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“NER Out Loud” To Bring Poems and Stories to the Stage Feb. 24

February 18, 2015

Middlebury College Students Will Present Selections from the New England Review

Middlebury, VT—In the tradition of Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” Middlebury College student actors and orators will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in a live performance entitled “NER Out Loud” at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on February 24. The event will be followed by a “S’more Readings” reception with the readers and NER staff, along with representatives of several student literary magazines. Both events are free and open to the public.

Readers will include Kevin Benscheidt ’17, Brenna Christensen '17, Caitlyn Duffy ’15.5, Cole Ellison '17, Jabari Matthew ’17, Melissa MacDonald '15, and Sally Seitz ’17. Editors and contributors to the student literary magazines Sweatervest, Blackbird, and Room 404 will also be on hand at the post-show reception to discuss their publications and give sample readings from their pages. Attendees will be invited to enjoy s’more-themed treats while listening to the readings in the lobby.

NER Out Loud is the result of a new partnership between the Mahaney Center for the Arts, the Oratory Society, and the New England Review. Literary arts programs are a growing part of the overall offerings at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, and Middlebury College enjoys a rich tradition of literary prominence, thanks in part to the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English and Writer’s Conference, and the New England Review. Vermont is home to more writers per capita than any other state in the country and the Middlebury community boasts many prominent writers, both on- and off-campus.

NER Out Loud will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 7:30 P.M. in the Concert Hall of the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts. ASL interpretation will be available. The reception will take place in the downstairs lobby immediately following the performance. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Mahaney Center is located at 72 Porter Field Road in Middlebury, just off Route 30 south, on the campus of Middlebury College. Free parking is available. For more information, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or go to

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax