Local Author Jo Pitkin Reads at Maple Grove on July 27

Part of historic site’s Words, Words, Words event

Author Jo Pitkin, pictured in the garden outside Butterfield Library. Photo by A. Rooney

Author Jo Pitkin, pictured in the garden outside Butterfield Library (file photo)

Relive the pleasures of a summer Sunday afternoon in times past. Hear authors read from their published works in the romantic atmosphere of a 19th-century Hudson River Bracketed country villa, Maple Grove, Poughkeepsie.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, hear Akiko Busch, author of The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science; Greg Miller, author of The Sea Sleeps: New and Selected Poems; and Jo Pitkin, author of Cradle of the American Circus.

The program continues at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, with Larry Carr, editor of A Slant of Light; Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division and Jana Martin, author of Russian Lover and Other Stories.

Enter through St. Simeon Apartments, 24 Beechwood Ave. Visit maplegroverestoration.org. All events are free. Suggested donation of $5 or more will support the ongoing restoration of Maple Grove.

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