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Poetry Reading by Madeleine Kunin Oct. 17

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HARWICK – The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick will welcome poet and former Governor Madeleine Kunin for a reading from her new collection of poems, “Walk With Me,” on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. This event will have limited seating, and advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $10 per person, and the cost of a ticket may be deducted from the purchase of a copy of “Walk With Me” at the event. Call (802) 472-5533 or visit the store at 41 South Main Street in Hardwick to purchase tickets.

In the poems collected in “Walk With Me,” Kunin invites the audience to step into her world, to slow down, and find new serenity in older age and unexpected love. She explores the nuances of everyday moments that cultivate a bittersweet appreciation for simple joys. “Walk With Me” is an illustration of not only what it means to be a woman on the eve of 90 years of life, but a feminist, a politician, a mother, a lover, a companion, and a living thing in the midst of an ever-turbulent world.

Madeleine Kunin served as governor of Vermont for three terms, from 1985-1991. She is the author of five previous books: “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” “Living a Political Life,” “The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family,” “Pearls Politics and Power” and “Red Kite, Blue Sky: Poems.” Kunin is currently James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, where she gives guest lectures on feminism, women and politics.

For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com for a full schedule of events.