Elizabeth Cooke will offer a writing workshop at the Wilton Free Public Library, titled “Writing Our Stories,” with a focus on writing “the scene.” Participants will practice writing dialogue, using sensory details and narrative lines, along with exercises in point of view and time shifts. New and experienced writers are welcome!
The workshop will be held Saturday, November 15, from 10a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilton Free Public Library. The workshop is limited to 8 participants. To pre-register or request more information, call Lynne at 645-4831.
Elizabeth Cooke taught English and writing for 36 years; she learned to become a writer by teaching her students, of all ages and types, to write. She has published two novels; Complicity and Zeena, and a work of non-fiction called Tong Ting Finds a Family, the story of her adoption of a two year old from China well after her first children were born. Now that she is retired she is undertaking a writing project, a memoir, about her years in the classroom and the moments from own life, and how each affected and shaped the other.]]>
We have plans to build a patio on the south side of the library to allow people to sit and drink their coffee by the stream. We are seeking grant money and local funds to complete this project.
Questions? Call Cassie at 645-4831.]]>
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The book sale has been a feature of the Blueberry Festival for decades. It provides an opportunity for anyone to obtain books by simply donating to the library. This year’s sale will once again offer hundreds of books on numerous subjects. The huge assortment of fiction and non-fiction provides selections for all ages of reader. The sale has a large children’s and young adult’s section. There are books on crafts and home improvement, as well as a selection of classics. Dozens of authors are featured in the romance genre. A newly organized display of fiction is ready to be viewed, with all the books sorted alphabetically by author. Shelves of more than thirty (30) boxes containing the most popular authors are also at the sale. The non-fiction section has had many new titles added just in time for Friday’s opening day. The sale also has sections on music, history, religion and many more subjects. A few special collections will also be there, including books on Frank Sinatra and the movie “Star Wars.” More than 1000 paperbacks have been sorted alphabetically by author, in topics ranging from romance and mystery to action-thriller and sci-fi. In short, if there is a book that you have been looking to read this summer, then you may very well find it at the Wilton Free Public Library Book Sale.
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Come join in our 1st Annual Adult Summer Reading Program:
Step 1: Read a library book.
Step 2: Write a six word review.
Step 3: Enter to win a weekly drawing for a gift certificate to a local business.
Every Tuesday we will randomly pick a review and award the reader with a prize! We will also post some of the reviews to share great recommendations from our amazing patrons. Our first prize winner will be picked on Tuesday, July 22nd. Let’s celebrate the wonderfulness of summer reading!]]>
For more information contact library staff at 645-4831 or email: email@example.com.
About Orion Rising: Collected Poems:
“Doug Rawlings’ poems about the Vietnam War, full of anger, shame, suffering and solace, are hard to bear—-as they should be. His poems about family life, children, the passing of friends since the war are honest, vulnerable, playful and loving. Together they allow him, and us, full humanity, an expansion of humanity that is particularly poignant in light of its denial to those on both sides who did not survive the war.” — Rob Shetterly
“I have met Doug Rawlings only once, and then only in passing at a Veterans for Peace convention in his home state of Maine in 2010, but I have been reading his poetry for nearly 40 years. Spending time with this compilation of his life’s work, I feel as if I’m in the company of an old and dear and trusted friend. The range of his emotions, the diversity of his interests, the keenness of his sensibilities, his capacity to be fully and consciously human leave no doubt that his has been and continues to be a life examined and well worth living.” — W. D. Ehrhart]]>