Hartford Library Celebration Launching ‘Hartford Through Time’
November 25, 2014 - Finding Carter
A giveaway jubilee during a Hartford Public Library will launch “Hartford Through Time” ($22.95), a book published by a library’s Hartford History Center. The launch celebration will be hold Wednesday, Dec. 3 during 5:30 p.m. during a Center, 500 Main St., Hartford.
The book offers travel scenes of early 20th-century Hartford, done from potion image negatives in a center’s collection, and relating contemporary tone photographs by Hartford News editor Andy Hart. Hartford historian Wilson H. Faude supposing captions. Proceeds from book sales will advantage core programs and events. Information: 860-695-6297.
Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives
Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, before comparison rabbi during Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, a personality of Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care and a past boss of a World Union for Progressive Judaism, will give a giveaway speak Thursday, Dec. 4, during 7 p.m., during Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford. He will plead his new book, “What’s In It for Me: Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives” (ECKO Publishing, $17.95). Information: www.charteroakcenter.org or 860-310-2580.
WordForge Reading Series
Poets Doug Anderson and Leslie McGrath will review during a giveaway WordForge Reading Series module on Monday, Dec. 1, during 7 p.m., followed by an open mike during The Studio @ Billings Forge, 563 Broad St., Hartford.
Anderson’s collections embody “The Moon Reflected Fire” and “Blues for Unemployed Secret Police.” He has taught during Smith College, Emerson College and Joiner Center for a Study of War and Its Social Consequences during UMASS Boston. His latest collection, “Horse Medicine,” is forthcoming.
Leslie McGrath won a 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for communication and published a collection “Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage.” Her lampooning romance in verse, “Out From a Pleiades,” is forthcoming. McGrath teaches artistic essay and novel during Central Connecticut State University. Information: 860-508-2810 or wfreadings.blogspot.com.
Writing during Wesleyan
Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and writer Hirsh Sawhney will give a giveaway speak during Wesleyan University’s Russell House Series, hold during 350 High St., Middletown, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, during 8 p.m.
Ellis is award-winning author of several collections and a chapbook whose poems and photographs have seemed in Callaloo, Grand Street, Tin House, Poetry and The Nation. Sawhney is a author of a stirring novel “South Haven” and a unchanging writer to The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, and The New York Times Book Review.
Both have been published widely in journals and anthologies and are visiting partner professors of English during Wesleyan. Information: 860-685-3448 or www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents.
Songfest and Poetry Evening
A giveaway holiday module featuring Christian, Jewish and Muslim communication and strain will be hold Tuesday, Dec. 2, during 7:30 p.m., in Mali II Auditorium during a University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. A accepting in a Museum of Jewish Civilization will follow.
Poet Joan Seliger Sidney will review from her new collection. “Bereft and Blessed” (Antrim House, $18) and other work. Sidney is writer-in-residence during a University of Connecticut’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.
David Hoff will review new poems by his mother, Muriel Hoff, and a Greenberg Center, that sponsors an annual communication completion, will announce a 2015 Muriel Hoff American Jewish Poetry esteem theme.
The module will embody liturgical singing and readings of Arabic communication and a Quran by university tyro Faris Alshammari; a singing of normal Jewish rite and songs by Cantor Sandford Cohn of Emanuel Congregation, West Hartford and a “Hillelites,” with Hartt School tyro Jacob Greenberg and students Kokhva Krieger and Adara Brookler; and a singing of “Hosana” and a Christmas ceremony miscellany by a Rehobot Church of God singers from Bloomfield and their director, K. Stephen Wilson.
Reservations are required: 860-768-5018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors At R.J. Julia
Former President Jimmy Carter will pointer copies of his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power” (Simon Schuster, $28) on Tuesday, Dec. 2 during 4:30 p.m., during a New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, an eventuality hosted by R.J. Julia Booksellers, of Madison. Carter’s book says that worldwide taste and assault opposite women and girls is a many critical and abandoned defilement of simple tellurian rights and contingency be fought. Tickets are $28 and taxation and embody a duplicate of a book and acknowledgment to a signing line. No tickets will be sole online, and no memorabilia will be available during a event. To check sheet availability, call a bookstore during 203-245-3959.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, during 7 p.m., during a bookstore, 768 Boston Post Road., Madison, Dana Cowin, author of “Mistakes in a Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes” (Ecco, $34.99) and special guest Jacques Pépin will give a giveaway talk. The book describes how Cowin, an unhandy prepare though a excellent cookbook author and Food Wine’s editor-in-chief, schooled techniques from famous chefs. Reservations required: 203-245-3959 or www.rjjulia.com.
Wood At Westminster
Author, publisher and playwright Monica Wood will give a giveaway reading during Westminster School, 995 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, on Friday, Dec. 5, during 7 p.m. in Armour Academic Center.
Wood’s “When We Were a Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” was a New England best-seller and leader of a May Sarton Memoir Award and a Maine Literary Award. She is also a author of a novels “Any Bitter Thing,” “My Only Story,” “Secret Language” and “Ernie’s Ark.” Her subsequent novel “The Wakening World,” will be published in 2016.
Seniors Hadley Smith, Megan Richard and Aaron Poston will be a tyro readers. Information: 860-408-3053.
O’Brien In Tolland
Young adult author Caragh M. O’Brien, creator of a “Birthmarked” series, will give a giveaway speak during Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green, on Saturday, Dec. 6, during 11 a.m., as partial of a Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.