Reading of Sarah Pleydell's Novel "Cologne"

October 24, 2012

Sarah Pleydell, a long-time lecturer for the department as well as a writer and actor, has recently published Cologne, her debut novel about a 1960s London family on the cusp of great social change as they struggle with their memories and experiences of World War II.

Politics and Prose will host a reading on Saturday, October 27 at 1pm (at the 5015 Connecticut Avenue location).

A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, Sarah Pleydell is an award-winning writer, performer and playwright who teaches English and writing at the University of Maryland. For the past twenty years, she has been a master teaching artist and arts integration specialist, working with institutions that include The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Luce Institute. In 2000, she won the American Association for Theatre Educators’ award for best book of the year with co-author Victoria Brown. Most recently she wrote the script and played the role of Isadora in “Revolutionary: the life and times of Isadora Duncan,” with Word Dance Theatre. Based on her childhood in London, Cologne (December 2012, Fuze Publishing) has been twenty years in the making. It has benefited from fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and input from many generous and gifted writers.