Geneviève Damas
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From celebrated Belgian author Geneviève Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of education.

Geneviève Damas is a Belgian actress, playwright, and novelist. After completing a law degree, she turned to theater. She has acted, directed, and written award-winning plays for both children and adults. If You Cross the River is her first novel and has received wide international acclaim, including recceiving the Prix Victor Rossel in Belgium and the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, awarded annually for fiction that enriches cultural diversity and the French language on the five continents. Damas lives in Brussels.

Alex Lemon

Ants drunk on cherry-red hummingbird nectar. An ambulance rushing into the distance. And rain, endless rain: turning pulpy with sunlight, seemingly on the verge of a flood. These are the moments of an ordinary day—rendered, throughout these poems, by a speaker so plugged into the livingness of this world that he is tossed to the edge of living itself.

– 02/19/2019

Readings by Writers will host various authors including Michael BazzettClaire Wahmanholm, Mary Moore Easter, and Gretchen Marquette as part of their monthly reading series hosted by poet Tim Nolan

– 01/28/2019


The winter coffeehouse “Morningside After Dark” will house itself in the beloved Fellowship Hall and will feature songs and stories around a January theme. Enjoy a complimentary Caribou coffee bar and treats while you take in performances with fellow EMCC members and the community.

Bookstore Staff Favorites of 2018!

When the time came to make our year-end lists, we decided against developing a unified theory of list-making—we couldn’t agree on what the parameters should be, and it didn’t seem much like our style anyway. So instead, each bookseller came up with their own selection of the best books they read in 2018, free of constraints. Out of the staggering number of brilliant books read and published this year, we carved out these four lists: one minimal, one medium, and two maximal, with a vast range of genre, style, and perspectives across them all.

– 01/23/2019

Author, playwright, and Yale Drama professor Sarah Ruhl will share a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife, in the context of her distinguished career.

– 02/01/2019

The Loft Literary Center presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor V.V. Ganeshananthan and fellows Debra J. Stone and Ariane Sandford. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

– 01/16/2019

This evening of artists expressing their love and concern for the environment will feature writers Laurie Allmann, Zoe Bird, Ruth Bly, Bethany Delaney, Howana Sullivan-Janzen, James Lenfestey, Wang Ping, Jonathan Stensland, Sarah Stonich, and storyteller Kevin Kling. 

– 12/18/2018

Readings by Writers will host various authors including James Lenfestey as part of their monthly reading series. 


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