800 Aurora Street
Houston, TX 77009
6:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
In Association with 14 Pews, Elizabeth A. M. Keel presents an Elizabeth A. M. Keel Reading Sunday Nov 17, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.As Elizabeth's fabulous year of residency at 14 Pews comes to a close, she's throwing a big, fat, thank-you party to celebrate a year of good writing, good theatre, and good friends! This is also the book launch for Life After Myth, her second novel.Please join us for Greek hors d'oeuvres and deserts, live music, literature, and dancing under a full moon!6:30 The party starts! Rock out with Houston's own Greg Cote. He is a singer/songwriter, and acoustic multi-instrumentalist. Hear his work at (http://www.gregcotemusic.bandcamp.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/gregcotemusic )7:30 Elizabeth will perform a reading from Life After Myth.8:00 Return to the courtyard for more dancing and fun! Rom Ryan and Moodafaruka will play their famous world groove music. You can explore their fusion sound at http://www.moodafaruka.com/ABOUT THE BOOK:Medea was a witch who murdered her sons. She can admit that was a low point. But they were never supposed to stay dead.Now, in Life After Myth, she is determined to salvage their lives – and her own. Happy endings do not come easily to those the gods have frowned upon, but Medea is no longer the lovestruck girl she once was. Aided in modern day by the musician Orpheus, the ghosts of her boys, her pet dragons, and an unlikely hero, Medea defies epic odds in her quest to rewrite tragedy.As her tale unfolds against a lavish backdrop of Greek mythology, she discovers that with magic there is always a way... and a price.Copies of both Ms. Keel's novels will be available for sale ($10), as well as CD's & 14 Pews Memberships.Elizabeth A. M. Keel is a native Houstonian playwright, actor, director and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Fresh Produce’d (NY), Big Head Productions, Mildred's Umbrella, the Nova Arts Project, Scriptwriters/Houston, Bootown, and the University of Houston. She has studied playwriting with Edward Albee, Mark Bly, Mark Medoff, Lanford Wilson, and Stuart Ostrow, and fiction writing at the University of Houston and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio.Her first novel, Running Into Trouble, was published in 2010.Elizabeth also teaches playwriting and other workshops for the Alley Theatre, and creative writing to younger students via Writers in the Schools. The Houston Press named her as one of the 100 Creatives of 2012. And in 2013, she was chosen as the Artist-in-Residence for 14 Pews in the Heights.