Women’s Words Café

Women’s Words Café 2017-04-20T14:29:39+00:00

Four authors read from their current works.
Elizabeth Primamore • Elaine Sexton • Karen Ludwig • Roma Baran

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane, Orient
$10 entry at the door • no reservations

Cash, check or credit card gladly accepted.

Liz Primamore reads from her one act monologue play Just Fine and a short essay Passing Through Providence.
Karen Ludwig will be reading from her solo show WHERE WAS I?
Elaine Sexton will read work from her new book  Prospect/Refuge.
Roma Baran will be reading from her book Actual (in progress), a systematic reconstruction of her family’s past, as well as her own identity, and the emotional consequences of uncovering large scale family secrets.


ROMA BARAN, producer, engineer, musician, attorney, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in New York City and Southold. As an attorney, Roma represents indigent clients in criminal and family court. She has produced many albums, in the US, Canada and Europe. For 12 years, she produced most of Laurie Anderson’s recorded work, from “O Superman” which shot to the top of the British pop charts, to Grammy-nominated “Strange Angels,” and, most recently “Homeland” with Lou Reed. She has produced two Grammy-nominated albums for artist Rosalie Sorrels, and 2006 Best Canadian Folk Album by artist Penny Lang. She has also worked on a number of film soundtracks as composer, sound designer, and music producer, from Lizzie Borden’s “Working Girls” to “Jonathan Demme’s “Swimming to Cambodia.” She and Orient resident Margie Smilow were nominated for an Academy Award for co-producing the documentary “Bernard Herrmann: Music for the Movies.”

KAREN LUDWIG performs, directs and teaches in New York City. Most recently, her solo show, WHERE WAS I?, was performed in NYC and San Miguel de Allende. Her B’way credits include PRELUDE TO A KISS with Steve Guttenberg and John Randolph, BROADWAY BOUND with Joan Rivers, THE DEVILS with Anne Bancroft, THE BACCHAE with Irene Pappas and many plays at the Public Theater. She was a member of Andre Gregory’s Manhattan Project for two years and performed THE SEAGULL and Wallace Shawn’s OUR LATE NIGHT with the Company throughout the United States and Europe. She is currently on staff at the New School for Drama and the HB Studio. She will perform her solo show, WHERE WAS I? at Joe’s Pub April 13th @ 9:30 PM!  

ELIZABETH PRIMAMORE studied playwriting at HB Studio. Just Fine and Blank have been produced in HB’s Ten Minute Play Festivals.  Just Fine was published in Literature and Gender (Longman, 2010) and New America (Autumn House Press, 2012). Craig Lucas and Jack Hofsiss provided dramaturgical support for her full-length play, Undone, which has received readings at The Flea, The Cherry Lane, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Our First Christmas and A Child’s Best Interest have been included in a number of short play festivals.  In July 2016, she was a fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her most recent play, The Professor and Michael Field, has achieved the status of semifinalist for the 2017 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and is further being considered as a candidate for this summer’s conference. 

ELAINE SEXTON is the author of three books of poetry: Sleuth, Causeway, and Prospect/Refuge.  Her poems, art reviews, book reviews, and works in visual art have appeared in journals and anthologies, textbooks and websites including American Poetry Review, Art in America, Poetry, O! the Oprah Magazine, and Poetry Daily. An avid book maker and micro-publisher, she has curated many site-specific events with accompanying limited-edition chapbooks. She teaches text and image and poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University and in private workshops, and writing to undergraduates at BMCC. She serves as the visual arts editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.