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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Introducing... Blood on the Page

Monday, March 6th at SPC: the room was filled with the words of survivors, and those that reveal their true life physical and emotional pain in the form of literary artistic expression. Blood on the Page is a cathartic and very surprising uplifting collaboration of writing, by people who have gone through difficulties that most of us will be lucky not to ever experience. This anthology called Blood on the Page, Collected Writings of Sutterwriters, will be available Saturday, March 11th, 5:30 p.m. at the Sutter Cancer Center - Buhler Building - 2800 L. Street, 1st floor (free parking.) Join us for the experience, and learn about how these writers have enabled themselves, by literary expression, to share and deal with some of their life's intimate difficulties.

The reading on March 6th was the first collaborative reading and warm-up for the powerful words that have been printed and now will voice thoughts on the anguish and the ability to continue to deal or overcome illness. The project was chaired by Ellen Yamshon and edited by Chip Spann and Jan Haag, foreward by Naomi Shihab Nye, photographs by Bill Archbold. To hear them read again and to purchase Blood on the Page, mark your calendar for March 11th for the release date and celebration of this inspiring collaborative.

1 comment:

Tim Kahl said...

Thanks for this post. I'll have to see if I can make it. I heard a little bit of it today on Insight on Capital Public Radio. Others can hear the rest at this location