Frenchtown continues to be a draw for writers and readers and welcomes several poets and authors throughout the month of November.
National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay and acclaimed poet Douglas Piccinnini will be reading on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Pulp Vegetarian Juice Bar and Cafe. This will be a very special evening of poetry in Frenchtown starting at 5 p.m.
Gay is the author of three collections of poetry: “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), “Bringing the Shovel Down” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), and “Against Which”(Cavankerry Press, 2006). He currently teaches at Indiana University and in Drew University’s Low-Residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.
Piccinnini is the author of a book of poems, “Blood Oboe” (Omnidawn, 2015) and “Story Book”: a novella (The Cultural Society, 2015). Piccinnini’s writing has been featured by The Academy of American Poets, Antioch Review, Lana Turner, NYTimes.com, The Poetry Project Newsletter and The Seattle Review—among other publications. He lives and works in Lambertville.
Earlier that day, The Book Garden will be hosting author Tommy Reynolds from 1-3 p.m., for a book discussion and signing of his new novel. Reynolds’ debut novel, “The Game: Baseball and America Grown’ Up Together,” follows the Miller family as they chase the American dream from the green fields of Ireland to the heartland of America. Trace the paths baseball and America take as they grow and struggle in unison over time. Tommy Reynolds lives in Clinton, with his three children.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, award-winning author Beth Kephart will be teaching a memoir workshop at The National Hotel followed by a signing at The Book Garden. Kephart is the author of 21 books. She most recently launched “Love: A Philadelphia Affair,” a collection of essays and photographs. The memoir workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. For details or to register visit www.bookgarden.biz or call 908-996-2022.
Young readers will want to join the World Explorers Kids Club on Friday, Nov. 20, at The Spinnery on Race Street where they will learn where the yarn in their scarves and sweaters comes from and read some warm and fuzzy stories too! The fun is from 4-5 p.m. and World Explorers welcomes children 6ish to 11ish.