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Vikki Warner: Tenemental w/ Nina MacLaughlin

  • Twenty Stories 1005 Main Street Unit 8206 Pawtucket, RI 02860 United States (map)

This is an event you won't want to miss! Local author Vikki Warner will read from her memoir TENEMENTAL: ADVENTURES OF A RELUCTANT LANDLADY out this year from Feminist Press. She'll be in conversation with author Nina MacLaughlin whose memoir HAMMER HEAD: THE MAKING OF CARPENTER came out from W.W. Norton and is in perfect harmony with Warner's heartwarming ode to Providence. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ♥

To learn more about TENEMENTAL by Vikki Warner, read here: 

Detouring from the traditional timeline of marriage-kids-house, twenty-six-year-old Vikki Warner skips straight to home ownership and buys a run-down three-story house in Providence, Rhode Island. Suddenly, she's responsible for a rotating cast of colorful tenants, and adulthood means exploding plumbing, gentrification, and navigating the 2008 market crash with no blueprint. Told with grit and good humor, this debut memoir is a candid exploration into how sharing space profoundly reshapes our lives and forces us to grow into ourselves.

To learn more about HAMMER HEAD by Nina Maclaughlin, read here: 

A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks, Hammer Head is the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter. Writing with infectious curiosity, Nina MacLaughlin―a Classics major who couldn’t tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver―describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand. Filled with the wisdom of writers from Ovid to Mary Oliver and MacLaughlin’s own memorable accounts of working with wood, unfamiliar tools, and her unforgettable mentor, Hammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life.

Earlier Event: November 8
Storytime with Twenty Stories - Theme: Art
Later Event: November 14
Twenty Stories' Open Mic Night