EARFULL • TUES • JUNE 6, 2023 - BRANCH LINE PATIO
Daphne Kalotay’s books include the award-winning novels Russian Winter, Sight Reading, and Blue Hours, and two story collections: Calamity and Other Stories — shortlisted for The Story Prize — and the just-published The Archivists, winner of the Grace Paley Prize. Her work has been published in over twenty languages and supported by fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, MacDowell, and Yaddo. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
*photo by Sasha Pedro
Based in R.I., Mark Cutler is an acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer, as well as the director of The Same Thing Project, a community songwriting program. He’s a proud member of R.I.’s Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and the leader of two seminal Boston-area bands, The Schemers, and The Raindogs. He’s toured with Bob Dylan and Warren Zevon among many others. Mark’s songs spin tales about men who drink alone or hover over a lover, telling stories about ghosts, pro wrestlers, walking in the woods, walking in the night, being remembered, just being alive and getting used to this. Like the character Travis Bickle, Mark will “play anytime and anywhere.”
John Wray is the author of Godsend, The Lost Time Accidents, Lowboy, Canaan's Tongue, and The Right Hand of Sleep. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, a Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, and a Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007. A citizen of the United States and Austria, he lives in New York City.
*photo by Julio Arellano
Merrie Amsterburg is a Boston based, award-winning singer-songwriter whose album releases always make her a critical darling. She’s toured with Aimee Mann, Patty Larkin, and most recently Session Americana. Merrie’s music has appeared on many shows for NBC, PBS, and MTV. As the Boston Globe describes, her music consists of “downbeat, gorgeously crafted songs…”.
*photo by Peter Linton