Join us as we welcome Steve Almond and Bianca Stone to the historic Canaan Meetinghouse, for the 2022 Meetinghouse Reading Series!
Steve Almond is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His most recent novel is All The Secrets of the World. His essays and reviews have been published in venues ranging from the New York Times Magazine to Ploughshares to Poets & Writers, and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Mysteries, and Best American Erotica. Almond is the recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He cohosted the Dear Sugars podcast with his pal Cheryl Strayed for four years, and teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his family and his anxiety.
Bianca Stone is the author of The Möbius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018), Someone Else's Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014), and Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (Pleiades Press, 2016). She lives with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, and their daughter, Odette, in Goshen, Vermont.
The Meetinghouse Readings feature fiction, nonfiction and poetry read aloud by authors in the 1793 Meetinghouse in Canaan’s historic district. Over the years, the series has presented scores of authors, from great names — including Alice Munro, Grace Paley, Donald Hall and Charles Simic — to emerging talents such as Dave King and Jeffrey Lent. Offered in the spirit of barnstorming tours by Dickens and Twain, the Meetinghouse Readings promote reading as the best possible entertainment. The Meetinghouse is 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.
"A breathtaking success . . . dazzling." --San Francisco Chronicle
" A] rollicking, wide-ranging, unpredictable novel--part crime story, part coming-of-age, part satire, part deadly serious." --Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers
Who pays for the secrets we keep? For the lies we tell ourselves?
As heard on NPR Morning Edition
A searching, startling new collection of poems from the author of The Möbius Strip Club of Grief and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows