Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Moby Dick Marathon

Today we present a marathon reading of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick presented by Canios Cultural CafĂ©.
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 literary tradition. 

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.

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* 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.

This program was produced with the essential aid of Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka of Canio's Books

Music on today's program is by Stephen Sanfilippo, previously heard on East End Ink.

More selections from the marathon reading recorded at Canios Books will be available here on line.

Songs of Fish-Shaped Paumonok: Stephen and Susan Sanfilippo

updated June 2015

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 or 207-726-4747 in Maine and 631-765-9257 on Long Island.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rosalind Brenner and Pamela Kallimanis

Today we present poets Rosalind Brenner and Pamela Kallimanis recorded in October 2014 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

The poets read from their work and from the work of their teacher at Sara Lawrence College, the late Kurt Brown.

They were introduced by Canio’s Maryann Calendrille.

Ms. Brenner’s work includes:

All That’s Left: Poems and Paintings published by Art House Press  and

Omega’s Garden, a compendium of women’s voices from Finishing Line Press.

Pamela Kallimanis’ work includes Zero Elegies from Three Mile Harbor Press, East Hampton.

Coming up soon:

On the weekend of June 12 to 14 The MOBY DICK Marathon returns.
In 1983, Canio Pavone started the yearly Marathon to celebrate Sag Harbor’s seafaring history and its literary tradition. 

The readings will be at Canios Books, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum,
Bay Street Theater and other Sag Harbor venues.

Community members are invited to sign up to read a segment of Moby Dick.

East End Ink will be there to record much of the Marathon 
More information is available at Moby Dick Marathon


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Philip Schultz: The Wherewithal, a novel in verse

Philip Schultz, reads excerpts from The Wherewithal  A Novel in Verse
recorded in April 2014 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Introducing Mr. Schultz,  Poet  Grace Schulman said: 

“Schultz takes on the challenge of writing about the Holocaust
in a way that affects everyone in our time.

Through it, he explores modern warfare, murder, hatred of our
enemies, and most painfully of our friends.

In short: He makes the unspeakable speakable, eloquently so.”

The Wherewithal was published by W.W. Norton in 2014.

Philip Schultz’s work includes the poetry collections: - Failure, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for literature, and The God of Loneliness - and a memoir, My Dyslexia.

Mr. Schultz can be heard reading these works on previous East End Ink programs linked above.