Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Solstice Reading

What a beautiful evening of poetry & prose, fiction & non-fiction. Original pieces from writers in our community -- a celebration in words from Walt Whitman & Michael Pollan to Emily Dickinson & Betty Smith. Thanks to all the readers and their well-chosen selections to celebrate summer. If you missed the reading last night, here's the list so you can enjoy summer any time of the year. Thanks to all of the participants & and the audience.

So whether you're reading on the beach, under a shady tree, or in air-conditioned comfort, grab a good book, & enjoy summer!

To start the evening Joan Murchland sang George Gershwin's "Summertime" with John Mediatore playing guitar.

Terry Hermsen read Robert Frost's "Mowing," Mary Oliver's poem "Buck Moon," and a piece by Michael Pollan "Why Mow?"

Robert Flanagan read four of his poems from Reply to an Evictioin Notice: "Indian Summer," "Heat Lightning," "Beached," and "Direction."

Marianne Gabel read three selections from the non-fiction book Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.

Gretchen Hirsch read from her own novel Back Again to Me.

Bernard Murchland read Emily Dickinson's poem "Thunderstorm" and Duncan Scott's poem "Summer Storm."

...the rest will post later.

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