Appledore Books Newsletter
April 2008
Author of Historical Novel This Desired Place
Joins Panel at Newburyport Literary Festival

At several venues during April — National Poetry Month — Julia Older will be reading and discussing both her 10th book of poetry Tahirih Unveiled and This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals, second historical novel of her Shoals Trilogy. The dates include:

April 19: Julia will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Monadnock Writers Group in the Peterborough NH Town Library at 9:45 AM. She will talk about Tahirih of Persia (1818-1854), a mullah's daughter whose life mission was the emancipation of women, and 17th century life in northern New England — “Writing Truth in Historical Fiction.” The event is free and open to the public.

Organized in 1984, Monadnock Writers Group conducts workshops, publishes a newsletter and holds monthly meetings with featured guests addressing the concerns of writers. The group meets in the 175-year-old Peterborough Town Library, the first free, tax-supported library in America.

April 24: In an evening of “Pirates and Poets,” Julia will read, discuss and sign her award-winning novel This Desired Place and her novel-in-verse Tahirih Unveiled at Borders Books & Music in Concord NH at 7:00 PM. For more information, please get in touch with D Elswick at (603) 224-1255.

April 25-27: At the Third Annual Newburyport Literary Festival in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Julia joins three other novelists at 2:30 PM April 26 on a panel discussion of “Women Writing About Women.”

The three-day Festival is open to the public and features very many writers and poets. Further information is found at:

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