Posts Tagged "writing"

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 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 Refreshments will be served.   Come be part of the...

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World Explorers @ Lovin Oven

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in | 0 comments

World Explorers Kids Club at The Lovin’ Oven! The World Explorers set off for adventure at Frenchtown's Lovin' Oven. They will set sail with Margaret Barnstable aboard the Maggie B and make some of the decidedly different but delicious treats Margaret cooks up on the journey. Children ages 6ish to 11ish are welcome to join in the fun! Date: Friday, Jan. 22 Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm RSVP:...

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Memoir @ The Rat with Beth Kephart

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in | 0 comments

This workshop will focus on the senses—not just what we see, taste, hear, smell, and touch, but the power of sun and its absence, and the music of rain and the memories rain triggers. Beth will share the works of favorite memoirists, launch small exercises, listen carefully to emergent memories, help shape them. Each participant will move, throughout the day, to a single, honest, well-rendered moment—a memory that lives rightly on the page. We’ll build a community. We’ll reflect on the writing life. Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of 21 books, an adjunct professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer, and thestrategic writing partner in a boutique marketing communications firm. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir won the 2013 Books for a Better Life Award (Motivational Category). Most recently, Beth’s tenth young adult novel, One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books), won a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award. Going Over, her 1983 Berlin story, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, was launched to three starred reviews, and was named a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth. Kephart’s Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River has recently been released as a paperback and is a key component in a William Penn founded pilot education program created by the Fairmount Water Works. She most recently launched Love: A Philadelphia Affair, a collection of essays and photographs. She blogs daily at <> . Reserve your place...

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Word b Word Teen Poetry Workshop

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in | 0 comments

Join acclaimed poet John Smith for an evening of inspired words – bring a poem to share or just come to listen. This workshop is free to all our young poets. This group meets weekly

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First Ten Page Review Writing Workshop

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

In this instructor-led workshop, we will explore what makes the first ten pages of the best books tick and then dive into improving the first ten pages of our novels or memoirs.  Please email to register. Join us on October 8, 15 and 22  from 7 to 9 PM at the Book Garden, 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ The cost is $45.00 for three sessions. Brandi Megan Granett (formerly Scollins-Mantha) is an author, English professor, and private writing mentor.  She holds a PhD  in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, Wales and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first book, My Intended, was published by William Morrow in 2000. Her other books, including the short story collection, Cars and Other Things That Get Around, can be found at:...

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