Town House Forum
Thursdays in August • 7 pm
The historic eighteenth-century Strafford Town House will again host a provocative reading and discussion series in Strafford, Vermont, on four August evenings. This summer’s series will feature poets, farmers, fiction writers, and musicians, and each presentation will be followed by conversations with the audience. Everyone is invited to pack a picnic and come early to have supper on the Strafford Common with the authors, whose books will be offered for sale by the Norwich Bookstore.
MUSIC, BREAD & CARTOONS
Back-and-forth performance and conversation with two close friends who juggle livelihoods, family, and art in creative ways. Martin Philip is a breadwright and banjoist, head baker at King Arthur Flour, and author of Breaking Bread (2017), winner of Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. James Sturm is cofounder of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author/artist of The Golem’s Mighty Swing, Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, and the forthcoming Off Season, set in the Upper Valley. Live music, projected comics and fresh bread!
While there is no charge for admission, donations will be welcomed at the door to benefit the new books fund of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library. For more information about the series and directions, please visit Town House Forum.
Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 New England Book Festival
Vermont Book Award Finalists
"I bake because it connects my soul to my hands, and my heart to my mouth."—Martin Philip
A new edition of the classic tale of a barnstorming Jewish baseball team during the great depression
A TIMELESS MEDITATION ON ART AND COMMERCE SEEN THROUGH THE LIFE OF AN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY JEWISH RUG MAKER