Weekend with a Writer
A literary experience hosted by the Friends of the Essex Public Library and it's many partners.
Weekend with a Writer
The Friends of the Essex Public Library presents “Weekend with a Writer”, a program designed to bring residents and visitors together with noted authors to share their love for literature.
Over the course of a weekend, residents and students of the community and area visitors have the opportunity to meet with the selected author in an intimate setting with an extended time frame in which they can discuss the author’s works and the nuances of writing and publishing. The weekend always begins on Friday night with an Author Dinner at a local venue. Here the audience can meet the author and purchase books while sampling local cuisine and offerings from area wineries. On Saturday there is usually a second event held at the library, geared to the author’s preference. We might offer a lecture, or a writer’s workshop – we have even held an antiques road show. In this more casual setting authors and their fans can share rich communication about the value and pleasure of reading.
We also host the occasional lunchtime “Weekday with a Writer” when an author is unable to spend an entire weekend with us. No matter what the program, the mission remains constant: to share a love for literature.
COMING IN LATE SPRING 2013
Nearly every American has heard of the
Hatfields and the McCoys and their infamous feud, yet almost nobody knows the
truth of this legendarily violent and influential clash in the heart of
Appalachia. Contrary to popular belief, this wasn't just a matter of two
hillbilly families taking potshots at each other: the Hatfields and McCoys were
well-established landowners, who had intermarried and interacted for decades.
But after the Civil War, things turned bloody. By the time the fury subsided,
13 family members lay dead, and the hostilities had become a national media
spectacle as state officials and the United States Supreme Court were drawn
into the grisly dispute.
Filled with brutal murders, clannish loyalty, reckless affairs, mercenaries, and gun-slinging lawmen, The Feud is the riveting story of two frontier families struggling for survival within the narrow confines of a vast land.
- Ellen Brown