July, 2013, English literature discussion
At Trinity Church we examine English literature through the lens of Christianity as we make our way through the Norton Anthology of English Literature under the inspired guidance of Professor Vickrey. Sometimes we have have refreshments!
Father Cliff and Doodie deep in conversation.
January 15, 2012, Martin Luther King jr Brunch
Spoonbread, grits and four kinds of pork brightened up this winter afternoon as 140 people celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr who transformed the world for so many blacks like "Ma" Bragg.
Jack and Lynne Norman join the singing--that's Ken and Hattye McGee in the background.
Authors Oceola and Gladys BRagg shared memories of their mom, the great cook, Edna "Ma" Bragg who brought Memphis to Manhattan. Their book Country Cooking, City Style celebrates their mother's work and life.
Jack and Carol Vickrey, benefactors of the Martin Luther King jr Event at Trinity Church. Thanks for making the afternoon a success!
November, 2012, Halloween party
The book group in Halloween, Ellen E.M. Roberts is the cucumber in the foreground.
June, 2009, Allentown Kids are Safe, Clean and Green
A story hour at Allentown's beautiful public library that introduces kids to concepts of a safe, clean and green community. Ellen Hiotis, the children's librarian, read BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY.
Christine Carter of Allentown recycling (in green shirt) shows Allentown families how to sort plastics and papers.
Ellen E.M. Roberts of Where Books Begin with two of Allentown's youngest recyclers.
September 29, 2010, Launch Party
for Woodley Books in Bethlehem
Creative Director Sherry Charles, in from Portland, Oregon,
chats with Editor and Publisher Ellen E. M. Roberts
A beautiful autumn afternoon brought together (left to right)
Jackie Potter, Tom Albright, Tom Shaw, Marius Bressoud, Leonarda Quay,
Adam Garson and Melanie Gold. With their backs to us are the other
Ellen Roberts and Molly Cochran Murphy.
Four-year-old Naomi Melendez, already launched on a promising
career as an illustrator, visits the bar.
David Kincaide and Oceola Bragg, in from New York City, enjoy
the country while Sherry Charles, Creative Director, chats with
Comics great Anthony Geist takes a break after demonstrating
his illustration technique for TWICE by Benjamin Rubenstein.
Intellectual property lawyer Adam Garson visits with
Lehigh English professor Addison Bross.
Jim Miltenberger and Sherry Charles compare notes
Former webmaster John Hailu enjoys a lull once the
rain drove the party indoors
Lehigh women’s basketball star and Woodley Books intern Kristen
Dalton in deep conversation.
Great Moments from Earlier Where Books Begin Parties
2001: Launch Party for Thang Dao Dance Company
Author James H. Ellis (R) of the Parsons Dance Company
poses with his wife Linda at a party given
in honor of Thang Dao by violinist Larry Johnston (L).
Linda Landrigan (L), editor of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine,
poses with computer trainer Jacqueline Perez (R).
2002: Burns Night at Ellen's place on 110th Street
Literary Agent Kirsten Neuhaus watches as Robert Alexander (R),
Master of Ceremonies for
Where Books Begin
Burns Night, celebrates the haggis.
Elizabeth Gorski (R) and Ellen E. M. Roberts (L) play
Burns’ tunes on their fiddles.
Science editor, Amy Perry (R), sings an original setting
of a Burns poem with tenor Stephen Chu (L).
2003: Celebration of the Completion of Howard Wriggins' Memoir
To celebrate Howard Wriggins’
completion of his memoir, his editor, Ellen E. M. Roberts (L)
and Jeffrey Ellenberger (R) performed
on the violin Howard played as a child.
Ellen E. M. Roberts (R), Editor-in-Chief of
Where Books Begin,
with Jeffrey Ellenberger (M) performing March 30, 2003
to honor Howard Wriggins.
Sally Hovey Wriggins (R), author of
Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road,
discusses her new edition with editor Linda Landrigan (L). Both
ladies came down from Hanover, New Hampshire for this event.
2004: Scarsdale Writers Get Together
Novelist Richard Horowitz hosting a party for
Where Books Begin,
in his Scarsdale home,
opens a congratulatory gift for his work in progress
2005: Fifty on Fifty Anthology Edited by Bruce Alexander Launch
Jacqueline Perez (L) congratulates poetry anthologist
Bruce Alexander (R) on the completion of his new book
Fifty on Fifty.
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