Image montage courtesy of The Middle Gray

Image montage courtesy of The Middle Gray

The Back Porch Collective, appropriately named, held their first gathering on a Boston back porch. The writers hail from places as far flung as Albania, Britain, Cuba, India, Atlanta, and Miami, and one of their number is currently overseas. Their initial desire was to meet together, share work, enjoy an evening, and discuss issues that mattered to them. They quickly developed a rapport, and when a musician joined in to cap off the night, the group knew something special had happened.

On June 18, the collective will read at the Middle Gray Gallery/Cafe in collaboration with musicians Giuseppe Paradiso and Jussi Reijonen.

We hope you'll join them and continue to expand the artistic community they first got together to find.

The Middle Gray Gallery/Cafe

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Facebook event here.

Co-sponsored by GrubStreet, one of the nation's leading creative writing centers.