I might have mentioned it here, but last spring the Whittier Home Association asked if I would "mind" if they featured my book in their annual Celebrating Whittier event, and also suggested they would propose it for an All-Community Read. "MIND?" I replied, astonished. Why, no, I wouldn't mind.
The staged reading took place on September 10 at the historic Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse - where Whittier worshipped.
Local actors Chuck Kennedy and Kate Bernardoni portrayed Whittier and my midwife, Rose Carroll. I narrated, tying the scenes together using a script our town's Poet Laureate Lainie Senechal wrote based on the book.
|Lainie Senechal, Chuck Kennedy, Kate Bernardoni, and author yours truly|
|A hot August rehearsal|
The local cable TV station filmed it. And now you can watch it! Truly, not your average reading.
|Chuck in front of Whittier's portrait in the John Greenleaf Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury, MA|
Readers: What has been your favorite reading to listen to? Do you like it when authors read, or would you rather they didn't? Writers: Has your work ever been staged?
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