Spotlight on All-Star Storytellers:
Larry Ivkovich

December 19th, 2014

Larry IkovichIt’s almost here. Not Christmas. Not New Year’s Eve. I’m talking All-Start Storytelling, the event that will feature this year’s top storytellers from Story Night @ Riley’s Pour House.

With fewer than two weeks to go to the event, I’d like to begin highlighting some of the storytellers who will be appearing at our year-end competition.

First up is Story Night regular Larry Ivkovich, who made his first Riley’s appearance at the Writers on Writing session back in May. He then returned in July for Midsummer Night Stories and . . . [More at The 21st-Century Scop].

Vortex: Book Three of the Veins Cycle

November 4th, 2014

Vortex Cover

I’m thrilled to report that Vortex: Book Three of the Veins Cycle is now available.

Illustrated by Rhonda Libbey and produced by Fantasist Enterprises — the press known for illustrated fantasy books such as Blood and Devotion, Modern Magic, The Stories in Between, and others — Vortex goes on sale today across all major retail platforms.

So whether you have been following the books from the beginning or just hearing about the Veins Cycle for the first time, I hope you’ll consider climbing aboard for the final stretch of this wild and crazy ride.

Need more incentive?

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Halloween Special:
Dracula in the Theatre

October 30th, 2014

horror-of-dracula-2What happens when Dracula has too much to drink? The answer to that question and more was revealed at this month’s Storytelling Night at Riley’s Pour House.

Held on the last Tuesday of each month, Storytelling Night features stories told on a variety of themes. This month, in honor of Halloween, the theme was “Masks.”

Our special guests were members of the Throughline Theatre Company, who are currently staging The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at The Gray Box Theatre in Lawrenceville. The play has been getting rave reviews, with one of them coming from the Pittsburgh City Paper, where . . .

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Storytelling @ Riley’s Presents: Masks

October 25th, 2014

masksThis month at Riley’s we’ll be telling stories about masks. Think Halloween, theatre, deception, and the roles people play in everyday life. The theme is open to a variety of interpretations, and we’re looking forward to hearing yours.

If your interested in sharing a story, you can let us know by posting to our event page or signing up at Riley’s on the night of the event, October 28. We’re interested in told stories. . . .

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