The Word Works is pleased to promote the following programs
and publications by these independent entities.
place at the Iota Bar and Restaurant, 2832 Wilson Blvd.,
Arlington, Virginia (two blocks from the Clarendon Metro)
on the second Sunday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, all readings begin
at 6:00 p.m. with open readings
to follow. Street parking available. Admission
free. For information, call 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275.
For the purpose
of mutual publicity, The Word Works has established an alliance
with the Iota Poetry Series. The Iota Poetry Series is organized
and run by Miles David Moore.
Schedule in 2013
Jan 13: Sean Enright & Michael Fallon
Feb 10: Richard Peabody & Katherine E. Young
Mar 10: Barbara Goldberg & Rose Solari
Apr 14: Christopher Conlon & Lyn Lifshin
May 12: James Arthur & Bernadette Geyer
June 9: Bob Garfield
July 14: Peter Brown & Donna Lewis Cowan
In June 2000,
The Word Works and Encompass New Opera Theatre commissioned
Gertrude Stein Invents
A Jump Early On, a new music opera with words by Karren
LaLonde Alenier and music by William Banfield. Nancy
Rhodes has served as dramaturg. A workshop drawn from Act
I was presented in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in July 2001 with
an audience of 150 people and media coverage. Composer Banfield
completed a working draft of a voice and piano score for
Acts I, II, and III in August 2001. Public previews of the
work-in-process opera took place in 2002 in New York City
at the Manhattan School of Music and the Cultural Project
Theatre. The premiere of Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump
Early On took place June 15-18, 2005. See steinopera.com
for details. Visit
scene4.com for monthly articles by Karren Alenier about
the process of developing a new opera. Also learn more about the process of how this opera was developed at The Steiny Road to Operadom blog.
The Word Works thanks
everyone who has made a contribution to this project.
If you would like to receive information about the opera's
progress, subscribe your e:mail address at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gertrudesteinopera . Your
email address is hidden from public view and will not be
shared with any other organization. You may also write to
Karren@wordworksbooks.org and ask to be
included on the mailing list for periodic updates.