Come join us for a sweet evening of music from a not entirely Celtic repertoire. Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney have been performing traditional Celtic music together as a duo for over twenty years. Their primary instruments are fiddle, piano, banjo, and vocals. Their repertoire draws from the musical traditions of Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Canada, along with their original compositions. Billy has directed the Cape Cod Fiddlers for over twenty-five years, and has been part of the house band at the Black Rose in Boston for almost twenty years. He also performs with Cape musicians such as singer-songwriter Bob Peck. Beth, a longtime member of the Cape Cod Fiddlers, is a librarian at Boston College, where she also co-directs the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series.
Wally Lamb is the author of four New York Times best-selling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, and She’s Come Undone. He was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club. His fifth novel is We Are Water. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 14 years. A sought-after keynote speaker, he has spoken at universities and colleges, libraries, arts and lecture venues, and literary festivals across the country. Prez Hall is delighted to welcome Wally back for his second reading event at our venue!
Prez Hall welcomes the Absurd Theater Co. to our downstairs stage for 3 nights of short play programs: Tues. 8/25, Thurs. 9/10 and Sun. 9/27. Each night will feature different selections by one famous/classic playwright and two local playwrights. Tonight's selection includes veteran Cape Cod actress of stage and screen Beverly Bentley in Samuel Beckett's "Rockaby", "Oatmeal Cookies" by Mark Hanlon, with Bob Keary and Bragan Thomas, & "Well, what are you going to do?" by Mark Hanlon, with Judy Isreal.
Weds., Sept. 16th, Signups at 6:30, Performances start 7pm • Free & Open to all
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by to listen, to play, or just to say hello. Cash bar serving snacks and beverages. Visit http://feedyourloveopenmic.com/ to learn more.
Meera Subramanian is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published in the New York Times, Nature, Virginia Quarterly Review, Orion, and elsewhere. She is an editor for Killing the Buddha and earned her graduate degree in journalism from New York University.Tonight Meera will read from and discuss her recentlypublished work, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka. In this lyrical and intimate tapestry of five stories dealing with life, loss, and survival in modern-day India, Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and micro-enterprises redeeming India’s natural world. An engineer-turned-farmer brings organic food to Indian plates. Villagers revive a dead river. Well-intentioned cookstove designers persist on a quest for a smokeless fire. Biologists bring vultures back from the brink of extinction. And in Bihar, one of India’s most impoverished states, a bold young woman teaches young adolescents the fundamentals of sexual health and in the process, unleashes their untapped potential. In these true stories, Subramanian discovers renewed hope for a sustainable and prosperous future for India. Meera lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and can be found at www.meerasub.org and @meeratweets.