The June issue of inkmail, written by Inkberry board member Amy Stevens, has been published on our website. Here’s a taste:
It is now summer in the Berkshires, and while some may think this is the season for plays and concerts, I only have eyes for baseball. I’ve just cracked open Summerland by Michael Chabon (author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay). Summerland is Chabon’s first novel for young adults, and features a young man named Ethan, who may be the worst little league player ever. Yet he is recruited to help save the world from extinction in a text that blends the line between reality and fantasty on a small ballfield on Clam Island.
If your mind has been wandering to ballfields, you might want to consider entering our next contest…
Read the whole thing here.
Oh, and while you’re at it, consider taking our online survey, designed to help us learn what you’d like Inkberry to be and to do! A randomly selected respondent will receive a $20 gift certificate to Papyri Books. To receive a prize, you must include your name and contact information at the end of the survey. Otherwise, this information is not required, and you can submit the survey anonymously.
Thanks for being a part of Inkberry!
Saturday, June 14th from 7pm-9pm
Inkberry & Papyri Books present: WordPlay featuring Leith Colen , Papyri Books, 45 Eagle Street, North Adams. An open mic will follow Colen’s presentation. Gail Burns is host. The event, as usual, is free and open to the public. Call 664.0775
After Wordplay, swing on by The Main Street Stage for the return of The Red Room on Saturday, June 14. Doors open at 8 PM for life drawing, with models and art materials provided. There will also be mingling and light refreshments. 9 PM marks the beginning of the variety show. The Red Room is featured on Saturdays in June and Mondays in July and August, featuring local musicians, writers, dancers, magicians and more. Contact Kelli at 664.664-7745 for more information. Red Room contains adult themes and language.