[act-ma] Don’t Wait Until The Midnight Hour “Midnight Voices” Starting Up Again April 19th 7PM

ALFRED JOHNSON alfredjohnson34 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 12 14:06:53 PDT 2018

Don’t Wait Until The Midnight Hour “Midnight Voices” Starting Up Again April 19th 7PM    

Midnight Voices” Sponsored By Veterans for Peace-April 19-7-9:30 PM  

Friends Meeting House -5 Longfellow Park (across from Longfellow House on Brattle Street), Cambridge, Ma    

We are grateful for the hard and enegetic work of Eric Wasileski in creating this project under sometimes trying conditions and hope to see him take his rightful part again in the near future. 

Calling all poets, writers, musicians, veterans, supporters, soldiers, free- free spirits- Midnight Voices is starting up again each third Thursday of month. On Thursday April 19that 7 PM we will have our first readings. The format for this month is a couple of mini-features of about fifteen minutes each and an “open mic” sign up after with five minute presentations until we finish at 9:30 PM-All are most welcome. Refreshments provided.

Anybody who has books, music and such for sale or for giving away let me know so we can get a table.

Al Johnson, will be hosting the first event but probably the hosting chores will be rotated once we get things moving along.

Opening night features are VFP’s Dan Higgins, Navy, a well thought of and now retired Special Education school teacher whose memoir To The Upper Air gave 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 had started out as his Master’s thesis.


Unfortunately the originally scheduled second feature Georgia Park had a previous important appointment and will not perform although we hope to have her doing a feature at a later date. Special guest Marc Levy will take her spot.

Coming on May 17th-Vietnam veteran, former VFP coordinator, troubadour extraordinaire, songwriter and singer, mad monk banjo player in the tradition of Pete Seeger, avid golfer Pat Scanlon

Coming June 21st–decorated Vietnam veteran, poet, writer Marc Levy

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.

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