WEEKEND: Dance, memoir to blend at reading in Dungeness
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Port Townsend's Mary Lou Sanelli will give a reading of her book The Immigrant's Table at Nash's Farm Store in Dungeness this Saturday.

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DUNGENESS — A performance blending dance, memoir and Italian flavor arrives as Mary Lou Sanelli appears at Nash's Farm Store at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A writer and dancer based in Port Townsend, Sanelli will read from her memoir, The Immigrant's Table, at the store at 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Admission is free, and coffee and tea will be served.

Sequim dancer

Planning to join Sanelli for a dance segment is 16-year-old Alexis Ottoway-Chung, a student at Sequim's Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts, as well as another guest: actor Charles Duncan as “Aretha Franklin.”

The Immigrant's Table is Sanelli's personal account of weaving Old World and New World together, as a first-generation American born to parents from Italy.

In her performance Saturday, Sanelli will introduce her family in the most Italian of settings: around a table. Then, she will reveal some old recipes — for meals and for spirited interaction.

Sanelli is the author of eight books, including another memoir, Among Friends (2009); the essay collection Falling Awake (2007); and Craving Water (2004), a book of poems.

She is also a columnist for the Peninsula Daily News and has contributed to The Seattle Times and National Public Radio.

To find out more about Sanelli's program and other offerings at Nash's Farm Store, phone 360-681-6274 or visit www.NashsOrganicProduce.com.

Last modified: April 18. 2013 4:08PM
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