Story Hour for Grownups returns to the Woods Hole Public Library on Sunday, January 13 with short stories by Ellen Gilchrist and John Cheever, read by Amy Wilson Sanger and Michael Toner. The event will take place at 3 PM downstairs the Library's community meeting room.
Doors will open at 2:30, and the audience is encouraged to arrive early to select seats and chat with friends over coffee or tea.
Amy Wilson Sanger, a children's book author, will open the readings with Gilchrist's "The Uninsured," a tongue-in-cheek story in the epistolary style. The story tells of a woman who has decided to terminate her health insurance coverage through Blue Cross/Blue Shield and launches a series of biting yet funny letters to the company explaining and justifying her decision.
Michael Toner will follow with "The Golden Age," from John Cheever's Collected Stories. Mr. Toner, who reads for us every year, began his Story Hour career with another story by Cheever, "The Chaste Clarissa," at our very first Story Hour presentation, in 2006.
In this year's story an American writer has taken his family to a tiny Italian village for the summer, renting an old castle. He has let it be known to the villagers that he is a poet, a little white lie that has chafed at his conscience all summer because he is actually a hack screenwriter for a shallow American television series of dubious quality.
The public is cordially invited to attend this event, which will be held downstairs in the library. The program is open to all and is handicapped accessible. For more information, please call the Library at 508-548-8961.