Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Phillip Lopate, Jane Yolen to read their work on 10/15 and 10/17 at Inkberry

Submitted by Inkberry

*Essayist Phillip Lopate on 10/15 (7:30pm)*

Inkberry joins forces with the Williams College Department of English to
present writer Phillip Lopate at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 15th, in Griffin 3
(the ground-floor reading venue in Griffin Hall, on route 2 in Williamstown).

Phillip Lopate is the author of the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre,
Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body and Totally, Tenderly,
Tragically, and the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of a Summer. He is
the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, the Library of Americas Writing
New York, and the series editor of The Art of the Essay. His film criticism
appears regularly in The New York Times and other publications. He lives in
Brooklyn, New York.

He will give a reading of his work, to be followed by a Q-and-A and a
booksigning. Don't miss this chance to see one of the nonfiction world's
luminaries! The event is free and open to the public.

*Children's Book Author Jane Yolen on 10/17 (two events)*

Join us for the second installment in our community renewal, rural living, and
sense of place program, funded by a grant from the NEA. Were partnering with
Words are Wonderful to present a day with Jane Yolen on Monday, October 17th.

Conversation on Craft (3:30pm)

Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of
the twentieth century. Jane Yolens books and stories have won the Caldecott
Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award,
three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award,
and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Most recently, she was named
Young Peoples Poetry Week poet for 2004 by the Childrens Book Council. She
will speak to teachers, librarians, and others, and then take questions about
her work.

A Reading (7pm)

Jane Yolen is author of over two hundred books. Some are for adults (/Briar
Rose; Sister Light, Sister Dark; Favorite Folktales from Around the World/),
though most are for children and young adults. Many are fantasy, and science
fiction. The list includes /Owl Moon, Devils Arithmetic/, and /How do
Dinosaurs Say Goodnight/? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and
literature, and a reviewer of childrens literature, and has won countless
awards for her work.

Yolen will give a reading appropriate for both children and parents, followed
by a question-and-answer period and a booksigning.

Both of these events will take place at Williamstown Elementary School in
Williamstown, and both are free and open to the public. Both are co-presented
with Words are Wonderful; funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which
believes a great nation deserves great art.


And as a quick side note -- this Thursday, as usual, we'll be opening up the
Inkberry space for our Thursday night Salon Series. The salon begins at 7:30;
come, meet other writers, schmooze and enjoy yourselves, and take advantage of
Inkberry's refurbished writers' library! We're at 61 Main #223 (upstairs) in
North Adams.


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