Massachusetts Cultural Council presents Commonwealth Reading Series
State-Honored Fellows and Finalists Showcased in Free Statewide Public Reading Series
(Boston, MA) –The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) showcases some of the state’s most exciting contemporary literary artists with the 2013 Commonwealth Reading Series – a series of five free public events taking place at venues across Massachusetts this spring.
Every two years, MCC awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets in Massachusetts. For nearly 40 years, Massachusetts has awarded fellowships to writers – many of whom have risen to national and international prominence. Come hear the most recent literary fellows and finalists read their work as part of this statewide series. All events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7 PM
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre, Newton MA
Kathleen Crowley, Lisa Gruenberg, Marsha Pomerantz, Catherine Stearns, and Jonathan Weinert
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 4 PM
Gulu-Gulu Café, 247 Essex Street, Salem MA
Carrie Bennett, Perry Glasser, Bud Jennings, Michelle Lanzoni, and Rodney Wittwer
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7 PM
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA
Kathryn Burak, Danielle Legros Georges, Holly Guran, and Caitlin O’Neil
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7 PM
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton MA
Amy Dryansky, James Heflin, Brendan Mathews, D.K. McCutchen, Patricia Stacey, and Julie Wu
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7 PM
Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch, 449 Broadway Street, Cambridge MA
Martin Edmunds, Tien-Yi Lee, Daniela Petrova, Mary O’Donoghue, and Lynne Potts
Artist Fellowships award unrestricted grants of $7,500 and finalist awards of $500 in recognition of the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth. More information at http://artsake.
About the Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Massachusetts Cultural Council promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
MCC is a state agency committed to building a central place for arts and culture in the everyday lives of communities across the Commonwealth. It pursues this mission through a combination of grants, services and advocacy for cultural organizations, schools, communities and artists. MCC receives an annual appropriation from the state Legislature and funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. Learn more atwww.massculturalcouncil.org.