Poetry in Motion—Where I Stand
Sunday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 20.
Poetry in Motion, in its eighth year, is Wilton Library’s annual poetry program for teens in grades 7 – 12. This year’s theme is Where I Stand. This can be interpreted figuratively or literally. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long). Approximately 35 poems will be selected by a student board for a two-performance event in March 2014 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances. Poems can be performed by the student poet or by someone else. Submit poems as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2013. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.
Ben Van Vechten Seminar—Literary Jumble
Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27, 10:30 – noon.
Ben Van Vechten returns to Wilton Library for a special 2-day seminar entitled Literary Jumble on September 26 and 27, from 10:30am – 12:00pm. Copies of the selections he will discuss will be available at the front desk before the seminar begins. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Advance registration is required.
Wilton Reads! 2013: The Cutting Season – Attica Locke
Friday, Sept. 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The selection for Wilton Library’s community reads program, Wilton Reads, is Attica Locke’s The Cutting Season, a thrilling tale that not only exhumes a body but dredges up age-old issues of slavery, race, class and power, examining two crimes – one from today and one that was committed more than a century ago. Ms. Locke will visit the library on Sept. 27to discuss her work. The New York Times Book Review stated, “Locke draws on the past to remind her characters how much it has shaped their identities and how much it continues to shape the choices they make … the language of her storytelling is sturdy and absorbing.” Q&A, book sales and signing following the talk. Ms. Locke will be awarded the Grodin Family Fine Writers Award. Wilton Magazine is the media sponsor. Reservations strongly recommended.