Peter Orner is the award-winning author of two novels and three story collections, the most recent collection among my favorites of all time, Maggie Brown & Others. His essay collection Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His latest book is the essay collection Still No Word from You: Notes in the Margin. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, and has been translated into eight languages. He is the director of creative writing at Dartmouth College and lives with his family in Norwich, Vermont.
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Matt Charette is (in his own words) a Boston based, reformed punk, Americana singer-songwriter. It’s been said that Matt’s songs “resonate with echoes of Jay Farrar and latter-day John Mellencamp.”
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Ada Calhoun is the New York Times–bestselling author of Why We Can't Sleep, St. Marks Is Dead, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, and Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me— featured on the TODAY Show, named one of the best books of 2022 by Oprah Daily and Vogue, and called "molten with soul" in a New York Times rave.
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Duel is the collaboration of singer/songwriter/keyboardist JEN KEARNEY, and drummer PETER MACLEAN. Kearney's sound is truly an amalgamation of musical styles including Soul, R&B, Funk, Rock, and Latin. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, Mavis Staples, and The Derek Trucks Band and her most recent 2022 release is the 4-song EP, Atlantic. Peter MacLean is a sought after drummer in Boston and beyond. He’s a frequent and veteran player at Boston’s own Wally's Cafe Jazz Club, and recently got off the road with funk legend, Maceo Parker. We’re excited to welcome DUEL - a true fusion of styles and sounds.
*Photos by Caroline Alden