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  • Date: October 9
  • Time: 7:30pm - 7:30pm PT

New Voices: Performance Class Reading No. 2


Participants in Elizabeth Austen’s class, “Performance: Making the Transition from Page to Stage” will perform poems and excerpts from stories and essays.

Tonight will bring poetry and prose by Dianne Aprile, Kendra Rose, Dianne Grob and Lea Galanter.

Dianne Aprile is a writer of essays, poems and four nonfiction books — most recently, The Eye is Not Enough, with printmaker M. L. Hess. Before settling in Seattle, Dianne and her husband co-owned a jazz club in Louisville, Ky., where she produced a monthly music-and-reading series. Her work was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and is included in the latest NPR “This I Believe” anthology. A former journalist, she shared a team Pulitzer Prize at The Louisville Courier-Journal, and her weekly column earned the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ top award. She teaches creative nonfiction at Spalding University’s MFA in Writing Program and at Hugo House. She is at work on a memoir, a portion of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Dianne Grob is a psychotherapist, beginning painter, and lover of beauty.  She grew up in Ohio amidst amber fields of grain, ripening corn, sycamore trees and the green scent of the Sandusky River.  The imprint of this natural beauty remains a theme in her writing.  Her essays have appeared in Earthlight Magazine, SPA Magazine, the Ohio Outdoor Beacon and The Christian Science Monitor.  Her first book, What the Heart Wants, was self-published in 2006 and draws from her work in wildlife rehabilitation.  Dianne lives near Lake Washington with her husband, Richard, and their Portuguese water dog, Sofie.

Kendra Rose is a public high school teacher, former journalist, country clogger, and a lover of anything adventurous. She moved to Seattle in 2006 from Colorado and moved into the Capitol Hill neighborhood this past spring. Kendra enjoys exploring the city on foot and bike while attaching meaning to interactions and the constant changes. She has taken several classes at Hugo House and is looking forward to her first publication.

Lea Galanter is a Seattle-area editor and writer. She started life as a musician, historian, and journalist, and somehow found her way to theater and playwriting, She was a member of various theater troupes and her one-act plays have been presented in Seattle and Kansas City. In the past year, she discovered poetry, and is now immersed in learning a new creative medium. She was born and bred in New York, but has lived all over the United States as well as in the UK, where she earned her Master’s in Early Celtic Studies from the University of Cardiff in Wales. By day she works as a technical editor for a software company and edits fiction in her spare time.