Emily O’Neill is a writer, artist, and proud Jersey girl. Her recent poems and stories can be found in Five Quarterly, Profane, and Split Rock Review, among others. Her debut collection, Pelican, is the inaugural winner of Yes Yes Books’ Pamet River Prize. She teaches writing at the Boston Center for Adult Education and edits poetry for Wyvern Lit.
She has facilitated workshops and poetry programming in association with the White Plains Public Library, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and the New Jersey public school system. She competed at the 2010 National Poetry Slam in St. Paul, MN with the Hampshire County Slam Team and is a founding member of the nationally touring performance poetry troupe No More Ribcage.
Her work has appeared in The Best Indie Lit New England Anthology, Sugar House Review, and Whiskey Island, among others. Her poem “de Los Muertos” was selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of Gigantic Sequins’ second annual poetry contest, and her poem “& when the canary stops singing” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014 by Vector Press. She is a former editor and essayist for Side B Magazine.
Chris Anderson from Eastern Point Lit House writes:
We have a very cool music event happening on Thursday with Will Johnson. He typically plays much larger venues, especially when performing with bands like New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk (with Jim James, Conner Oberst, and M. Ward!) who typically play theaters and stadiums. This will be a very intimate and special performace–just Will and his guitar. Tickets are available online only, and no tickets will be sold at the show. They can be found here: http://undertowtickets.myshopify.com/collections/will-johnson
Michelle writes, “There is a really cool living room concert at the Lit House tonight at 7:30. The event is great for kids, too. There will be two different performers and they are both so good!”
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our first Author’s Night! It was nice to meet so many new folks and to chat with some long-time friends.
If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry. We’ll be offering many events at The Lit House in the new year for you to enjoy.
We’d also like to congratulate our give-away winners:
Lit House Book Club Tickets: Ed Mowrey
Book Bundle: Christine Silverstein
Writer Bundle: Stephen Williams
Happiest of holidays to you and yours. Watch for emails announcing upcoming workshops, readings, and other events, or stop by the website (or the shop) to find out what’s new.
Michelle and Mandy
Ken Duckworth moderated a packed house at The Eastern Point Lit House Writer’s Book Club event, held at Duckworth’s on Sunday evening. Ken did a superb job both leading the lively and interesting discussion about Catcher in the Rye, and preparing a beautiful and delightfully delicious dinner for the attendees.
Jenn Monroe and Barbara Boudreau
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Ken’s beautiful dinner menu included out-of-this-world delicious meatloaf, yummy pan-fried potatoes, one of my very favorite veggies, broccoli rabe, deviled eggs, shrimp, fresh fruit and cheeses, and several fabulous salads.
The Writer’s Book Club at Duckworth’s is taking the month of December off, but will resume again in January with possibly a potluck dinner at the Eastern Point Lit House (Duckworth’s closes for several weeks during January). We’ll keep you updated about the details on GMG.
Although published in 1951, it was noteworthy to learn that Salinger wrote his first version of Catcher in the Rye, a play titled “Slight Rebellion of Madison” in 1946, while in the Army stationed in Normandy.
Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65,000,000 million copies and continues to sell approximately 250,000 copies each year.
Starting our 4th Annual Young Playwrights Workshop! If you and your kids loved Song of the Sea, Murder on Rocky Neck the Opera, and Tale of the Oysta: A Seafaring Whoops, sign them up for this amazing workshop which will take place at our new Community Partner, Eastern Point Lit House and Press!! Ages 9+
Check out Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theater
It’s official: ANTI-Records recording artist Jolie Holland is playing the Lit House on Thursday, September 11
! Holland is warming up for her European tour with a brief living room tour that takes her from Gloucester to NYC. Tickets are available only through her website, where you can also get more information. That link is here: http://joliehollandmusic.com/september-living-room-tour/
This is a fantastic opportunity to see an artist who would usually play The Middle East, House of Blues, or The Sinclair. But this time she’s coming to the Lit House. She’ll be joined by her guitarist for this intimate, acoustic show. Pow!