Marge Piercy poetry reading in August to benefit Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Piercy to give first solo Wellfleet reading in five years
Marge Piercy. Photo courtesy of Wellfleet Preservation Hall.

Renowned author Marge Piercy will be giving her first solo Wellfleet reading in five years to benefit Wellfleet Preservation Hall and Wellfleet Community Garden.  The event will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 8pm at the Wellfleet Methodist Church on Main Street.

Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; seventeen volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. She has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women's movement, and resistance to the war in Iraq.

Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists, Piercy has taught, lectured and/or performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.  A year-round Wellfleet resident for forty years, she has written many of her best-selling works in her sanctuary beside the marsh, and this will be one of the rare times she has emerged to read her work at home.

At this event, Piercy will be reading old favorites as well as new poems from The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010, to be published by Knopf/Random House in 2011.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at  Tickets can also be purchased on Saturdays in front of Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Main Street, where progress on the renovation of the Hall can be viewed and questions answered by Board members. In addition, tickets are available at the Council on Aging at 715 Old Kings Highway in Wellfleet.

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