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James P. Lenfestey

Reading at Plymouth Congregational Church

To celebrate the publication of his memoir Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain, James P. Lenfestey will give a reading on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at the Plymouth Congregational Church as part of the Literary Witnesses poe...

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Alison H. Deming

Reading from Zoologies at Grand Manan Library


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William Souder

William Souder presents Under a Wild Sky

John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent's bird life. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he w...

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June 2014 Newsletter: Illustrations, author audio, and a peek into our office

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Tynan Kerr on illustrating THE BOOK OF DUELS

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