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  Wednesday February 20th, 2013, 7 p.m.  The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's Bookstore on the third Wednesday of every month. Our headliners this month are Dudley Laufman and Liz Jones. An open mic follows their readings (arrive early to ensure a spot on the sign-up sheet). All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!  Dudley Laufman was raised in the Boston area. He went to agricultural school but have spent most of my time as a musician.  He lives with Jacqueline on the edge of the woods in Canterbury, NH, where they earn our money by playing fiddles for dancing. In 2009 Dudley was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship. He is a recipient of the New Hampshire GOVERNOR'S AWARD IN THE ARTS Lifetime Achievement Folk Heritage Award for 2001. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Award, and is the subject of a documentary film THE OTHER WAY BACK. Dudley has published five trade edition books of poems: AN ORCHARD & A GARDEN (William Bauhan Press 1974), MOUTH MUSIC (Wind in the Timothy Press 2001), THE STONEMAN (Shaker Village Inc. 2005), WALKING STICKS (2007), SHE PLUMB NED, SHE MORE’N PLUMB, (20ll).(Beech River Books), and the chapbooks: SMOKE SCREEN and BEHIND THE BEAT  (Pudding House 2004, 2008), LEFT EYE (2012) Finishing Line Press, as well as numerous other pamphlets, chapbooks and broadsides. Photo credit: Ken Williams Liz Jones  

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Jana Bibi returns! Rebecca Makkai returns! Waldo...? July 23rd, 2014

 Tonight! (Thursday, July 24, 7 PM)
Betsy Woodman joins us to talk about (and sign copies of) the third installment in her Jana Bibi series--Emeralds Included!  ... Betsy is always a fascinating guest. Even if you haven't read the first two books, you'll want to join us for a wide-ranging conversation about different cultures, music, travel, and language. Learn more here.

Next week! ( Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM)
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo

Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out there). Click here for details.

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