Author Talks/Guest Speakers

Author Talk with Adrienne Brodeur
Wednesday, October 4 (6 PM) - At the Adams Center
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Join us as critically acclaimed author Adrienne Brodeur visits Kingston to discuss, “Little Monsters,” released this past July. Reference Librarian Steven Miller will moderate a conversation with Brodeur about her novel. For more information about "Little Monsters," click here.

Brodeur’s novel is a riveting book about Cape Cod, complicated families, long-buried secrets set in the summer of 2016. The book has been highlighted in the New York Times Book Review, NPR, and the Washington Post. During this past August, “Little Monsters,” was the Boston Globe Book Club pick of the month. 

In 2019, Brodeur’s memoir “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me,” was a national bestseller as it was named a Best Book of the Year by over 20 different websites or publications including Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, People, Town and Country, and BookPage.  

Brodeur has spent the last two decades in the literary world with her career beginning with the founding of the fiction magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola as she was its editor-in-chief from 1996-2002. In 2005, she became a literary fiction and memoir editor at Harcourt (later, HMH Books). 

She left publishing in 2013 to become Creative Director – and later Executive Director – of Aspen Words, a literary arts nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute. You can learn more about Brodeur here.  

Copies of her book will be on sale for purchase following the author talk. 

Author Talk with Melanie Brooks
Tuesday, November 7 (6 PM) - At the Adams Center
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Author talk with Melanie Brooks featuring her new release, "A Hard Silence." You can learn more about this book here.

More details about this event are forthcoming. Books will be on sale for purchase following the event.

Holiday Songs & Stories with Matt York 
Tuesday, December 5 (6 PM) - At the Adams Center
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Longtime New England musician Matt York will be performing "Songs and Stories - Holiday Songs". The songs will run the gamut from songs that have been around for hundreds of years to more modern Christmas and holiday classics. People are encouraged to sing along if they’d like. The concert is both an hour of stories about the origins of these songs and also performances of them. 

You can learn more about Matt York on his website here.