Monday, March 31, 2008

Calendar Alerts: Jeffrey Lent 4/6, Leland Kinsey 4/12

Vermont novelist Jeffrey Lent reads at Plymouth State University in Donald Hall's "Eagle Pond Authors' Series" on Sunday April 6 at 3 p.m. The event is free, but call ahead to reserve a set at 603-535-ARTS. Lent's dark and powerful series began with IN THE FALL in 200, then LOST NATION in 2002; the 2007 narrative, a long, lush exploration, is A PECULIAR GRACE. (If you mark your calendar well ahead of time: The final event in this year's series, which has focused on novels, will be a reading by Margot Livesey on May 4 at 3.)

Poet Leland Kinsey has been racing all over the state with his new book-length sequence THE IMMIGRANT'S CONTRACT (for our in-depth delight earlier on the blog, see February 12). But Kingdom Books will catch him for a very different kind of event on Saturday April 12 at 2 p.m.: our annual Poets' Tea. Picture a circle of a dozen people, gathered with the poet, conversing and questioning together -- and oh yes, tea/coffee and New England sweets. Let us know if you're coming, so we'll have your copy of Lee's book ready.

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