ArsenalArts Hosts Series that Combines Literature and Music

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The Arsenal Center for the Arts is proud to present the revival of Earfull – a literature and music series of “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing” at Branch Line in Watertown’s Arsenal on the Charles complex this May, ArsenalArts announced.

The “Earfull Revival Kickoff” happening Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. will be the first of three events in the renewed series and features Authors Jim Shepard and Jennifer Haigh along with Musicians Howie Day and Air Traffic Controller.

The series continues Tuesday, May 24 with “Earfull Election Night” featuring Authors Charlie Pierce and Seth Mnookin and Musicians Will Dailey and Michael Tarbox.

And finally, Tuesday, May 31 Earfull Welcomes Atul Gawande & Friends with none other than Atul Gawande, Michael Hoover and Musicians Darlingside and Saraswathi Jones.

The brainchild of Boston Musician and Author Jen Trynin and bookstore connoisseur Tim Huggins, Earfull first launched in the Fall of 2001 with the concept that, given a conducive environment, book people will appreciate being exposed to live music, and rock people will realize how cool it is to hear great authors reading their work aloud! EARFULL aimed to provide that environment, combining prominent author readings with established singer-songwriters in the hopes of broadening the appreciation of and audiences for both. After a brief hiatus from multiple sold-out seasons of the series, the Arsenal Center for the Arts is excited to bring back the beloved programming to a whole new audience.

Tickets for the series go on-sale April 26 for just $20 at and will sell out quickly. Limited seating is available during the event for patrons to purchase delicious food & drink from Branch Line.

May 17 | Earfull Revival Kickoff, 6:30 p.m.        

Authors: Jim Shepard, Jennifer Haigh

Musicians:  Howie Day, Air Traffic Controller

May 24 | Earfull Election Night, 6:30 p.m.

Authors: Charlie Pierce, Seth Mnookin

Musicians: Will Dailey, Michael Tarbox

May 31 | Earfull Welcomes Atul Gawande & Friends, 6:30 p.m.

Authors: Atul Gawande, Michelle Hoover

Musicians: Darlingside, Saraswathi Jones

Earfull is made possible by The Chaimovitz + Bloch Family with support from Q Division, Newtownville Books, Creamer Management and Branch Line. For more information or to buy tickets please visit

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