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Show #212 on July 14, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads work by children’s author Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952). Peer into the intimate daily lives of groundhogs, night moths, earthworms, rabbits, and other creatures with these delightful stories.

Show #211 on July 7, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads from Kathleen Rooney’s “The Listening Room,” a look at the life and paintings of the Surrealist artist René Magritte through the eyes of his wife and dog. Let Georgette and Loulou the Pomeranian be your guide on a search for the meaning of art and life.

Show #210 on June 30, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads the work of author, journalist, and activist Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935). Thoughts on remembrance, revenge, marriage, fate, and the brutal game of life.

Show #209 on June 9, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads the stunning work of Tara Isabel Zambrano. These stories take a scalpel to the human heart, exposing the tangled accumulation of hope, desire, disappointment, love, and loss beating there.

Show #208 on June 2, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads selections from “The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet,” a collection of collaborative essays by David Carlin and Nicole Walker. Published by Rose Metal Press, this mini-encyclopedia offers a series of interconnected entries that question, expose, lament—and hope.

Show #207 on May 26, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads R.M. Ballantyne’s “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast,” a delightful, summery tale of an evening celebration. All are invited!

Show #206 on May 19, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads selections from Gertrude Stein’s “Geography and Plays,” words in which your heart can swim.

Look how happy

Show #205 on April 28, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads Polly Rosenwaike’s perceptive and evocative book “Look How Happy I’m Making You.” Enter an intimate world of pregnancy, infertility, motherhood, daughterhood, loss, ambivalence, desire, and choice.

Polite satires

Show #204 on April 21, 2019…In which Mr. Bear performs two short, two-women plays by dramatist and poet Clifford Bax. Enjoy an evening at the theater featuring the lure of time travel and other eras, pseudonyms and pseudo-scandalous novels. Don’t forget to pour yourself a highball…or two!

Sharp eyes

Show #203 on April 14, 2019…In which Mr. Bear reads work by essayist and naturalist John Burroughs. Watching birds, the poetry of seeing, the wit of a duck—these pieces will bring springtime to your ears.

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