Literature

The Lowell Review at lala books

The official launch of The Lowell Review 2022 will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at lala books, 189 Market Street, in downtown Lowell. The Lowell Review includes essays, poems, stories, criticism, opinion, and visual art by writers from the Merrimack Valley and…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 34

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 34 By Louise Peloquin Chapter 34: “Run along now” Noël vacation was only two weeks away. Blanche and her friends were plowing through the curriculum from Latin declensions and new vocabulary to the American Revolution timeline including the March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre, the December 16,…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 33

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 33 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 33: Cuisses de grenouille Back in October, when the sun kissed the grounds and clement breezes made kaleidoscopic funnels from multicolored leaves, biology teacher, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus – Sister T for short – was allowed to hold classes…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 31

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 32 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 32: Mnemonic Device The weeks after Thanksgiving flowed with relative calm while the student body settled into a routine structured by SFA rules and regulations. As the novelty of boarding school had worn off, spells of boredom set in. In an…

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Coffee Shop Musings #8

Coffee Shop Musings #8 By Bob Hodge Three pieces and a song from Bob Hodge. The Boy’s Club I must have been around eight, nine or ten when I first started going to the Lowell Boy’s Club on Dutton Street by the Haffner’s gas station with the kicking mule logo…

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The Lowell Review 2022

The 2022 edition of The Lowell Review is available for purchase on the Lulu.com print-on-demand publishing website. With contributions from across the United States plus Ireland, Morocco, Hungary, and the U.K., The Lowell Review 2022 contains writing and poetry about the pandemic, politics and other contemporary topics but also has…

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Le Hibou

Le Hibou Gregory F. DeLaurier It’s a hot summer day in 1966 and we’re on the road again.  Bryan is driving his Dad’s Chrysler, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ is blasting from the radio.  We are young, happy and excited, laughing at silly jokes, talking about girls.…

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