Rebecca Rule Presents-Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30PM
Based on her recently published book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future by Rebecca Rule (Plaidswede Press, 2012), this program by Rule covers the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting; including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution.
Town Meeting is a sacred institution in New Hampshire. It has rituals, traditions, and a unique history. Town meeting is democracy in its purest form. For three years, noted New Hampshire author Rebecca Rule has been gathering stories, attending town meetings and writing this book. She has crafted an instant New Hampshire classic. You’ll meet the characters who keep the drama cracking, from silent knitters to rabble-rousers, from deep-rooted hoary historians to transplants, from across-the-board cutters to homespun philosophers. You’ll dip into the literature — poems, novels, short stories and essays — some by famous writers and some by writers who may be new to you. You’ll sample the legendary dry humor as well as the down-home wisdom, which inspires well beyond the walls of the Olde Meeting House.
Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Adult Writer’s Group
First Thursday of Every Month, 6:30-7:30PM
Writing is a lonely profession or hobby. Finding like-minded people to share your work with can be difficult. Join the Meredith Library’s Writing Group. Each meeting we choose a person who’s chapter or short story will be critiqued for the next meeting. Looking for some feedback? Look no further! We meet upstairs in non-fiction.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM. Different topics are discussed each month with time for questions. Open to all experience levels.
Take A Hike!
Maps to local trails:
Meredith Community Forest
Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area
Page Pond & Forest
Meredith Village Pathways