We’re bringing walking book tours to the South Coast where we use books as an excuse to take afternoon walks! We stole this idea from the Brits (see here) but are putting a decidedly South Coast spin on it by choosing books and/or authors with a connection to our region.
This year, we've enjoyed some lovely rambles: in the Fall River Highlands with author Mark Elber and his amazing collection of poetry, Headstone; and at Bay End Farm in Buzzards Bay visiting the hidden cottage where Khalil Gibran wrote The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. We explored the gilded age of Marion with A Picture Postcard History of Marion, edited by Pete Smith. At Allen's Neck Sanctuary in Westport, Leslie Lawrence shared her moving book I'm a Lucky Woman: A Photographic Memoir of a Breast Cancer Survivor.
What’s a walking book tour, anyway? It’s the opportunity to get outside with fellow book lovers and explore a new corner of the South Coast and wonderful books with some connection to the South Coast.
When and Where? Our December field trip takes us to Little Compton. Maggie Jackson will join us with her book Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure.
We'll meet at 2:00 on Saturday, December 2 at the Little Compton library for a walk designed by Maggie featuring a lot of fun uncertainty (intrigued? so are we!)
The event is FREE but pre-registration below is required.
NOTE: this event is filled to capacity. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please sign up below.