East End Ink is a monthly literary review based on Long Island’s east end.
The program is recorded at Canio’s Books, 290 Main St in Sag Harbor and other venues on eastern Long Island.
It airs on WPKN 89.5FM Bridgeport and wpkn.org on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM.
Today we present a marathon
reading of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick presented by Canios Cultural Café.
Canio Pavone founded Canios
Books on Main Street Sag Harbor in 1980.
In 1983, Mr. Pavone
started the yearly Marathon to celebrate Sag Harbor’s seafaring history and its
The marathon continued until the early 2000s*
and was revived this year to celebrate Canio’s 35th anniversary. Portions of this year’s marathon were recorded
on June 12 through 14 at Cano’s Books.
The readers on today's program were: Susan Weitz, Fred Volkmer, Susan
Merrell, Francesca Rheannon, Anik Libby, Molly McKenna, Maryann
Calendrille, Bill Chaleff and Canio Pavone.
We begin with Canio Pavone reading from
Chapter 1, Loomings.
Listen here: * Kathryn Szoka of Canios informs: "The Marathon ran from mid-80s to mid-90s during Canio's era (1980-99). In our "era" (1999-2015) we held 2 Marathons in collaboration with JJML in early 2000s. The 2015 Moby-Dick Marathon was sponsored by Canio's Cultural Cafe (501c3), to celebrate Canio's Books 35th & Southampton Town's 375th anniversary. If was the first Moveable MOBY: 6 Locations **, 163 Readers, 28 Hours, ONE book. Stay tuned for Moby-Dick Marathon 2017.
** SH Cultural District partners: Bay Street, Eastville Community Historical Society, John Jermain Memorial Library, Old Whaler's Church, Whaling Museum.
Sag Harbor whalemen left a treasure of literature and songs that are the subject of Stephen Sanfilippo's doctoral disertation. Add to that the songs written by East End baymen and Stephen himself and you have the ingredients for this month's East End Ink - recorded in Sag Harbor at Canio's Books. Susan and Stephen divide their time between Southold on the North Fork of Long Island and Maine. Their concerts have been heard from Long Island and Mystic, CT to Prince Edward Island, Canada. They may be reached at email@example.com or 207-726-4747 in Maine and 631-765-9257 on Long Island.