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FRAMINGHAM – On Thursday, June 11 at 8 pm, A Lifely Read and ātac (formerly known as Amazing Things Arts Center) will present a community literary event via Zoom as well as streaming live on Facebook.

We’re piecing together interesting readers … to read interesting pieces together. Hop online and enjoy an evening of literary entertainment as you listen to selected works – from classic to contemporary, all revolving around the theme of “Fate” – read aloud by members of our community. A lively Q+A will follow.

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Readers include:

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan: Emmy-winning investigative reporter for WHDH and award-winning crime novelist
  • State Rep. Jack Lewis: Democrat, 7th Middlesex District
  • Marjan Kamali: Author, Together Tea and The Stationery Shop
  • Grace Talusan: Author, The Body Papers; Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence, Brandeis University
  • Jen Maseda: CEO and President, She’s Local; Founder, MetroWest Conference for Women, South Shore Conference for Women, and Merrimack Valley Conference for Women

A Lifely Read is the project of writer, editor, and communications consultant Amy Wilson Sheldon.

Her mission is to connect words and people; one way she does this is via her blog and social media accounts (@alifelyread) devoted to books and reading culture.

To register for Book Covers, visit

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Paul Swydan of The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in West Acton Village was slated to be onsite selling a selection of books from which the readings will be taken. Books are still for sale via or

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The Amazing Things Arts Center (now rebranded as ātac) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization in Downtown Framingham that hosts high-quality, professional musicians and performers weekly, as well as being home to some of the longest running folk and jazz open mics in the area.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.