As October wraps up and the holiday season begins, take time before the madness to enjoy some great literature at one of the events taking place around the Granite State.
October 27, 2011
Concord: Archer Mayor will read from his book, Tag Man, 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 27 South Main Street, Concord, 603-224-0562.
Haverhill: John Landrigan will lead a Book Club for Writers discussion on the stories Some Other, Better Otto by Deborah Eisenberg and People Like That Are the Only People Here by Lorrie Moore, 7 p.m., Haverhill Corner Library, 603-314-7980.
Milford: Kate Whouley will discuss her book, Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia, 7 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 586 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza, 603-673-1734.
October 28, 2011
Weare: Sylvia Merrill Beaupre, author of Tavern Village Tales: A New England Footprint, will discuss and sign her new book, 6 p.m., Wilson Hall, Christian Church. For more information, visit www.wearehistoricalsociety.org.
Keene: Former NBC News and Vermont Public Radio corredspondent Steve Delaney reads from his new book, Cooney: The Making of a Country Cop, 5 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 222 West Street, Keene, 603.352.8815. RSVP to 603-352-8181.
October 29, 2011
Manchester: The Poetry Society of New Hampshire will read their work, in addition with readings by featured poets Becky Sakellariou and Charles Pratt, 10 a.m., Manchester City Library. For more information call 603-332-0732 or email [email protected]
October 30, 2011
Derry: The 2nd Annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day will feature local poets Mark DeCarteret, Robert Crawford, Bill Gleed, S Stephanie, and Mimi White discussing the lives and reading the poems of Jane Kenyon, Robert Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, and May Sarton. For more information, call Bill Gleed at 603-432-3091 or S Stephanie at 603-624-2801, 1 p.m., The Frost Farm (www.deadpoets.typepad.com).
November 1, 2011
Exeter: Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie, authors of Legally Dead, will discuss the story behind the book, 7 p.m., Water Street Bookstore, 125 Water Street, Exeter, 603-778-9731.
Keene: Come Write In and work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month, 2 to 5 p.m., Keene Public Library, 603-352-0157.
Merrimack: Kick-off National Novel Writing Month with door prizes and time to write, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Merrimack Pulic Library.
Moultonborough: Evening of Poetry will combine the poem series Between Two Worlds by Charlotte Cox with the music of Dana Cunningham, followed by an open mike. Hosted by Priscilla Burlingham, 7:30 p.m., Moultonborough Public Library, 603-476-2630.
Portsmouth: Write your novel for National Novel Writing Month at Come Write In, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Hilton Garden Room, Portsmouth Public Library, 603-427-1540.
Portsmouth: Dr. John E. Carroll, author of The Real Dirt, will discuss his book, 7 p.m., Levenson Room, Portsmouth Public Library. For more information, call 603-427-1540 or visit www.cityofportsmouth.com/library.
November 2, 2011
Concord: Ashley Davis Bush will discuss the launch of her new book, Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity, 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 27 South Main Street, Concord, 603-224-0562.
Portsmouth: Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination, will sign and read from his new work, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
If you would like to have your event included in the weekly update, please email me at [email protected] a week prior to the event.
Have a great weekend!