Category : Other Nonfiction

KevinDannThe Respectable Folks: A Riddle:  Born in “the most estimable place in the world, and in the nick of time, too,” Henry Thoreau loved puns, riddles, and wordplay. Buried in a triptych of poems, he playfully left a riddle for the future to discover, as he was too shy to speak it out to his neighbors. Read more

Jabari Asim photo by Shef Reynolds IIJabari Asim is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College. He has written 13 books, including The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, And Why; A Taste Of Honey: Stories; and Only The Strong, a novel. Read more

Joni ColeThe time has come to honor the origins of our stories and ideas, and to expose the creative process in all its glory. To that end, join acclaimed author and writing instructor Joni B. Cole as she shares the wit and wisdom of her new book Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better and Be Happier (“joyful, tough-minded, and heartening,” Cynthia Huntington, National Book Award finalist). The presentation will be followed by a quickie workshop that invites participants to uncover their own creative potential. 

RichardHawleyRichard Hawley’s The Three Lives of Jonathan Force explores the experience of its protagonist from his first sense impression to his last breath. In the course of that journey the youthful Jonathan’s vivid spiritual connectedness to the natural world and to intimate others is nearly chafed out of him by prevailing cultural expectations. Improbably—and impressively—Jonathan emerges as a famous and widely published interpreter of cultural events. Read more

MerulloRoland Merullo is the author of 13 novels and 6 books of non-fiction, as well as numerous articles, stories, essays, and Op Ed pieces in the NY Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Yankee, and many other publications. He has won Massachusetts Book awards in both fiction and non-fiction, and his work has been translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese, Korean, Croatian, Chinese, and Turkish. His 2005 novel, Golfing with God is under film option with Gem Films. Read more

Bill SchubartIn my seventy years on earth I’ve seen and learned much. I can track and feel the changes wrought over time to my body and intellect, but must retreat into silence to appreciate the subtle change in social culture over these years. Read more

Photography by: ©Michael B. LloydNonhuman animals have long been considered legal “things” that lack capacity for legal rights.This has allowed them to be mercilessly exploited by legal “persons” who possess legal rights. At one time millions of humans were also “things” and much civil rights work since has been to change their legal status from “things” to “persons.” The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) Read more

BruceHartmanYou Don’t Need a Barn Anymore! Bruce Hartman owned The Allegory Book Shop in Woodstock in the 1980s before moving on to other pursuits. One of his goals was to start a small publishing company. Read more

JayBragdonJay Bragdon, author of Companies That Mimic Life, is a seasoned investment manager and a pioneer in the emerging field of corporate bio-mimicry. His book explains why companies that lead in this new field are more profitable, long-lived and sustainable than conventionally managed (bottom-line- first) companies. Read more

Sean PrentissSean Prentiss is the author of the memoir, Finding Abbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography. The book was also a finalist for the Colorado Book Award Read more