One enchanting evening...
|Stephen G. Eoannnou, featured writer/word, revisited reads an excerpt from his book, "Muscle Cars," at the Cayuga Museum Carriage House Theater in Auburn, NY|
Opening his talk with a relaxed, laid back style, Stephen articulated the critical importance of never giving up one’s dream or goal. In subtle testimony, he witnessed and embraced his path as he transitioned from being an embryonic writer through to emerging status and then reaching the established writer plateau. And as he transitioned to reading his story, the passages resembled the game itself…purposeful drama, exhilaration, fan joy, and 7th inning stretches of understanding of consequences. Soft laughter and suppressed raucousness permeated Eoannou’s reading.
Interestingly, Stephen does not plan to rest in a singular place, and is moving forward his literary goals during 2018. Simply stated, Eoannou is coming at you…again…sooner than later….novels this time, each with its own “grain of truth,” a platform he uses to construct his themes and plot.
As the evening’s serenity settled over the Carriage House audience, they exhibited a gracious friendliness, and welcoming spirit, and embraced Stephen’s words as he wrapped his story in wit, charm, and clarity of expression. The Q&A was a genial conversation between audience and reader where Stephen offered back-drops to his story and the process of writing.
|bill berry, Jr. Publisher/aaduna and Stephen G. Eoannou|
After a brief intermission, the open mic segment of the evening jumped off with poignant tales, life scenarios and universal experiences expressed through poetic expressions.
Ron Van Nostrand started things off followed by Karen Faris, Rachael Ikins, Raymond Remu, Heidi Nightengale, Jennifer Maloney, Jeffrey-Paul Horn with closing by Donny Alger.
It was a good night!
|Ron Van Nostrand, Publisher/Olive Trees; Co-sponsor word, revisited|
|Karen Faris, Open Mic|
|Rachael Ikins, Open Mic|
|Raymond Remu, Open Mic|
|Donny Alger, Open Mic|
“word, revisited” is exclusively sponsored by Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Olive Trees, and aaduna every 2nd and 4th Thursday through mid-June in the museum’s Carriage House Theater, Auburn, NY. Open mic sign-up starts at 5:30 PM with the evening starting at 6. A cash bar is available for wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and snacks. Admission is $3/person and all proceeds go to and benefit the museum.