EARFULL • WED • JUNE 21, 2023 - BRANCH LINE PATIO
Jane Roper is the author of two novels, The Society of Shame, and Eden Lake, and a memoir, Double Time: How I Survived – and Mostly Thrived – Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins. Her writing has appeared in Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Millions, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Cognoscenti, Writers’ Digest and elsewhere, and has been included in the anthology Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jane currently lives just north of Boston with her husband, rad teenage twins, and two cats, one of whom sucks.
*Photo by Asia Kepka
Clayton Scoble and Steve Scully are two fifths of the band Francine, whose 4 albums and 1 ep have been described as "chilling, spectral pop.” Before Francine, Scoble was the frontman for the Boston radio darling band Poundcake and was a touring sideman for Aimee Mann. According to ChatGPT, "Their stripped-down acoustic sets showcase their musical prowess and are a must-see for any music lover.”
Steve Yarbrough is the author of twelve books, most recently the novel Stay Gone Days and others include The Unmade World, The End of California, Visible Spirits and The Oxygen Man, and three short story collections. His awards include Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the California Book Award, the Richard Wright Award and the Robert Penn Warren Award. The son of Mississippi Delta cotton farmers, Steve is currently a professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College. He divides his time with family between Boston and Krakow. The son of Mississippi Delta cotton farmers, Steve is an aficionado of jazz and bluegrass music, which he plays on guitar, mandolin and banjo, often after midnight.
*Photo by Krystyna Dabrowska
Hazel Royer is a singer, songwriter and bassist from Dorchester, MA. Ira Klein is a guitarist and composer from Jerusalem, Israel. Hazel and Ira met in 2019 as students at Berklee College of Music, and formed a close friendship based on their love of folk music. Joined by their mentor and former Professor, Boston guitar legend Kevin Barry (Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash), they present original music and innovative interpretations of American ballads, blues, and folk songs from their upcoming debut album.
*Photo by Toan Trinh