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Beatriz Williams will read from her "Big Beach Read" at Toadstool

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:50

Romance Author Coming To The Toadstool Bookshop In Peterborough

          “This year’s big beach read” says Kirkus Reviews of A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. “Elegant, old fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier” the reviewer concludes. From Library Journal - “Smart, delicious writing…”.  Saturday June 15th at 11 am this acclaimed author will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough signing and discussing her most recent novel A Hundred Summers.

      The book opens in the summer of 1938 at an idyllic oceanfront community in Rhode

Water Street Bookstore: Naturalist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:27
Water Street Bookstore, located at 125 Water Street in Exeter, is hosting Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of the new memoir, A Million Years With You: A Memoir of Life Observed, for a reading and signing on Sunday, June 30th at 3pm.
One of our greatest literary naturalists turns her famed observational eye on herself in this captivating memoir. How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed?

Water Street Bookstore Supports Localism: Dinner with David Gumpert

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:26
Water Street Bookstore is partnering with Blue Moon Evolution, located at 5 Clifford Street in Exeter, for an author seminar dinner with David Gumpert, author of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat, on Monday, June 24th at 6:30 PM.
Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do? Yes, say a growing number of people increasingly afraid that the mass-produced food sold at supermarkets is

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events at Gibson's Bookstore

on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 17:37
June has arrived and it brought the heat with it! When your book pages go limp in the humidity, join us in the air-conditioned store for some fun author events:
Thursday June 6th, 2013, 7 p.m.
David's Inferno: My Journey Through the Dark Wood of Depression with David Blistein

David's Inferno combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Author David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care

Don't Miss: Sharon Olds Reading and Book Signing

on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 16:20
Meet Pittsfield's Pulitzer Poet, Sharon Olds: June 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre in Pittsfield for a poetry reading and book signing by Sharon Olds

Poetry is often seen as a private pleasure enjoyed by academics. Sharon Olds’s poems, however, are about ordinary human experiences and they are not obscure. As one fan said, “Olds  has the ability to extoll ‘homemade kindness’ in a way that feels genuinely earned.”
The reading is free; suggested donation $5 and up. There will be a bake sale and auction/raffle at intermission.

Writers' Night Out: Exciting Changes!

on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:15

Writers' Night Out continues to evolve as each region finds what works best for them. Please note the following changes for the June 3rd get-togethers:

Manchester will now meet at Cafe Le Reine and will take place from 6-8 p.m. 

Derry has a new organizer. Welcome to Katharine Webster. Our thanks also to Cynthia Neale for starting Writers' Night Out in Derry. 

Lebanon, see flyer below for the latest news about Writers' Night Out at Salt Hill Pub. 



NE Poetry Club: Contest Details

on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:08


CONTESTS open to members and non-members: postmarked in April and May 

No entry fee for paid-up members.

Non-members may submit 3 entries for $10 (payable to NEPC) and $3 for 
each additional poem.

Only one poem per contest.

Poems should be typed and submitted in duplicate, with the author's 
name, address, and email address on one copy.

Label poems with the name of the contest.

Mark the envelope with the name or names of the contest(s) entered 
before mailing to:

NEPC Contest Coordinator, 654 Green St., No. 2, Cambridge MA 02139

No entries will be returned.

Winners (and

Fantastic author events at Gibson's Book Store

on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:58

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring... authors? We've got another packed month of fantastic author events at Gibson's!

Thursday May 2nd, 7 p.m., Henriette Lazaridis Power, The Clover House
In her stunning debut novel, The Clover HouseHenriette Lazaridis Power presents a richly textured story about a young woman who uncovers the secret to a family tragedy in wartime Greece when she returns to her mother's native country to sort out an inheritance.

Monday May 6th, 7 p.m., Gibson's Book Club reads 

Billy Collins wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry

on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 18:10


Billy Collins has been selected as the fourth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. He will receive the annual award, which carries a $3,000 prize, and read his poems in Concord on Oct. 3.
Collins, a 72-year-old former U.S. poet laureate, has published 13 books of poems, including Horoscopes for the Dead (2011). He is known for the accessibility and humor of his poetry. A native of New York City, he is a distinguished professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and teaches in the master of fine arts program at Stony Brook Southampton.