Wine Hour Reading

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Relax with a glass of wine and listen to authors read from their work.   Emcee is Doug Holder, founder of the Ibbetson Street Press and the arts editor for The Somerville News. He teaches writing at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. His own poetry and prose have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Rattle, Main St. Rag, Cafe Review and many others. His latest collection of poetry is The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel(Cervena Barva Press)  The series will run through the spring and is sponsored by Merrimack Media.

Moksa Restaurant
Central Square
450 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA


Kathleen Spivack
Kathleen Spivack will read from her latest book, With Robert Lowell and His Circle, a memoir, forthcoming from the University Press of New England. A History of Yearning (2010) won the Sow's Ear International Poetry Chapbook Prize and also won first prize in the poetry book category at the London Book Festival. Recent poems have won first prizes including the Allen Ginsberg Memorial Poetry Award and the New England Poetry Club's Erika Mumford Prize. She has also won several Solas International Best Essay awards. Residencies include the Radcliffe Institute, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and the American Academy in Rome. Fellowships include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Commission. She teaches in Boston and Paris.

MARGARET YOUNG will read from her newly released book, Almond Town "Nimble, spirited, marked by xsharp and witty insights, Almond Town offers us a sensuous feast of music. This poet has an excellent ear for language, and affectionately celebrates hummingbirds, dogs, kingfisher, fox, as well as landscape.

'Valentine's Day', a prose poem, richly sets the tone. 'I wish for Luke a memory of this scene of white slat fences golden light, a pale / dog lapping sprinkler overflow, wheels grinding softly on the sidewalk / in the middle of California.' We also spin through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and visit the newlyweds in Cape May and Costa Rica, all pictured with zest and unexpected turns of phrases. Sometimes a Latin flavor of Cinco de Mayo and La Cucaracha give the work a salsa piquant that thrills. It is a joy to read these poems." — Colette Inez, Awards Judge

Robert Mark Alter

Robert Alter, a Newton psychotherapist,  will read from this funny and game changing book that is for men who love their wives and love sex . . .For women who love their husbands and want a better marriage (and sex) . . .For anyone, male or female, who has ever complained or joked about the sorry state of sexuality in their marriage, and thinks that’s as good as it gets in marriage . . .For anyone who is married, or thinking about being married, and wants a wonderful marriage with wonderful sex in it, and wants to know how to have that . . .For readers who like a good read—a funny, eye-opening, life-changing book.

Steve Pinkham
From his phenomenal collection of over 22,000 articles and stories of the Maine Woods, Steve Pinkham has selected many of the most exciting and old hunting and fishing tales, as well as stories of animal encounters, lumbering, canoe trips, and even a few ghost stories for his book, OLD TALES OF THE MAINE WOODS. A natural storyteller, Pinkham will recite one of his stories and you'll be transported to Down East in another time, long ago.  Ranging from 1849 to 1913, the book covers the Maine Woods from Magalloway to Moosehead, and Mopang to Madawaska.


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