Canaan Street Meetinghouse Reading Series
moderated by Lyme’s Phil Pochoda
This Week’s Readers:
Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. Pardlo’s second book of poetry, Digest, (from which he will also read,) won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2015, and was named NYT best poetry book of the year
Conscience (novel). Mattison is the author of ten previous novels and books of short stories, several of which were listed as NYT notable books of the year.
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.