Save the (Literary Reading) Date!

John DickinsonWho: Ramona DeFelice Long and Russell Reece

What: Literary Reading and Colonial crafts

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Where: John Dickinson Plantation, Dover, Delaware

Why: This reading is offered via my 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship (in Creative Nonfiction) from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Russell is an 2013 IAF Honorable Mention in Fiction. Russell and I will be reading about working, writing, and living in Delaware.

After the reading, we plan to offer a colonial craft project (quill pen making or crafting a hand sewn book) as well as a tour of the plantation. John Dickinson was coined the “Penman of the Revolution” for his writings about independence and liberty. The John Dickinson Plantation is a working 18th century plantation complete with a period farm complex and the beautifully restored home of one of America’s leading patriots.

Throughout Delaware in 2013, the seventeen artists recognized with IAF grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts will presented their work to the public. This year’s fellows include painters, poets, choreographers, jazz musicians, playwrights, photographers, folk musicians, writers, and sculptors.

An exhibition of the artists’ works and styles will be on display at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware. The exhibition will open on August  2 and run through October 13, 2013, with an Opening Reception & Awards Presentation on Saturday, September 14.

~John Dickinson plantaiton


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