This Thursday, at 7 PM, I will be reading from and speaking about MORTAL THINGS at Blue Hill Public Library. If you’re anywhere near Blue Hill, Maine, come on out! https://bhpl.libcal.com/event/10272577 Very excited to get to explore another of the many fantastic public libraries in Maine that welcome authors to their area. Thanks to librarian … Continue reading THURSDAY AT BLUE HILL LIBRARY! —AND MORE!
Interview Ahead of Tonight’s ZOOM Event in Bar Harbor
Thoughtful interview questions from Carrie Jones prompted me to think about Mortal Things and about writing in fresh ways. I've been reflecting on the things we carry around with us and how they can inform our thinking about so many things. I'll be talking about that tonight at Jesup Library in Bar Harbor, Maine. Catch … Continue reading Interview Ahead of Tonight’s ZOOM Event in Bar Harbor
ZOOM WITH US IN BAR HARBOR!
Here’s the Skinny on Thursday’s event: Zoom along with my talk and discussion about Mortal Things at the fantastic Jesup Library in Mt Desert Island’s Bar Harbor. The library’s website provides the sign-up for you. It’s from 7 to 8 PM on Thursday, March 16. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! https://www.jesuplibrary.org/events/mortal According to Maine: An Encyclopedia, Portuguese … Continue reading ZOOM WITH US IN BAR HARBOR!
As an author and as a musical performer, I’ve done gigs in bars, coffeehouses, folk clubs, theaters, churches, synagogues, meeting houses, church halls, college halls, concert halls, book stores, at festivals, and aboard sailing ships. They all can be great places for a gig, but I do like me a good old library! Like so … Continue reading Library Gigs!
Sounds and Links
Sounds Last weekend, I was honored to be part of an episode on Senator Bill Bradley’s “American Voices” national radio program, in which I talked about my favorite sound in America, one that no longer exists—the rumbling and screeching yet somehow comforting sound of the passing trolleys on Philadelphia’s Germantown Avenue where I spent part … Continue reading Sounds and Links
What a privilege and a joy to be able to say, Dear Readers! And thank you, Nicole Howard, DIL of my favorite drummer in the world, Jerry Howard, for the canine reader pic that accompanies this post. We are well into the winter holiday season, but before I completely fall victim to the annual temptations … Continue reading Dear Readers!
The Kindness of Book People
Saturday brought back memories aplenty and created new ones that I’ll treasure. Returning to my corner of Philadelphia always does that for me, and being able to visit Philly and talk about a book that is very much about the city’s life is an author’s dream. To do so as a conversation with a journalist … Continue reading The Kindness of Book People
Thank You, Friends AND Strangers!
Last Thursday’s reading at Rockland Library brought some great questions from an audience of friends and strangers. A lovely and welcoming library, the place is special to me because for years I’ve attended meetings of the Rockland Shakespeare Society in the same room where I spoke about MORTAL THINGS. For authors on the less well-known … Continue reading Thank You, Friends AND Strangers!
Norman Kehling shouldn't be alive today, but the wiry survivor is very much alive and has become a source of inspiration for many others. And this past weekend, For The Next Guy, his against-the-odds recovery story came to life at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine. Norman Kehllng, photo by Portland Press Herald Yesterday, I … Continue reading
MORTAL THINGS Day!
Very excited to announce that after a mere 36-year gestation period, Mortal Things has arrived! Tonight at 7 PM, Tree of Life Publishers and I will raise a glass to our shared journey. It all happens at Philadelphia's Mermaid Inn, site of wonderful occasions from as far back as my first year of teaching at … Continue reading MORTAL THINGS Day!