On Saturday FEBRUARY 16, 8pm Word for Word presents "An Evening with Siobhan Fallon " with a performance of the company's "The Last Stand" and "Gold Star", followed by an onstage conversation and reception with Siobhan Fallon. Siobhan Fallon's debut book You Know When the Men Are Gone will be available for purchase and she will be happy to sign copies.
WORD FOR WORD'S production You Know When the Men Are Gone: two short stories "The Last Stand" and "Gold Star" features stories by Siobhan Fallon from her debut book at Z SPACE, running through February 24. Siobhan Fallon's stunning collection of interconnected stories was described by the LA Times as a "lovely and wrenching first book... gripping... compelling... extraordinary circumstances," You Know When the Men Are Gone, provides an intimate look at life on an American military base through the eyes of the families of American soldiers deployed to Iraq. The author has a first-hand knowledge of the military: Siobhan Fallon is the wife of an active duty U.S Army officer who has served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Siobhan Fallon (author) is the author of You Know When the Men Are Gone, which was listed as a Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Self Magazine, Los Angeles Public Library, Janet Maslin of The New York Times, and won a 2012 Indies Choice Honor Award, the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction, and the 2012 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Fiction. Her collection of stories about the families of Fort Hood, Texas, during an Army brigade's deployment to Iraq, has been called "the explosive sort of literary triumph that appears only every few years" by New York Journal of Books, "a terrific and terrifically illuminating book" by The Washington Post, a "searing collection" by Entertainment Weekly, and "fascinating" by O, The Oprah Magazine. Theatrical productions of her stories include performances by Word for Word in San Francisco and Stories on Stage in Denver. More of Siobhan's work has appeared in Women's Day, Good Housekeeping, Military Spouse Magazine, New Letters, Publishers' Weekly, Huffington Post, and NPR's The Morning Edition. Siobhan has an MFA from the New School in NYC
Word for Word's You Know When the Men Are Gone: two short stories
"The Last Stand" and "Gold Star" by Siobhan Fallon, February 2 - 24
On Saturday FEBRUARY 16, 8 pm "An Evening with Siobhan Fallon"
At: Z SPACE, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco.
Performances; Wednesday-Thursday 7 pm, Friday-Saturday 8 pm, and Sunday 3 pm
Tickets: Wednesday - Thursday $30; Friday - Sunday $40; Feb 16 author night $55, with a $5 student/senior discount & $20 previews. (Previews Jan 31 & Feb. 1). Photo editors: A selection of photographs is at www.zspace.org Tickets: at www.zspace.org.