Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase

It's a Book! It's a Record! It's a Movie for your Ears!

A Worldwide Tour of Brooklyn and Surrounding Areas!

A Worldwide Tour of Brooklyn and Surrounding Areas!

“Noted record producer, Brian Beattie and his wife, artist Valerie Fowler are getting into their beige minivan, leaving Austin, Texas, and bringing Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase to AMERICA!” Brian tells the story and sings the songs from “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase” accompanied by Valerie’s MOVING PANORAMA, our “crankie show”. Experience the EPIC POEM!...

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Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase at Zilker Elementary!

Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase at Zilker Elementary!

Brian and I had the great joy to return to Zilker Elementary where our children spent their elementary years and where we met Grace London who plays our hero, Ivy Wire. So it was a homecoming for us and the loving atmosphere we enjoyed was just as we remembered it to be. Thank you to librarian extraordinaire, Jackie Kraal and 5th grade Language Arts teacher, Judi Thompson for the warm welcome!...

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Well, That Was Fun!!

Well, That Was Fun!!

IVY and The WICKER SUITCASE is OUT! Man, what an audience. BookPeople, Austin, Texas, January 11, 2014. Lots and lots of loving friends and many exciting strangers made up a standing room only crowd. Brian began with an EPIC poem setting the scene and filling us in with IVY’s exciting back story. Next we heard musical performances by Kathy McCarty, Grace London and Brian, a bit of the...

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The Austin Chronicle!

The Austin Chronicle!

The Austin Chronicle, Kevin Curtin’s Playback   “Everything is cynical or ironic these days,” shrugs Beattie. “I didn’t want that. I wanted to make something delightful.”...

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Save the Date

Save the Date

What is inside Ivy’s Wicker Suitcase? Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is now available on this site, and also, at Women and Their Work Art Gallery’s gift shop here in Austin. But the big news is that Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase will have it’s official World wide premier and release party at Book People here in Austin on Saturday, January 11, at 5pm. Bring the kids! Bring your...

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