The Concord Literary Festival issue

Oct 19, 2010
2:22 PM

Don't miss 'Honk! Jr."

Quack like a duck or honk like a swan? “Honk! Jr.,” an award-winning retelling of “The Ugly Duckling,” takes the stage at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., on Oct. 22 and 23 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Childrens Theatre Project. “Honk!”– which beat out the “Lion King” as best musical for an Olivier Award (the English equivalent of the Tony) in…

Oct 19, 2010
2:26 PM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows!

David Sky (with his trusty copy of the Insider, of course) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. That’s the Dome of the Rock in the background. Where do you bring the Insider? E-mail your pictures to

Oct 19, 2010
2:40 PM

Your guide to the Concord Literary Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 20 - The Concord Literary Festival gets under way on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20, with a “pen to play” workshop. “Petite Plays: Pen to Performance,” conducted by Dana Biscotti Myskowski, is a writing, directing and enhanced stage-reading series of workshops, culminating in two performances. In this three-part workshop, participants write three-page plays,…

Oct 19, 2010
2:48 PM

This week in Concord history

- Oct. 20, 1814: The first boat of the Merrimack Boating Co., later the Boston & Concord Boating Co., arrives in Concord. Northbound commercial cargo will include sugar, molasses, rum and finished goods. The boats will carry lumber, firewood, potash (for soap) and granite south to Quincy Market. - Oct. 20, 1957: A thousand people attend the ceremony dedicating Concord’s new Rundlett Junior High School in the South End. After a tour, most express satisfaction with the $1.4 million school. - Oct. 20, 1908: Forest fires all around Concord fill the streets with smoke. Farmers’ wells are running…

Oct 19, 2010
2:52 PM

Five lit fest events you shouldn’t miss

Get spooked New Hampshire horror stories will be read 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Barley House on Main Street. Authors in the newly published, “Live Free or Undead,” will read from this collection of horror stories that take place in New Hampshire. Scheduled writers are Becky Rule, “The Haze,” James Patrick Kelly, “The Waiting Room,” Brendan DuBois, “Uneasy Lies the Head,” Ernesto Burden, “Live Free or Undead,” David O’Keefe, “Wonders in the Woods,” Kristopher Seavey, “Little Ones,” Elaine Isaak, “Memento Mori,” and Jason Allard, “Love in the Time of Zombies.”…

Oct 19, 2010
2:55 PM

Downtown businesses get poetic

Who knew that Starbellies and Things are Cooking could be so gosh-darn poetic? Sarah Chaffee did, apparently. Chaffee, gallery director and partner of McGowan Fine Art, has been pushing to get poetry in downtown merchants’ windows for years. It all started with a visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Chaffee found herself drawn to these large plexiglass plates hanging with brackets off of the museum’s railings. On them was poetry. “I thought they were stunning,” she said of the plates. She decided that the idea would look just as lovely in Concord. But instead of plexiglass…