Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar, whose stage play was adapted into the award-winning film Beasts of the Southern Wild, reads from her latest work-in-progress, a tale of a man, his family and his burnpile. A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a house full of dogs, cats and Febreze and Daddy’s .38 special are just some of the elements in this magical brew of stories about a singular childhood in Grady County. Embracing the compelling and often confusing connections between people, animals, the weather and everything in between, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is a landscape you won’t soon forget.
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