Archive for the ‘commonwealth reading series’ Category

MCC Literary Awardees Read at Porter Square Books

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Literary artists awarded through MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program will share work at Porter Square Books on Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 PM.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 PM
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge MA
Readers:
Colleen Coyne
Cynthia Gunadi
Thomas McNeely
Rosalind Pace

The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.

MCC Literary Artists Read at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Literary artists awarded through MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program will share work at Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7 PM.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7 PM
Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Readers:
Christopher Castellani
Scott Challener
Aaron Krol
Sean P. McCarthy
Jessica Reik

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The event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Watch for more events with MCC-awarded writers and poets in the weeks and months ahead.

MCC Literary Artists Read in Brookline

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Literary artists awarded through MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program will share work at the Public Library of Brookline on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 PM.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 PM
The Public Library of Brookline, Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA
Readers:
Kathleen Brennan
Anna VQ Ross
Gary Whited

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The event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Watch for more events with MCC-awarded writers and poets in the weeks and months ahead.

MCC Literary Awardees Read at Forbes Library

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Literary artists awarded through MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program will share work at the Forbes Library on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7 PM.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7 PM
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton MA
Readers:
D M Gordon
Heather Kamins
Richard Michelson
Sarah Sousa
Elizabeth Witte

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The event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Watch for more events with MCC-awarded writers and poets in the weeks and months ahead.

Event with MCC Literary and Dance Awardees at New Art Center

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A gallery featuring artists in an event at New Art Center Sept. 30

State-honored writers and poets will read and an awarded choreographer will perform at the New Art Center in Newton, MA on Friday, September 30, 2016. The event is in conjunction with the MCC Artist Fellows in Painting, Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, and Traditional Arts exhibition (Sept 16-Oct 15) and will begin with a performance by MCC Choreography Fellow Candice Salyers, followed by a reading of Fellows/Finalists in the literary arts. Both the reading and the performance will take place in the exhibition space where art by MCC Fellows will be on view.

New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville MA
Friday, September 30, 2016
6:30 PM performance by Candice Salyers
7 PM reading by:
Jane Dykema
Michael Lowenthal
Shubha Sunder
Sheryl White
Kris Willcox

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Also exhibiting concurrent with this event, in New Art Center’s Holzwasser Gallery, is a dual show by NAC students Irwin E. Thompson & Ingrid Scheibler, Pathways to Abstraction. The opening reception for Pathways to Abstraction will take place 5-7 PM that same evening (9/30), so arrive early for a multi-disciplinary experience in the arts.

Watch for more events featuring MCC literary awardees in the weeks and months ahead.

Final Two Events in Commonwealth Reading Series

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Don’t miss the final two events in the 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series, taking place this week! The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature.

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New Art Center, in conjunction with MCC Painting Fellows/Finalists Exhibition
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 PM, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville MA
Featuring:
Denise Bergman
Joseph Fazio
Kate Leary
Mehdi Okasi
Emily Ross

 
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Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, co-sponsored by the Gloucester Writers Center
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 PM, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester MA
Featuring:
David Daniel
Ann McArdle
Marsha Pomerantz

Originally, Laura Harrington was scheduled to be a special guest at this reading, but due to unexpected circumstances, she will be unable to participate.

Both readings are free and open to the public.

A brief sampling of work the events’ featured writers and poets…

 

Learn more about the Commonwealth Reading Series.

Images: (L to R) Joseph Fazio, Denise Bergman, Mehdi Okasi, and Kate Leary (not pictured: Emily Ross); cover art for SEVEN-STAR BIRD by David Daniel, Ann McArdle, cover art for THE ILLUSTRATED EDGE by Marsha Pomerantz.

Commonwealth Reading Series at Back Pages Books in Waltham Oct 30

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series continues at the Back Pages Books (Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7 PM, 289 Moody Street, Waltham MA). Event RSVP (optional).

The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature. The 10/30 event in Waltham features Carol Berg, Steven Edwards, Anna V.Q. Ross, Stephen Tapscott, and Linda K. Wertheimer. This reading, like all events in the series, is free and open to the public.

A brief sampling of work by Thursday’s featured writers and poets…

 

Learn more about the Commonwealth Reading Series.

Commonwealth Reading Series at Jones Library in Amherst Oct 28

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series continues at the Jones Library (Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 PM, 43 Amity Street, Amherst MA), in an event co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum.

The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature. The 10/28 event in Amherst features Sari Boren, Steven Cramer, and Joseph Spece, and we are honored to have Sabina Murray, who won an MCC fellowship in 2002, as a special guest. This reading, like all events in the series, is free and open to the public.

A brief sampling of work by Tuesday’s featured writers and poets…

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Learn more about the Commonwealth Reading Series.

Commonwealth Reading Series Launches at Cambridge Public Library Oct 23

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

This week, the 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series launches at Cambridge Public Library (Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7 PM, 449 Broadway, Cambridge MA).

The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature. This event features Susan Bernhard, William Giraldi, Tanya Larkin, Danielle Legros Georges, Thomas H. McNeely, and Karen Skolfield and, like all events in the series, is free and open to the public.

A brief sampling of work by Thursday’s featured writers and poets…

 

Learn more about the Commonwealth Reading Series.

Readings by State-Awarded Writers and Poets

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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
Susan Bernhard
William Giraldi
Tanya Larkin
Danielle Legros Georges
Thomas H. McNeely
Karen Skolfield

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 PM, Jones Library, Co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum
43 Amity Street, Amherst MA 01002
Sari Boren
Steven Cramer
Joseph Spece
Special guest: Sabina Murray

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7 PM, Back Pages Books
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA 02453, Event RSVP (optional)
Carol Berg
Steven Edwards
Anna V.Q. Ross
Stephen Tapscott
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
Denise Bergman
Joseph Fazio
Kate Leary
Mehdi Okasi
Emily Ross

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
David Daniel
Ann McArdle
Marsha Pomerantz
Originally, Laura Harrington was scheduled to be a special guest at this reading, but due to unexpected circumstances, she will be unable to participate.

Reader bios.

Questions? Contact MCC’s Artist Department.


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