9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Griffin Gate
Write Out Loud:
About this event . . .
Write Out Loud returns to the Grossmont College
Literary Arts Festival. Write Out Loud, the brainchild of co-founders Walter Ritter and Veronica Murphy,
is a dynamic and dramatic performance of short fiction and poetry staged by professional actors. Past
"Write Out Loud" events have featured "Against the Odds"; “Leaves and Turns”; "Stories of Love and
Passion"; "Science Squared"; and "Giving Season." Last year's Write Out Loud program celebrated
the godfather of American Gothic, Edgar Allen Poe.
This year's theme, California Gold, will celebrate the verse, fiction, and nonfiction of California's rich
history during the last several centuries, including the Gold Rush. The alchemy for "California Gold" is
achieved in adapting selected short stories and verse into miniature dramas, "treasured stories of our
state great and small." Some of the authors showcased in the
performance include John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, and Robinson
Artistic Director, Co-Founder Veronica Murphy is a twenty year veteran of
the San Diego stage and has acted with local companies including Cygnet
Theatre Company, Lamb’s Players Theatre, North Coast Repertory
Theatre, and Tonic Productions.
Executive Director, Co-Founder Walter Ritter works with Ion Theatre and
Lynx Performance and in the past has performed at Lamb’s Players
Theatre, Sledgehammer, Moonlight Stage, Starlight and many others.
From the official Write Out Loud on the Internet: "Write Out Loud is
committed to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories
aloud for a live audience . . . . Many of us were read to as children – by
mothers, grandfathers, teachers. But as adults, we rarely have the
opportunity to sit back and listen to
a story read to us aloud."