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after-words books Book Sale Reminder and Book Event Info
by Bdvorkin


Saturday February 19th  and Sunday February 20th   Noon - 6 pm
23 e. illinois street chicago, il  60611
Get a bag FULL of  books for only $5!
Bags available for $1  
after-words book sale to benefit  charity is here!  
The  sale will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We’ll be
setting up some tables in  the basement for you to  fill your bags with. For $5
you can fill your own bag or purchase  one from us for $1, but all proceeds go
to the Greater  Chicago Food Depository.  
The  Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a
not-for-profit  distribution and training center for hungry people while striving to
end hunger  in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and
purchased food  through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and
shelters to almost a  half-million adults and children every year.  
Supplies  are limited.  There are no  guarantees on what will be left when
you get here.
Come check it out and get your bag  full of  books!!
Book  Event!
A  presentation, signing, and reception for Performing New Lives: Prison
Theatre  (Jessica Kingsley  Publishers, Paperback, $37.95) will be  held
2-24-11 at  after-words.
Jonathan Shailor,  Curt Tofteland and Meade Palidofsky will be at
after-words books on Thursday, February 24th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. signing copies of
their book Performing New Lives.  There will be a wine reception following  
the presentation.
Performing New  Lives draws  together some of the most original and
innovative programs in contemporary  prison theatre. Leading prison theatre
directors and practitioners discuss the  prison theatre experience first-hand, and
offer valuable insights into its role,  function, and implementation. A wide
range of prison theatre initiatives are  discussed, from long-running,
high-profile programs such as Curt Tofteland's Shakespeare Behind Bars in
LaGrange, Kentucky, to  fledgling efforts like Jodi Jinks' Arts  Aloud project in
Austin,  Texas.  Here in Chicago we have Meade Palidofsky’s Storycatchers
This book is essential reading for  drama therapists, theatre artists, and
prison educators, as well as academics.  Excerpts of interviews with
inmates, and a conversation between practitioners in  the final chapter, reveal the
impact that prison theatre programs have on the  performers themselves, as
well as audience members, and the wider  community.
Three  national leaders in prison theatre will read from their new book,
and will  discuss how their theatre programs function behind prison walls as
vehicles for  prisoners' reintegration into society.
Jonathan  Shailor (editor and  author) has been teaching and facilitating
The Theatre of  Empowerment in Wisconsin prisons  for over 15 years.  
Jonathan's work has been celebrated in The New York  Times and on Wisconsin Public
Curt  Tofteland (author) is a  professional producer/director/actor and
award-winning playwright, and the  Founder and Producing Artistic Director of
the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars  (SBB) program (now in
its 16th year). SBB has been featured in an  award-winning documentary which
premiered at the Sundance  Festival: Shakespeare Behind Bars.  
Meade  Palidofsky (author) is an  award-winning playwright, lyricist,
director, youth development specialist.  Meade is the Founding Director of
Storycatchers Theatre  (formerly Music Theatre Workshop) now in its 27th year.  It
is dedicated to the healing and  development of youth in juvenile detention
centers and prisons in the Chicago area.  Storycatchers has been featured
in the Emmy award-winning  documentary, Girls on the Wall.
after-words books is located at  23 East Illinois  Street in Chicago, IL.  
For more information, please  contact: Beverly Dvorkin, after-words books  

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