Saturday, May 10, 2014

Antje Katcher: For Bananafish and Paul Genega - A Stone for Nina

Our friend poet and activist Antje Katcher died on April 7, 2014.

In March of  2013 Antje read at Canios Books in Sag Harbor from her  chapbook Banana Fish, inspired by the titles of J.D.Salinger's Nine Short Stories along with her long time friend Paul Genega who read from his prose piece A Stone for Nina.




Complete reading: Listen here 

Excerpts: Here is Antje Katcher reading 

 "A perfect day for banana fish".
 
and  

 "Just before war with the eskimos"

The complete reading will be broadcast on listener powered WPKN 89.5 FM and also heard at http://stream.wpkn.org on May 28 at 7:30 pm and available here for download.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monsieur Proust's Library - Anka Muhlstein

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a fictional personage without a book in hand. Two hundred of his creatures inhabit his fictional world, and sixty writers hover over them. These writers--among them various classical authors of the seventeenth century such as Mme de Sévigné the letter-writer, Racine the playwright, Saint-Simon the memoirist, and novelists and poets of the nineteenth century, including Balzac, Baudelaire and Dostoevsky--are not there for show; their works play an active role in the construction of In Search of Lost Time. 

Anka Muhlstein talked about Monsieur Proust's Library
(Other Press) at Canios Books in October 2012.

Listen here

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia



The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz discovered he was dyslexic when one of his own children was diagnosed with the learning disability.  
He read from his memoir My Dyslexia and talked about how he overcame his handicap at Canios Books in September of 2011.  
Listen here


My Dyslexia was published  in 2011 by W.W.Norton

Philip Schultz received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Failure published by Harcourt.

Other collections include:
The God of Loneliness, Living in the Past and The Holy Worm of Praise – all from Harcourt and Like Wings  from Viking Penguin


Poet Philip Schultz will read from his latest work, The Wherewithall: a novel in verse about the Shoah on Saturday. April 5 at 5 p.m. at Canios Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor  
 
more: An extended interview with Mr. Schultz about his dyslexia conducted by Francesca Rheannon is available at writersvoice.net
 
Philip Schultz reads from Failure and The God of Loneliness on East End Ink.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

African - American Writer Read-In



Each February the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor celebrates the work of African American Writers with a ‘read – in’ of their work by members of the community.  

Today we present excerpts from last year’s read in at Canios Books and this year’s read-in at the Library. 

Authors include: Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Walker, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Tracy K. Smith and Carol Spencer.  

Readers are Margaret Bromberg, Gloria Primm Brown, Frank Rizzo, Kathryn Szoka, Sandra Dunn and Carol Spencer. 

Also John Jermaine Library Director Cathy Creedon tells a folk tale from Zimbabwe.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mirta Ojito - "Hunting Season"



Today we present Journalist Mirta Ojito talking about her book Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an all-American Town (Beacon Press, September 2013)

The book examines the murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant by high school students in Patchogue New York.  

Ms. Ojito spoke in November 2013 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.  

She was introduced by Canio’s Kathryn Szoka.


listen here