Whittier & Garrison & Anti-Slavery


W.L. Garrison Join us on Sunday afternoon November 30 at 2:00 pm as Dianne Cole, an expert on John Greenleaf Whittier, informs us about the lifelong anti-slavery involvement of the poet Whittier (of Haverhill and Amesbury) and the journalist William Lloyd Garrison (of Newburyport), in the years 1829 to 1892.

Garrison did not mince words. His statue on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston bears this declaration: “I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. And I will be heard.”

Whittier is claimed by the Unitarians, but most sources call him a Quaker.

It will be a stimulating afternoon at the bookstore. There will be cider and cookies, and 10% off all the books.


Tom Begich and Timothy Mason, November 14


Join us on Friday November 14 at 7:00 pm as a traveling troubadour and a local poet make a stop at Second Hand Prose Books in Groton.

Songwriter and poet Tom Begich tells stories. He also speaks truth to power in song and poetry. Tom hails from Alaska and spends much of the year touring the lower 48. He is a modern-day troubadour.

Cambridge poet Timothy Mason collaborated with Tom on the album Bone Collectors.

Their performance together rings with power and authenticity. Download and listen to Rainforest and you'll hear for yourself.

This event has a $10 cover charge at the door.


Journaling Workshop with Molly Salans, November 2


Join us on Sunday, November 2 for Molly’s journaling workshop! 4:00 to 6:00 pm at 30-A Hollis Street, Groton. Molly writes: “Through meditation, poetry, writing prompts, and shared storytelling, I will guide you into a safe, conscious, and creative atmosphere for this wondrous exploration!” Email or call 978-392-5998.

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