Happy March to you all! This month we are “Mad for Plaid” and celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting books by and about women in science and technology. Check out our displays for this month’s themes when you stop in.
Also, in anticipation of the warmer weather, we’ve got our Sale Carts that will be going out soon! Stop in and see what extra deals you can find in our carts.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our events this weekend! We had a lovely time at our first meeting of the Rainbow Readers Youth LGBTQA Book Club. Next month’s April 1st meeting will talk about the book Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
We also had a great turnout for author Sharon Legasey and illustrator Monique Legasey-Pappas for their middle grade novel, The House of Wonder. There are still signed copies available in the store, and we are now offering beautiful greeting cards by Monique for sale, with illustrations from the book.
THIS WEEK we’ve got even more fun events!
On THIS Saturday, March 12, from 3:00-6:00 PM, we are hosting authors Jeremy Flagg and Scott Goudsward for a Zombies and Superheroes afternoon. Both Jeremy and Scott are friends of ABSW through the New England Horror Writers, and both have new books out—with a special celebration as this is Jeremy’s debut signing!
Jeremy Flagg is a high school graphic design and marketing teacher in a suburban Massachusetts High School. Originally someone who hated reading, comic books, science fiction, and fantasy turned him around and inspired him to write the type of books that can inspire readers with their adventure and relatability. His first book, Suburban Zombie High, draws on his high school experience with humor, while his latest book goes back to his comic book roots. Nighthawks, The Children of Nostradamus Part 1, is the story of how a group of people with extraordinary abilities, driven by a psychic’s ramblings, have to determine how much of their humanity they are willing to sacrifice to save the future.
Scott Goudsward is a horror author and anthology editor, as well as a coordinator for New England Horror Writers. He has multiple short stories in a number of anthologies, as well as two non-fiction books, The Horror Guide to Massachusetts and, most recently, The Horror Guide to Florida, both of which document and describe important places that occur in horror films and horror fiction, along with a little history and pop culture about these locations. His first novel Trailer Trash is in its third printing, and he’s recently released Fountain of the Dead, which follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors from Boston, Massachusetts to the Everglades.
Also THIS SUNDAY, March 13, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, we have An Afternoon of Poetry with Rev. Catherine Reed.
Reed’s first collection of poems, Crossing Boundaries, includes her winning poems from the 2012 Dr. A. Barbara Pilon Poetry Contest. Her most recent publication, Sankofa, titled for an Ashanti term concerning the influence of the past on the present, was just published in 2015.
Reverend Catherine Reed is a Protestant chaplain at the College of the Holy Cross and associate minister at John Street Baptist Church, both in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Clark University, Kaleo School of Ministry, and Hartford Seminary BMCP and attended Boston University School of Theology.
And here’s what’s going on for the rest of the month!
Thursday, March 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion, Companions Part 1.
Saturday, March 19, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – The Road Trip of a Lifetime or the Edge of War – Adventure and Suspense with Authors Caitlin Avery and H.A. Raynes
Saturday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers LGBTQA Book Club
Friday, March 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers
Monday, March 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop
For your convenience, here’s a list of our regular events!
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. This month is open mic for all with no featured reader. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on March 25.
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association. Next meeting on the 28th.
Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting on March 17.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club that will meet once a month on third Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. The book will be Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Next meeting on March 19.
Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting on April 1.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!