Late breaking news from White Birch Books

I just got this press release on a Poetry Reading at White Birch Books -- it was scheduled at the last minute, but sounds like a good program:

Former Valley resident Lauren Tivey to celebrate her first book of poetry

North Conway, NH – Listening to poetry is a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon and White Birch Books is pleased to offer that opportunity with Lauren Tivey on Sunday, July 17, beginning at 3 p.m.

A former Valley resident, Tivey is making a brief return from her travels abroad for the reading. Currently living in China, where she works as an English Literature teacher in the American Program at a Chinese high school, her travels over the past two years have taken her all the way from Peru and Bolivia, and on to China and Tibet. This travel is featured prominently in her poetry chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas & other poems, released this month from Big Table Publishing Company to glowing reviews.

Tivey received her undergraduate degree in poetry and literature from Granite State College, and her MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was the recipient of the 2008 Jack Myers Grant for Outstanding Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Literary Burlesque, Deuce Coupe, Blue Lake Review, The Legendary, Message in a Bottle, Gutter Eloquence, SPARK, The Montucky Review, Word Salad, Snakeskin, and Sierra Nevada Review, among many other publications, both online and in print over the years. She has also written a number of travel stories, which appear on mightymercury.com and expatwomen.com.

White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Bank. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, call White Birch Books at 356-3200 or visit them online at www.whitebirchbooks.com.

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