Our memoir writing instructor is Helen Pike. She is a contributor to The Northland Journal and The North Star Monthly. She blogs about surviving her move from the Jersey Shore to the North Woods at www.HelenPike.com. An award-winning author of 10 books and a former university lecturer in media studies, Helen learned how to listen for people's stories from her late father, Robert E. Pike, who wrote Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country and Tall Trees, Tough Men, northern New England's definitive book on logging history before the arrival of diesel. She is working on a memoir about him.
Do you have a personal story to tell? Want a reason to put pen to paper? Need some regular encouragement?
Folks of all ages, with any amount of writing experience (or just starting out), are welcome to join memoir-writing coach Helen Pike for a special mid-day workshop.
This five-part series runs: Tuesdays 12:30 - 2pm, September 10th - October 8th and again on Tuesdays 12:30 - 2pm, October 22nd - November 19th
Class size is limited to four participants. New 90 minute sections will be added based on demand.
December 3rd - 17th Helen will host Boot Camp.
Boot Camp will meet on Tuesdays, 12:30-2pm.
This class is specifically designed for those who want to be published.
The Village Bookstore and Corner Café is very excited to launch a Sunday Afternoon Series!
S.A.S. highlights arts & culture with a free public program once a month. Start time is 3 pm.
Oct. 13: “Road Maps: Village Bookstore Writers Read From Their Memoirs” begins the series. Using biographies and personal-essay collections for sale at the bookstore, memoir-writing coach Helen-Chantal Pike, of Waterford, VT, now leads writers who have met regularly since fall of 2012 as they read from their works in progress: Steve Cahill (“Sorrow in the Blood”) and Judy Janoo (“Family Chords”) of East Burke, VT; Kate Kelly (“Whose Expectations?”), Bethlehem; Dianne Morneau (“A Walk in These Shoes”), Twin Mountain; Rosemary Critelli (“Trump: Pup Star”), Jefferson, and Jennifer Carbonneau (“The Last Supper”), Littleton. Come share in the laughter, shed a tear at the poignancy, and nod in recognition at what’s revealed.
Nov. 10: Beloved columnist of Yankee magazine, author Edie Clark reads from her latest memoir What There Was Not To Tell: A Story of Love and War. Scheduled as part of Littleton’s annual Veterans’ Day weekend-long commemoration, Edie will also talk about how thousands of letters mailed from North Africa, the South Pacific, and across America revealed an intimate portrait of her extended family. Edie recounts how World War II changed their hope and shaped the next generation. The Village Bookstore expects to offer Edie’s other titles, too. Let us know if there’s one in particular you want.
Dec. 1: Children’s authors Michael J. Daley and Jesse Haas are coming! Each will each read from their delightful books, Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch and Saige Paints the Sky. Filled with whimsy and wisdom, other books from these highly regarded young people’s writers will be available for purchase, as well. This special two-author event promises to be an ideal outing for the whole family. We hope to see you!
Jan. 12* : Anthology mastermind Rick Broussard brings the latest in his popular noir series set in the Granite State, Live Free or Sci Fi along with several contributors to 81 Main Street. Getting into the sci-fi spirit, the Village Bookstore is running a contest:
At least one complimentary and signed copy of the anthology will be awarded to the most creative–and original−sci-fi-inspired head gear or above-the-shoulder mask to be worn by a S.A.S. patron during the Sunday afternoon reading and book signing.
*In the event of snow, this S.A.S event will be scheduled for the following Sunday, January 19. Please call the bookstore Jan. 12 to find out if the event has been rescheduled.
What?! You can’t make a particular S.A.S. happening, but you want to purchase a personally inscribed book anyway?
Reserve your signed copies by calling the bookstore ahead of time: 603-444-5263.
*Questions or to register for classes call 603.444.5263 or stop into the Village Book Store.
BEHOLD OUR LATEST SPECIALTY SERVICE!!!
The Village Book Store is now offering to do the searching for you. If it's out there, we'll find it: Out of print books, CDs, DVDs, all types of games, used textbooks, car repair manuals, you name it! Please use the book search button, up and to the left, to provide us with any information you have regarding the item(s) you'd like us to find. We'll contact you and let you know we're on the case and to discuss the details.
Give us a try, you never know what we'll find!
We are proud to announce that our new Corner Cafe is open for business. Come in and try our special blend coffee, an espresso, latte, cappuccino, tea or Italian soda. It's open every day from 9-4.