About

The Meetinghouse Readings feature fiction, nonfiction and poetry read aloud by authors in the 1793 Meetinghouse in Canaan’s historic district. Over the years, the series has presented scores of authors, from great names — including Alice Munro, Grace Paley, Donald Hall and Charles Simic — to emerging talents such as Dave King and Jeffrey Lent. Offered in the spirit of barnstorming tours by Dickens and Twain, the Meetinghouse Readings promote reading as the best possible entertainment. There’s no academic solemnity, and there are no Q&A sessions. The readings usually attract crowds of 100 to 150 or more.
The schedule is always rich with fascinating (and often politically charged) nonfiction, exciting poetry and mesmerizing storytelling. Admission is free, authors’ books are on sale, and the home-baked refreshments are unpretentiously magnificent.
For more information, visit meetinghouse.us, see the schedule below, or write to us at meetinghousereadings at gmail.

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The Meetinghouse Readings

In The 1793 Meetinghouse
In Canaan, N.H.’s Historic District,
Opposite The Beach On Canaan Street Lake
SUPERB ENTERTAINMENT BY SOME OF THE NATION’S FINEST WRITERS
FREE ADMISSION AND REFRESHMENTS

Sponsors include James Laffan, Esq., Caldwell Estate Planning, Wachovia Securities and Mascoma Savings Bank!!!

Authors’ Books For Sale, courtesy of the Norwich Bookstore
Hosted By William Craig
ALL READINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M.. Please, No Infants, Toddlers or Squirmers!
Route 4 to the blinking light in Canaan; 2 miles up Canaan Street to the Old Meetinghouse
For more information, visit meetinghouse.us
or call 603 523 9650 Canaan Town Library