PLYMOUTH — Connecticut poet Sophie Cabot Black will open the 2013-14 Eagle Pond Authors' Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19 in Smith Recital Hall at Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts.
Black writes lyrical poems that place her among our most spiritually meaningful poets. Her poems are both revelatory and elusive, exploring a landscape sharpened with grief and devotion. A Los Angeles Times book reviewer said, "Sophie Cabot Black ... is absolutely direct and absolutely removed—a strange confluence of tones that is both intellectually provocative and deeply moving."
Collections of Black's poetry include The Misunderstanding of Nature, which won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, The Descent, which won the Connecticut Book Award, and her newest collection, The Exchange.
The Wilton Bulletin (Conn.) columnist Chris Burns says the poetry in The Exchange draws heavily on Black's experience watching a friend fight a terrible and eventually fatal illness. "Though not explicitly narrative, the book follows a certain story," according to Burns' interview.
Black's father was a noted Broadway producer and her mother produced opera theater in Boston and New York. Black spent 10 years living in Manhattan, but she spent the majority of her time at the family farmhouse in Wilton. Burns says Black's experiences caring for animals and raising children on the farm helped shape her understanding of the cycles of life and death.
Black has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe. Her poetry has been anthologized in Best American Poetry and Never Before: Poems About First Experiences. Her essays have been included in Wanting a Child.
In Eagle Pond Series tradition, PSU senior business major Patrick O'Sullivan of Hudson will open the program reading some of his own works.
Now in its 16th year, the Eagle Pond Authors' Series is a tribute to Donald Hall, one of the nation's most beloved poets and authors. Hall remains the heart and soul of this series and is instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.
An author's reception and book signing with both Black and Hall will follow the reading.
Free tickets for the Eagle Pond Authors' Series are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869, and are highly recommended. The series is presented with generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:46
GILMANTON — The Annual Meeting of the Gilmanton Old Home Day Association will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House on Meeting House Road. There will be an election of officers.
The association just completed a very successful 115th year which included the favorite Parker Hill Road Bluegrass Band from Bath, an enthusiastic puppeteer and the first annual Tug Of War contest. Many local organizations had exhibits and explanations of their community activity as well as craftsmen and retail vendors.
The antique car parade continues to have a strong showing and this year the parade included a prize winning goat as well as the oxen owned by Kathy Salanitro of Ox-K Farm Discovery Center. The full course dinner including beans baked in the ground, ham and vegetables was well attended and other foods were sold on the grounds.
Old Home Day meetings are limited to one hour and are used to plan and to discuss organizational details.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:40
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Thursday, September 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library on Russell Street in Plymouth.
Mark LaClair, Principal of TotalScope Marketing, LLC, will offer insights about "Search Engine Optimization (SEO): It's NOT a strategy; it is an important tactic of your larger digital marketing plan".
"Website marketing is an increasingly complex arena," said Mark. "'White Hat' SEO is the only tactic that's sustainable." Come learn from an industry expert how SEO works and how your business can benefit.
Mark LaClair is currently the principal owner of TotalScope Marketing, LLC, a full-service marketing firm located in Plymouth, serving US and Caribbean clients in all facets of marketing from creative campaign development to strategic market planning. With a background in Marriot-trained hospitality, marketing, and ecommerce, LaÇlair is now the Marketing Director of the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce (was previously its Executive Director) and has served on various community boards. In his spare time, Mark is a partner in The Vineyard and Winery at Seven Birches, a boutique winery, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he markets and crafts classic European grape wines and pure NH, estate-bottled, fruit wines.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:36
NORTHFIELD — The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has formed a Advisory Committee for Central New Hampshire
which meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Pines Community Center.
Members come together with their notes and schedules, thoughts and ideas, guide dogs and white canes to gather and discuss their new positions of being "ambassadors" for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind's main office is located in Concord on 25 Walker Street. The NHAB provides vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire residents of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1912 the mission of the Association is to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. The Association delivers assistance to virtually every community statewide, including social work and public education.
The new Advisory Committee's mission is to advocate for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and get the word out about the issues of blindness throughout Central NH. (Concord north to Campton). The NHAB already has advisory committee's established in the Portsmouth and Manchester areas. These advisory committees have made a considerable impact in spreading awareness of the issues of blindness throughout these areas.
One issue that the committee is addressing is the fact that many people don't understand the white cane, what it stands for and what it means for those who use one. People still treat the blind differently because there is not enough information available to the public. The hope of the committee is to create awareness of the issues facing the blind in Central New Hampshire by getting into stores, businesses, offices and school systems.
For more information about the various advisory committees contact Shelley Proulx at the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (603)224-4039, ext. 327 or visit the website at www.sightcenter.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:31
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