Save The Date! “Midnight Voices” Sponsored By Veterans for Peace: Thursday October 18th 7-9:30 PM With Features Smedley Dan Higgins, Samantha Marc Levy and Smedley David Bonner And His All-Star Ukes- Common Strummers
Friends Meeting House –5 Longfellow Park (across from Longfellow House on Brattle Street), Cambridge,
“Open Mic,” will be followed by Mini-Features Dan Higgins reading from his works, Marc Levy reading from his and David Bonner and the Common Strummers playing uke tunes from the American Songbook.
The “open mic” sign-up before the show will be for roughly five-minute presentations.
Admission is FREE and refreshments provided!
Many thanks to our contact person Homer Franck, Ian Harrington and the Peace and Social Action Committee of the Cambridge Friends Meeting House.
More about “Midnight Voices”
Welcome to all poets, writers, musicians, veterans, supporters, soldiers, free spirits- Midnight Voices is held each third Thursday of month. This month starting with an “open mic” then three mini-features of about ten to fifteen minutes each with an intermission somewhere in between depending on time. We encourage each performer to save a few minutes for audience questions about what they are performing and how the “muse” came to them.
Anybody, performers or audience, who has books, music and such for sale or for giving away feel free to bring them along as we will have a table set up for that purpose table.
We will finish by about 9:00 PM or so to clean up and chat-All are most welcome.
About the performers
Smedley’s Dan Higgins, Navy, a well thought of and now retired Special Education school teacher whose memoir To The Upper Air a great perspective on growing up poor in the D Street projects of South Boston and much more. He will be reading from his recently published book To Conquer A Peace about the Massachusetts response to the Mexican War in 1846 which started out as a Master’s thesis.
Marc Levy was an infantry medic with the First Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970. He was decorated three times and court-martialed twice. His work has appeared in New Millennium Writings, Stone Canoe, Mudfish, Chiron Review and elsewhere. He won the 2016 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize. Recently he self-published How Stevie Nearly Lost the War and Other Postwar Stories, and Dreams, Vietnam. Several of his war photos will be featured in the upcoming Netflick’s sci fi series The Umbrella Academy. His website is Medic in the Green Time. com.
Smedley David Bonner and his all-star uke congregation Common Strummer using ukes to explore the American Songbook.