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Poetry evening with Mala Hoffman, Steven Lewis and Elizabeth Bayou-Grace
September 16 @ 7:00 pm
An evening of poetry featuring local artists Steven Lewis, Elizabeth Bayou-Grace and Mala Hoffman will take place on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore in Saugerties. They will read from and sign copies of their newly published work.
Fire in Paradise by Steve Lewis and Elizabeth Bayou-Grace is a collection of poems written by father and daughter during the pandemic year 2020. “My father and I started talking about making a split collection of poetry together shortly before the pandemic began. And then he was hospitalized with COVID-19, and we all watched the world change. Together. Separately. It was then that I began to understand how important it was to share our voices in the same collection, to be read together. To not only write with him in the room, but to explicitly invite him in. To make something beautiful out of our conversation. To suffer together. To learn together. To dream of a better world.”
A History of Place by Mala Hoffman is inspired by locations where the author lived prior to landing in New York’s Hudson Valley: “It is an exploration of personal history and an examination of where to place those reflections in present-day life. We are a compilation of our experiences, and while looking back might be unsettling, ultimately it enriches who we are.”
The bookstore is located at 65 Partition Street in Saugerties.