Steve Almond and Duckworth’s Fabulous Writer’s Book Club Event

Ken Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2013Ken Duckworth

Last night guests enjoyed a beautiful dinner prepared by Ken Duckworth, followed by a lively book discussion led by Steve Almond.

Steve Almond and Chris Anderson Duckowrth's ©Kim Smith 2013Author Steve Almond, left, and Eastern Point Lit House Co-founder Chris Anderson

The The Writer’s Book Club event was hosted by Duckworth’s and Eastern Point Lit House. The book of the evening was Stoner, written by John Williams, and it is Steve’s all time favorite. He had with him his own worn copy, from which he read several passages and quoted often. For the most part, the group adored the book and, after listening to the discussion while photographing, I am putting it at the top of my list of books to read this winter when design work and filming slows down.

Duckworth's ©Kim Smith 2013

Steve Almond baby Rosalie ©Kim Smith 2013

Steve Almond, his wife Erin Almond, 11-week-old baby Rosalie, and Lit House Co-founder Jenn Monroe leaning into the stroller.

This year there are two more upcoming  Writer’s Book Club book discussions hosted by Duckworth’s and Eastern Point Lit House. Last night the house was packed and I suggest you purchase your tickets now. I simply can’t imagine a more enjoyable dinner/literary event, with Duckworth’s warm and welcoming ambiance, Ken’s beautiful and divinely delicious dinners, along with discussing great books. And here’s a scoop for GMG readers: Ken Duckworth himself is going to be cooking and leading the November 17th discussion!!! As I said–better order your tickets now!

Steve Almond Duckworth's  event ©Kim Smith 2013

Chris Michelle Anderson Steve Almond Duckworth's  event ©Kim Smith 2013Co-hosts Chris and Michelle Anderson

Previous Post on GMG about Steve Almond: 

Don’t Miss Steve Almond at Duckworth’s!

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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6 Responses to Steve Almond and Duckworth’s Fabulous Writer’s Book Club Event

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Classic reporting and photo coverage Kim! So good that you made me regret not attending this significant event. So now I have to read Stoner, and try to get to the next literary event at Duckworth’s. Hopefully not after judging the Bloody Mary contest!

  2. Thank you, Kim. We’re really glad you made it to our shindig! One small correction: Ken’s book club event will be November 17. Hope to see everyone there!

    • Kim Smith says:

      You are welcome Chris, my joy and what a terrific turnout–beautiful food and hospitality, thoughtful guests, and I loved meeting Steve Almond.

      I hope Steve can do a Writer’s Club Event at Duckworth’s around one of his books next year!

      The date is corrected in the post and hopefully fixed quickly enough so as not to cause confusion!

  3. Dave Moore says:

    Books are always an extension of the heart and the spirit that follows well done here a place to escape or visit for the wisdom good food and good times that’s what it’s all about . :-)

  4. Pingback: Eastern Point Lit House Update and Reminder About this Sunday’s Writer’s Club @ Duckworth’s | GoodMorningGloucester

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