‘NER Out Loud’ brings poems and stories to the stage Oct. 26

In the tradition of Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” students from Oratory Now will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in this fifth annual live performance of “NER Out Loud,” on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dance Theatre at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. They will also unveil the new NER Out Loud podcast, which will launch that same night. The event will be followed by a “S’more Readings” reception with writers and contributors to campus literary publications, who will read from their work. Both events are free and open to the public. Sign language interpretation will be offered.
This year’s readers and selections will include: Melanie Rivera ’19 reading “In Order of Appearance,” a poem by Heather Christle; Gillinda James ’21 reading “Dead Weight,” a story by Raven Leilani; Masha Makutonina ’21 reading the story “Biomass” by Alla Gorbunova, translated from Russian by Elina Alter; Pele Voncujovi ’19 reading the poem “Don’t tell them we’re going…” by Nathan Trantraal, translated from Afrikaans by André Trantraal; and Sam Martin ’19 and Rebecca Berlind ’21 reading “Modal Window,” a story by Janet Towle. All of the selections were originally published by New England Review.
Editors and contributors to the student literary magazines will also be on hand at the post-show reception to discuss their publications and read from their recent work. Attendees will be invited to enjoy s’more-themed treats while listening to the readings in the lobby.
For more info, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or visit go.middlebury.edu/arts.

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