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Author Reading with BJ Atwood-Fukuda @ Woods Hole Public Library

When: Wed Aug 14th
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Woods Hole Public Library | 581 Woods Hole Road | Woods Hole

Author BJ Atwood-Fukuda will read from her work at the Woods Hole Public Library on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30 in the evening. She describes her proposed reading as "rhymes, rants & riffs", though quickly adds “I haven't made my final selections yet, but it will probably be a potpourri like this. I'll also read two (very) short stories... and if time allows, a brief excerpt or two from a work-in-progress that will be a book (a novel, or novel-length riff) one day, if I ever finish it”.

BJ Atwood-Fukuda lives and works in Spuyten Duyvil, NY (a section of the Bronx, by the Hudson River) and Woods Hole.  She has an MFA in fiction writing from The New School (1998), a JD from Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University (1992) and a BA in Italian from Columbia University (1975).  B J’s work has appeared in Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present (Scribners, 2003); Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books (Subpress, 2004); American Letters & Commentary; and The Mad Hatter’s Review, among others. She has read her work aloud at several places in New York, including Barnes & Noble, the KGB Bar and the Rubin Museum of Art, where she currently works as a docent (volunteer guide). This will be her first reading at the Woods Hole Public Library.

BJ grew up summers with her family in Woods Hole, where her father did research at the MBL and she attended Science School. She recalls, as a young child, spending hours at the WHPL on rainy afternoons, and on evenings when it was open late. “We’d all go down there after dinner—this was a special treat. I found it thrilling to be let loose in front of all those shelves filled with books I didn’t yet know, whole worlds waiting to be explored. I loved the way the pages smelled, the various fonts and how they looked on the page; the titles and how they evoked, or obscured, what lay inside. Illustrations? Sometimes they complemented the words, sometimes they just got in the way of my imagination! The library was a place of enchantment—a treasure-house—where, for a few hours, I could lose myself completely.”

Come to the Woods Hole Library, that place of enchantment for the young BJ, and listen to her read from her current work. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.

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