Fennville District Library presents acclaimed local author,
Joan Donaldson, on Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. for a program on farm life and her
latest book, Wedded to the Land – Stories
from a Simple Life on an Organic Fruit Farm. Donaldson, an organic blueberry farmer and
author of five books, has also published essays in several anthologies and is
frequently featured on local National Public Radio affiliate, WMUK, with “audio
postcards from the farm.” Editor Jill
Peterson of A Simple Life, magazine,
praises Donaldson as a “pure, profound, and meaningful writer.” Author Bob Finch says of Wedded to the Land, that “Donaldson’s prose…sings with an uncommon
integrity…so that we come away from this book filled not just with admiration,
but with a bit of envy as well.” Donaldson
has a Master in Fine Arts from Spalding University and enjoys quilting,
gardening and playing the harp.
Refreshments will be served and Donaldson’s books will be available for
The library will host popular local storyteller, Deb
Schakel, on Tuesday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m. for her dramatic youth program, “Kit
and Kaboodle Tales.” Schakel has
performed highly entertaining programs throughout west Michigan for many
years. Fourth of July crafts will also
be featured and a snack included.
Both programs are free and open to the public. The library is located at 400 West Main St.,
Fennville. For more information, check
the library’s website at www.fennvilledl.michlibrary.org or call 269-561-5050.