The Meetinghouse Readings in Canaan are held at 7:30 pm on four Thursday evenings in July. Free and open to the public; no reservations needed. (Please, no Infants, toddlers or squirmers.)
Cynthia Huntington is the author of several collections of poetry, including Fire Muse: Poems from the Salt House and Heavenly Bodies, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent collection is Terra Nova. She is a professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth.
Rick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer best-known for his novel The Ice Storm (1994) which was made into a movie. His most recent novel, Hotels of North America (2015), was named a best book of the year by NPR and The Washington Post. In 1999, the New Yorker Magazine chose Moody as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century.”
Moderated by Phil Pochoda, the sponsors include James Laffan, Esq., Caldwell Estate Planning, Wachovia Securities, and Mascoma Savings Bank. The Norwich Bookstore will sell current and past books by each author at the Meetinghouse. Many of the books can be purchased at the bookstore in advance, to be signed by the authors in July.
The readings are held at the 1793 Meetinghouse in Canaan, N.H.’s Historic District, located opposite the beach on Canaan Street Lake. Take Route 4 to the blinking light in Canaan; 2 miles up Canaan Street to the Old Meetinghouse. For more information, visit meetinghouse.us or call the Canaan Town Library (603) 523-9650.
In this bold and ambitious book-length poem, National Book Award finalist Cynthia Huntington explores exile and migration--what it means to lose, seek, and find home in all its iterations--through a polyphonic work, written in multiple voices and evoking the method of Hart Crane's The Bridge or the Nighttown episode in James Joyce's Ulysses.
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, National Post
BEST BOOKS FOR GIFTING 2015: Vanity Fair
GIFT YOURSELF THIS PAPERBACK -- Seattle Times
"This is Moody's best novel in many years...a book of irony and wit and heartbreak." --Dwight Garner, New York Times