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Singer, saxophonist, flutist, actor, Stan Strickland has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. In addition to numerous radio and television appearances, Stan has performed in many clubs and concert halls, including Jordan and Symphony Halls in Boston, Carnegie Recital Hall and Town Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He also has performed with the Boston Pops Touring Ensemble. His work has been featured on recordings by Bob Moses, Marty Erlich, Webster Lewis and Brute Force. Stan has also performed with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott and Marlena Shaw. More here, https://www.allaboutjazz.com/musicians/stan-stricklandat All about Jazz
“A conversation with Wes Nagy is a conversation about gratitude, simplicity, and the power of music — a conversation that’s a blessing on its own.” Read more here
An accomplished jazz guitarist and acoustic bassist, Eric T. Johnson (performs regularly with the Jeremy Berlin Trio, and has collaborated with numerous jazz ensembles on-Island for years, as well as performing solo.
For over 25 years, the community of Martha’s Vineyard has provided school fees, food, and school supplies to former child laborers and orphans through Media Voices for Children’s Kenyan Schoolhouse Program. Last November, we traveled back to Kenya and visited the children we support and found widespread hunger and child labor. We filmed our visit and we are using the film to raise funds for dozens of children we’ve added to our program to remove them from gravel quarries, gold mines, the dump, fishing, sugar cane fields or sand mines. The news today is far better than just a few months ago. Please join Len Morris on the 16th at 2pm for an update on how the school year is progressing.
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Sean McMahon is a professional musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. Currently based on Martha’s Vineyard, MA., he spends time in Nashville, TN, Brooklyn, NY, and Boston, MA. He performs solo and with his backing band under the moniker Workman Song. He also plays bass for Streets of Laredo. He has self-produced a number of his own releases.
Lake of Autumn is a small ensemble comprised of multi-instrumentalists Anthony Esposito, and Noa Maxner. Dedicated to composing, recording, and performing original music and fusing modern tools with timeless forms, they are driven by a fundamental desire to create ecstatic sonic experiences.
Al Horowitz and Adam Howell joined Noa and Anthony in the first half of this performance.
DANCE _ Tessa Permar “This is a song by a Ukrainian band about a monk who returns from war and goes a little wild dancing in fields and pubs. Life can end in a second, the song implies. The refrain in the chorus goes: “What life is this, if full of care, we have no time to stop and stare.” The song is inspirational for me, capturing both silliness and grief. I continue to fight Lyme Disease and I have lost strength and energy. But I still crave some wildness in my life. I sit to preserve my strength. And I dance to rebel and savor the life I have on this island.”
Julia Kidd will read 2 pieces that reflect on body image. One is about a car the other is entitled Nose Job.
Heather Goff will read her poetry
Rebecca Gilbert’s Rebecca will read from her book Weedy Wisdom. “When a mostly nice person showed a flaw, my grandmother would shake her head and say ‘no garden without it’s weeds’ and that’s where I come in! I will tell you what to do with the weeds (and how to communicate with them, too)”
Pathways’ Favorites return; Jodie Treloar, Maryse Smith, & introducing Setsunai – (Kaila Allen-Posin and Laura Jordan-Decker) The duo’s first public performance was in August 2022 in Aquinnah, where they debuted a collection of ethereal folk songs they had started writing back in March 2020.
A short compilation video by Danielle Mulcahy showcasing her varied talents and imagery.
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Ken Wentworth & Liz Witham of FILM-TRUTH PRODUCTIONS present a collection of short films and clips highlighting voices seldom heard and scenes from the upcoming film “Follow The Journey Of The Right Whale”, that follows these endangered whales from their calving grounds off Florida and Georgia to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada.
Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck read LIVE from their respective work.
Ben’s nonfiction book, Six Walks, was published to acclaim this year; it follows the path of Henry David Thoreau’s walks around the Cape and the mountains of New Hampshire.
Jenny is the author of Little Weirds and is writing a second book. She is the writer and voice of Marcel The Shell with Shoes On.
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A LIVING RIVER, is a new short film from National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster about the work of Riverkeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and others to restore the life and the ecosystem in the Hudson River. 20 mins
AFRICA’S HIDDEN SEAFOREST: A quest to discover and reveal the Great African Seaforest, the vast biodiversity that depends on it, and its importance to the planet. In the cold depths of the Atlantic Ocean, fears of swimming are overcome, mental health issues are faced, a magical sea forest of kelp is brought to light, and a story of bravery and biodiversity teaches us that nature heals if we just feel and listen. 11mins
DEEP OCEAN: LIGHTS IN THE ABYSS: The NHK team that captured the world’s first footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat is setting out for another deep-sea adventure. They will give us a look at the amazing life forms with luminous bodies that have survived the harsh, pitch-dark deep sea environment of the Pacific. 52 mins
John Cotter is the author of Losing Music (Milkweed, April ’23), a memoir about falling mysteriously ill, searching for a cure, then searching for meaning when no cure appears. It’s a story that ranges from a homeless shelter on the Colorado Plains to specialty clinics in Beverly Hills to 18th Century Dublin and the eerily similar illness that afflicted Jonathan Swift as he conceived and wrote Gulliver’s Travels. John’s previous book is the novel Under the Small Lights. His essays and stories have appeared in Raritan, Commonweal, New England Review, Guernica, Electric LIterature’s Recommended Reading, and On the Seawall.
Our First Writing and Poetry Event of the 2022-23 Season at the Chilmark Tavern
Bessie Flores Zaldívar is a writer and poet from Tegucigalpa, Honduras who came to the US six years ago. Bessie’s short stories and poems have appeared in Pank, Shenandoah, Bridge, Poets.org and On The Seawall, and her story “Lluvia Sin Agua” is the recipient of a “Best of the Net” Award. Bessie earned an MFA from Virginia Tech where she now teaches and just completed a queer-YA novel.
Her first chapbook of stories is Rain Revolutions. We will have copies for free in our bookcase of newly published work and writer proofs, thanks to Ron Slate.
From our Collaborative Event with the Charter School
at the Water Works Sept.29th, 2022
See the MV Times article here
This finale event marked the last event of the current Winter-Spring Season Residency at the Chilmark Tavern, with a full evening of live music by well known island band, The Convertibles, back on the Pathways stage since before the gathering restrictions.
The theme this evening was hit musical selections from film & television. Anticipate the works of Mancini, Meyers, Morricone, Mayfield, and others: including Linus and Lucy – from various Charlie Brown cartoons; I Dream of Genie, title theme; Alice in Wonderland, from the 1951 movie; My Time to Be A Star, from Robotech; amongst many others – and several selections from Castlevania and Simon’s Quest for the original NES.
Featured Reader Dec.14th 2021.
Elizabeth Jacobson became the fifth poet laureate of Santa Fe, NM in 2019. Her second book, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, was awarded the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch, and was published in 2019 by Parlor Press.
She founded and directs the WingSpan Poetry Project which conducts ongoing poetry classes in shelter facilities. She also teaches a weekly community poetry class in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railyard Art Project. https://elizabethjacobson.wordpress.com/
In partnership with PathwaysARTS and the MVFF,
A site-specific work of immersive storytelling and movement
by Abby Bender and Jesse Jason;
Breathe loudly and wake up!
This is not your ordinary haunted house.
November 5-6 at 6pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm
November 7 at 6pm and 7:15pm
Rizing is an evening of immersive storytelling and movement by Abby Bender and Jesse Jason in collaboration with the show’s cast. The performance invites audiences into an unusual house with an even more unusual history, where we encounter things that go bump in the night. As the characters that inhabit this residence share their stories through text, dance, and theater, guests are enveloped in shifting worlds of sorrow, humor, terror, and treats.
Performed by Abby Bender, Sharon Brown, Molly Coogan, Nia Dubon-Robinson, Laura Hall, Jesse Jason, Roberta Kirn, Michael Lieberman, Carron Marson, Melissa Petrosinelli, Xavier Powers, Kalyan Sayre, and guest voices by Justen Ahren, Scott Crawford, Brooke Ditchfield, Scott Hershowitz, Brian Hall, Rob Myers, Nikki Patton, Katherine Reid, Cassie Tunick, and others. Film by Danielle Mulcahy.
THE SILENT DANCE PARTY WAS NOT SO SILENT…
DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WE HAD TO GO FULL VOLUME INSTEAD OF SILENT. BUT IT WAS A WONDERFUL DANCING ENDING TO ANOTHER GREAT FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION.
AND A GORGEOUS EVENING!
THANKS TO THE ORGANIZERS, THE VOLUNTEERS, THE MUSICIANS, ARTISTS AND VENDORS AND ALL WHO CAME, FOR MAKING THIS SO MEMORABLE.
MULTI-ARTS AT THE WATERWORKS
SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2021
MUSIC, DANCE, LITERARY ARTS
MARK GRANDFIELD & JEREMY BERLIN
Seasoned musicians, vocalist Mark Grandfield and keyboard player Jeremy Berlin perform as a duo to present a 40 minute set of songs from the American Songbook. Expect songs from Ray Charles, to Tony Bennett, to Frank Sinatra.
A long-time seasonal Vineyard resident, Grandfield has for more than three decades been a successful session singer in New York City, with much experience in commercial music production, jingles and voice-overs.
Jeremy Berlin is best known for his performances with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, yet is considered a “jazzman at heart”.
ISLAND HIP HOP RETURNS
The ISLAND HIP HOP group returns to the Pathways stage with more high-energy dance routines, performed by the island group that includes youth aged 4 to adult. Led by Elise Eve, the group celebrates hip hop culture through dance on Martha’s Vineyard.
TESSA PERMAR PERFORMS
Tessa Permar, performs new choreography: Specially For You – a solo performance in response to drastic changes to island culture she has been observing over the past year. Embodying many emotions, such as being cognizant of working as a caterer in one moment, and then being catered to by others in the next. Tessa graduated from MVRH, studied dance and performed at Vassar College, NY, at Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Co. in Israel, and at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CT. She has choreographed and performed in Austria, Israel, Scotland and in numerous venues across the USA.
JESSE JASON RETURNS
Jesse Jason (formerly of The Yard / Chilmark) choreographs and performs
“Slight Chance of Showers,” which is meant to provoke hope
as we navigate through transitional times.
The sun will always find its way back to the sky, even after the storms.
Music by Kate Bush, “Cloudbusting.”
Poet, musician and regular literary arts participant at Pathways, Niki Patton presents new writing / spoken word, with audience participation and interaction.
Writer, and published author Holly Nadler presents a 15 minute excerpt from her new two-woman, one-act play, Anne Frank All Grown Up, with an eye to presenting the full-length version (45 min) later this season on the Pathways stage.
Tisbury Water Works
Tashmoo Springs Building, off Spring Street, Vineyard Haven.
Free. All Welcome. Chairs provided or bring your own.
Join us for Live Music by three performers and a 30 minute Play Reading, at the Tisbury Water Works Building in Tisbury, (Tashmoo Springs).
Island writer, GWYN Mc ALLISTER’S new short play, ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN is being read by: Actor, LYNN ADAMS and guest actor, NICOLE EDMONDS. Directed by BROOKE ADAMS, the short play is about prejudice, boundaries and consequences.
“Ever-vigilant Trisha has her new next door neighbor Julianne’s best interests at heart. Or does she?”
McAllister is known for her astute observations about societal ills, delivered with darker wit.
The reading is accompanied by three solo music performances:
JUDY BELUSHI PISANO, actress, writer and artist plays the ukulele, and performs her humorous, original songs; Island singer songwriter,
NATE D’ANGELO, is well known for his profound lyrics and unique guitar style; With new comer to the Vineyard music scene,
ROBERT HANJIAN, performing alternative folk and soft rock.
Juli Vanderhoop and her crew serve Dinner (pizza and tapas) from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Dining in the backyard.
Driven by the songwriting of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Philip Hoffman, AZRO CADY evokes the feel of downtown NYC in the 70’s shot through the lens of now, combining hooky melodies with lyrics that stick. The band features Trina Hamlin on percussion, keyboards & harmonica, Martha’s Vineyard’s own Flip Scipio plays lead guitar & electric sitar and Mark Dziuba plays bass.
AZRO CADY has made a name for themselves in the New York rock scene, and has performed at Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, among other venues in NYC. They have released three EPs, most recently, Tricky Angel, produced by Elliott Sharp, which is available on all streaming services.To listen to AZRO CADY’s music, visit their website at https://azrocady.com
NIGHTLIFE IN REVERSE
July 10th, 2021
“Experience the Remarkable World of Richard Lee”
in a whole new way –
Projected On The Front of the Museum Building,
Under The Night Sky!
For PROUD on MV we came together for great food, music on Friday, June 25th, 2021 at the Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah.
Juli VanderHoop’s crew is served Dinner from 5:30pm (Pizza and local salad and pizzas to share.) Pathways presented a free WE DANCE experience with DJ Wayne Elliott, for a wide selection of house, disco and more from 7:30 to 10:30pm.
June is internationally dedicated to the LGBTQIA community, June 28th marks the significant day of remembering the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, where members of the LGBTQIA community stood up for their rights in response to a police raid in Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, New York.
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NIGHTLIFE IN REVERSE
Friday, June 11th, 2021
Next Showing July 3rd, 2021
“Experience the Remarkable World of Richard Lee”
in a whole new way –
Projected On The Front of the Museum Building,
Under The Night Sky!
See the retrospective of Lee’s at the MV Museum through July 25th.
Jesse Jason, Lisa Gross, and Abby Bender recently combined forces to develop
an immersive, collaborative dance theater performance that re-frames the isolation, anxiety, shame and all-around stupor posed by events of 2020.
The trio embarked on this work as a way to fend off their own feelings of confinement. By connecting through movement and writing exercises, they recognize, explore, and attempt to transcend a collective crisis of meaning,
acknowledging that their observations are through a lens of privilege.
The result is a performance that employs candor and jest in equal measure, to address a surreal reality the artists struggle to control.
Pathways supports Literary Arts at Featherstone
Join a conversation with Chef-Author, Jamie Sparks, about her new cookbook : Fooding – A Chef’s Journey Through Food, Farms and Community on Martha’s Vineyard.
With Bryan Athern, Dan & Greg Martino, Heidi Feldman, & Tim and Tricia Colon.
Tuesday March 30th, 2021
MV Poets Collective Members Read
Readers Included: Ellie Bates, Christine G. Burke, Nan Byrne, Mark Davis, Amarylis Douglas, Tom Durawa, Margaret Emerson, Jill Jupen, Ann Lees, Don McLagan, & Stephen Burns Power
This is a very good book. It’s not a “hockey” book. “The Mighty Oak” is a complex book, and a morality play about how hard life can knock when you’ve not been prepared, lack the tools. Hockey is the delivery system for this story.
Read this MV Times review
Jeff W. Bens is the author of the novels Albert, Himself and The Mighty Oak (Blackstone Publishing) and director of the award-winning documentary film Fatman’s. His short fiction and essays are published widely. Bens was a founding faculty member of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has served on film festival juries around the world. He directs the Manhattanville College’s undergraduate creative writing program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate workshops in creative writing.
This week’s ongoing Tuesday Writing and Poetry series featured a special evening with internationally published poet and novelist, SUE GUINEY.Guiney who read poetry from WRITING THROUGH: ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS FROM THE MAGIC PENCILS, collected in workshops throughout Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, followed by Q&A. These workshops were facilitated by Writing Through, an international NGO she founded. A family trip to Cambodia in 2006, led to Guiney writing the first of her collection of novels set in modern-day Cambodia, A Clash of Innocents. After the publication of that novel, Sue was determined to bring the fruit of her inspiration back to the people who inspired her.In 2010, the novelist, poet and educator led a writing workshop at Anjali House, an education and art centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and it was the beginning of Writing Through.
From there it grew into an international charity targeting at-risk populations – children, adults, students and teachers.Writing Through launched its first project in Cambodia in 2015 – specially designed workshops that use the writing of English poems and stories to develop thinking skills, language fluency and self-esteem. The program now extended to include Singapore and Vietnam, and is expanding.
The Charity has trained facilitators and volunteers around the world and is always receptive to being connected to new partners. An Anthology of Poems from the Magic Pencils is available via www.writingthrough.org, and at some bookstores. You can purchase a book or donate here
Sue Guiney is an internationally published poet and novelist, focusing on the intersection of arts training and thinking skills. Skilled in Performing Arts, Manuscript, Fiction writing and Poetry, plus NGO administration and global education. She is a media and communication professional with a MA focused in Classics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Jan. 21st, 2021, PathwaysARTS presented;
A Community Conversation with Vineyard FutureWorks:
“Collaborating Toward A Preferred Vineyard Future”
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On December 29th, 2020 we played a pre-recorded presentation of Annette Sandrock reading from her book, over the images and the actual written words as they appeared in her collection of peotry titled Labyrinth, which was published in Portugal. How that came to be is an interesting story. Clicking on the poster will take you to the video of the reading and also of the Q&A that followed.
In Honor Of Marianne Goldberg’s Passing on the Solstice, we celebrate every year with the things Marianne loved; dance, poetry, flying fabric, projections and champagne!
Janet tells us…
“I love making books and never has it been so exciting, so easy, so inexpensive, as now, because of current technology and on-demand printing. No longer are books just about the prominent and/or powerful. Now books can be about us — who we are, what is important to us, what our values and aspirations are. It is my pleasure to show you the steps from manuscript to book-in-hand.”
“We also can begin to envision the proposed Pathways-based book project: How creating art got us through 2020.
My creativity teacher says when you create something you must focus on the outcome you want compared to its current reality. Everything else can be set aside, including concepts and feelings. If he is right that means when a bunch of people create something together they must keep their focus on the outcome compared to its current reality and their differing concepts can be set aside. The creative process doesn’t require anyone to change any concepts, just set them aside. In a world full of people with concepts at odds with one another I find that idea hopeful! Maybe we should practice creating for the sake of our world…“
Honoring National Native American Heritage Month
Carol Vandal”s Poem “For Grandmother Moon” with flute accompaniment December 2016. Carol had just started learning to play the Native American Flute at that time. The poem is eerily appropriate.
This week on October 27th our open Writing & Poetry Zoom Meeting honors Fan Ogilvie who read a poetry from her new book. Click the image below to read more...
Video of these readings with the accompanying artwork coming soon.
On a beautiful Thursday evening, The Pickpocket Bluegrass Band played on the porch over the MV Museum Lawn.
The video is coming soon.
Pathways Supported a Flute and Cello Concert at the MV Museum.
August 6th, 2020
We are very grateful to have brought you Carol Wincenc – a world renowned flutist – and acclaimed cellist Velléda Miragias , who played works by Debussy, Telemann, and more, at the MV Museum.
Prompts for June 16th
Here is the inspirational prompt for
our readings on Trees, Tuesday May 26th
A chapter called “Trees” from Herman Hesse’s book “WANDER”
and a video of the chapter, read by Linda Birmingham
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.
A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.
When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts… Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.
A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.
So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.
For a lyrical kindred-spirited counterpart, visit one of Earth’s greatest forests with Pablo Neruda and astronaut Leland Melvin, then savor Amanda Palmer’s reading of Mary Oliver’s spare and splendid poem “When I Am Among the Trees” and this cinematic love letter to the wilderness, inspired by the great naturalist John Muir, who saw the universe as “an infinite storm of beauty.”
PathwaysARTS is proud to partner with the Keepers of the Light documentary to bring you this special event.
This film about the Gay Head Lighthouse can be watched online now.
Be among the first in the nation to watch, and then join in on May 7th at 8pm EST for the online launch celebration on Zoom where the Ken Wentworth & Liz Witham and special guests will discuss the film with you and answer your questions.
Special guests include:
Jeremy D’Etremont, Lighthouse Historian
Kristina Hook, Wampanoag Tribal Elder
Richard Skidmore, Gay Head Lighthouse Keeper
Isaac Taylor, Musical Guest who will perform his song “Red Queen.”
Martha Vanderhoop, granddaughter of Keeper Charles Vanderhoop
Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the tip of Martha’s Vineyard, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to electrification, “Keepers of the Light“ tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation to keep the light, woven with the story of the recent race against time to save the historic beacon from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs.
What do you do if you’re living alone and missing the companionship of others? The answer for the protagonist of Morph is to try looking at the world from a smaller perspective. A new episodic short story by Gwyn McAllister.
ROB HAUCK – another chapter from Three Sisters of Provence
GYWN McALLISTER – Morph – a new episodic short story
CAT FINCH – another chapter from Quintessence Book II: her Mythological Trilogy:
BENITA JANE – another chapter from her series See Oh Vee I Dee Dash One Nine
SCOTT CRAWFORD – short story The Floating Molotov Cocktail
EUGENE JOHNSON – On being boarded at night, anchored outside a marina in an isolated cove.
Winona Harrington also read this evening.
VIDEO PROGRAM DIGITAL VISIONS by RICHARD SKIDMORE
Click poster for the recordings of each reader this night
Music Video for Song, “Island Girls, “
from recording : “Blue, Blue Box.” by Rachel Elion Baird
Filmed on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Cameras,- Dan Martino/Martha’s Vineyard Productions,
Adrianne Ryan and Rachel Elion Baird.
Also reading with us this Zoom meeting was,
CLAUDIO deCHIARA, RAJKA UNGERER & CAT FINCH
Jennifer Smith Turner – reading a section from her debut novel, Child Bride.
In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person—but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride….
Barbara Peckham reads from her new book “Forgotten But Not Gone.” “We were treated to a couple chapters 2 seasons ago before Barbara left the area. I am really excited to hear what is happening next in this mysterious story.” KT
A story about a middle aged woman who seems to be living a normal life in coastal Massachusetts with her husband, except for one thing. She doesn’t remember anything about her life before she was about fifteen. She has managed to put her past more or less out of her mind until strange incidents begin happening, each one more frightening than the last, and she is sure they are connected to the part of her life she can’t remember.
Rachel Baird –
Interpreting the pulse of current events via the lens of ecstatic poetry.
Rachel will read a selection from her Weather Girl Blog.
We might have time for a 5 minute Round Robin.
Our scheduled “3 Pianos” events had to be cancelled this year, so we brought you these vids from 2017. You might have missed the Tim Ray Trio that Sunday afternoon. See it now! Also we show insights into how grand pianos are brought in by David Stanwood & team. CLICK to see it.
ON TUESDAY, MARCH 24th, 2020 – We brought you vintage videos from John Hough’s writing group; INDIAN HILL WRITERS dating back to 2017. We hope you enjoy this substitution.
WE COULD NOT SHOW “VAI” TONIGHT, BUT WE HOPE TO SHOW IT LATER IN OUR SEASON.
CLICK TO SEE MORE INFO ON THE FILM. ALSO, YOU CAN FIND IT ON AMAZON PRIME.
SEE FIVE VIDEO CLIPS TAKEN AT OUR LAST EVENT WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE. SEE & HEAR JENNY ALLEN, RAIJKA UNGERER AND BENITA JANE THAT NIGHT, BELOW.
Between the Sacred and the Sublime: Two Weeks in Tibet Landscapes and Holy Sites.
Valerie Sonnenthal traveled to Tibet for two-plus weeks in September 2019. She will present a slide show of photos from her travels to monasteries and the surrounding landscapes.
Valerie Sonnenthal lives in Chilmark where she writes the town column and other stories for the MV Times, offers Sound Healing and Kaiut Yoga on Island through her studio Peaked Hill Studio and loves to walk at our beaches and on our trails. Learn more at http://www.PeakedHillStudio.com.
Lanny McDowell has been a fan of David Stanwood’s piano playing as long as David has been a fan of Lanny’s artwork, over twenty years. The two friends have developed a collaborative program which combines the art forms of piano improvisation and bird photography, which they call Avian Improv. The two friends will present a 45 minute slide show of bird photographs accompanied by live piano playing that is responsive to the onscreen images. The program is both meditative and inspiring, a peaceful journey and a cause for celebration.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 10th, 2019
WRITING & POETRY SERIES PRESENTS
Though he insists that he is just a first time author Wayne Miller has been traveling extensively to read and promote his book. Boston’s WCVB-TV Channel Chronicle recently aired the story behind the book. We are honored to have him read chapters from this fascinating
true crime work of non-fiction.
Wayne Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the U. S. Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases involving illegal firearms, bombings and arsons. He was also a member of the ATF National Response Team, responding to major fire and explosion incidents. For the past 17 years, in the private sector, Mr. Miller has been a fire and explosion analyst for the Massachusetts – based Wright Group, Inc.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19TH WRITING & POETRY SERIES
Featuring MVCC Grant Recipients
Friday November 15th, Multi-Arts Event feat. MVCC Grantees
SUSAN KLEIN – Susan Klein is noted for a variety of presentations involving Story. She tours her one-woman storytelling concerts internationally in theatres, at conferences, at special events, and for special interest groups. Susan’s substantial repertoire includes selection from the world body of folklore and mythology and literary stories. Her stories of personal narrative encompasses growing up on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1950s and ’60s, waitressing and teaching school in the ’70s, her work as an itinerant storyteller in Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo villages on the Bering Sea and native peoples of the Alaska. She is also an editor, workshop leader, narrative/story consultant for the stage and page, and presentation coach. She leads Story Wisdom workshops on storytelling, writing, memoir organization, public speaking, and obituary writing. An award-winning author, she has written three books, several trade guides, articles, and essays. She has directed and produced 25 storytelling recordings. She also crafts histories for individuals and organizations.
ANN BASSETT – “MVTV Producer, Ann Bassett talks about her ongoing television series, The Vineyard View, with video excerpts. The interview-style show airs weekly, in which she interviews islanders from all walks of life and areas of interest.
NIKI PATTON – Niki Patton presents two multi-media short stories, Vineyard Hauntings of the Hurricane of ’38, and Why Do We Love Wild Animals So Much?
Patton is a writer who has been active in the Island’s music, theater and writing communities for several decades, both as a performer and a supporter. She lives in West Tisbury. Starting as a writer for her own commercial production company in New York, she has since added a book, local and regional magazine articles and essays, songs, performance pieces, and monologues to her writing resume.
MARK LOVEWELL – Mark Alan Lovewell a folksinger, storyteller, writer, poet and photographer, received a MVCC grant to complete a compilation CD of songs, stories, and poetry.
With the Fishes, completed in July of 2019, is a collection of seafaring songs and stories, most of them fishy. The album is made primarily to support our region’s struggling fishing community, to draw attention to the work they do, and their importance to our coastal community. Copies of the CD are available after the event. https://www.capecodfishermen.org/item/taleslovewell-926?category_id=9
LEN MORRIS – Len Morris of Gallen Films presents a multi-media talk on the realities of child labor, and the Beneath the Barcode exhibit. He explains and directs the audience to resources of The Action Kit for Beneath the Barcode, which provides the tools and information needed to get started as an advocate for children.
“Hopes and dreams are not visible on a barcode. The price the scanner reads does not include the childhoods lost by those who labor to produce the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the electronics we buy. It can’t register the inequality depriving these children of the basics for a decent life: food, medical care, shelter, education, personal safety and dignity. The choices we make as consumers can save their lives, restore their childhoods and change our government’s policies to reflect our collective morality, ethics and generosity.”
RICHARD LIMBER – Local artist and filmmaker, Richard Limber talks about the inspiration and influences that result in the artworks he makes in various mediums.
Saturday November 9th, Artists’ Reception followed by
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DELICIOUS SOUP DONATED BY MORNING GLORY FARM WAS SERVED
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Dolls for Haiti @ Pathways, April 2010
A workshop in doll-making for Haiti led by Sandy Bernat, founder of Seastone Papers.