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Carissa Halston in Portraiture| 09.25.2009

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carissa.jpgThe A Girl Named Charlie Lester author brings her one-woman show to Lewis & Clark Community College.




Carissa Halston, whose 2007 debut novel A Girl Named Charlie Lester won an honorable mention at the New York Book Festival, will be appearing at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL on September 25. She will be presenting her one-woman show Portraiture, in which she portrays a number of characters who receive epiphanies about the big questions in life-including love, sex, and death.  

Halston describes the show as follows: "Portraiture asks more questions than it answers—Does word association lead to Tourette's Syndrome? Is bisexuality selfish? Would it be better to face a potentially terminal illness or to off yourself and bypass it altogether?—but offers comfort in the unknown and the soon to be realized."

Carissa Halston's plays have been produced in Boston and New York and she currently lives in Boston, where she is working on her second novel. Her first, A Girl Named Charlie Lester (reviewed in playback last year: received strong reviews:  EDGE (Boston) called it "Reality Bites without the cheesy romantic ending" while Curve Magazine noted that it featured "strong female bonds, witty dialogue and an acute sense of what it's like to be young today" and Kirkus Reviews called it "a lovely piece of female confessional."  You can learn more from her web page

Portraitures by Carissa Halston will be presented in the chapel of Lewis & Clark Community College on Friday, Sept. 25, from 1-2:30 pm. Lewis & Clark Community College is located in Godfrey, IL, about 35 miles north of St. Louis: you can get directions from the college web site  | Sarah Boslaugh

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