WARNER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Tory Hill Author Series
Four Summer Evenings With Nationally Known Authors
Presented by the Warner Historical Society
Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street
7:00 p.m. Tickets $10 each or 4 for $32.00
Aug 11 Jay Craven & NH’s Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher
Howard Frank Mosher participated in the 2012 Tory Hill Authors Series speaking about his decision to embark on a 100-city, cross-country tour of many of America’s best independent book stores, a journey he chronicled in The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home. Unfortunately, the Vermont author died on January 29, 2017 and he is greatly missed. We are thrilled to be able to offer a New Hampshire Tribute to this wonderful story teller.
Filmmaker Jay Craven worked closely with the Northeast Kingdom writer, making five films based on his stories. Craven will present reflections on his 28-year collaboration with Mosher and a screening of his first Mosher feature film, “Where the Rivers Flow North.” Craven wrote, “Like his character, Quebec Bill, in Disappearances, Howard Mosher was an indefatigable optimist and adventurer. He wrote every day, in longhand on yellow legal pads, and lived his life, non-stop, with visions of character and story percolating in his imagination.”
Mosher’s last book was released this spring. Points North is both humorous and heartbreaking, and, without a wasted word, immerses the reader in Kingdom County, a sliver of America where cold waters harbor brook trout, small communities fight tooth and nail to maintain their signature individualism, and explorations of family history sometimes lead to unsettling revelations
Aug 25 Stephen P. Kiernan
As a journalist and novelist, Stephen P. Kiernan has published nearly four million words. His newspaper work has garnered more than forty awards — including the George Polk Award and the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment.
Author of the novels The Hummingbird and The Curiosity, and the forthcoming novel The Baker’s Secret (May,2017), he has also written two nonfiction books, Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism.
Stephen was born in Newtonville, NY the sixth of seven children. A graduate of Middlebury College, he received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has chaired the board of the Young Writers Project, served on the Vermont Legislative Committee on Pain and Palliative Care, and served on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Palliative Care Initiative. Stephen travels the country speaking and consulting on how to expand use of hospice, palliative care and advance directives.
A performer on the guitar since he was ten years old, Stephen has recorded 3 CDs of solo instrumentals, and composed music for dance, the stage and documentary films. He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons.