Signature Series: Falcon Takes Flight, a program of Falcon Theatre, presents Rafting Rise - Free Tickets Required

Registration not required

Friday, January 20, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Newport Branch

Description

Falcon Takes Flight, a program of Falcon Theatre, returns to the Signature stage to present Joe Survant’s Rafting Rise.  The dramatic reading will bring to life a world of log rafting and floodplain dwellers in the Central Kentucky basins of the Rough, Green and Ohio Rivers circa 1916-1917.  Raison D’Etre will perform music to help connect the audience to the small events of history, recreated by Survant through the lives of his carefully imagined characters.  The performance will be directed by Falcon’s Clint Ibele.

Joe Survant is the recipient of the State Street Press Poetry Prize, The Arkansas Poetry Award and grants from the NEH, the Asia Foundation, and the KAC.  He is the author of We Will All Be Changed; Anne & Alpheus, 1842-1882; Rafting Rise; The Presence of Snow in the Tropics and, most recently The Land We Dreamed, the last book of his Kentucky trilogy.  Survant grew up downstream from Newport, in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Retired from teaching at Western Kentucky University, he is a past Poet Laureate of Kentucky.  His poems have been published in Malaysia, Singapore, China, and the U.K., and collected in over a dozen anthologies.  

Dr. Survant will be present for a book sale and signing following the presentation.  Joseph-Beth Booksellers will have copies of Rafting Rise and other works by the author available for purchase.

The Library wishes to thank Falcon Takes Flight, a program of Falcon Theatre; Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills; and Comfort Suites Riverfront for their roles in making the event possible.

http://falcontheater.net/

http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx

https://www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/newport/comfort-suites-hotels/ky008

An ASL interpreter will be present to sign at this event.

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, x31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online.

Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the performance. If your tickets are requested after Thursday, January 05, they will be held at WILL CALL at the Newport Branch on the evening of the event.

Age range: Adult

Snacks provided

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Falcon Takes Flight, a program of Falcon Theatre, returns to the Signature stage to present Joe Survant’s Rafting Rise.  The dramatic reading will bring to life a world of log rafting and floodplain dwellers in the Central Kentucky basins of the Rough, Green and Ohio Rivers circa 1916-1917.  Raison D’Etre will perform music to help connect the audience to the small events of history, recreated by Survant through the lives of his carefully imagined characters.  The performance will be directed by Falcon’s Clint Ibele.

Joe Survant is the recipient of the State Street Press Poetry Prize, The Arkansas Poetry Award and grants from the NEH, the Asia Foundation, and the KAC.  He is the author of We Will All Be Changed; Anne & Alpheus, 1842-1882; Rafting Rise; The Presence of Snow in the Tropics and, most recently The Land We Dreamed, the last book of his Kentucky trilogy.  Survant grew up downstream from Newport, in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Retired from teaching at Western Kentucky University, he is a past Poet Laureate of Kentucky.  His poems have been published in Malaysia, Singapore, China, and the U.K., and collected in over a dozen anthologies.  

Dr. Survant will be present for a book sale and signing following the presentation.  Joseph-Beth Booksellers will have copies of Rafting Rise and other works by the author available for purchase.

The Library wishes to thank Falcon Takes Flight, a program of Falcon Theatre; Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills; and Comfort Suites Riverfront for their roles in making the event possible.

http://falcontheater.net/

http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx

https://www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/newport/comfort-suites-hotels/ky008

An ASL interpreter will be present to sign at this event.

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, x31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online.

Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the performance. If your tickets are requested after Thursday, January 05, they will be held at WILL CALL at the Newport Branch on the evening of the event.

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