Church Hill Theater to Host First Book Talk | New
CHURCH HILL – Church Hill Theater invites you to its first Book Talk with Janet Freedman, author of “Divine Intervention – A Memoir”.
According to a press release, there will be two chances to attend via Zoom. The premiere is at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 26 and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 27. Each of the sessions will be live with the opportunity to ask questions.
Freedman tells the story of coming of age in a conservative religious family in Baltimore in the early 1960s. Wanting a different path than expected of her to “get a secretarial job, find a husband, have children” , she went to art school and began to explore the new freedoms that the changing culture had to offer.
Living in an apartment in downtown Baltimore, she met new friends who nurtured her confidence and had a profound influence on her life. Two of those friends were a young John Waters and a man named Glenn Milstead – a man who would later become famous as Divine.
Freedman’s book is a compelling tale of old Baltimore, the changing world of the 1960s, and a glimpse into the beginnings of two artists who dared to forge new paths in theater and film, the release states.
Her goal wasn’t to tell Divine’s story, but to let people see the kind and generous person behind the makeup.
Freedman enthusiastically agreed to participate in a book conference by Zoom to tell his stories, read a few favorite selections, and answer questions.
The talk will be moderated by Kathy Jones, Church Hill Theater Board Member.
For more information on Freedman, his books and his art, visit studioprose.com
The Church Hill Theater looks forward to seeing people in our newly renovated space very soon. However, the theater’s solutions to the challenges of the pandemic have made it clear that there is also an audience for online presentations and that they plan to continue providing that, the statement said.
By purchasing a ticket, you will help purchase the necessary sound equipment to continue delivering unique and creative online programs to theater patrons.
The purchase of the book is not compulsory, but recommended, depending on the version. It is available on Amazon.com in pocket size ($ 11.99), for Kindle ($ 6.99) and is free for Kindle Unlimited members.