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Just Discuss: Live Short Story Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
11am-12:30pm Central Time
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
Contact: Kimberly Mulcahy


An invitation from the TTN Chicago Chapter. 

We all love a good book discussion—but we don’t always have time to read the book! Enter: Just Discuss: Short Stories. This program allows you to simply show up on Zoom, listen to a trained actor perform a dramatic reading of a carefully selected short story, then enjoy an in-depth group discussion of the work. This concept was pioneered by Chicago-area writing instructor and book discussion moderator Alice Moody, who will also lead our session. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Here's what participants had to say:
We left the world behind and dove deep into conversation about great literature and the human condition. - Patty A.
Thought-provoking, stimulating, interactive entertainment. - Carole L.
Alice Moody, founder of Platinum Pen Consulting, is a writing coach, workshop leader, and book group facilitator with extensive experience leading literary discussions at independent bookstores, community centers, and private homes and venues. She believes in the power of story to build connections and broaden our understanding of humanity. Originally from St. Louis, Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from the University of Chicago. 
Kate Black-Spence has a BA in Theatre from Ball State University and is an Artistic Associate of Prop Thtr. Some favorite productions of hers include, BoHo Theatre (Three Days of Rain), Cor Theatre (Love and Human Remains, What of the Night?) and Prop Thtr (Neverland). For 10 years Kate was an ensemble member with Stage Left Theatre, (Coward, The Fisherman, Rabbit, among others) and she was their Company Manager for 3 of those years. She has been in several films (Nightlights, Chrysalis, among others) and commercials, most recently an episode of Chicago PD. She is proudly represented by ATG.