Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Colin Asher - Bio of Nelson Algren


Nelson Algren was one of America's most famous authors. His third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, won the first National Book Award.  Despite Algren's talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity. The cause of his decline was never clear.

Biographer Colin Asher presents the complexity of Algren's life and captures the forces working both in Algren and mid 20th century America in Never a Lovely So Real: the Life and Work of Nelson Algren.  published in May 2019 by W.W. Norton


Recorded at Canios Books in Sag Harbor in May 2019

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mary K Edwards on Melville and the whaleship Charles W. Morgan

Mary K. Edwards, Melville scholar & sailor, speaks about her sailing adventures aboard the Charles W. Morgan, an 1841 whaleship, and what she learned about Herman Melville along the way. 


Part of the 200 year anniversary celebration of Melville which includes a marathon reading of Moby Dick in Sag Harbor the weekend of June 7-9

recorded in May 2019 at Canios Books in Sag Harbor

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More about the whaleship Charles W. Morgan is at mysticseaport.org/voyage/ship

More about the marathon reading of Moby Dick on June 7 to 9 is here

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thomas Petriano: The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton


"Why Worry about the birds? - The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton"
a talk about the Trappist monk by religious studies Professor Thomas Petriano,
 
Professor Petriano teaches at St. Josephs College in Patchogue.
He was recorded at Canios Books in Sag harbor in January 2019.
He was introduced by Maryann Calendrille of Canios.

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Thomas Merton’s autobiography “The Seven Story Mountain” was published by Harcourt Brace in 1948.  The title refers to the mountain of Purgatory in Dante's The Divine Comedy.


The Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey; chronicles the last two years of Merton's life, during the political and social upheaval of the Vietnam War era. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Simon van Booy - The Sadness of Beautiful Things


Today we  present novelist and short story writer Simon van Booy reading A Sacrifice from his short story collection The Sadness of Beautiful Things.
 
Simon van Booy was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in December 2018. 



Simon van Booy's short story collection The Sadness of Beautiful Things
was published in 2018 by Penguin Random House.

Simon Van Booy who grew up in rural Wales, is also the author of, among others:
The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

His novels include The Illusion of Separateness, published in 2014
And Everything Beautiful Began After published in 2011, both by Harper Perennial.

His work has been translated into thirteen different languages.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

David Bouchier: The serious side of humor writing.


Today we present WSHU Radio commentator David Bouchier with a talk on the serious side of humor writing recorded at Canios Books Sag Harbor in December 2018.  


David Bouchier's published work includes:


An Unexpected Life: A Memoir

and Lucky Man: A Life in Essays
 
David Bouchier’s commentaries on contemporary life are heard on WSHU Public Radio
 


Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Venture Smith Project - Chandler Saint


Chandler Saint talks about the Venture Smith Project and his book Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith* at Canios Books Sag Harbor - introduced by Canios' Maryann Calindrille

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Recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor February 17, 2019

* Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith  
by Chandler B. Saint and George A. Krimsky with James O. Horton
published by Garnet Books February, 2009

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Afro-American Writers - 2019 Community Read-in


We present portions of a community reading of the work Afro-American writers conducted at the John Jermaine Library in Sag Harbor in February 2019.


It was jointly sponsored by the Library and Canios Cultural Café.

The readers are:  

Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Nancy Myers,
Bill Chaleff , Rev. Eda Lorello, Ursala Hegi, Bobbie Cohen, Daria Wishnia, and Gordon Gagliano.

They read the work of:

Washan Shire (Somali poet), Nicky Grimes, Venture Smith, Everett Hoagland, Audre Lorde,  Daria Wishnia, Bryan Stevenson, and Mohamed Ali.




Also: 

Chandler Saint talks about the Venture Smith Project and his book about the colonial era freed slave Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith at Canios Books Sag Harbor 
Introduced by Canios' Maryann Calendrille.

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