Book Markers 05.05.16

Local Book Notes

Essay Readings at Rogers

Friends, now is the time to hear your neighbors rise up and read from their workshopped essays, the result of their efforts in a class led by Carla Riccio of the Hayground School, who’s a former Dial Press editor, by the by. It starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Close readers of this paper might, in fact, be familiar with the work of at least one participant in a Riccio class — Denise Gray Meehan, whose “A Million Bucks” ran in the “Guestwords” column in March of last year. Call to register, says the library.


Home, Sweet Home, the Course

Jennifer Senft, who teaches in the English and humanities departments at Suffolk Community College, is returning to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a writing course designed to “explore personal and societal aspects of domesticity and the home” in what is a “companion class to the Home, Sweet Home gallery in the Parrish’s permanent collection.” It meets from 10 a.m. to noon starting tomorrow and continuing on the two Fridays following. 

Ms. Senft “will share texts from the 1950s to the present, and participants will write about their own experiences and opinions,” according to a release. The cost is $120, or $95 for museum members. Registration is with the museum by phone or online.