Literary Reading and Dance Party for Columbus House

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 295 Treadwell St Hamden CT 06514  See map

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Occupy New England and The Connecticut League of Women Voters will host a literary reading and dance party at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the great impact of the women's vote on the recent elections and to raise money for Columbus House, a New Haven homeless shelter and advocacy group.


Norm Pattis, a civil liberties attorney, syndicated columnist and author of Juries and Justice and Linda Howard Urbach, author of Madame Bovary's Daughter and creator of MoMoirs: Writing Workshops For and About Mothers, will read.


Madame Bovary's Daughter is a rags-to-riches story of how a penniless orphan, the daughter of  "the world's worst mother" could not just survive but prevail. It's a story of hope that can resonate even in these difficult times.


Event co-organizer and aspiring fiction writer Penelope Gristelfink will read from her short story, “The General,” which is live in the current issue of Eclectica Magazine, www.eclectica.org. After the reading, members of jam band Carbonated Insight will play.


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