reads from Playing in Wrecks
reads from As a Sailboat Seeks the Wind
On Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m., local authors Candace Curran and Marian Kelner will read from their respective titles at Boswell's Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Curran will share from her new volume of poetry and Kelner will read from her recently released collection of poetry, stories and essays.
Kelner's book gives "voice to the warmly compassionate, quirky vision of a woman alive to the world," carrying readers "laughing and sighing along with her on her journey among the plants, animals, and humans with whom she gratefully and gracefully shares this world." Kelner, also a songwriter, hosts the local radio show Speciocracy: Where all Beings Have a Voice. She teaches English to high school students and adult immigrants.
Curran will be reading from her newest book Playing in Wrecks. A surprising and thoughtful book full of heart, rich language and an ability to surprise and delight readers. Curran’s narrative style reveals more than word on a page. She is the founder of Interface, a unique North Quabbin exhibition of original visual art and poetry created and displayed in pairs. She is also the only adult twice named Western Mass. Poet's Seat Laureate.
Following the reading the authors will be available to autograph copies of the book. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to all.