LitFuse: Reading Series

The LitFuse Reading Series at Kaboom Books kicks off its third season with a bit of an international bang. Fresh from a summer teaching creative writing at Cambridge University as part of the Oxbridge Academic Program, where he's also Dean of Faculty, Michael Sofranko reads from his book American Sign. He was recently awarded the Antonio Machado Prize in Poetry for the volume. Sofranko, who also teaches at Houston Community College, shares the podium with New England-born poet Katie Condon, who reads her original poems, including those published in Heavy Feather Review, LEVELER, Two Serious Ladies and other journals. Condon is set to jet off to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in Italy later this month. Harpist Talia Mailman provides appropriately ethereal mood music with the readings. Steven Wolfe, the director of the series, aims for ''a total sensory experience'' for the audience. ''We look for people who are not only great writers but also great readers, great performers of their own material. We like to bring in readers who include a musical component when we can, to keep things lively.''

7:30 p.m. 3116 Houston Avenue. For information, visit kaboombooks.com. Free.
Thu., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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