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Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare to the South on Tales from the South
Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare to the South on Tales from the South

In partnership with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, acclaimed writers Greg Brownderville, Hope Coulter, and Jay Jennings will bring Shakespeare to the South on Tales from the South, with stories centered around finding themselves, others, and even the South in the Bard. Tuesday evening, February 12, 2013. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Live music by Shelley King, winner of two Austin Music Awards and named the Texas State Musician in 2008. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner and drinks are served 5:00pm-6:30pm and the show starts at 7 pm.

Poet Greg Alan Brownderville is the author of a volume of poems entitled Gust. His poems have appeared in the Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Measure, and several other journals and magazines. He has been the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Jane Geske Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Porter Prize. Hope Coulter is a novelist and poet whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals. She received Arkansas’s Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, a Pushcart nomination, a runner-up for Spoon River Poetry Review’s Editors’ Prize, a finalist in the Great American Novel Contest, and a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Jay Jennings is a freelance writer whose journalism, book reviews and humor have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Oxford American, and Travel & Leisure. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Carry the Rock and the editor of Escape Velocity.

Now in its 8th year, Tales from the South is recorded during “Dinner and a Show” at Starving Artist Café. The show airs locally on KUAR Thursdays at 7pm and is syndicated by World Radio Network (WRN), a satellite radio distribution service, available to more than 130 million listeners worldwide via WRN Europe, WRN Asia, and WRN Africa. Shows are also distributed nationwide to multiple American public radio stations via PRX (Public Radio Exchange) and heard on NPR Now Satellite Radio. Podcasts are available on ITunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, the NPR website, the KUAR website, the PRX website, and the Tales from the South website.

Tickets are $7.50 for the show, plus the cost of dinner and drinks. Seating is very limited.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.talesfromthesouth.com

This show will air on KUAR (89.1) in Central Arkansas on Thursday,  March 07, 2013 at 7pm.

Tales from the South is presented by the Argenta Arts Foundation and Temenos Publishing Company, with AY Magazine as the official media sponsor, publishing a story each month in the magazine. Additional support provided by William F. Laman Public Library, the North Little Rock Visitor’s Bureau, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, and The Oxford American Magazine.