BRONXVILLE, NY On Sunday, October 16, 2016, The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College will welcome the live reading series “650” to its campus for a staged event at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 935 Kimball Avenue. Featuring a dozen accomplished writers reading five-minute essays on the theme “Love and Marriage,” the show will begin at 2:00 PM and conclude at 4:00 PM with a wine and cheese reception hosted by the Writing Institute.
The broad themes selected for 650 events allow for a wide range of expression. “The breadth and quality of the work we receive is remarkable,” says founder and editor Edward McCann. “For example, our ‘First Time’ call for submissions prompted terrific writing about a child’s first haircut, a divorcee’s first Match.com date, and a student nurse attending her first autopsy. It doesn’t matter whether the pieces come from first-timers or bestsellers—or from graduate students or grandmothers. In a publishing environment that offers a shrinking number of opportunities to showcase new work, we’ve created a solid platform we’re really proud of. We simply feature good writing at a well-produced event.”
“We’ve supported 650 since its inception,” says Patricia Dunn, Director of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, “and many of our faculty and students have participated as both readers and audience members. It’s a carefully curated program of short, high-quality pieces read aloud by the writers, and it’s always a dynamic experience. The pace and energy of these events leave audiences wanting more, and it’s also a fabulous place for writers and lovers of the written word to meet. The Writing Institute is proud to be a 650 presenting partner, and we’re excited to host this special event on our campus.”
Several of the writers featured in the reading are associated with The Writing Institute, and the complete show roster can be viewed at Read650.com. Seating for “Love and Marriage” is limited, but tickets can still be purchased for $12 through the EVENTS tab of the Read650.com website. The event will also be live-streamed at Facebook.com/read650 beginning at 2:00 PM EST.
ABOUT 650 • 650 showcases writers and celebrates the spoken word with live, professionally produced events developed around a single theme. Readings are recorded for podcast, for broadcast, and for a growing digital archive of writers reading their work aloud. For information on submitting work or attending events, visit www.Read650.com or call 914 799-1997.
ABOUT The Writing Institute • The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College offers Continuing Education classes and workshops for writers of all ages. Classes are held on the Bronxville campus and online—days, evenings, and weekends. Visit www.SarahLawrence.edu/writing-institute or call 914 395-2205. 650 is a trademark of Kollath-McCann Creative Services Inc.