Friday, September 26 at 4:30 pm at the Bookplate on Cross Street
The world of Hogwarts, however full of magical powers and wonders, was immersed in books: the need for books, the love of books, and the power of books. J.K. Rowling drew on a culture of books and magic that would have been very familiar to scholars and savants in the Renaissance to create Harry Potter's world we have come to love in her books.
Saturday, September 20, from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library
The Chestertown Book Festival and The Chestertown Harry Potter Festival will host the Harry Potter Read-a-Thon at the Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library.
Sign up to read, or come out to listen as volunteers and participants read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Sign up by Friday, September 12th to read by emailing email@example.com, or call The Bookplate at (410) 778-4167.
Last December, Chestertown saw it's first Type-In; 9 months later it will see its second.
Now, if you are not sure what a Type-In is I shall refer you to this New York Times article.
or this mission statement from our hosts of this event:
Hemingway's Boat is a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived
Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961—from Hemingway’s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide—Paul Hendrickson traces the writer's exultations and despair around the one constant in his life during this time: his beloved boat, Pilar.
Artist Marcy Dunn Ramsey will be the first guest in the Children's Reading at the Bookplate on Saturday, September 21.
Ramsey has had a long and varied career in the arts as a parotrait artist, teacher, graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter. She began her fine art career as a printmaker, but has been painting almost exclusively for the last eighteen years in her studio on the Chester River in Chestertown.