COMMONWEALTH READING SERIES
A READING BY RECIPIENTS of the
2014 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP of
THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 PM
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ABOUT Commonwealth Reading Series
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is honored to present awardees from its Artist Fellowship Program in the 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series. Every two years, MCC awards grants to some of the most exciting and talented writers and poets in the Commonwealth. Come hear recent literary awardees read their work as part of a statewide series.
Back Pages Books, located at 289 Moody Street in Waltham, is easily accessible by public transit, both bus and commuter rail, in Waltham Center. Parking is available directly behind the bookstore in metered spaces, free after 6 PM, in the Crescent Street Municipal Parking Lot. Parkin is also available behind the cinema on Pine Street, accessible by Pine Street in the Municipal Parking Lot.
NAVY LIFE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1900-1903
The Lost Diary of Roy D. Jones
In 1900 a servant to a well-to-do family in Waltham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Navy. For three years, the young sailor, Roy D. Jones, traveled the world, from Boston to China and back again. In this lost diary, Jones recounts his first year at sea, telling hilarious, unfortunate, and fascinating tales from ports of call, from Tangiers to Barbados. Abrupt in its ending, and never completed, Jones' diary is nonetheless an engrossing, unparalleled window into the rough and tumble United States Navy at the turn of the twentieth century.
This edition, which is slightly modified with punctuation for ease of reading, contains illustrations and images from the original diary.