It was held Thursday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. online.
Register here >>(You will receive the Zoom link and password automatically, via Eventbrite, before the event.)
We look forward to returning to Kickstand Café, our regular venue, as soon as it is safe to gather again. In the meantime, Kickstand is open for takeout, and outdoor dining for intrepid souls. Order the presenters' books any time before or after the event through our own Book Rack.
Spotlight on "Making Waves."
Spring Author Salon April 1
Spring Author Salon with Kim Adrian, Michael Blanding, and Alden Jones
Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 pm, online. Register here.(You will receive the Zoom link and password automatically, via Eventbrite, before the event.)
We look forward to returning to Kickstand Café, our regular venue, as soon as it is safe to gather once again.
View the recording of the last Salon with E. Dolores Johnson, Carol Newman Cronin, and Steven Beeber.
Spotlight on "Books Inspired by... Books"
Alden Jones is the author, most recently, of the hybrid memoir The Wanting Was a Wilderness. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won the New American Fiction Prize and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award and a Lambda Literary Award, and her memoir The Blind Masseuse was named a notable travel book by National Geographic, Publishers Weekly, PEN America, and the Huffington Post. Her stories and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Agni,Prairie Schooner, the Iowa Review, The Rumpus, and the Best American Travel Writing. She is core faculty in the Newport MFA, and also teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College in Boston.
Kim Adrian is the author of two books of lyric criticism: Dear Knausgaard (part of a series that aims to“reinvent literary criticism”) and Sock (a Bloomsbury Object Lessons book). Her 2018 memoir, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, uses the form of a glossary to tell the story of her mother's mental illness. It is part of University of Nebraska's American Lives Series, edited by Tobias Wolff, and is a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist. Kim is the editor of The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology of lyric essays that a review in The Millions praised as providing “a sense of hope about literature and its capacity for evolution and change.” She is the creator of Write On, a free monthly newsletter for writers.
Michael Blanding is a Boston-based investigative journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Slate, The Boston Globe, Boston magazine, and other publications. He is author of The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps (2014), which was a New York Times bestseller and an NPR Book of the Year, and North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work (2021).