Living Literature presents Elizabeth Rush’s ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’

Monday, December 6th 2021, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room


Reading Across RI 2020 chose ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,’ by Elizabeth Rush, for it’s statewide read and Living Literature again created a presentation to supplement the reading experience for this signature program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book. Two performers, Tanya Anderson and Brian Platt, will recreate the voices and events of this non fiction book in a 45-minute readers theatre experience.

Elizabeth Rush, currently teaching at Brown, is a journalist and author who was named a Pulitzer Finalist for her book, ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,’ which documents the people, communities and ecosystems impacted by sea level rise. Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love.

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