Edward Kelsey Moore has been commissioned by Minnesota Public Radio to write a series of short essays for their Classical MPR webpage. The first essay is now online, it's called: The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling. Here is how Classical MPR describes it: A torturous, three-and-a-half-hour gig provided author Edward Kelsey Moore with a phrase that he still uses, a decade later, to express his relief upon reaching the end of a bumpy stretch in his life. Maybe it can work for you, too.
To enjoy The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling -- click here (A new page will open.) If you like the essay you can use social media to share it with your friends (or copy the link below and paste it into an email to send to your friends)!
Fans of Edward Kelsey Moore's writing... rejoice! The award-winning, best selling author of The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, who is also a professional cellist, has been commissioned to write essays for the Classical MPR / Music for Living website, which is a part of American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio (they produce the nationally popular radio shows Marketplace and A Prairie Home Companion, among many others). Over the coming months, E.K.M. will write a series of exclusive essays for Classical MPR: "As a writer, I've written a lot about the experience of having written my first book, and I've written a lot about what it means to me to be a writer at a certain age," Moore says. "But I've written very little about music, and I'm looking forward to writing about music as I experience it and what it has been in my life."
You can read an introduction to Edward Kelsey Moore's essay series, written by MPR Digital Producer Luke Taylor, if you click here. The first of E.K.M.'s essays will be available on the Classical MPR site later this week! (Click on the image of E.K.M. with the cello to enlarge it.)
As a warm welcome to Edward and his essays, Minnesota Public Radio is devoting a portion of their classical music broadcasts each morning this week to a celebration of the sonorous voice of the cello! Classical MPR calls this special programming "Morning Glories." You are invited to tune in (if you receive radio broadcasts from MPR) or listen online, weekdays at approximately 10 a.m. (central time zone). If you click here, then on the left side of the Classical MPR page click "Listen to the Stream," to launch their music player and enjoy the broadcast! To read a brief article describing the "Morning Glories" Cello Celebration pieces they've selected to play this week to welcome Edward Kelsey Moore, click here!
In the next few weeks more libraries (and a church) will be hosting discussions on Edward Kelsey Moore's award-winning, best-selling novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Since the book was published, readers in cities and towns large and small have been gathering with their book groups for lively discussions about the novel (see an earlier book club post). Here are some upcoming discussions that you can attend and swap your experience and opinion of the book with other readers. This is not a complete list of all that's coming up -- there are many local book clubs who don't post about their events on the internet -- but members do write to EKM after a meeting to describe the lively conversations the group had while talking about Odette and the other characters! Are none of these events near you? Investigate setting up a discussion of The Supremes at Earl's at your local place of worship or library branch sometime later this fall or winter. People just like you have suggested Edward Kelsey Moore's novel as a good selection for an existing book group... word-of-mouth is why there are so many discussions of the book taking place each week! Or gather some friends and start up a new group -- there are lots of resources on the internet to get your book club started. Visit your favorite Search Engine and enter: "starting a book club with friends." You'll get lots of positive feedback!
Thursday, October 16th Book Discussion @ South (central Indiana)
South Branch, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library ~ Kokomo, IN
Looking for that next great book? Attend one of KHCPL's monthly librarian-led book
discussions in the Tulip Tree Room. Contact your favorite KHCPL location to register.
Monday, October 20th Yak, Snack & Read (north-eastern New Jersey)
Glen Rock Public Library ~ Glen Rock, NJ
Hate the thought of having to clean your house to host a meeting?
This book group is just what you've been looking for!
Monday, October 20th Forest Avenue Book Discussion (central Iowa)
Forest Avenue Branch, Des Moines Public Library ~ Des Moines, IA
New members are always welcome!
Tuesday, October 28th Tuesday Night Book Club (north-western Illinois)
Rock Falls Public Library ~ Rock Falls, IL
Newcomers are always welcome to drop in on book club events,
and personal food and beverages are permitted.
Tuesday, October 28th Knit Stitch & Read Book Discussion (near St Louis, Missouri)
Deer Run Branch, St. Charles City-County Library District ~ O'Fallon, MO
Registration for this event supposedly closed last month. You might contact the library
branch and ask if you can attend. Click here for Deer Run Branch info.
Wednesday, November 5th The Book Discussion Group (south-eastern Wisconsin)
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church ~ Waukesha, WI
According to The Messenger, October church newsletter...
Meets in front of the fireplace at church. All are welcome!