It took the weather spirits long enough, but it finally feels like spring—the perfect time to take a book outside on a blanket for a picnic or a quiet afternoon among the blooming flowers and trees. With the weather, ABSW on 65 James Street in Worcester has been kicking up our plans for more fun events for you to enjoy during the months of May and June.
As of May 3rd, Patty has launched her Blog Stoker’s Dracula project! From May 3rd through November 8th, she’ll be posting passages from Bram Stoker’s 1897 epistolary novel. You can find the characters’ journals, letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings at blogstokersdracula.wordpress.com and on Facebook. Friends who subscribe to the blog or follow us on Facebook are eligible for special coupon offers!
Also in May, on Saturday the 18th, from 2PM-5PM, we resurrect the panel that would not die! Ghosts, Spirits, and the Afterlife, featuring three New England authors talking about their work and research, had been canceled due to two snowstorms—but now it’s back and, and definitely not resting dead! Join ABSW as we welcome Terri Bruce, Morven Westfield, and Jennifer Pelland to read from their works, discuss their favorite stories of the undead and ghosts, and talk about some of their research and inspiration. (Some parts of this panel may not be suitable for children.)
On May 24th, Worcester Storytellers returns from 7PM-8:30PM to ABSW with their Open Mic, featuring Mike Land. Land has published creative nonfiction, fiction, journalism and poetry in places ranging from Brevity and So To Speak to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Worcester Telegram. He directs the Community Service Learning Program at Assumption College, where he also teaches journalism, creative writing, and literature.
Come June, we’ve got three events in the works to mark on your calendars.
Saturday, June 8th, from 2PM-5PM, brings YA suspense author and paranormal investigator Joni Mayhan to the store to read from her Angels of Ember trilogy and discuss her paranormal experiences.
On Sunday, June 9th, from 2PM-4PM, Worcester native, Patricia A. Glodis brings her beautiful novel, Snooky, to ABSW for a reading and discussion about a determined puppy in ‘40s and ‘50s era Quinsigamond Village.
Then, on Saturday, June 22, ABSW invites three Christian authors, Michael Hoogasian, Perry Jones, and Debra Braudrick, for an Afternoon of Theology.
Finally, on Friday, June 28, from 7PM-8:30PM, join us for another monthly Open Mic with the Worcester Storytellers, featuring Robert Steele.
Spinning Yarns also continues every Wednesday. Come in for 7:00 PM to listen to an audio drama or audiobook while working on your favorite craft: knitting, crocheting, or anything.
So, make Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street one of your shopping destinations during this spring season!
May your life be filled with wonderful words!