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Literary Mardi Gras

  • Feb 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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 Some of you are familiar with our literary gift-giving tradition...where we bring a poem, an excerpt from a story or a play (or a diary!) to share with others. Those of you who are not, this is your chance to be initiated.

Our honorary member, Sara Ellenbogen is opening up her house to celebrate Mardi Gras with a literary party. So, we'll be toasting the holiday in the company of some great literary spirits. It may be fitting to "invite in" some southern writers (think: Falkner, Welty, O'Connor, Wolfe), though let's keep it festive. 

Sara will be serving southern dishes. Please feel free to contribute to the feast. And BYOB.

P.S. Do try to honor your RSVP, or give someone else a chance to attend. Thanks!

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jojo and Sara! I had a great time. Cheers!

    February 10, 2013

  • sara e.

    I'm so sorry this blizzard happened and that so many of you can't make it. I'd like to host a post Mardi Gras gathering when it's easier to drive, park, etc. But anyone who wants to come tonight, you're still welocome, the food is all prepared ;)

    February 10, 2013

    • Wes

      Thanks for preparing everything Sara and sorry again I can't be there; I'm surprised Boston isn't back up and running by now.

      February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey i was hoping to make this but cant get there after-all - sorry& hope you who make it have fun

    February 10, 2013

  • Arlinda S.

    I was hopeful I could make it, but it might be tough. I'll plan a post Mardi Gras gathering for all of those who weren't able to attend.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cannot see how to park. the people who have shoveled out look very determined to protect thier spots

    February 10, 2013

  • Jojo H.

    Yeah! T's back! I'm coming!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to drop like a fly, but I can't get there from here. I have the pie half made, then saw the parking ban, and resident options (I'm not a resident) and the >1hr mbta commute. Sorry, Sara, I can't make it, and wanted to!

    February 10, 2013

  • Wes

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it. The green line won't be up today in Brookline; and parking is still banned in Somerville.

    February 10, 2013

  • Bo

    Thank you Sara for your hospitality.
    In case anyone wants to stand in for me, I was planning on reading Moby Dick.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And the T is back as of 2pm!

    February 10, 2013

  • Phillip

    I'm depent on the T to get around, so I guess I won't be joining you folks tonight.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alas, was going to take the T as well. :( I was going to read Shelby Foote on Little Round Top.

    February 10, 2013

  • Jojo H.

    Hi Sara, I had been looking forward to this gathering for weeks! Unfortunately, since I don't have a car and all MBTA services are suspended through Sunday, I'm stuck within walking distance around my house. Hope everyone else enjoys the dinner and the reading! For those who are still looking for a passage, I was going to read a short excerpt from Count of Monte Cristo describing Mardi Gras carnival in Venice. Not Southern, but still seasonal.

    February 10, 2013

  • elizabeth326

    Love to attend, but truly snowed in. My reading choice: 1st P of All the King's Men:
    http://bloggingthecanon.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-38-all-kings-men-robert-penn.htm

    February 9, 2013

  • Julie

    Thanks a lot for organizing! This sounds just great and I hope you do it again. Snow is an issue tomorrow & the time conflicts w/ Darwin Day which was fantastic last year harvardhumanist.org/2012/02/10/darwin-day-panel-discussion-this-sunday-21212/

    February 9, 2013

  • robin b

    Thank you, Sara. I best bow out now and let another have the spot.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I sent this from a friend's computer, the last message was from me, Sara.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry, there isn't a parking garage near me.

    February 9, 2013

  • robin b

    Hi Sara, I am thinking that it may be tough to make it tomorrow. I do drive in and I don't know what your parking situation is. Is there a parking garage near you? Hope you are enjoying the snow. We have two feet and it is still coming down.
    Thanks you, Roberta

    February 9, 2013

  • Bill W

    Not sure I can make it. I hope someone else can take my spot. Have fun!

    February 8, 2013

  • Lucinda

    I'm sorry to have to cancel, but I'm home from work today with the flu, and it seems unlikely that I'll be better by Sunday. I'm really sorry to be missing the party.

    February 7, 2013

  • Arlinda S.

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • robin b

    on the subject of southern writers, I plan to bring something by 19th c. feminist author, Kate Chopin. Many of her stories take place in New Orleans.
    Here is a link to Kate Chopin.org
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Chopin

    on the subject of food, I will bring a gluten free, vegetarian something.

    February 3, 2013

    • Bill W

      I had considered reading Chopin's "Old Aunt Peggy," but decided that me trying to read in dialect would be offensive on multiple levels.

      2 · February 3, 2013

    • robin b

      Offensive on multiple levels sounds very interesting.

      February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I could use a suggestion on what to bring.
    Thanks

    January 28, 2013

    • Arlinda S.

      When in doubt, bring wine or dessert.

      January 28, 2013

    • Bo

      or a sonnet

      1 · February 3, 2013

  • robin b

    okay, another attempt,

    http://www.katechopin.org/

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't think of anything to read, but I'll come with a homemade southern pecan pie.

    January 28, 2013

  • sara e.

    I'll be there with beads on!

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will Sara be in full costume regalia or some such stuff?!

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could come! but I'll be out of town that weekend. Next time??

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to read a short passage from my Kindle. Are we expected to print what we are reading and distribute same?

    January 28, 2013

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  • Arlinda S.
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
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