Posts Tagged "poetry"

Traveling Poet Mystics

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in | 0 comments

The Book Garden continues its celebration of stories through poetry with a special visit by Marshall James Kavanaugh and Stephanie B on their regional spoken word tour.   When: Monday, March 7 Time: 6pm to 8pm Where: The Book Garden, Frenchtown   Kavanaugh will be sharing his new collection of poetry, Travel By Haiku, Volumes 1 through 5: Still Trippin’ Across the States. His performance will bring the audience along on the road with him across the country taking brief pauses to admire the air, the sunsets, the beaten earth, the tall trees on high mountains, and the breath of the ocean surf. Video projection and audio accompaniment will add to the audience’s dream cycle. Samples of his work can be found at www.marshalljameskavanaugh.com. Stephanie B. is a native farmer from New Jersey, who takes cues from the earth, her voice, and the human body to create an exciting narrative between modern humanity and our primordial roots. Her newest work titled Letters To Aunt Lucy, uses the letter form to create an often personal reminiscing on where the human species originated from and how far it has to go. Samples of her work can be found at www.youtube.com/+StephanieBartusis. Refreshments will be served.   Come be part of the...

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Lore of the West Launch Party

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in | 0 comments

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November Literary Events in Frenchtown

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

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...

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Fall is a Great Time for Book Lovers in Frenchtown

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Book lovers of all ages are invited to join in the Book Garden’s celebration of stories this fall. The Indie bookshop located in Frenchtown, will be hosting several notable authors over the next several weeks. Every kid wants to meet this monster – join us for a little reading and Halloween fun before Trick-or-Treating! The Monster Under My Bed author Tom Gilleece will be stopping by on Oct. 31st from 1pm to 3pm for reading and crafts! Hometown favorite, Elizabeth Gilbert, will be visiting The Book Garden for a signing on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2-5 p.m.. Her recently released title, “Big Magic,” hit the top of the New York Times Bestseller list days after it was published. Tommy Reynolds will be launching his first novel, The Game: Baseball and America Growin’ Up Together on Sunday, Nov. 8 with a celebration and reading from 1pm to 3pm. That same evening National Book Award Nominne Ross Gay and acclaimed poet Douglas Piccinnini will be reading at 5pm at Pulp Vegetarian Restaurant. Author Beth Kephart will be teaching a memoir workshop at The National Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 15, followed by a signing at The Book Garden. She also will be a guest instructor at Del Val High School on Nov. 16. Kephart is the author of 21 books. She most recently launched “Love: A Philadelphia Affair,” a collection of essays and photographs. To purchase tickets or RSVP for any events go to bookgarden.biz/shop or call...

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Frenchtown History Book Launched with Celebration

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in In The News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reprinted from The Democrat By Rick Epstein Tired of telling customers at their Book Garden book store that there is no Frenchtown history book still in print, Caroline Scutt and Robert Rando wrote one. The publication of “Frenchtown, New Jersey; History Along the River” (The History Press) was celebrated Friday evening with readings of poetry and other works and a book-signing at their Bridge Street book shop. The book starts and ends with words of Frenchtown adoration — a foreword by Mayor Warren Cooper and an afterword by best-selling author Liz Gilbert. And in between is the history of Frenchtown starting with the Leni-Lenapes and proceeding right up to now. On Friday evening, a few dozen people stood on the sidewalk while Frenchtown poetry was read by three Frenchtown poets — the mayor, Skye Van Saun and John Smith. Cooper also read his introduction to the book. Three fourth-grade essays on historical parts of the town were read. Scutt’s daughter Julia read her own essay about the river bridge and she read Heidi Haver’s essay about the Barn Theater. Ava Musolino read her piece about the railroad. Refreshments were served, including a cake made by Stephanie Markert Haver, which included a replica of the book. That meant rendering in frosting John Schmidtberger’s painting of the old Hummer building. The feat was widely admired and consumed with enthusiasm. Rando has managed pharmaceutical discovery and development programs and has written for scientific journals. He later turned to writing fiction. He produces River Town Radio Theatre, a program that airs on WDVR-FM in Sergeantsville. Scutt volunteers with the United Way, and has been a reporter for Travel Weekly. She has also written for a variety of print and online outlets. Her novel “Some Girls” was published in 2013. “Frenchtown, New Jersey” is for sale at the Book Garden, retailing for $21.99. You could buy it online, too, but the authors are booksellers, after...

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