Our big event is October 24th!

One Book One Valley’s big, valley-wide event will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Loynd Auditorium at Kennett High School (use rear entrance). Amy Ellis Nutt, author of Becoming Nicole will speak and answer questions.

On the evening of the big event on October 24, there will be a Dine to Donate fundraiser at Black Cap Grille in North Conway. Come have a great meal and support our program! Black Cap Grille will donate 10% of total sales that evening to One Book One Valley.

We know New Hampshire PBS is premiering “Our Hometown Conway” on October 24 at the same exact time that our One Book One Valley big event will be taking place. We realize many of you will have a hard time deciding between the two programs. Good news! There’s no need to miss either! New Hampshire PBS will rebroadcast Our Hometown Conway on Friday, October 25 at 8:30 pm, plus many other times. Thanks to NHPBS for sharing the broadcast schedule for Our Hometown Conway: https://nhpbs.org/schedule/series.aspx?progName=Our+Hometown+Conway

Dine to Donate

Black Cap Grille in North Conway has generously offered to donate 10% of each participating dining party’s check on Thursday, October 25 to One Book One Valley, the same evening as Ty Gagne’s talk at Kennett High School. Serving begins at 5:00 pm, and reservations are not accepted.

If you aren’t planning on dining out, but wish to contribute to this program, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Friends of Conway Public Library, the not-for-profit 501(c)3 fiscal agent for One Book One Valley.

Wonderful evening for our 12th annual program

Monica Wood at Kennett 10.26.17Thank you to everyone who came out on October 26, a dark and rainy night, for Monica Wood’s talk and Q&A about The One-in-a-Million Boy. What a warm and engaging speaker! Monica told us that failure is the reason the book got set aside initially, and how that same failure resulted in the freeing decision to expand her writing to memoir (We Were the Kennedys) and playwriting (Papermaker). Thanks to the encouragement of her “forbearing” husband, Monica found that coming back to this book after those other writing experiences made all the difference, and resulted in the book we all enjoyed. At the end of the evening, she shared a very entertaining slideshow of covers from international editions of The One-in-a-Million Boy.