Sundays@4 is Baton Rouge Gallery’s most diverse program, offering more than a dozen performances/readings from top-notch local authors, musicians, dance troupes, poets and more. Always free, always open to the public and always starting at 4pm, these intimate engagements give you an up close look at what local writers and performers are working on. Here’s what’s coming up next at Sundays@4:
May 19: Author Carolyn Ricapito Reads from Debut Novel, 'Woman from Turnback County'
On Sunday, May 19, Baton Rouge Gallery’s (“BRG”) welcomes author Carolyn Ricapito to its popular Sundays@4 series for a reading from her debut novel, “Woman from Turnback County,” a story loosely based on her great-grandmother.
All Sundays@4 presentations are free and open to the public at the gallery, located inside BREC’s historic City Park.
Ricapito’s “Woman from Turnback County” tells the story of twelve-year-old Dovie, a pampered Welsh girl who – along with her older sister - escapes mistreatment at the hands of her stepmother in favor of Civil War-era New York City where she encounters society beauties, street urchins and draft rioters. Despite her pride, she works as a servant in the house of a rich merchant. Eventually she travels west in search of a home and a family and finds the love of a Cheyenne Indian only to become a widow by the age of 15. After his death, she marries a soldier in the Union Army who she raises a large family with in Turnback County, Missouri. Her husband eventually betrays Dovie in the arms of another woman and loses their property. Dovie then makes a home for herself and her many children in Indian Territory and becomes a tough, old woman who is the matriarch of a large and important family with a tender heart for a hard-luck story.
A resident of Baton Rouge, Carolyn Ricapito grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where her family has lived since the 1890s. She has always enjoyed family stories that incorporated the early days of Oklahoma (the Land Runs, Sooners and the oil boom – each of which appear in “Woman from Turnback County”).
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For more information on Baton Rouge Gallery’s Sundays@4 series or this presentation specifically, call 225-383-1470 or visit batonrougegallery.org.
Upcoming Sundays@4 Events currently scheduled for 2013:
October 13: Author Tim Parrish
October 20: The Cangelosi Dance Project
Check back for additional Sundays@4 events to be announced soon.
For more information on this series, contact Baton Rouge Gallery at 225.383.1470.