A Day With Words

- Posted on Jun 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Photo: Jessica M. Lee surely speaks for all authors with this gesture. She will have her books and others from HCS Publishing at A Day With Words. Photo courtesy of HCS Publishing

Jessica M. Lee surely speaks for all authors with this gesture. She will have her books and others from HCS Publishing at A Day With Words. Photo courtesy of HCS Publishing

Photo: Maritime archaeologist John Broadwater, left, explored the wrecks of Cornwallis’s fleet and brought up remains of the USS Monitor. At right, Mary Wakefield Buxton shy of no subject, has written 13 books. Photos courtesy of the authors

Maritime archaeologist John Broadwater, left, explored the wrecks of Cornwallis’s fleet and brought up remains of the USS Monitor. At right, Mary Wakefield Buxton shy of no subject, has written 13 books. Photos courtesy of the authors

Photo: The late Polly Brooks in her garden. She was in charge of flower arranging at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond for many years. Her daughter will bring her book of garden knowledge. Photo courtesy of Betsy Brooks Carr

The late Polly Brooks in her garden. She was in charge of flower arranging at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond for many years. Her daughter will bring her book of garden knowledge. Photo courtesy of Betsy Brooks Carr

Photo: Larry Chowning has researched and written extensively on local maritime history, documenting tools, traditions and boats used by commercial watermen. Photo courtesy of Larry Chowning

Larry Chowning has researched and written extensively on local maritime history, documenting tools, traditions and boats used by commercial watermen. Photo courtesy of Larry Chowning

WHAT: A Day With Words, a book fair celebrating creativity, the written word, and local authors.

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 1-4 p.m.

WHERE: Gazette-Journal, 6625 Main Street, Gloucester.

WHY: To welcome our friends and to introduce them to one of the greatest gatherings of talent ever assembled here.

HOW: Well, it has taken a bit of organizing.

MORE INFORMATION: We are expecting 70 to 80 authors, historians, and representatives of literary organizations to be here. They will greet the public, sell and sign books, and discuss their works. Please come by to meet them.

WHAT ELSE: The Gloucester Library Bookmobile will be here with storytime and games. Many of our authors whose works are for children and youth will be assembled in the Gazette-Journal courtyard.

ROCKS: Are you a rock hunter? We plan to put rocks up and down Main Street for the hunters.

SPECIALS: Many businesses on Main Street are joining in the fun with special offers and activities on June 21, which is, after all, the Summer Solstice.