of poetry from Diode Editions. Brynn was born and raised in Fresno, California to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. Currently, Brynn lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is the Director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and an adjunct faculty member in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco and the BA program at CIIS.

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About the performers

Sophia Serghi is a composer and pianist with recent performances of solo collections of her works Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in DC, Merkin Hall in NYC, the Hellenic Center and Cadogan Hall in London, the Athens Concert Hall in Greece, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam to name a few. Dr. Sophia Serghi is a Professor of Music at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA. She is the Founder and Director of MAX: Multi-Arts Crossings LLC in Cyprus. Prof. Serghi held a position as Visiting Professor at Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands and Cambridge University, UK. She wrote original music inspired by the Theories of Physicist and Prof. Stephen Hawking based on personal time spent with him. In 2015 Sophia founded Aplaud Music Group inc., a Music Tech startup that matches highly skilled and vetted musicians with people wishing to hire them, either to create recordings or to perform live!

April 21st, 2019 at 2:00 PM – The Figure of Orpheus in Poetry and Performance

Details to come.

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