Poetry, History, GMOs Topics at Northshire Bookstore
Join Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, for an evening of poetry as Tim Mayo reads from his new book, ‘Thesaurus of Separation,’ and Jayne Benjulian from her new book, ‘Five Sextillion Atoms.’ Mayo is a six-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and top finalist for the 2009 Paumanok Award. He lives in Brattleboro, where he was a founding member and organizer of the Brattleboro Literary Festival author committee. ‘Thesaurus of Separation’ is his second collection. Benjulian is the winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award. She began writing as a girl, leaving letters under her mattress to read years later. Her work appears in numerous journals, and she has taught and lectured in the states and abroad.
On Friday, October 14, at 6 p.m., Stephen Long presents ‘Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England,’ a groundbreaking account of the cataclysmic hurricane of 1938 and its devastating impact. The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams and buildings. Not yet spent, it raced inland to Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. The book is the first to investigate how this event transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed decades later. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm. Long draws on the vivid memories of survivors of the storm and its aftermath and his own familiarity with New England forests, where he discovers clues to the storm’s legacy. He is founder and former editor of Northern Woodlands magazine and author of ’More Than a Woodlot: Getting the Most from Your Family Forest.
On Saturday, October 15, at 7 p.m., Caitlin Shetterly discusses her book, ‘Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future,’ a disquieting and meditative look at GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, this must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. GMO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the US. They appear in the food we eat and in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. We are often completely unaware of their presence. Shetterly is the author of’Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,’ and the bestselling ’Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce.’ Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle and Self, on
oprah.com and more.
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