Date(s) - 09/23/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Writers & Books
Local author, Elizabeth Osta will perform “Stories and Songs to Rock Your Soul” at the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00 at Writers & Books – 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Advance-sale tickets are encouraged and can be purchased for $10 at rochesterfringe.com, where more information is also available. Remaining tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before curtain.
Join Jeremiah’s Hunger author Elizabeth Osta as she shares stories from her newly released memoir, Saving Faith, a memoir of Courage, Conviction and a Calling, (Cosmographia, 2017). Telling tales out of school, Elizabeth will ‘Rock Your Soul,’ with stories from Syracuse and Rochester of her times as parochial school student, teacher and principal; stories of terror, inspiration and always laughter. Vocalist Kitty Forbush and Harpist Mary Monroe will accompany with music to ‘Rock Your Soul’. Maureen McGuire, WROC TV News Anchor, will introduce and Emcee the show. Books will be available for $14.95. Saving Faith is also available on Amazon.com for $8.00.
Saving Faith, A Memoir of Courage, Conviction and a Calling, reveals Elizabeth Osta’s years as a nun, teacher, and activist with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester, New York in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Osta takes the reader through her personal response to the changing American landscape after JFK, the 1964 Rochester race riots and the rise of the second wave of feminism. Saving Faith invites the reader on an honest look back at a lived experiment in activism, spirituality, Catholicism and the true meaning of vows, as well as the dreams and sometimes harsh realities of following a calling.
More about Fringe: Since its debut in 2012, the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 68,000 attendees in 2016. This 10-day, multi-arts festival now boasts over 500 performances and events – more than a quarter of which are free – in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. The Fringe celebrates and inspires creativity, and is partially curated by the non-profit festival and partially by festival venues. It includes everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance, to children’s entertainment, spoken word, visual arts, film and much more. Please visit rochesterfringe.com for a complete schedule, tickets and more information.
Elizabeth is happy to be available for interviews and will arrange and accommodate all requests for rehearsal or preview opportunities.