NINETY-FOUR YEARS YOUNG and she had the audience at GATSBY BOOKS hanging on every word. Mia Elkovsky Phoebus showed us the character, intellect, and energy that so fascinated Tennessee Williams way back in 1940. The event was the release of Mia’s latest book, WALKING THE DUNES WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, a poetic memoir of the Provincetown glory days so often mentioned in Tennessee’s biographies.
When I say the audience hung on every work, I’m not exaggerating. Mia’s rich, resonent voice filled the shop easily and she poured operatic emotion into her reading. Sean Moore, the owner of Gatsby’s and a poet himself, called the work “remarkable,” and instantly invited Mia to come back early in 2016.
Sean mentioned that a sample copy left at the store a week ago for him to look at had sold before he could open the cover!
Special guests included authors Treacy Colbert, who read two poems dedicated to TW, and dance-romance author Tonya Plank. Dr. Vicki Harvey read from WTDWTW, and had audience members closing their eyes to listen as Mia’s elegant words poured forth.
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