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Janet Pocorobba East Coast reading and shamisen performance dates

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba and her upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me are going on the road! Not only will she be speaking about her experience learning the shamisen, a traditional Japanese three stringed instumenet, but she will also be bringing it with her for a special performance. For those of you on the East Coast, check the dates below! 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about Janet's incredible story as well as see a traditional Japanese style shamisen performance. 


3/11 - Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier VT
3/30 - The Book Loft, Great Barrington, MA


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