The Watertown Lit Squad gathered some of the Town’s authors, who will give readings and sign books at the Watertown Arts Market.
The Watertown Arts Market will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Arsenal Park.
The Watertown Lit Squad provided the following announcment:
THE WATERTOWN LIT SQUAD PRESENTS READINGS, BOOK SALES, AND SIGNINGS BY WATERTOWN AUTHORS AT THE FIRST WATERTOWN ARTS MARKET AUGUST 21, ARSENAL PARK
Longtime Watertown resident, Kathleen Spivack has published in over 300 anthologies and magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and Harper’s. Her books are Flying Inland (Doubleday, 1973), The Jane Poems (Doubleday, 1974), Swimmer in the Spreading Dawn (Apple-wood Books, 1981), The Beds We Lie In: New and Selected Poems (Scarecrow Press, 1986), which was a Pulitzer Prize nominee, The Honeymoon (Graywolf Press, 1986), a book of short stories, With Robert Lowell and His Circle, a memoir (Northeastern U.P., 2012): and a novel Unspeakable Things (Knopf, 2017).
Winner of the 2010 Storkestown International Poetry Prize, Lawrence Kessenich has published two full-length poetry books, two poetry chapbooks, and a novel. See his books at https://www.lawrence-writer.com. He has also had his short plays and one full-length play performed in Boston and NYC, and was once an editor at Houghton-Mifflin Publishing Company, where he encouraged W.P. Kinsella to write Shoeless Joe, the basis for the movie Field of Dreams.
DeWitt Henry’s books include The Marriage of Anna May Potts (winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel), a trilogy in memoir concluding with Endings & Beginnings: Family Essays (MadHat Press, 2021), and a collection of notes and essays Sweet Marjoram (MadHat Press, 2018). Poems have appeared in Ibbetson Street, On the Seawall, Plume, Unlikely Stories and others. He was the founding editor of Ploughshares and is Professor Emeritus at Emerson College. Details at www.dewitthenry.com
FEATURED READINGS AT 1:00 PM AND 3:30 PM TO BE FOLLOWED BY OPEN MIC READINGS BY LOCAL RESIDENTS. OUR SALES TABLE INCLUDES BOOKS BY WATERTOWN POETS AND WRITERS, PLUS A LIMITED SUPPLY OF THE WATERTOWN LIT SQUAD SAMPLER, 2021 (AN UNJURIED ASSEMBLING OF TWO PAGES FROM EACH AUTHOR IN ALPHA ORDER).
For questions, please contact Liz Rodgers, 857-928-4033, or Patrick Fairbairn, 617-924-2183.
The Lit Squad includes Tracy Barnes, Ricardo Calleja, Patrick Fairbairn, Monica Fairbairn, DeWitt Henry, Ruth Henry, Steve Jackson, Lawrence Kessenich, Eileen McCluskey, Paul Montesino, Carolyn Mugar, Pia Owens, Daniel Pritchard, Elizabeth Rodgers, Peri Shuli, Oliver Strand, Kathleen Spivack, and Elizabeth Young.