Canaan Street Meetinghouse Reading Series
moderated by Lyme’s Phil Pochoda
This Week’s Readers:
Mars Poetica (poems). Cooper’s fifth book of poetry. His poems have been turned into songs by Sheryl Crow, David Broza, and Madison Smartt Bell. Nominated for a Grammy Award, 1995.
Where We Live (stories, fiction). Lyme’s prolific Walter Wetherell delivers another wonderful book of short stories (his sixth) to join his seven novels, five essay collections, three memoirs, and two travel and nature guides (poems).
About Canaan Meetinghouse Readings
The Meetinghouse Readings feature fiction, nonfiction and poetry read aloud by authors in the 1793 Meetinghouse in Canaan’s historic district. Over the years, the series has presented scores of authors, from great names — including Alice Munro, Grace Paley, Donald Hall and Charles Simic — to emerging talents such as Dave King and Jeffrey Lent. Offered in the spirit of barnstorming tours by Dickens and Twain, the Meetinghouse Readings promote reading as the best possible entertainment. There’s no academic solemnity, and there are no Q&A sessions. The readings usually attract crowds of 100 to 150 or more.
The schedule is always rich with fascinating (and often politically charged) nonfiction, exciting poetry and mesmerizing storytelling. Admission is free, authors’ books are on sale, and the home-baked refreshments are unpretentiously magnificent.
For more information, visit our website to see the schedule, or write to us at meetinghousereadings at gmail.