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February 2020

The Art of the Short Story with Ron MacLean

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Ron MacLean is the author of the short story collections, We Might As Well Light Something on Fire and Why the Long Face as well as the novels, Head Long and Blue Winnetka Skies. His fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Prism International, Night Train and other quarterlies. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee. When he teaches, he does so at Grub Street, Boston’s independent writing center. Ron's…

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Poetry at the Old Manse

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Old Manse, Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Gather at the Old Manse to hear poets from the New England Poetry Club read their work. Following the tradition of the Concord circle of authors like Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott, and Fuller, the Old Manse will once again become a place of inspiration and shared work. Readers are posted about one month in advance, so check back often to see what local poets will be appearing next. This series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Poets are…

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Free author talk with Joy Wieder and “The Passover Mouse”

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Please join us on Sunday, February 9, at 3pm, when Joy Wieder presents The Passover Mouse. This is a charming and witty picture book that weaves together the themes of community, kindness, charity, and forgiveness. The book received a starred review from Kirkus! Joy Nelkin Wieder is the author of over 30 books for children. She is also an illustrator, and her work has been exhibited in libraries and synagogues around the greater Boston area. She is a frequent school…

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Poetry at the Library: “Not What They Look At, But What They See”

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Joan Alice Wood Kimball reads from Early Light, her third collection. “With skill and courage, isn't afraid to cope with difficult themes, such as the passage of time and what it keeps, or annihilates.” ( X.J. Kennedy) A founder of the Concord Poetry Center and a member of Powow River Poets, Kimball runs poetry study groups at the Wayland and Concord libraries. A Smith College alumna, she lives in Concord. In her debut chapbook, Model Home, Eve F. W. Linn…

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Free author talk with Megan Kate Nelson and “The Three-Cornered War”

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Please join us on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7pm, when Megan Kate Nelson presents "The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West." **This is a dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history.** Megan Kate Nelson is a writer and historian living in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has written about the Civil War,…

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March 2020

Free author talk with Debra Stark and “The Little Shop That Could”

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Save the date! Debra Stark will join us on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm, to present her new book, "The Little Shop That Could: A retailer's love affair with community and food!" The event is free and open to the public. There will be time for Q&A and book signing after the author presentation. Debra Stark is the owner of Debra's Natural Gourmet in West Concord, an institution of eating well and being happy for over 30 years. For those…

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Free author talk with Carlisle resident John Kaag and “Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life”

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Please join us on Sunday. March 22 at 3pm, when Carlisle resident John Kaag presents "Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life." This is a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?" It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a quarter century earlier. Indeed, as…

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