Saturday Salon to feature local authors
The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will feature local publishers Human Error Publishing and Dog Hollow Press, plus authors Paul Richmond, Janet E. Aalfs, Dina Stander, Richard L. Grossman, Jovonna Van Pelt and Jan Maher, at its Small Business Saturday Salon on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Human Error Publishing, founded by Paul Richmond, and Dog Hollow Press, led by LAVA Center co-founder Jan Maher, will provide poetry, fiction, anthologies and non-fiction to shoppers. Both publishers will offer bundled choices for extra savings and will be on hand to sign their books. The Small Business
Saturday Salon will also feature artisans and vendors who offer unique and locally produced gifts.
Writing month concludes with local launch of ‘Dreams for a Broken World’
The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will present a special reading on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. to cap off its month-long focus on local writing and writers as part of National Novel Writing Month.
Five of 24 contributors to the newly released anthology “Dreams for a Broken World,” representing a range of genres, will share their work addressing questions of what it means to live in a fragmented and uncertain world, and how to find a better way forward. They are: Céline Keating, Joy Baglio, Tina Egnoski, Robert V.S. Redick and Jan Maher.
Published by Essential Dreams Press, “Dreams for a Broken World” will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting The Rosenberg Fund for Children. The fund is an Easthampton-based nonprofit public foundation that aids children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted progressive activists.
Series editor Julie C. Day and guest editor Ellen Meeropol will moderate the event. Rosenberg Fund Executive Director Jenn Meeropol will speak briefly. There will be a short question-and-answer period at the end.