5 PM to 6:30 PM
Tickets $25 per person
Sponsorship $100 (includes two tickets)
A Celebration of Prufrock
To Benefit the Chestertown Spy Fund
Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
One hundred years ago this month, Poetry Magazine published T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Unknown to the poet nor the magazine’s publishers at the time, that one poem, and in particular its first three lines, abruptly and permanently catapulted Western literature into 20th-century modernism.
In recognition of this seminal moment in American letters, and provide financial support for Chestertown Spy’s commitment to local arts and letters, special friends of the Spy will be hosting a recital of the poem.
Community readers include Professor Emeritus Thomas Cousineau, Washington College President Jay Griswold, poet Meredith Davies Hadaway, philanthropist Judy Kohl, musician Tom McHugh, and writers Stan Salett, and Jane Scott.
The Chestertown Spy is a nonprofit online newspaper devoted to the coverage of public affairs, the arts, and the local culture of the greater Chestertown community. Since it began publication in June of 2009, it has become part of the Community Newspaper Project Fund at the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. In June, it will be celebrating its 6th anniversary of providing unique online coverage of public affairs, the arts and culture for the greater Chestertown community.
This program has been underwritten in part through the generous support the Nina Rodale Houghton, Christian Havemeyer, the Arts Council of Kent County, and the Daughaday Family Trust.
Wine provided by Crow Farm Vineyard
Cheese provided by Chester River Wine & Cheese