Carol Pendergrast was very close to her Norwegian grandmother, who had come to the U.S. alone from Norway at age 19 to live in Chicago where she had older brothers. Carol has written and will perform a one-woman show called From Norway to America with Love on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front. The show is about 45 minutes long, followed by Q & A and refreshments.
Christy English, a successful local author who is working on her fifth novel, will be at Old Books on Front Street at 4pm on Sunday. She’ll talk about her latest book, Love on a Midsummer Night, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Actors Gray Hawks and Christy Grantham will present a scene from Shakepeare’s play and English will read from her novel.
Couplet: Two Days of Verse kicks off Saturday, February 4th and runs through Sunday the 5th. It's the first poetry festival of its kind in Wilmington, and organizers say they hope to see it become an annual tradition.