Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket, lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author. Dessert will be available for sale.
Evening Schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine or dessert
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by acclaimed author
8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing
ETHAN CHATAGNIER BIO:
Ethan Chatagnier is the author of WARNINGS FROM THE FUTURE, a story collection forthcoming from Acre Books in September 2018. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals including the Kenyon Review Online, Georgia Review, New England Review, Five Points, Michigan Quarterly Review, Barrelhouse, Witness, Cincinnati Review, and Ascent. His story "Miracle Fruit" won a 2018 Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in the Pushcart Prize XLII, and "419" was named a notable story in the 2011 Million Writers Award. He is a graduate of Fresno State, where he won the Larry Levis Prize in Poetry, and of Emerson College, where he earned an MA in Publishing and Writing. He lives in Fresno, California with his family.
THE GILLY GIRLS BIO:
The Gilly Girls Band consists of four sisters – two sets of twins, Savannah and Morgan, age 15 and Hailey and Jillian age 10. They enjoy playing bluegrass, southern gospel and old-time string band music. Savannah sings and plays mandolin and fiddle. Morgan sings, yodels, and also plays mandolin and bass. Hailey sings, plays mandolin and guitar. Jillian sings and plays mandolin and banjo. They are quickly developing a unique style all their own. They all play the piano and have been taking stringed instrument instruction for about 4 years. They live on a ranch in the Californian Sierra Nevada foothills and enjoy the daily simplicity and pleasures that country life affords. This adds to their charm and the authenticity of their repertoire They offer a fresh modern take on vintage favorites and western classics.