We are honored to announce the 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series, a series of reading events featuring Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellows/Finalists in the literary arts.
The readings will take place this October and November 2014 in venues throughout the Commonwealth, and they’ll feature awardees from our recent grants in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction and Poetry.
Massachusetts has a long, storied (so to speak) history of great literary artists living and working here, and many of them have been honored by our fellowships over the years. In fact, the first Artist Fellowships in Massachusetts were awarded in 1975, putting us on the cusp of 40 years of fellowships to artists. In honor of that milestone, select events in this series will include special guests from the program’s history.
All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7 PM, Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138
Danielle Legros Georges
Thomas H. McNeely
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 PM, Jones Library, Co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum
43 Amity Street, Amherst MA 01002
Special guest: Sabina Murray
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7 PM, Back Pages Books
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA 02453, Event RSVP (optional)
Anna V.Q. Ross
Linda K. Wertheimer
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 PM, New Art Center, in conjunction with MCC Painting Fellows/Finalists Exhibition
61 Washington Park, Newtonville MA 02460
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 PM, Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Co-sponsored by the Gloucester Writers Center
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930
Originally, Laura Harrington was scheduled to be a special guest at this reading, but due to unexpected circumstances, she will be unable to participate.
Questions? Contact MCC’s Artist Department.