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Authors Coffee House Resumes!

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After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, we are resuming the Authors Coffee House, an outreach effort of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Nasonworth. We have held the Authors Coffee House since November 2016 and have featured many local writers including Chuck Bowie, Lynn Davies, John Leroux, Shari Andrews, and Gary Campbell. To date we have held 20 Authors Coffee House readings and raised $2221.50 for local charities.

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At the event, the featured author reads from their work, answers questions and signs sold copies. There is always a lively discussion of the topic at hand. The event is held in the actual church so the acoustics are wonderful and the setting is bright and comfortable.

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This month, on May 26 (Thursday) at 2:00, we will present Dr. Ross Hebb and his new book “A Canadian Nurse in the Great War.” The book features the diary entries of nurse Ruth Loggie in France in 1915 and 1916. The book is fascinating, in a very readable, well-annotated format, with lots of photos. Ruth was born in Burnt Church, New Brunswick in 1883.

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We will open with a poetry reading by local poet Eric Burns! Eric is a performance poet and creator of a long-running reading series for children on Facebook.

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There will not be any food served at the event (due to COVID precautions) but there will be water, and books to buy. And a couple of book prizes. Set aside the time in your calendar now. This event’s free will offering will benefit the Fredericton Food Bank.

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Hope to see you there,

Jane

Written by jane tims

May 3, 2022 at 11:25 am

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