Writers LIVE! – Sujata Massey at the Roland Park Branch
On Saturday, May 12, Roland Park resident and award-winning writer Sujata Massey wowed a packed room at the Roland Park Branch. Forty people delighted in her presentation about her most recent book, The Widows of Malabar Hill, the first in a new series set in 1920s India. Sujata showed slides of research trips to India for her new Perveen Mistry series as well as some tantalizing tidbits for book two, due out next year.
The program got rave reviews with one attendee saying, “Great program! Sujata is a fascinating, captivating speaker and author. I loved the Rei Shimura series and I look forward to reading her new series.” Another mentioned, “Sujata is completely charming. I loved her book and am inspired to read more by her.”
Tasty treats were provided by local Indian restaurant Namaste Baltimore. Sujata even brought her homemade traditional Parsi biscuits for everyone.
Recently, an actor came into the Central Library and told staff she never missed a chance to check out the Pamphlet Play Collection. The acting editions of plays are located in the Humanities Department. Most plays in the collection are arranged alphabetically by author.
The Collection contains:
Plays to perform
Copies of a play to read for class
Using the Pamphlet Play Index, it’s possible to find a short play in a collection, a comedy about a certain topic or a drama for a certain number or actors or actresses. You can also find plays by genre, such as mysteries or farces. There are also separate sections for collections such as Auditions and Monologues, Christmas Plays. Also, an advanced search can be created for the specific kind of play sought. For example, by combining search features it is possible to find a monologue by Edward Albee, a dramatic adaptation of Animal Farm, a comedy for 3 men and 6 women, or a melodrama for a high school group.
So, head to Humanities at the Central Library to check out Pamphlet Plays.