I just wanted to remind you of three important events this coming
weekend. PLEASE TELL AS MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS AS YOU CAN ABOUT THESE
On Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Ellery House on 245 Washington
Street, State Senator Bruce Tarr will present a proclamation from Gov.
Duval Patrick naming October Arts and Humanities month. This event
coincides with the Charles Olson Centennial. I will be there and it
would be great to have some other members of the Olson Society present.
You will also have a chance to view the installations of Olson-inspired
art by painter Susan Erony and photographer Paul Cary Goldberg, who also
designed the Olson Centennial poster.
At 4 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum, on 27 Pleasant Street, there will
be a reading, reception and book signing for Dave Rich's new book,
"Charles Olson: Letters Home," a collection of letters from Olson to
various Gloucester residents. I've seen the book and it is marvelous.
At 7 p.m. Ammiel Alcalay will read from his new novel "Islanders" at
the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street. This is an extraordinary
novel and I hope as many of us as possible can turn out to support
Ammiel, who has been an incredible help to us in planning and organizing
the Olson Centennial.