The Tannery Series

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

An Evening of Poetry with Robert Pinsky and Kirun Kapur

Ring in the New Year with a Festive Evening of Poetry

Jan 23, 2014, 7 pm, St. Paul's Episcopal, Newburyport, MA.

Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate, will read with Kirun Kapur as we celebrate the launch of her award-winning, debut collection, "Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist."

Due to overwhelming demand for this free program, we ask that you reserve a seat at EventBrite. We are pleased to offer free general admission tickets as well as a special ticket for $17, which includes a signed copy of Kirun Kapur's book and reserved seating. Both Robert's and Kirun's books will also be available for purchase after the reading.

On the program:

Robert Pinsky (The Figured Wheel, et al.) reads from his critically-acclaimed body of work.

Kirun Kapur (Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist), co-founder of The Tannery Series, reads from her new Antivenom Prize-winning collection.

 

For Tickets (including Free Admission Tickets): Eventbrite - An Evening of Poetry with Robert Pinsky and Kirun Kapur

 

For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

Raise a Glass: An Evening of Food and Spirits Writers

Celebrate the Season with Tales of Feasting and Toasting, featuring Jason Wilson and Molly Birnbaum

Ring in the Holiday with Great Books, Fine Spirits and The Tannery Series @ PEM.

Dec 18th, 2014, 7 pm, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

Love a good cocktail and a great book? We do, too. Join us for our last event of 2014, “Raise A Glass,” an evening featuring Jason Wilson (Boozehound) and Molly Birnbaum (Season to Taste), two of the best food and drinks writers around. The event will be part of the Peabody Essex Museum's ongoing PEM/PM program, a series of wonderfully warm and unconventional evening gatherings. Meet local bartenders, get inside tips on making the latest cocktails and celebrate the season with tales of feasting and toasting from two superb writers.

On the program:

Jason Wilson(Boozehound) takes us on a world tour of rare sprits and rollicking adventures.

Molly Birnbaum (Season to Taste) journeys from cutting edge restaurants to the perfumery and the chemical lab, bringing us a personal tale of rediscovering the joy of smell.

Come raise a glass with us!

For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

Peniel Joseph, Molly Birnbaum, Chris Faraone, Jason Wilson and More

Fall To Extremes - The Tannery Series 2014 season includes two more unforgettable events.

Join us October 4th as we talk radical social movements and December 18th for “Cocktails” with our friends at PEM!

Radicals: People and Ideas that Inflamed our Nation
October 4, 7pm @Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport, MA

Dr. Peniel Joseph, author of the biography Stokely: A Life, will talk about the iconic leader of the Black Power movement, Stokely Carmichael.
Chris Faraone, DigBoston editor, will discuss his work on Occupy Wallstreet and his book, 99 Nights with the 99 Percent.

Cocktails: An Evening of Food and Spirits Writers:

December 18, 6:00 - 9:00 pm @ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Featuring: Jason Wilson, author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and Molly Birnbaum, author of Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Li-Young Lee, Martha Collins, Anne Easter Smith, Susan Rich, Rhina Espaillat and More

National Stars and Local Favorites Kick-Off Spring for The Tannery Series.

Join us in Newburyport and Salem for two amazing events this May.

Rich, Royal and Powerful
May 1, 2014 7pm @Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport, MA.

From Medieval longings to modern desire, three exciting writers take on the alchemy of the human heart with Anne Easter Smith, Susan Rich and Rhina Espaillat.

Parts Unknown: The Challenges of Writing Across Worlds
May 3, 2014 2:45pm @ Peabody Essex Museum, East India Marine Hall

The strategies, pitfalls and politics of representing one world to another with Li-Young Lee, Martha Collins, Kirun Kapur and Vivek Narayanan (this event is part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival)

For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »


Page 1 of 3

Email Signup

Don't Miss Out!

12/18

Cocktails: An Evening of Food and Spirits Writers
6:00-9:00 pm
@ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

1/23/15

An Evening of Poetry w/ Kirun Kapur & Robert Pinsky
7pm @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newburyport, MA

Follow tanneryseries on Twitter

From Our Authors:

Silver Sparrow
Excerpt from Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones.

My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist. He was already married ten years when he first clamped eyes on my mother. In 1968, she was working at the gift-wrap counter at Davidson’s downtown when my father asked her to wrap the carving knife he had bough his wife for their wedding anniversary. Mother said she knew that something wasn’t right between a man and a woman when the gift was a blade. I said that maybe it means there was a kind of trust between them. I love my mother, but we tend to see things a little bit differently. The point is that James’s marriage was never hidden from us. James is what I call him. His other daughter is Chaurisse, the one who grew up in the house with him, she calls him Daddy, even now.

When most people think of bigamy, if they think of it at all, they imagine some primitive practice taking place on the pages of National Geographic. In Atlanta, we remember one sect of the back-to-Africa movement that used to run bakeries in the West End. Some people said it was a cult, others called it a cultural movement. Whatever it was, it involved four wives for each husband. The bakeries have since closed down, but sometimes we still see the women, resplendent in white, trailing six humble paces behind their mutual husband.