Phillips Exeter Academy’s 2013 Bennett Fellow, Molly Bashaw, will perform a reading of her work on May 7th in the Library’s Periodicals Room at 7pm.
Molly Bashaw grew up on small farms in Massachusetts and Upstate New York. She holds degrees in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany, in addition to a degree in English from the University of Rochester. For the last twelve years she has been living and working as a freelance bass-trombonist in Germany. Her poetry has appeared recently in Beloit Poetry Journal, and Crazyhorse, where it was awarded the 2011 Lynda Hull Memorial Award. Molly will be attending the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference in August on a work-study scholarship. Please join us to hear her perform her work!
The Friends of the Academy Library kick off another series of summer concerts, held in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall. This year’s series consists of six free concerts held on consecutive Wednesdays, each beginning at at 7 p.m. The first is “Paul Sullivan and Friends” on June 30th. Sullivan, a 1973 alumnus of the academy, is an accomplished pianist, composer, director, conductor and performer in jazz clubs, on- and off-Broadway theater, and in concert halls throughout the world.
With funding provided by the Friends of the Academy Library, a new publication has been produced celebrating English instructor George Bennett ’23 (1905-1965) and the writing fellowship that was created in his honor. The booklet features essays by alumnus and writer, Elias Kulukundis ’55, and Charles Pratt ’52, who administered the fellowship for over three decades. The brochure, entitled “An Invisible Mentor: George Bennett, the Man Behind the Fellowship,” is available in Rockefeller Hall in the Library.