Poet Laureate of Douglasville writes uPSTAIRs, about Blue, a high school teen whose dream is to write a novel.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Announcing the development of a new musical, uPSTAIRs, with music by singer/songwriter Celesta Williams and Silverwood Studios, libretto and lyrics by Poet Laureate of Douglasville Alice Shapiro, to be performed in the Fall of 2013. The work is based loosely on Shapiro’s experiences and is about Blue, a high school teen whose dream is to write a novel. Bullied by her best friend, Blue experiences trauma, hardship and even madness. What her so-called friend didn’t count on, however, was the absolute power of Blue’s passion and the story’s happy ending. Shapiro says, “I wanted to explore some deep subjects, open people’s minds and hearts and also make a fantastic, fun spectacle for an enjoyable night of entertainment. uPSTAIRs is a perfect …
Alice Shapiro supports Douglas County by fostering love of poetry in local athletes.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
When the Douglas County Special Olympics came to New Manchester High School on March 29, one athlete won a literary treat from Douglasville Poet Laureate, Alice Shapiro: a copy of her new poetry release, Saltian. The collection, which will be published April 10 by unbound CONTENT, was signed by each of the nearly 250 competing athletes and auctioned off during the closing ceremonies of the games. For Alice Shapiro, the donation is an opportunity to give back to Douglas County, while engaging local interest in poetry and the written word. “I love interactive fun projects that get kids and adults excited about poetry,” remarks Shapiro, “especially if it helps my amazing community.” In Saltian, award-winning writer Alice Shapiro embarks on an…