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Holliston Heard Takes Flight

by Bobby Blair
April 7, 2013

Holliston Heard took its maiden voyage Saturday night at the Holliston Public Library. An evening of the spoken word, the night was the brainchild of a group of local writers who call themselves the Hollywriters. Members include Katie Connors, Ann Talbot, Susan Pittman, Chryso Lawless and Mary Greendale.

In between ten-minute suggested readings by the adults, Roberta Weiner's Prana Productions kids gave segments from solo actors as well as a short version by cast members of Little Woman.

Holliston author and Town Historian Joanne Hulbert above read an excerpt from an upcoming book which has letters sent home by Hollistonians. A letter home by Lt. Cox detailed the rigors of war and being on the outside perimeter of Berlin during WWII.

A dozen local residents took to the podium including Susan Pittman above who read from her upcoming novel.

 The audience was not left out and joined in a communal reading of Casey at the Bat, as well being taken on a short meditation trip to their favorite beach by Prana's Roberta Weiner.

Chryso Lawless above read her poetry inspired by her youth on a farm. Prose by Ann Talbot captivated all age groups who remember being in the class play. Nancy Stanley recited poetry inspired by her grandchildren while Karen Dinehart and Katie Connors also took to the mic. Chairs for the audience were at a premium and there was a short refreshment break with contributors Tom Driscoll, Ed Alley and others waiting in the wings for open mic. I'm still laughing about the lanky banana, plump apple, and the nervous prune, and all the while I thought I hated poetry.

 

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Comments (2)

A great evening! Thanks to all the wonderful organizers. The Prana kids and I loved being a part of it. They loved your stories, Bobby!!

- Roberta Weiner | 4/8/13 7:15 PM

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! What a wonderful event!!!! Gives me goosebumps! Love that our community is doing this! Hope there are many, many, many more!!!! Great big hugs, Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :) PS A crowd like this is usually what you get in places like Cambridge! VERY IMPRESSIVE... and inspiring!!

- Maria Salomao-Schmidt | 4/8/13 8:49 AM

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