When a talented author writes a book of short stories and the first story was inspired by Edward Hicks' painting, The Peaceable Kingdom, where better to have a reading and signing and meet-the-author event than at the Meetinghouse where Hicks was married?
On Saturday, June 3, at 2 PM at Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, 453 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne, Lynn Levin will do a reading of that story as she debuts her book, House Parties. Join us for this free event, sponsored by Langhorne Council for the Arts. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.
Here's a review of the book:
“These crisply written, sharply observed stories have the surprising hallmark of having mostly gentle, if not outright happy, endings. The turn from dark possibility to lighter conclusion is a welcome relief in our difficult times. Levin affirms something basically positive about the human condition.”
-Paula Marantz Cohen, author of Talking Cure: An Essay on the Civilizing Power of Conversation
"House Parties" by Lynn Levin
June 27: "The Life and Art of William Smith"
Hawk Smith will share the inspiring story of his father, Langhorne painter and sculptor William Smith, whose artwork has been exhibited around the world. A modern-day griot (African storyteller), Smith was also a teacher and prolific writer.
July 11: "Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession"
Art historian and educator John Whitenight will reveal the Victorian-era fascination with artwork created from wool, wax, shells, hair, and even taxidermy, all displayed under glass domes.
July 25: "My Watercolor Life"
Join Lower Makefield artist Keith Mountford as he recounts his journey from growing up in England to becoming a self-taught watercolor painter in Bucks County.
August 8: "Restoring Cornell Mansion"
Former Langhorne resident Linda Manzo has found the perfect outlet for her passions in historic restoration and all things Victorian. She will share photos and tell stories of her breathtaking restoration of Cornell Manor in Holland, PA.
August 22: "Bread and Fumes"
In Lynn Fanok’s recent book of poetry, "Bread and Fumes," she writes of her Ukrainian culture, her father’s traumatic experience as a WWII Nazi labor camp survivor, and the challenges of a family faced with the history of war. Lynn will discuss how these experiences formed the impetus for writing this moving poetry collection.
Twenty-odd years ago, two talented jazz musicians -- one a guitarist from Hulmeville, the other a drummer from Langhorne -- got together and played...and it was great! Life took them in different directions -- different continents and hemispheres, actually -- but now they are back together again for a special event on Friday, June 2: First Friday in Hulmeville at Johnson Hall Coffee House, 3 Hulme Street in Hulmeville Borough. Doors open at 6:30, music is from 7-9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3BBisHs. The $15 cover charge includes desserts, snacks, coffee, and cold drinks, and some great music and art. BYOB
Hulmeville's own Larry Tamanini is one of the premier jazz artists to emerge from Bucks County since bursting onto the scene in the late 1990s as a young protege of Pat Martino. Larry plays guitar from the point of view of the many jazz legends and icons that he has performed with while bringing a new perspective and incisive style to the history of great jazz guitarists from Philadelphia. With an immediately identifiable tone trained on jazz classics, blues, and his own unique tone, Larry combines the best aspects of vintage sounds with his own material to thrilling effect.
Langhorne native Gregg Mervine is a composer, arranger, performer, and founder of the West Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed in more than a dozen countries throughout Europe and South America, with styles as varied as ska and reggae, Brazilian music (folk music from the Northeast, batucada, bossa nova, brazilian jazz), Jazz music (roots jazz, big band, bebop, modern jazz, avant jazz), Afro-Cuban, and Eastern European Music (Turkish davul and darbuka, Balkan, and Klezmer). Gregg has embarked on solo projects and has collaborated with outstanding musicians from Philly, NYC, and NOLA.
Presentations are held at the Anna Mary Williamson Library/Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association), 160 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne Borough. Presentations begin at 7:30 PM. A $5 per person donation is requested at the door to support the LCA Scholarship Program.
Friday, June 2 at 6:30 PM
First Friday in Hulmeville! -- SOLD OUT
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