Ben Kilham (Out on a Limb, and Among the Bears) will be presenting a talk titled, “The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human.” Ben will be available to sign books after the lecture.
This event will be held at the Fairlee Town Hall.
Cost: $10 for adults; free for students. Register online or pay at the door.
Just in time for the holidays, Louise Penny once again astounds and delights readers with the latest entry in her sublime Chief Inspector Gamache series. She explores the line between sacrifice and sin in Kingdom of the Blind.
Cost: Single ticket: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized) Single ticket, signing line: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind and access to the meet and greet signing line to get your book personalized. This purchase option is available to only 150 purchasers. Double ticket: $47.00: includes admission for two and one signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized)
Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts
New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.
The award honors the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon—married poets who lived and wrote at Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hamspshire. Hall is a ormer poet laureate of the United States and a recipient of the 2010 National Medal of the Arts, and Kenyon is a former poet laureate of New Hampshire. After a long and lauded career, Donald Hall passed away this past June.
Smith will accept the award at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. The evening will include a reading from Smith as well as a remembrance of Donald Hall.
Cost: $10 general admission; $5 students. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the poet. Purchase tickets online.
Contact: New Hampshire Public Radio
Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to host Mary Ann Esposito, host of CIAO ITALIA, the groundbreaking PBS cooking show, in conversation with J. M. Hirsch, the former national food editor for The Associated Press, as they discuss Mary Ann’s new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy.
Contact: Gibson’s Bookstore
The Toadstool Bookshop and Bookside Cafe are very excited to host a book signing and dinner party with TV host and author Mary Ann Esposito!
From 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Mary Ann will be introducing and signing her latest cookbook, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Adventures in Italy." The book signing portion of the program is free and open.
The dinner party immediately follows the book signing and features a five-course Italian Feast designed using only recipes from Mary Ann's new book! As the dinner proceeds, Mary Ann will introduce all the courses and her husband Guy, a certified wine educator, has selected and will introduce the wine pairings.
This event will take place at the Amato Center at the Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley, in Milford, New Hampshire
Cost: The signing is free. The all-inclusive dinner (dinner, 4 wine pairings, tax & gratuity) $95/per person. The Toadstool is also extending a special book price for dinner guests of $25 (regular price at signing only and store $39.95).
Reservations: Reservations for the dinner are required.
Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Milford
Please join us in The Gallery for an afternoon with the Yogurt Poets.
The Yogurt Poets originated from a workshop with Wes McNair in 1993. Wanting to continue working together, the original members began meeting at Concord’s Frozen Yogurt shop (thus the name) and have met monthly ever since. The current Yogurt Poets includes more than 12 members and meets at Kimball Jenkins estate.
Contact: MainStreet BookEnds and Gallery
James will be presenting a talk based on his book entitled "Five Ways to Be Witty" which will be lively, fun and involve lots of audience interaction. He will explore key aspects of wit through film clips, folktales, literary anecdotes, jokes, and juggling—of ideas, words and balls. Join James and us for an evening of word games with the audience, short creativity tests, and a pun competition--the winner of which will receive a free copy of his new book Wit's End!
To honor the late Donald Hall, the inspiration of Plymouth State's Eagle Pond Writers Series, Wesley McNair offers this recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon during a crucial period when all three New Hampshire poets were developing as poets of place. Interspersing his presentation with poems, McNair will show how each developed a vision of place that was both different and distinctive. His talk will conclude with a Q&A and a signing of his new and widely admired collection, The Unfastening.
This event will be held at the Silver Smith Recital Hall.
Contact: Plymouth State University
Camille Guthrie: The Articulated Lair
Peter Orner: Am I Alone Here?
Laura Jean Binkley will perform before the readings.
Cost: Tickets are $5 and include refreshments. Purchase tickets online.
The Yankee Bookshop will be selling books. Please bring cash or checks as we will not have a way to process credit cards.
Contact: Literary North