Join Me For a Reading At TheatresCool

It is my honor to be a special guest of TheatresCool this coming Tuesday night.  I’ve been invited to headline RE: VERSE, an open mic night held every second Tuesday of the month.  I’ll read a selection from my latest novel, Andropia, field questions for a few minutes, and then the stage will open up to those who’d like to share their poetry and writings as well.  Following the participants’ readings, I’ll be back on stage to sign and sell copies of Andropia.

Information

When: Tuesday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  TheatresCool, 403 N. Main Street, Bloomington, IL

Price of Books:  $13

I hope to see you there!

Here’s a link to TheatresCool if you’d like to know more:

http://www.theatrescool.com/

Can’t make it?  You can still get your signed copy of Andropia by following this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KYL4N7D8D4XHG

And if you’d like to know what people are saying about Andropia, check out this wonderful review written by Dr. Jane Thomas:

Andropia, Scott William Foley’s intriguing novel reminiscent of utopian and distopian fiction, presents a number of big questions. What does it mean to be alive? What constitutes humanity? Should we question authority, and if so, why? What is our purpose in life? Does futility mock all endeavors? This slim book rivets attention from the first page, making it nearly impossible to put down until the last word is read. Foley also incorporates many historical and literary references into his story, and though a reader doesn’t need to know these references to enjoy the book, they enrich the writing by evoking concepts that further add to the significance of his science fiction thesis.

“The story consists of two parts, the first, a novel that includes the questions mentioned above and populated with a number of engaging characters. The second part consists of eight stories, seven of which are backstories to the novel. Although the novel and the stories can each stand alone, taken together, they extend the questions and provide a deep dive into the complexity of existence.

“Among the many attractive characters are Isaac and Amelia, the two heroes of the novel. Readers will identify with these characters, eagerly follow their activities, and when the final questions are answered, will realize that everything we know and everything we believe will be turned upside down. Parts of the story I still can’t get out of my thoughts, and the more I think about it, the more questions arise. Andropia is in some ways subversive, in many ways disturbing, and in all ways a thoroughly good read!”

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Respectfully,

Scott William Foley

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All-Ages Open Mic Night Needs Poets and Performers

Dear Educators, Librarians, Writers, and Poets,

Downtown Bloomington’s TheatresCool is excited to present RE: VERSE, a night of poetry reading and performance. All ages are welcome to attend this open mic event, and anyone fourteen or older is encouraged to perform an original poem or dramatic reading. We’d like to make this a monthly event, so please help make the inaugural session a raving success!

RE: VERSE will begin November 10th and occur the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. It’s a free event, but $5 donations are greatly appreciated.

Know a poet who would love to take part? Forward this email on to him or her! Do you have a space where poets and performers frequent? Print off the attached poster and put it up! We are thankful for any help you can provide in facilitating the love of art. This rare venue is such a great opportunity for our artists, let’s not squander it!

Here’s a link to the location and its address:

http://www.theatrescool.com/
403 N. Main Street
Bloomington, IL

Questions? Feel free to get in touch and I’ll answer them.

Sincerely,
Scott William Foley