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Meet the author! Book discussion, and signing with Harvard Writing Instructor, Elisabeth Sharp McKetta.
In-store book discussion and signing.
Free and open to the public. Registration requested, please.
Bringing the community and authors together ......connectivity and discovery, in real life!
Elisabeth Sharp McKetta holds literature degrees from Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Texas at Austin and teaches writing for the Harvard Extension School and the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
She is the author of nine previous books including She Never Told Me About the Ocean (Paul Dry Books), Poetry for Strangers Vols. I and II, and The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell. She co-edited the anthology What Doesn't Kill Her.
In 2019, she delivered the TEDx talk "Edit your life like a poem."
Click here to learn more about the author and her work
Join us as she celebrates the release of her first essay collection, Awake with Asashoryu, from Paul Dry Books!
About the book:
At the heart of every essay in this lively collection is the same question:
How does one grow up without losing oneself? McKetta braids deceptively simple stories of her own life with the rich undercurrent of familiar childhood tales to reveal things both personal and universal and as close to the truth as possible. Whether she is spending sleepless nights watching the sumo wrestler Asashoryu with her father, settling into a new life in a fishing hamlet in Cornwall, struggling with a beloved and ultimately untrainable corgi named Goblin, or emerging from a night in the woods rethinking who she might be, McKetta's essays sparkle and twist round and about - funny and insightful and compelling.
Attendance is limited and based on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise noted.