One of my husband’s all time favorite books, I think he has already purchased tickets to the event!
Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851) in 1818, when she was only 21, the story of why Frankenstein was written is nearly as interesting as is the novel. While traveling in Switzerland, Mary and her companions, Lord Byron, John Polidori, and lover Percy Shelley, decided to have a competition to see who could write the most frightening horror story. Mary dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later became the story within the novel.
Michelle and Mandy
Ken Duckworth moderated a packed house at The Eastern Point Lit House Writer’s Book Club event, held at Duckworth’s on Sunday evening. Ken did a superb job both leading the lively and interesting discussion about Catcher in the Rye, and preparing a beautiful and delightfully delicious dinner for the attendees.
Jenn Monroe and Barbara Boudreau
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Ken’s beautiful dinner menu included out-of-this-world delicious meatloaf, yummy pan-fried potatoes, one of my very favorite veggies, broccoli rabe, deviled eggs, shrimp, fresh fruit and cheeses, and several fabulous salads.
The Writer’s Book Club at Duckworth’s is taking the month of December off, but will resume again in January with possibly a potluck dinner at the Eastern Point Lit House (Duckworth’s closes for several weeks during January). We’ll keep you updated about the details on GMG.
Although published in 1951, it was noteworthy to learn that Salinger wrote his first version of Catcher in the Rye, a play titled “Slight Rebellion of Madison” in 1946, while in the Army stationed in Normandy.
Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65,000,000 million copies and continues to sell approximately 250,000 copies each year.
Another beautiful jpeg flyer from Chris Anderson at Eastern Point Lit House. Thanks so much Chris for making sharing with our GMG readers so enjoyable. Also, get ready for some super exciting breaking news from Eastern Point Lit House!
This past Sunday’s Writer’s Book Club Event, held at Duckworth’s Bistrot, was well-attended. Chris Anderson, the editor and co-founder of Eastern Point Lit House, led a very interesting discussion about the book The Things They Carried, written by Tim O’Brien. The Things They Carried is a collection of short stories about a platoon of soldiers in the Vietnam War and is semi-autobigraphical. O’Brien was Chris’s professor in grad school!
From wiki ~ The book is critically acclaimed and O’Brien has expressed surprise at how the book has become a staple in middle schools and high schools, stating that he “certainly hadn’t imagined fourteen year-old kids, eighteen year-olds, those even in their early twenties reading the book.”
Chef Ken Duckworth and Chris Anderson
Chef Ken Duckworth prepared a beautiful spread. I only stopped in for a brief period of time as I was on my way to film the Groppo’s Sunday evening Saint Joseph mass and was unable to stay to enjoy the very tasty-looking appetizers and entrees. Thank you Chris, Michelle, Jenn, and Ken for inviting me. Next time I look forward to staying longer!
Barbara and Al Boudreau
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