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Fennville District Library presents acclaimed local author, Joan Donaldson
Posted: Jun 27, 2013

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 purchase.


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 or call 269-561-5050.

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