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Mary Buchinger at the Eastern Point Lit House

mary_buchinger_smallOn Saturday, October 17th we are excited to host a reading with poet Mary Buchinger. We will be holding an open mic also. The fun begins at 7 pm.

Mary Buchinger grew up on a farm in the thumb of Michigan and now lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and two sons, dog and two cats. She holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. Her books include Aerialist (Gold Wake Press, 2015; shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and the Perugia Press Prize) and Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line Press, 2008).

Lit House Book Club Event at Duckworth’s!

oct15_book_club_smallOn Sunday, October 18 @ 5 pm we’ll be hosting our next book club event at Duckworth’s. Our very special guest host is Margot Livesey. We’ll be discussing To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Seating is limited. All are welcome. Tickets are available at: http://www.easternpointlithouse.com/#!the-lit-house-book-club/c56l

Margot Livesey grew up in a boys’ private school in the Scottish Highlands where her father taught, and her mother, Eva, was the school nurse. After taking a B.A. in English and philosophy at the University of York in England she spent most of her twenties working in shops and restaurants and learning to write. Her first book, a collection of stories called Learning By Heart, was published by Penguin Canada in 1986. Since then Margot has published six novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona and The House on Fortune Street. Her seventh novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, will be published by HarperCollins in January 2012.

Katherine Howe at the Eastern Point Lit House open Mic

Hi Kim!

Can you help spread the word on this? As we mentioned at the last book club, we’re having Katherine Howe return to the Lit House to celebrate the release of her new YA novel, The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen (read an excerpt via Entertainment Weekly here: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/06/excerpt-appearance-annie-van-sinderen-katherine-howe ).
Thanks for sharing all the incredible butterfly photos! Too darn cute!

Don’t miss our first reading and open mic event of the Fall!  We are pleased to welcome Katherine Howe to The Lit House to celebrate the release of her new novel The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen. She also is the author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, was named one of USA Today’s top ten books of 2009, and which has been translated into over twenty languages. Her second novel, The House of Velvet and Glass, was a USA Today andNew York Times e-book bestseller, and her third novel, a young adult historical thriller called Conversion, follows a group of teenage girls who must uncover the real reason behind a mysterious outbreak at their high school. She also edited The Penguin Book of Witches for Penguin Classics in 2014.

Join us at 7 for our Open Mic where you can read your own work to our growing and very supportive audience. Katherine will start at 8 p.m.


“The Widow’s Handbook” at the Eastern Point Lit House Saturday June 20th

“Mainly through poetry, the compilers of this anthology have provided the words widows feel but often cannot speak. Fittingly, The Widow’s Handbook is both empathetic and encouraging. The poems speak first of the long days and nights consumed by mourning, then of the need to tackle the necessities of living without the support that once sustained them, and ultimately of the capacity still to seek the joys of being alive.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States



Lit House Book Club Event with Karen Skolfield at Duckworth’s Bistrot

june15_book_club_webKaren Skolfield’s book Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press, and is a Massachusetts “Must Read” selection. She is the winner of the 2015 Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Arts & Humanities Award from New England Public Radio. Skolfield is an Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts.

Eastern Point Lit House Welcomes Emily O’Neill

Emily O’Neill is a writer, artist, and proud Jersey girl. Her recent poems and stories can be found in Five QuarterlyProfane, 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.


Will Johnson Performing at The Eastern Point Lit House Thursday April 9th

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


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