Hermitage Presents Beach Readings with Studdard and Seidlinger

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The Hermitage Artist Retreat will present a “Sunset Reading on the Beach,” with poet Melissa Studdard and author Michael J. Seidlinger on August 23, 7pm, on the beach at the Hermitage. Studdard will read poems from her poetry collection, “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast,” as well as from manuscripts in progress, some of which were created during an April residency at The Hermitage and reflect her time there. Seidlinger will read from a novel-in-progress based on a road trip he took during the summer of 2017. Audience members are invited to bring their own beach chairs and blankets. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Palm House.  

Studdard is also the author of the young adult novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah, and her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Harvard Review, Psychology Today and elsewhere, and has received awards, including the The Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award and the REEL Poetry Festival Audience Choice Award. Seidlinger is a Filipino-American author of a number of books, including My Pet Serial Killer and The Fun We’ve Had. He is an editor at large for Electric Literature and is a member of The Accomplices. In 2012, he founded Civil Coping Mechanisms, an independent press specializing in poetry, hybrid-form fiction and nonfiction. His writing has appeared in Buzzfeed, Forbes and more.

Reservations for this free series are required and can be requested at the website below.

Hermitage Artist Retreat

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