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A Different Kind of March Madness at The Book Garden

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

A Different Kind of March Madness at The Book Garden

The Book Garden will host its monthly first Friday poetry on Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 25th at 1pm the shop welcomes author Kay Rock for a reading and book signing. You don’t have to be retired to appreciate the stories in Over the Hill and Gaining Speed. Sunday, March 26 at 2pm, the traveling poets come back to The Book Garden with their Poets for Peace movement of hope and inspiration. The shop’s World Explorers kids club will meet on Friday, March 24 at 4pm for a Free to Be You and Me-themed afternoon of...

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Milford ALIVE Authors Room Line Up

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Milford Alive to Host Local Authors   This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from Hunterdon County. The Authors’ Room will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. The following authors will be featured this year: Felicia Sanzari Chernesky Felicia is a writer and poet whose critically acclaimed books include:  Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes; Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting; Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color, and Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of opposites. This series of rhyming concept books was inspired by visits to farms in Hunterdon County, where her family lives. All are beautifully illustrated by Susan Swan and published by Albert Whitman. Her latest book, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!, was just released, and her first prose picture book, The Boy Who Said Nonsense will be published by Albert Whitman in the spring of 2016. Thérese Halscheid’s new collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Tommy Reynolds was born in New York City and raised in Long Beach, Long Island seven houses from the beach. As a kid he played sports in the street with his friends, then in organized leagues, during all three seasons; football/soccer, basketball and his favorite, baseball. He attended Chaminade High School, an all-boys prep school run by the Marianist Brothers. After Chaminade he attended Manhattan College. At Manhattan Tommy was a sports writer and co-sports editor of the school newspaper, The Quadrangle. He covered the Jaspers’ basketball, baseball and crew teams. Upon graduation he entered the business world, embarking on a successful twenty four year career in the world of finance. Tommy is an active racquetball player, runner and softball player, currently residing in beau colic Clinton, NJ with his three children. In his spare time he umpires men’s baseball games. The Game is his first novel. Myrna J. Smith grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, married young and completed a masters degree before giving birth to three children. During her 34-year career as a professor, she wrote extensively in the field of education. After her midlife divorce, her exploration of the world’s religions brought her to India four times . Today she enjoys competitive bridge and continues to travel at every opportunity. God and Other Men is Myrna’s first book that explores her life through the lens of spirituality. For her next writing project, about the healing power of sound, she hopes to visit Australia and learn about the didgeridoo from the aborigines. Myrna lives in Hunterdon County, NJ. Ed York is known to many people in our area as the crossing guard for Milford public school, posted at Milford’s traffic light. He is also an assistant librarian at Milford Public Library. Ed is known for writing books about local history. In 2015 he authored two books; Abigail Roberts: Revival Preacher, is a biography of the remarkable woman who, in 1827, founded what would...

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The Localist Author Visit April 4

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in | 0 comments

The Localist Author Visit April 4

Come meet the Queen of Shopping Local!

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Short Story Salon and Signing with Mark Lyons

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

WILD RIVER BOOKS AND FRENCHTOWN’S BOOK GARDEN PARTNER FOR “SHORT STORIES SALON”  Pushcart Prize nominee, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant recipient, and director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, Mark Lyons builds “story shrines” along US highways, and depicts struggles and insights of undocumented Mexican immigrants, hospital “lifers,” returning veterans and highway philosophers, among other unforgettable characters. We invite you to celebrateBrief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines (Wild River Books: October, 2014)) a collection of stories that has already been named an “important landmark in the literature of multiculturalism” at Frenchtown’s, charming Book Garden located on 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ will take place at October 17th from 7-9pm. Award-winning author, Mark Lyons is also the director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project. “We are pleased to publish Mark Lyons’s beautifully-crafted, funny and moving collection of short stories. The collection taps into social issues such as displacement, immigration and post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by returning veterans, says Wild River Books co-founder, Joy E. Stocke, Stockton, NJ-resident. The collection of stories in Brief Eulogies constructs story shrines, or descansos (”resting places”) — intimate memorial shrines we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark profound loss, but also serve as acts of redemption. A snake-handling preacher finds faith in a junkyard. A hitchhiker feasts on road kill with a hobo on the Great Plains and discovers the Cosmos. A Mexican-American Border Patrol officer arrests a mojado—a wetback—who asks him a question that makes him confront his own history. An artist whose paintings are rendered colorless by her abusive husband commits an act of vengeance and deliverance. Brief Eulogies are stories about communities and people finding ways to survive their histories, addictions, and fears. A collection that reminds us how our lives can change in an instant, usually when we’re not looking. Says Lyons, “The characters in my stories are real to me—I want the world to know them, to care about them with all the baggage and complications and contradictions they carry. Working with Wild River Books has been a quiet celebration, a reflection on our common love of stories that move people, of the power of voice, and the importance of getting it right.” Lyons is the Director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project (PSP), where he uses digital storytelling in his work with teens and the immigrant community. In his most recent work with PSP, Project HOME, he produced a series of audio stories on homeless veterans, collaborating with photographer Harvey Finkle. Lyons` past literary work includes writing, translating and co-editing Espejos y Ventanas / Mirrors and Windows, Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families, published in English and Spanish. With twenty–five years of experience working in the Latino community as a health worker and community organizer, he was the director of the Farmworkers Health and Safety Institute. With a passion for community and storytelling, Lyons additionally serves as the editor of Open Borders, the Wild River Review series of immigrant stories.   “Short stories are probably the most under-appreciated art form yet they are so powerful. Mark’s book is fantastic and we are really looking forward to hearing some of these stories, as well those of other writers, read aloud. There is something magical about sharing stories this way,” says Caroline Scutt, co-owner of The Book Garden. Short story writers are invited to come share some of their work during the signing and story salon on Oct. 17th from 7pm to 9pm. About the Book Garden: Community is at the core of this Indie bookshop where there is an ongoing Celebration of Stories through book clubs, author visits,...

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Local Authors Showcased at Milford ALIVE

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

There must be something in the water because the Delaware River Valley is flooded with talented authors and several will be on hand to discuss their work at The Authors Room during Milford ALIVE on Saturday, Sept. 27th.   “This is the second year The Book Garden is hosting The Authors Room and we are looking forward to another great turnout,” said Robert Rando, owner of the Indie bookshop, located in neighboring Frenchtown. “We are very fortunate to have so many incredible authors living in our community and to be able to meet more than a dozen in one afternoon is exciting for book lovers.”   Stop by the Authors Room in front of the Milford Train Station from noon until 6pm to meet an old or soon-to-be favorite author – or in many cases ‘author/artist – including: Barbara Steingas, Kathryn Finegan Clark, Janet Cargill, Phoebe Wilcox, Denise Ann Saldutti Egielski, Edward F. Petersen, Keith Strunk, Kathi Kurz, Christina Paul and many more. For a complete list visit the Authors Room online at www.milfordalive.com.   Also visiting will be Nicole Smith from Room to Read, an organization that works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. Room to read also supports girls to help them complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. The Book Garden will be raffling off a copy of Creating Room to Read, written by the organization’s founder John Wood.   Visit milfordalive.com for a complete listing of authors and other details. The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown; www.bookgarden.biz....

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