Artweek 2019: Plymouth 400's Meet & Greet with Local Authors

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Plymouth Public Library, Fehlow Room

Please join us in supporting our talented local book authors and Plymouth 400 as part of Plymouth’s 2019 Artweek celebration!

The work of eleven local authors will be showcased at the Plymouth Public Library when Plymouth 400 hosts their Meet & Greet with Local Authors event in the Fehlow Room on Sunday, April 28th from 1-4pm. Throughout the afternoon, authors will be available to greet attendees, sell and sign their books, and provide displays, demonstrations, and activities for children and adults alike.  The event is part of Artweek 2019, an annual statewide festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.


Barnicle and Husk, the affable cat and mouse duo from the book series by Mary Shields, will be available to meet and greet families and pose for photos from 1-3pm. Children will enjoy readings by the children’s book authors at a Kids Corner section of the room. At Plymouth 400’s booth, attendees can pick up information on the organization’s plans for the 400th Anniversary commemoration in 2020, as well as current programs and volunteer opportunities. Plymouth 400 merchandise will also be available for sale. 


Participating authors and their featured books include:


Peter Arenstam          The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower; Nicholas book series; Felix and His Mayflower II Adventures; A Cat’s Christmas Tale


James W. Baker         Plymouth Through Time; Images of America: Plymouth; Plymouth Labor and Leisure; A Guide to Historic Plymouth; and Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday.


Andrew Louis Botieri:             A Celebration of Life – A Story of Hope, A Miracle & the Power of Attitude


Judith Campbell:                     The Olympia Brown Mysteries; The Viridienne Greene Mysteries


Louisa Clerici & Vanessa Moore:        The Plymouth Cookbook: Recipes from America’s Hometown


Peter Dubay:                           Thanks-for-Giving Day, A New Family Tradition


Pamela Kelley:                       Nashville Dreams; Sweet Saturdays; Trust


Darcy H. Lee:                          Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts


J.L. Rose:                                 Before the Mayflower: A Novel


Mary Shields:                          Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins; Barnicle and Husk: The Beginning


Barbara Tibbetts:                    The LOOK Book: Plymouth



Activities planned at author booths include:

  • J.L. Rose will be exhibiting genuine items (decorative tiles and household items) from the 17th century. 
  • Judith Campbell will provide recipe bookmarks and a fact sheet with practical advice for publishing YOUR book.
  • Peter Dubay will give away “Illuminate Thanksgiving” Yankee Candle votive candles while supplies last.
  • Louisa Clerici and Vanessa Moore will provide free food samples.
  • Mary Shields will provide free Barnicle and Husk activity sheets for children.
  • Barbara Tibbetts will do a scavenger hunt for children featuring The LOOK Book owl mascot, Hunter.

Children's book readings will take place at the following times:

2:00:   Mary Shields 

2:45:   Peter Arenstam

3:15:   Peter Dubay