Fridays @ 5: Song and Story with Mark Ari
Ari will celebrate the anniversary edition of his novel, “The Shoemaker’s Tale,” with a beachfront reading from the book, as well as a performance of new stories and songs.
This is a free event but reservations are required: HermitageArtistRetreat.org
Hailed “a true original” by Kirkus Review, Mark Ari is a writer, painter, and musician. 2018 saw the publication of his critically-acclaimed novel, “The Shoemaker’s Tale,” in an electronic anniversary edition funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. “The Shoemaker’s Tale” “seamlessly blends Jewish folktales and mysticism with the universal quest for life’s meaning” (New York Times). According to the Jerusalem Post, “The shoemaker’s adventures are portrayed with an artist’s sensitivity and we get an exquisite and humorous portrait of life in 18th century Poland … rich with the ironic wisdom of the great Yiddish folklorists” (Miami Herald).