"Regional Writing: Place We Call Home" with Judah Leblang and Perry Carrison
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"Regional Writing: Place We Call Home"withJudah Leblang and Perry Carrisona reading and spoken-word CD release gathering
Thursday, May 26, 7:00-8:30 pm(Somerville, MA) McIntyre & Moore Booksellers presents "Regional Writing: Place We Call Home" with Judah Leblang and Perry Carrison: a reading and spoken-word CD release gathering. On Thursday, May 26, 7:00-8:30 pm, at McIntyre & Moore Booksellers, 255 Elm St. in Davis Square, Somerville, near the Red Line. Free and open to all, with a reception following; wheelchair accessible. For information call McIntyre & Moore Booksellers (617) 629-4840 or log onto www.mcintyreandmoore.com.Mixing memories with humor, locally based writers Judah Leblang and Perry Carrison one originally from the Midwest, the other Southern share thoughts and reflections on their roots and their origins. The evening's gathering is an opportunity to hear two creative memoirists who are bound to inspire the listener to put their own pen to the page.Hailing from Cleveland, Judah Leblang is a Medford-based writer, teacher and storyteller. His short personal essays and other memoir pieces have appeared in numerous small magazines and literary journals, including Heartlands, Wired Hearts and Wordwrights. Leblang was also a featured "op-ed" columnist for the Somerville Journal from 1999 through 2001, and has had several featured columns in Northern Ohio Live magazine. He recently recorded a CD of his memoir pieces entitled "Finding My Place." He currently teaches creative writing workshops at Cambridge College, Lesley University, and several other locations in New England.Its obvious to everyone that Perry Carrison is a Southerner. From accent to mannerisms to stories ribbon-tied with yellow Jasmine, his roots are unmistakable. Theres good reason. He grew up on one of this countrys few remaining plantations, complete with grits mill, country store and 90-acre black water pond. Hog killings in the Fall were as festive as the 4th of July with massive cast iron pots that bubbled with entrails witch-like over wood fires. The color of his childhood didnt fade with age: his first job and his first writing assignment was with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus where he filled the shoes of National Director of PR. And like most Southern writers, he did his graduate work at the Academy of Hard-Knocks, euphemistically known as alcoholism. Today, he looks back on twenty years of management consulting and coaching with senior executives at such organizational icons as Discovery Channel, FreddieMac, World Bank and the City of New Orleans. He lives now on Fort Hill in Roxbury this time on the remains of a New England farm with a family of his choosing.
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