Writers’ Night Features Poet, Louise Taylor and Silver Lake Singers

Please join us for an evening of poetry and music with local, poet, Louise Taylor and the gift of song offered by the Silver Lake Singers on Thursday, February 16th at 7pm in the meeting room of the Effingham Public Library. Features followed by open-mic.

Louise Taylor’s memoir Nantucket Sleighride, was released in August 2016. Louise’s first collection of poems, Stones on All Four Corners was published in 2009. Her poem, Tamworth Winter was included in the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s 2010 Guide to New Hampshire Poets: More Places, More Poets. Louise  is the coauthor of Dogs and Their Women; Cats and Their Women;Horses and Their Women; and Women’s Best Friend: A Celebration of Dogs and Their Women,  Little, Brown and Company Louise holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard, and an M.Ed. from Antioch. She lives in Tamworth, New Hampshire.

The Silver Lake Singers, of Madison, NH is a group that performs a cappella pieces, mostly four part harmonies creating singing that touches the heart and heals the spirit. The group includes poets and painters, book lovers, book binders and builders-of-things, musicians of many stripes, educators, thespians and theologians, physicians, photographers, and public servants, farmers and framers. As a group, they accept invitations to sing for people who find themselves dwelling in the thin places of life and life passages, including awaiting birth or death and marriages. Director, Mary Edes, currently serves as the interfaith chaplain for Visiting Nurses, Home Health Care and Hospice of Carroll County, NH.  Mary has served Unitarian Universalist congregations, as Minister and Director of Music, led community choruses, and enjoyed many years as a singer, actor and dancer in Seacoast, NH.

Come to listen, or bring a piece of your own writing or music to share.  Writers’ Night, the third Thursday of the month is for those who write – music, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction – and for those who enjoy listening.   Each month featured writers and musicians will be followed by an open-mic opportunity for others to share a piece of writing or acoustic music (up to 5 minutes).  Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians and artists.   The Writers’ Night is just one of many enriching community events taking place at the Effingham Public Library, 30 Town House Road in Effingham. For more information, contact: Katie McCarthy, 651-9796 or check the Library website: http://effingham.lib.nh.us.