Megan reads with Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Dawn Potter, and Jim Thatcher, at the Merrill Memorial Library, at 7 pm.
After a great Booker's Point launch party at SPACE Gallery, a beautiful reading by the Affiliate Artists at Portland Stage Company, and a lovely reading in Wells (my hometown and that of these poems) in the first week of its release, the readings continue!
Upcoming readings: April 24 at the Graves Library in Kennebunkport, April 26 at the York Public Library, April 27 at the Cambridge Public Library, and April 30 at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, in Salem.
This just in: The spoken opera Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, a co-creation of Megan as librettist and composer Denis Nye, will be produced in full by Hinge/Works at SPACE Gallery, May 12-15 and 19-22, 2016.
Persephone re-imagines the myth of Persephone in the age of climate change. Directed by Tess Van Horn and with installation and light design by Jenna Crowder and Corey Anderson, the opera will feature actors Ian Bannon, Paul Haley, Bridgette Kelley, Deborah Paley, and Marjolaine Whittlesey.
Megan was awarded a 2015 St. Boltoph's Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award for Literature, to help fund her month-long writing retreat in Scotland and her work on the book and libretto Persephone in the Late Anthropocene.
Friday May 15th at 7:30; Saturday May 16th at 2pm and 7:30, 107 Hanover St., Portland.
Hinge/Works presents a modern spoken opera, written by Megan Grumbling and composed by Denis Nye, about Persephone's erratic journeys from underworld to earth in the age of climate change. The first part of this opera will be presented in a workshop format on May 15th and 16th. Audience feedback is strongly encouraged! The full opera will be presented in October 2015. Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
Megan has been named a 2015 Hawthornden Fellow, and will spend June of 2015 in residency at Hawthornden Castle, in Scotland. She will be working on the manuscript and libretto Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, which re-imagines the classical goddess of springtime in the era of climate change, GMOs, and industrialized agriculture.