Showing posts from December, 2010

Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading

Broadcast Date: December 29, 2010 Today we present the first part of a marathon reading of the poetry of Emily Dickinson conducted at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York this past spring.   Emily Dickinson was born in December,1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts.  As an adult she lived in virtual seclusion and died in Amherst in May of 1886.   She started writing poetry as a teenager but her first surviving poem is from 1850.  In today’s program we hear poems written in the 1850s and included in The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition edited by Ralph W. Franklin ( The Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 1999) ,  Franklin was the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.   The readers are all from the Bridgehampton area and include poets, a farmer, librarians, a public official, a photographer and bookseller and other lovers of literature.   The marathon reading lasted most of a day.  Today we hear the first portion of

O. Henry's Christmas Gift

 Broadcast December 22 at 6:30pm:   "O. Henry's Christmas Gift" - A reading in the style of radio drama with Diana Heinlein and David Houston. Featured are "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Gift of the Magi", stories by O. Henry, the late 19th / early 20th century short story writer. O. Henry was one of America's greatest story tellers. His final collection was published in the year of his death, 1910. Recorded this month at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library. Thanks to Yvette Postelle and Penny Wright of the library. More info about David Houston's dramatic readings performed at schools and libraries can be found at Listen Here East End Ink will return with an extra on December 29 at 6:30pm . Part 1 of a marathon reading of the poems of Emily Dickinson with local poets, politicos, farmers and friends reading.  Recorded at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton in April 2010.