Laura Littleford and Leonard Lang, a Joint Reading
Run Time: 60-75 minutes. No intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+.
Laura Littleford will read The Great American Disaster, a chapter from her novel-in-progress that is loosely based on her experiences as a 19-year-old Montessori trainee enrolled at a training center in London. The novel's characters frequently resemble the casts of Orange is the New Black mingling with Downtown Abbey.
Leonard Lang will read The Last of Anything, a selection of his poems and is likely to share a few quirky stories about them. His work with the voices of different characters often deal with small turning points, decisive realizations, or actions involving things as simple as a bowl, a drawing, an acorn squash.
Laura Littleford is an award-wining writer with numerous publications in literary journals. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, she also writes and performs one-woman shows. Her show Romeo and Juliet Go To Winnipeg was adapted for publication in Boomer Lit Mag. Currently she is writing Princes Gate, a novel based on her experiences as a 19-year-old student living in London in 1971.
Leonard Lang is co-editor of the online literary quarterly Boomer Lit Mag (boomerlitmag.com). His poetry has appeared in a national, best-of-year poetry anthology, as well as in a wide range of literary magazines including Cimarron Review, Visions-International, The Lost Country, and The Journal. He was the senior editor for Home Words, a book of creative writing by people who were homeless, and for five years his book reviews were broadcast every other week on Minnesota Public Radio.