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Dream Away Reading Series and Billy Keane

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Singer songwriter Billy Keane stands on a city street with friends. Press photo courtesy of Barrington Stage
Billy Keane

Dream Away Lodge opens for the season with a weekend of words and music, including readings by Midheael Dumanis, Tenim Fruchter and Rachel Lyon and psychedelic rock from Billy Kean.

Michael Dumanis is the author of two books of poems, Creature (Four Way Books, 2024) and My Soviet Union (University of Massachusetts Press), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and the co-editor of the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande).

Born in the Soviet Union, he emigrated to the United States when he was five. Recent work appears in American Poetry Review, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, The Common, Iowa Review, Poetry, and Waxwing. He lives in North Bennington, Vermont, and teaches at Bennington College, where he also serves as editor of Bennington Review.

Temim Fruchter is a queer nonbinary anti-Zionist Jewish writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland, and is the recipient of fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Vermont Studio Center, and a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She is co-host of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn. Her debut novel, CITY OF LAUGHTER, is out now on Grove Atlantic.

Rachel Lyon is the author of Self-Portrait with Boy, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and Fruit of the Dead, which has been named a most anticipated book of 2024 by outlets including Elle, Oprah Daily, and People magazine, and is the NEPM Book Club Pick for July.

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A teacher of creative writing for various institutions, most recently Bennington College, Rachel’s short work has appeared in One Story, The Rumpus, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and elsewhere. A cofounder of Ditmas Lit and the Dream Away Reading Series, she lives with her husband and two small children in Western Massachusetts.

A self-described wanderer, Berkshires-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Billy Keane has cultivated more than his share of lived-in experience. Australia-born and Connecticut-raised, he began singing in church, with an early draw towards any instrument he could get his hands on.

“I’m a person who feels most authentic relative to other people when I’m communicating through music,” he says.

Over the last two years as a solo artist, Keane has paved his way as one of the most exciting new acts in the indie-folk genre through extensive touring with his backing band The Waking Dream, bringing an open-format and psychedelic footprint on Keane’s catalog, supporting acts such as Molly Tuttle & The Golden Highway, The Gin Blossoms and Town Mountain, receiving regular play across Sirius XM’s The Spectrum and critical acclaim in American Songwriter, No Depression, Under The Radar and Relix Magazine.

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Date:
May 18
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dream Away Lodge
1342 County Road
Becket, MA
413-623-8725

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