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
MARY ANDERSON BOHIGIAN BIO:
Megan Anderson Bohigian was born in New York City and grew up in San Francisco. She came of age, and lives today, in the agricultural heartland of Fresno, California, which has grown, among other things, a rich crop of writers. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno. She has taught creative writing and English at all levels, teaches workshops in poetry and memoir, and participates actively in the poetry community. Her work has been published in numerous print and electronic journals. Sightlines is her first poetry collection.
BARY SHULTZ BIO:
Barry Shultz is a master practitioner of traditional American music. He plays fiddle, banjo, guitar and harmonica, and he sings. Much of his large repertoire he has learned from original sources. His playing career spans more than four decades and includes being a regular staff participant at Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, Lark in the Morning in Mendocino and Sweet’s Mill in the Central Sierra. He has lived and played throughout the American West and Northwest and now calls his birthplace Fresno, his home.