An Evening of Raymond Carver Stories: With special guest Tess Gallagher

An Evening of Raymond Carver Stories

With special guest Tess Gallagher

In collaboration with the Northwest Actors Lab, directed by Dinah Manoff, Field’s End brings six Raymond Carver stories to life at the Bainbridge Performing Arts.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 – Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

One night only! Limited General Seating.

This special event is a benefit for Field’s End and the Young Writer’s Programs.

Tickets on sale now! 

General Seating tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the BPA’s box office at 200 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 or at

Dessert, coffee and a no-host bar will be offered during Intermission.

Called "America's Chekhov," Raymond Carver is considered a major writer of the late 20th century and a key force in the revitalization of the American short story.  His death at age 50 cut short his life and denied the world more from a man whose work continues to draw new readers into his intense, well-crafted world.

Photo used by permission of Marion Ettlinger.

About Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Dear Ghosts, and Moon Crossing Bridge. In 2008 Blackstaff Press (Belstaff) and Eastern Washington Press published Barnacle Soup: Stories from the West of Ireland, a collabration with the Irish storyteller Josie Gray. Distant Rain, a conversation with the highly respected Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi, of Kyoto, is both an art book and a cross-cultural moment.

Gallagher spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carver's Beginners in Library of America's complete collection of his stories.

She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in County Sligo in the west of Ireland and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.

Explore her Graywolf Press Author Page by Clicking Here.

"Tess Gallagher’s is perhaps the most deeply moving and spiritual and intensely intelligent poetry being written in America today."—William Heyen

"It is impossible to read Tess Gallagher's poems without being drawn into their mesmerizing rhythms and convinced of the rightness of her intense yet unforced images."—Joyce Carol Oates

(Tess Gallagher is) a renowned poet and prose writer "who savors the elegance of simplicity and whose stories resonate and linger."—The New York Times Book Review  

Photo credit: Brian Farrell