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Our WAMC Book Picks

Thomas Chulak’s & Kara Heagy Polito’s Book Picks. Listen in here.

May 22, 2018

Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster by Al Roker

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America by James & Deborah Fallows

The Ashokan Way: Landscape’s Path Into Consciousness by Gail Straub

The Spirit Photographer by Jon Michael Varese

Pops:Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

Summerfest 2018
Saturday, July 7, 10-4

Art! Crafts! Music! Fun for all on Chatham’s Main Street during Summerfest 2018.

Don’t miss the Big Head Parade that steps off at noon. See you on July 7th!

Country Stories: A Reading
Saturday, July 7, 4 pm

A reading from the collection of The Bottle Diggers by poet Andrea Fry, with guest readers, Fern Sloan and Ted Pugh of The Actors’ Ensemble.

“This is a first book of poems, but the poet is already on her way, the voice clearly her own and not to be confused with that of any other poet. An auspicious debut collection.”

~ Ifeanyi A. Menkiti, proprietor of The Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge, MA and author of Before a Common Soil

Annalee Johnson
New Horizons
On Exhibit: June 28-August 18

For her landscape paintings, Newburyport artist Annalee Johnson draws on a variety of tools—from hands to palette knife and brush—and materials—from pastels and watercolors to mostly oil, using walnut oil, cold wax, or marble dust for effect.

Born in California, Johnson grew up in Washington, DC, and lived in Oslo, Norway, but has spent her adult life in Newburyport, MA. After studying art early on, she majored in elementary education in college, taught in progressive elementary schools, and served as head of school. When she retired, she resumed painting and has been influenced by the work of Karen Jones and Nella Lush.

Nonfiction Book Group

The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. They meet at the store on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm and they are open to new members.

In July, the group will read Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky.

For more information, contact Bill O’Neill at 518-794-6118 or email Bill.