Today, we gathered at The Word Barn in Newfields for the inaugural celebratory reading of this spring’s Lit and the Land writing. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by the stunningly talented Three-Quarter Moon, a student band comprised of singer/banjoist (and L&L member!) Hannah Merril; singer/mandolinist Sol Chase; and singer/guitarist Erica McCormick. Thanks, too, to local poet/teacher Sarah Anderson for lending us the use of her Word Barn space!
While we heard an array of voices today, all of them held at their core the themes of place and beauty, the natural world and its myriad expressions. It was a joy to listen to your words today, making their own music–humansong as beautiful as any birds I’ve heard all spring. Hopefully, I’ll have some more video of the event up soon.