LITTLETON – Space aliens. Deep-sea phenomena. Wormhole creatures. Visitors to 81 Main Street on Sunday, January 12, will have the chance to meet an outpouring of imagination when the Village Book Store and Corner Café host writers of Live Free or Sci Fi. The program starts at 3 pm.
This latest anthology from Plaidswede Publishing, Concord, is a witty spoof of the science fiction genre and is thoroughly grounded in the lore and locations of the Granite State. It is the brainchild of Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine. Broussard is also behind other genre-busting titles set in New Hampshire that re-appropriate the state’s famous motto: Live Free or Die, Die, Die and Life Free or Undead.
Joining Broussard will be several contributors whose short stories were chosen from hundreds of submissions. Expected to read excerpts from their wry writings are: Gregory Norris, of Berlin, who wrote “The Moth”; Clay Wirestone, Concord, “First in the Galaxy”; Alex Caldwell, Tilton, “The Wormhole of Wilson, NH”; Jeff DeRego, Derry, “Mighty”; Elaine Isaak, Bedford, “Merge”, and S.J. Cahill, of East Burke VT, who wrote “Touchdown”.
Getting into the sci-fi spirit, the Village Book Store is running a contest the day of the event. A free, and signed, copy of , Live Free or Sci Fi will be given to the most original, sci-fi-inspired head gear or face mask worn by a bookstore patron during this Sunday afternoon reading and book signing. Who’s ready to raid the kitchen cabinets for inspiration?
“We’re thrilled Rick and his sci-fi writers are coming to the Village Book Store to heat things up in January,” said Helen Pike, event organizer. Pike launched the Sunday afternoon series in October with a public reading by memoir writers she had coached at the Corner Café. The Sunday series follows the popular flash-fiction contest Pike designed for the bookstore’s participation in the Second Friday Art Night series held this past summer.
On February 9, the bookstore hosts artist, sculptor, and inventor Mary Boone Wellington, of Whitefield, who will share her passion and perspective on coffee, chocolate, and wine that she explores in her new book, Radical Indulgence. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Check out Mary’s other title available here at the Village Bookstore, Hope I Don’t Die Before I Get Old.
On March 16, sugar sovereign Doreen Lyon comes to dish about cooking with everyone’s favorite amber elixir. Recipes From a Maple Queen features 81 pages of mouthwatering instructions for such delights as Maple Divinity, Bourbon Maple Flank Steak, Anadama Bread Rolls, and even covers how to use syrup as a substitute for granulated sugar. She promises to bring a taster’s plate of yummy goodness.
All programs start at 3 pm. To reserve a signed copy of any title, please call the bookstore: 603-444-5263.
In the event of snow, please call to find out if a winter event has been rescheduled for the following Sunday. http://www.nhbooksellers.com/#!product/prd1/1124057651/live-free-or-sci-fi