As the first musician to play at Ce Soir – and as the first poet to read at The Magic Tree Reading Spot – Russell Eponym has been a part of history at Ce Soir Arts. Russell’s acumen and experience in the arts are truly expansive, and his repertoire includes all genres of literature as well as music and the visual arts. An erudite and learned man who has taught professionally, Russell brings this history and a great natural artistic sensitivity to each instance of performance in the fine arts. Indeed, his performances are more; they are times of connection and sharing with those who gather, as audiences are drawn into the experience of his work as much more than spectators. Indeed, Russell speaks directly to his audiences. In his naturally welcoming demeanor, he engages with each and garners their interest with ease.
Many know of Russell’s poetry and his readings of his own writings as well as those of others gifted with the pen, and his recitations have been well-attended and received over the years at many fine venues. We are pleased to have Russell reading routinely at Ce Soir and encourage all to join us. We trust that you will enjoy the ambience as we gather round The Magic Tree Reading Spot on the venue grounds to rest in the shade and to learn in rapt attention.
Russell knows poetry and poets, and he shares intriguing information about both with us, each week. Insight into the readings is fascinating as Russell notes interesting facts about writers and the history in which they have written. Moreover, he reads in varying voices, intoning the words as they were intended to be read. Russell‘s inflection is flawless and there are moments of raucous laughter, sweet love, brooding darkness, and even fright as he takes us on a literary journey each time. Some weeks, Russell has chosen a specific theme like Fae & Fantasy Poetry, Treasures from Children’s Literature, or Poems of Love; at other times, his readings are an eclectic mix of smiles and sighs – but they are always a delight!
We are easy to find at The Magic Tree Reading Spot and there are comfortable seats for all in this little wooded area of Ce Soir. Russell reads each Tuesday at Noon SLT, and you are invited join us. Do come along and experience the magic of his readings. You will be ever so happy you did!
Catch this breeze to The Magic Tree Reading Spot in Ce Soir: