Poetic Excursions with Judson Scruton: Skimming the Cream
Thursday, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2, 10:30 – noon.
Judson Scruton leads this 4-part spring poetry series exploring various poets and their writing techniques using the The Poets Laureate Anthology as source material. Poetry packets available at front desk before seminar begins. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See speaker and program details in registration link. Advance registration required.
Author Talk: Elissa Altman – Poor Man’s Feast
Thursday, May 2, 7 – 8:30 p. m.
From James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman comes a story that marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. With tender and often hilarious honesty (and 27 delicious recipes), Poor Man’s Feast is a universal tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, and shows us how all our stories are inextricably bound up with what, and how, we feed ourselves and those we love. Elissa Altman writes PoorMansFeast, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Individual Food Blog. A food and cookbook editor as well as writer, her work has appeared in Saveur, the New York Times, Gilt Taste, the Huffington Post, and has twice been selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing. She lives in Newtown, CT with Susan Turner and a small herd of animals. No charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. Registration encouraged. See registration link for more details about the author.