Love notes reading on Valentine’s night at The Athenaeum in La Jolla


From Athenauem Reports

The actors from Write Out Loud will bring stories of love and passion to life, 7:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, in the music room of the Athenaeum Library, 1008 Wall St. The two-hour program will include an intermission with Champagne, chocolates and fresh fruit. Reservations advised. Tickets: $25-$30. (858) 454–5872.

love letterLove

by Colette

The Little Heidelberg

by Isabel Allende

The Dark Stage

by David Plante

Her Letter

by Brett Harte

A Real Musician

by Rik Ravado

Romantics, Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann

by Lisel Mueller

Write Out Loud is a theatre company, based here in San Diego, that specializes in reading literature,

aloud and alive.

Actors imbue their stories with such life they seem to leap off the page. Veronica Murphy, Artistic Director of Write Out Loud, explains:

“We loved being read to as children, but as adults we rarely get that pleasure. Write Out Loud fills that void. Our audiences love what we do. Many of them close their eyes and let the story envelope them. Others watch the actors’ expressions and gestures as well as listen to the story. It is theatre at an elemental level: an actor; a story; and an audience. It is magic!”

Walter Ritter, who is the Executive Director of Write Out Loud, has a confidential suggestion for men who may have had some difficulty with Valentine’s Day in the past. Walter suggests:

It is not too early to make your reservation now for

Love Notes.

There will be only one performance of this unique Valentine’s Day event.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. Reservations are strongly advised. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For tickets and more information, please call (858) 454–5872, or visit

“Gentlemen, were your previous Valentine’s Day efforts incomplete successes? Did they lack a certain verve? Did you need just a touch more romantic sizzle (but with style, sophistication, and a touch of panache) to inspire the desired response? If so, you must seize this opportunity to do it right at last. Book your reservation immediately!”

About the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists’ books in Southern California. The Athenaeum also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz, and new music), lectures, studio art classes through its School of the Arts, tours and special events.

The library is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday. Members can check out library materials for a modest annual fee. For information on the benefits of becoming a member, call (858) 454-5872 or visit


About WriteOutLoud

WriteOutLoud is committed to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience. Founded by San Diego actors Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter, WriteOutLoud delivers a unique entertainment experience. A typical WriteOutLoud performance includes short stories & perhaps a poem or two, by different authors from different time periods, all relevant to a central theme. Accomplished actors, carefully chosen and directed, bring the narration, characters and nuances of the stories to life. Visit the WriteOutLoud website to learn more