Award-winning author Marcia Cebulska will speak with readers at Red Fern Booksellers in Downtown Salina on November 4th at 4 pm.
Cebulska grew up in Chicago and has spent most of her career writing for the stage and screen. Her critically acclaimed plays have been produced at thousands of venues worldwide and her screenwriting aired on PBS. She has received the Jane Chambers International Award, the Dorothy Silver Award, and several Master Artist Fellowships. Her play Now Let Me Fly, commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision, was directed by Academy-Award winner Kevin Willmott.
The author will touch on all three of her recent books but will spotlight her memoir, Lovers, Dreamers, & Thieves, which centers on her early years growing up in her parents’ Polish bakery in Chicago. New York Times bestselling author Harriet Lerner says of this volume: “Cebulska is a brilliant, big-hearted, and luminous storyteller who can capture a world in a short vignette. I was entirely captivated by these intimate and moving family portraits that have shaped the author’s life and works. Internationally known historian Dominic Pacyga writes that the memoir is “important” and a “must read.”
Watching Men Dance, Cebulska’s popular novel is about a woman with wanderlust who marries a Kansas rancher. It is the story of a marriage: simple and complex, lonely, and overcrowded, exasperating and fulfilling.
Skywriting: A journaling guide to help you soar, focuses on the value of writing. “To write is to be aware of being alive, to find the magical in the ordinary,” says Cebulska. “Writing can help tame our past, focus our present, and give us a hand in creating a path for our future.” Harriet Lerner says of this volume: “More joy, creativity, and healing than you can begin to imagine.”
Cebulska will include brief readings from her work followed by Questions and Answers moderated by Harley Hamilton, owner of Red Fern Booksellers. The author will be available to sign copies of her books. The public is invited to this free event.