The Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse Storytelling Festival announce the winning authors selected for the upcoming original production “21”. Written works based on the theme of “twenty-one” were selected through an open call to authors and a blind jury process.


Cusp of 2021 by Nancy Noelke

You’re Muted by Christy Wopat

21 Words by Philip Venzke

Three Weeks by Will Ward

Learning to Swim by Alexia Walz

Meeting Bobonne by Denise Rostad

21 Reasons Why We Should by Kristina (Tina) McGivern

Tale of 21 by Jonathan Lamb

Twenty-One by Gus Fimple

Ring Me by Lisa Olson

The Long and Short of It by Gordon Fowler

The 21st Cent by Tom Williams

Dance of the Littles by Amy Jo Vanarsdall

The production will feature solo performances of the winning stories, directed by Anne Drecktrah. This online, virtual theater event will open Sunday, March 21, 2021.  Virtual viewing on YouTube

What: Solo Stories on the Theme ‘Twenty-One’

When: Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

Where: Virtual Theater

Who:      La Crosse Storytelling Festival Coordinator: Terry Visger

                Pump House Regional Arts Center Coordinator: Toni Asher

                Director: Anne Drecktrah

                Production Manager: Brett Huus, Sound Strations


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