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“Paint It Black: An Evening with Alethea Black on Oct. 23-24

October 19, 2009

Alethea BlackAward-winning writer Alethea Black returns to Story Slam! for a weekend of short stories on Oct. 23-24.

Doors: 7 p.m.; performance 8 p.m. Advance tickets via CarolinaTix: $10; door, $14.

Noted film and theatre actors Patricia Randell, Matthew Arkin and Randell Haynes will be reading Black’s works.

Though Black’s first story was published only two years ago, she has won
first place in literary competitions judged by Joan Silber and Z.Z. Packer.

Her story “That of Which We Cannot Speak” was a
finalist for The 2008 Best American Short Stories collection, edited by Salman Rushdie. She was recently awarded the 2008 Arts & Letters Prize.

Each evening, four of Black’s stories will be read:


“The Thing Itself” (Randell)

“Good In a Crisis” (Patricia)

“The Far Side of the Moon” (Matthew)

“The Summer Before” (Patricia)

“That Of Which We Cannot Speak” (Matthew)

“I Knew You’d Be Lovely” (Patricia)

“The Only Way Out Is Through” (Randell)

“Proof of Love” (Patricia)

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