Canaan Street Meetinghouse Reading Series
moderated by Lyme’s Phil Pochoda
This Week’s Readers:
Leading Men (novel). One of top 10 literary fiction titles for Spring 2019 (PW) “Blazing….casts a spell from the start.” (Dwight Garner, NYT).
Maggie Brown & Others (fiction, stories). Orner is the author of two previous novels, two books of short stories, and a book of essays. His books have been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Prize and for the Los Angeles Time Book Prize; winner of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction; finalist for the PEN Hemingway Prize.
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.