Showing posts from June, 2015

Moby Dick Marathon

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 literary tradition.   The marathon continued until the early 2000s* and was revived this year to celebrate Canio’s 35 th 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

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. listen here