Thursday, September 3 at 3:03 pm


Each year the Library offers Readings Around the Hearth, a program to celebrate the Holiday Season. It includes traditional and modern stories that are humorous, thoughtful, or caring. There have been memoirs, poems, and fictional period pieces.

We are looking for local authors to submit writings to be read at our annual program in December.

Submissions are due Friday, October 16, 2020. They will be reviewed and selected by a program committee.

If interested, contact the Museum & Archives at (413) 298 – 8190 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

This year, because of the pandemic, our volunteers will film the readings and offer them on the CTSB
cable television station (1301) in December.

In the past we have touched on themes such as family, gift giving, trees, candles, sledding, and light.
Santa is allowed but not required. Some stories are traditional and others are modern. Your writing will
share the stage with that of Charles Dickens and Clement Moore.

Reading time should be between 3 and 8 minutes. They can be humorous, thoughtful, memoirs, poems,
or fictional period pieces. Think warm and fuzzy.

This is an adult program, not a children’s program but you can’t kill off or explain Santa Claus – just in case.


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