Writer’s Voice Cafe
Wednesday, July 11
This month, the Provincetown Public Library continues its collaborative effort with the renowned Writers Voice Café. Continuing to further its mission of becoming a center for cultural storytelling in our community, the Library is working with the founding members of the Writer’s Voice Café to produce a series of monthly Cafés, Writing Workshops and Annual Events in 2018. Founded by Dian Hamilton with Hilde Oleson and Lorraine Kujawa joining shortly thereafter, the Writer’s Voice Café provides writers of all media opportunities to share their work and to connect with others in the community for support and inspiration.
On Wednesday, July 11, the Writer’s Voice Café will feature The Boston Arts Consort, a performing arts troupe that presents the music, literature and culture of its subjects. The group will present a very special program that celebrates the art and courage of the poets in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, and the special part the people of Provincetown played in this history. Emphasis will be on Garcia Lorca, who was not only a poet but a musician and arranger of Spanish folk song. The group will also cover the beautiful poetry of Antonio Machado and Miguel Hernandez.
Barcelona cultural lecturer Margarita Compos gives backdrop to the poets’ lives and the historical times. Director and pianist Linda Papatopoli offers words regarding the people of Provincetown who were part of this extraordinary history. Mezzo-soprano Clara Sandler performs Lorca’s beautiful music as well as songs based on the poetry of Machado and Hernandez and a special composition by Spanish composer Silvia San Miguel. Poetry will be read in both Spanish and English by Ms. Compos and Donal O’Sullivan, known to many as the concierge on the Provincetown fast-ferry. The program culminates with everyone singing “Anda Jaleo”, the song of the revolutionaries.
The July Writer’s Voice Café event at the Provincetown Public Library will be held in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Wednesday, July 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Open Mic begins the evening. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. Everyone is welcome! Free will donation. Wheelchair accessible.
More about the Boston Arts Consort: Drawing from the many talented artists and scholars from Boston and abroad since 2008, the Boston Arts Consort presents programs that combine the aesthetic, cultural, and literary aspects of its themes for a multifaceted and enjoyable audience experience.
The Boston Arts Consort developed naturally out of director Linda Papatopoli’s lifelong interest in the arts and world culture, and her career as a classical pianist.
At the heart of its programming is the music and culture of Spain. Varied and colorful, events throughout the year highlight classical music, Zarzuela, poetry and cuisine, and are often accompanied by lecture presentations by Spanish cultural lecturer Margarita Campos. Boston’s popular Spanish cuisine expert and teacher, Chef Luis De Haro, provides delicious food for our events.
Whether presenting Goyescas: When Art Becomes Music, or From Spain to Cuba and Back, the Boston Arts Consort offers programs that are thoughtfully designed and passionately executed. Upcoming concerts include “Paris Under the Stars”, “Scenes of Spain”, and “Music in the Books of Luisa May Alcott”. Please visit us at bostonartsconsort.org for more information.