Category Reading Series

Upcoming readings

On Monday, Dec. 5th, at 8PM, Lee Sharkey will be reading with Daniel Brown as part of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series. Address: 56 Brattle St., Cambridge And don’t forget: Wednesday, Dec. 7th, at 7PM, will be the next Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Reading, featuring Lynette D’Amico, Susan Eisenberg, EJ Graff, Emily Wheeler, and Kevin Wheeler. […]

Another great reading!

Our favorite quote from last night: “How could anyone stand to miss a single one of these readings?” Thank you to Cynthia Burgess Anderson, Jonathan Bennett-Bonilla, Lee Sharkey, Debra Spark, and Susan Sterling for sharing their work, bringing their books, and making it happen. We enjoyed the variety and excellence of your readings. Learning to […]

Reading tonight, 11/2!

Hey Wallies! Don’t forget the amazing reading scheduled for tonight, November 2nd. The door at 2 Gerry’s Landing Rd will be open at six. If you haven’t been before, don’t try to use GPS to get there. It will fail you. The directions are here. Can’t wait. Tracy and Helen

Next reading on November 2

Dear Wallies, I am tempted to bill it as “Anderson, Bennet-Bonilla and the Mainiacs,” but seriously, we have an excellent line-up of readers on November 2 at the Cambridge Boat House. We hope to see you there. Cynthia Burgess Anderson, Jonathan Bennet-Bonilla, and Lee Sharkey, Debra Spark, and Susan Sterling (making the trek from Maine) will be […]


Hello Wallies. Thanks to Katherine Rooks, Bob Oldshue, Sumita Mukherji, Daniel and Ebele Johnson, and Scott Challener for sharing their work and kicking off the third Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Reading Series. And thanks to all of you who showed up to hear such fine readings. The feedback on the evening: “AMAZING!” We missed Helen Fremont’s […]

Unauthorized Eleanor 2016-2017

Hello Writers and Readers, Please mark your calendars for the upcoming academic year’s reading series dates at the Cambridge Boat House: 9/21/16, 11/2/16, 12/7/16, 3/1/17, 4/5/17, 5/3/17 You will notice there are six readings this time around, and we are skipping the coldest months. As our numbers grow, so do the reading and listening opportunities (ENORMOUS thanks to Helen Fremont)! We […]

Last night

Thanks to all who came to the boathouse for the season finale of the Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Reading Series, and special thanks to the generous and talented readers, Jayne Benjulian, Patrick Donnelly, Jen Funk, Leslie Lawrence, and Genanne Walsh (who flew in from the Bay Area, where they are starting a reading community like ours). […]

The next reading is May 18th!

Hello Everyone! We are delighted to remind you that Jayne Benjulian, Patrick Donnelly, Jennifer Funk, Leslie Lawrence and Genanne Walsh (visiting from SF) will be reading on the Wednesday after next at the Cambridge Boat House. The doors at 2 Gerry’s Landing Rd. will be open at 6 pm for a 7pm reading. A number […]

Thank you and May 18!

Dear New England Wallies, Thank you to our readers last night for giving us such a varied and rich evening of good words, and especially to Eleanor Wilner for making the trip from Philadelphia to share her work and her inspiring presence, and her fabulous husband, and to authorize the unauthorized. Mary Bonina shared a […]

Pizza Before the April 6th Reading!

We’re so excited for our upcoming reading on April 6th, featuring Mary Bonina, Jacquelyn Malone, Gayle Roby, Cammy Thomas and Eleanor Wilner, herself. As it’s an extra special reading, we’ll be opening the Cambridge Boat Club doors early at 5:30 for pizza and time to visit with Eleanor. Please join us! To let us know how much pizza to order, […]