Speaking of the Arts

This week two writers explore the lives of two women: one a memoir poetry collection about a mother's Alzheimer's, and the other an original play based on love letters from 100 years ago. Barbara Harris Leonhard's book "Three-Penny Memories A Poetic Memoir" is a love story that explores her relationship with her mother, their mother wounds, entangled journeys, and her mother's Alzheimer's. And in Greenhouse Theatre Project's new, original production in collaboration with the State Historical Society of Missouri, "MO Love: Letters from the Archive", GTP founder, director, actor and playwright, Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri, takes us back in time to the relationship between Missouri adventurer and writer, Olive Gilbreath McLorn, and her long-distance love affair with William Lewis Cazelet, a mysterious widower 20-years her senior who wrote hundreds of love letters to her over two decades between 1915 and the late 1930's. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

What is Speaking of the Arts?

Speaking of the Arts is mid-Missouri's only weekly arts show. The show is hosted by Diana Moxon, who chats with actors, directors, authors, musicians, festival directors, event organizers, arts curators, and artists about the events they are involved in and also about their own works and their influences. Whilst the show focuses mainly on the mid-Missouri arts scene, Diana's guests have included international composers, conductors, authors as well as artists, musicians, and performers from around Missouri.