Start: 6:30 pm
We're happy to host the launch of Corinne Hosfeld Smith's first book, “Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey,” in “the back corner.” She'll do a reading, answer questions and autograph copies for purchase. Corinne is a native of Lancaster, PA. After living for many years first in central Pennsylvania then later in northern Illinois, she located to the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts in 2004. She has been a librarian for more than 30 years, and she currently serves on the staff of the Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Corinne is a member of Women of Words (WOW), a group of writers who meet in Athol, MA, as well as the Boston chapter of the National Writer's Union. She started writing poetry in high school in the 1970's and started writing reviews in the 1990's. Her book and media reviews have appeared in Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Library Media Connection, Library Journal, The Book Report, The Video Rating Guide for Libraries, on Rambles.net and on Amazon.com, where she is a top-ranked reviewer. She became a Thoreau fan after reading “Civil Disobedience” and Walden in high school. Now she lives an hour west of Walden Pond. Please join us and help Corinne celebrate her new release. There is no admission fee.