Readings at MV Museum

Date and Time
Thursday, August 20, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Come by 4:30 to ensure seating
Only 25 seats available to first comers

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road
Tisbury, MA 02568

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Readings from three women at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum on topics of family, friends, and universal themes.

About this Event

Next Thursday, August 20, at 5 p.m. the following women will read from their own writings about family, friends and universal themes. Mixed with humor, this event will take place on the front lawn of the MV Museum property. It is free to the public and only 25 attendies will be allowed to come . . . unfortunately. Please come no later than 4:30 for proper, social distancing.

Julia Kidd is a local psychotherapist, artist and writer. She has become know for her personal essays, which she reads aloud at Pathways, up at the Chilmark Tavern or in her writers group at the West Tisbury Library. Often humorous, sometimes biting and always layered with detail, her work takes us on a ride though family bonds, relationships and cultural history where we find universal themes and a trail that connects us to one another.

She will be reading a piece that is about what makes us feel safe in the world and a Toyota Camry.

Nancy Slonim Aronie is a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She was the Visiting Writer at Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. where she taught classes in Literary non fiction, wrote a monthly column in McCalls Magazine, and was the recipient of the Eye of the Beholder Residency at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Aronie won the Teacher of the Year award three years running for the three years she taught for Robert Coles at Harvard University. She was a presenter at Kripalu Yoga Center for the first ever Narrative Medicine workshop. She is the author of Writing from the Heart; Tapping the Power of your Inner Voice (Hyperion) and the founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard. She teaches Jumpstart Your Memoir Writing From the Heart Workshops at Esalen, Big Sur, New York Open Center, and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY.

Jenny Allen’s “Would Everybody Please Stop?”, a collection of humorous essays, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is also the writer/performer of “I Got Sick Then I Got Better,” which she performs around the country. Recent New York acting credits include Deb Margolin’s “Imagining Madoff”. Jenny is literary manager at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. She lives in West Tisbury. .