Literary events around New Hampshire this week, October 17-23, 2013, are sure to appeal to everyone. Check it out.
October 17, 2013
Concord: Katharine Britton will read from and sign her new book, Little Island, 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S Main St., Concord, 603-224-0562.
Hampstead: Author Terry Farish will address the book discussion group and talk about her novel, The Good Braider, free and open to the public, 1 p.m., Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead.
Litchfield: Ann McClellan, English professor at Plymouth State University, will explore the origins of Sherlock Holmes and his various incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media, 2 p.m., Litchfield Community Church (Betty Darling at 603-429-1315), Litchfield.
Londonderry: Author and historian Christopher Daley will meld historical fact with myth and legend in a slideshow presentation titled Haunted History of New England, free and open to the public with seating limited to the first one hundred people, 7 p.m., the Leach Library, Londonderry, 603-432-1132.
Manchester: Visiting poet Deborah Brown will read from her works, including Walking the Dog's Shadow, 7 p.m., Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall, Southern New Hampshire University, free and open to the public. For more information, call the SNHU School of Arts and Sciences at 603-629-4626 or e-mail email@example.com.
October 18, 2013
Peterborough, October 18-November 2: Poems: In A Larger Frame is co-sponsored by Monadnock Writers Group, Monadnock Center for History and Culture, and the Toadstool Bookshop. Opening reception: October 18 (call for hours), the Monadnock Center for History and Culture (603-924-3235).
Portsmouth: Playwright, TV writer, and author Susan Kim and her partner Laurence Klavan will discuss their new book, Wasteland, 5:30 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
Plymouth: Tilia Jacobs will read from and sell copies of her new book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time, 11:15 a.m., Plymouth Regional Senior Center (603-536-1204).
October 19, 2013
Bath: Rebecca Rule, author of Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, will draw on the research for her book and discuss the uniquely New England tradition of town meeting, 7 p.m., Bath Village School (Kathie Bonor at 603-747-3372).
Derry: Ann McClellan, English professor at Plymouth State University, will explore the origins of Sherlock Holmes and his various incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media, 1:30 p.m., Derry Public Library.
Milford: Edie Clark, longtime writer for Yankee magazine, will discuss and sign her new book, What There Was Not to Tell, 2 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza, Milford, 603-673-1734.
North Conway: Renee Mallett will discuss and sign her book, Haunted Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts, 2 p.m., White Birch Books, Main St., North Conway, 603-356-3200.
Peterborough: Folklorest Eric Stanway will discuss and sign his new book, The Victorian, 11 a.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603-924-3543.
October 20, 2013
Dublin: Poets Howard Faerstein and Kathleen Aguerro will celebrate their new books as part of Autumn Oracles. Social and sign-up to participate in the open reading at 2:30 p.m., Del Rossi’s Trattoria.
Durham: As part of the New Hampshire Authors Series, Eric Pinder, author of several books including Cat in the Clouds, will be interviewed by Rebecca Rule before a live audience. The interview will be taped for future broadcast on NHPTV. Free and open to the public, but preregistration is recommended, 2 p.m. in the Fifth Floor Reading Room of the Dimond Library.
Exeter: New York Times best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater will read from and sign her new book, The Dream Thieves, 4 p.m., Water Street Bookstore, 125 Water Street, Exeter, 603-778-9731.
October 21, 2013
Keene: Beloved children’s author Tomie dePaola will discuss and sign his newest book, Strega Nona Does It Again, 6 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 222 West St., Keene, 603-352-8815.
Portsmouth, October 21-December 2: Writer, editor, and owner of Bigwig Books, Marsha Filion, will lead a six-part course titled Turning Memories into Memoirs. Participants will sift through key moments in the course of their lives in order to create their literary legacies. Space is limited and participants must hold a valid Portsmouth Public Library card, 10-11:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Room, Portsmouth Public Library (603-766-1720).
October 22, 2013
Exeter: Edie Clark will read from and sign her latest book, What There Was Not to Tell, 7 p.m., Water Street Bookstore, 125 Water Street, Exeter, 603-778-9731.
Littleton, October 22-November 19: Helen Pike, contributor to The Northland Journal and The North Star Monthly, will lead a five-part writing workshop on memoir. Class size is limited, 12:30 p.m., Village Book Store, 81 Main Street, Littleton, 603-444-5263.
Portsmouth: Storyteller and author Rebecca Rule will share some stories she has collected about New Hampshire’s history and will invite members to contribute stories of their own, 5:30 p.m., West End Studio Theatre.
October 23, 2013
Concord: National food editor for The Associated Press, J.M Hirsch, will discuss his book, Beating the Lunch Box Blues: Fresh Ideas for Lunches on the Go!, 7 p.m, Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S Main St., Concord, 603-224-0562.
Exeter: Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith will discuss and sign his new book, Who Stole the American Dream?, 7 p.m., Congregational Church, Exeter, 603-778-9731.
Jackson: Ann McClellan, English professor at Plymouth State University, will explore the origins of Sherlock Holmes and his various incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media, 7 p.m., Jackson Public Library.
Portsmouth: Sandra Neil Wallace, author of the young adult novel Muckers, and Rich Wallace, author of young adult novel Wicked Cruel, will read from and sign their books, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
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Have a great weekend!