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Joseph Keckler performs at the first MacDowell Downtown of the 2011 season.
Joseph Keckler performs at the first MacDowell Downtown of the 2011 season.

MacDowell Downtown 2012

For more than a decade, MacDowell Downtown has provided a platform for MacDowell Fellows to share their work with the New Hampshire community. On each first Friday of the month (March through November), artists from across the U.S. and around the world share original live music, film screenings, readings, performance art, or panel discussions. Free and open to all, doors open at 7:00 and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served. Please sign up for our mailing list to get advance notice of each month’s program and spread the word with the media of your choice!

The 2012 series of MacDowell Downtown has ended. Stay tuned for the 2013 series beginning in March!

WHO:   Writer Bryan Charles and filmmaker Daniel Tice
WHAT:   MacDowell Downtown
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Peterborough Historical Society

When they were young, MacDowell Fellows Bryan Charles and Daniel Tice each plunged headlong into musical waters before coming ashore as writers of various stripes. In a freewheeling MacDowell Downtown discussion, they unearthed ways that music is still at work within their books and films.

Hailing from Michigan where he played guitar and sang in called a band called Fletcher, Charles was in Peterborough for his second MacDowell Fellowship. He is the author of the novel Grab on to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way, and Wowee Zowee, a book about the band Pavement written for the 33-1/3 series. His memoir, There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From, was listed as one of Library Journal's best nonfiction books of 2010.

Tice, also born in Michigan, now makes his home in Los Angeles. His short films have screened at numerous film festivals including Sundance and the British Short Film Festival. His latest screenplay, “Son of Stan”, was recently optioned by RCR Pictures. At MacDowell for his second Fellowship, he worked on the screenplay for his first feature film.