Suzanne Strempek Shea
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2004 Events

First reading and signing of Shelf Life
April 27, 2004 @ 06:00 PM
Edwards Books, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield, Mass.
Contact Janet Edwards, 413-736-6844.
Reading and signing at Broadside Bookshop
May 4, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
247 Main St., Northampton, Mass.
Contact Roxie Mack, 413-586-4235.
Reading and signing at Southampton Public Library
May 5, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Southampton, Mass.
Reading and signing at Tatnuck Bookseller
May 6, 2004
335 Chandler St., Worcester, Mass.
Contact Beth McAlister, 508-756-7644
Reading and signing at Jeffrey Amherst Bookstore
May 8, 2004 @ 01:00 PM
55 South Pleasant St., Amherst, Mass.
Contact Howard Gersten, 413-253-3381.
Reading and signing at Palmer Public Library
May 11, 2004 @ 06:30 PM
1085 Park St./Route 20 (former Park Street School), Palmer, Mass.
Contact Nancy Bauer, 413-283-3330.
Reading and signing at Odyssey Books
May 12, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley, MA.
Contact Herman Fong, 413-534-7307.
Reading and signing at Brookline Booksmith
May 13, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
279 Harvard St., Brookline, Mass.
Contact Richard Gregg, 617-566-6660.
Author breakfast sponsored by Cape Cod Writers Center
May 14, 2004 @ 09:30 AM
Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Barnstable Road/Route 28, Hyannis, Mass.
Contact 508-420-0200
Reading and signing at Hingham Public Library
May 17, 2004
sponsored by Buttonwood Books, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham, Mass.
Contact 781-741-1405
Reading and signing hosted by Wilbraham Jr. Women's Club
May 18, 2004 @ 07:45 PM
Church of the Epiphany, Springfield Street, Springfield, Mass.
Reading and signing at Baker Books
May 20, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
69 State Road (Route 6) North Dartmouth, Mass.
Contact Nicole or Laura Stout, 508-997-6700.
Reading and signing at Booklovers' Gourmet
May 22, 2004 @ 01:00 PM
55 East Main St., Webster, Mass.
Contact 508-949-6232.
Reading and signing at Bushnell-Sage Library
May 23, 2004 @ 02:00 PM
Sponsored by Book Loft, 48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.
Contact 413-229-7004.
Reading and signing at Front Street Books
May 27, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
88 Front St.., Scituate, Mass.
Contact 781-545-5011.
Reading at Polish Institute of the Arts and Sciences of America
June 5, 2004
Reading at Polish Institute of the Arts and Sciences of America 62nd annual meeting on Polish and Polish-American studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. To register for the conference, contact Janina Kedron, 212-686-4164 or 212-288-3815.
Reading and signing with Michael C. White
June 10, 2004 @ 06:30 PM
To benefit the Springfield City Library, Main Branch, The Quadrangle, State Street, Springfield.
Contact Edwards Books, 413-736-6844.
Signing at Toadstool Bokshops
June 12, 2004 @ 11:00 AM
12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH. Contact 603-924-3543.
Signing at Toadstool Bookshops
June 12, 2004 @ 02:00 PM
Colony Mill Marketplace, 222 West St., Keene, NH.
Contact 603-352-8815.
Reading and signing at Concern Bookshop
June 13, 2004 @ 03:00 PM
65 Main St., Concord, Mass. Contact 978-3699-2405.
Reading and signing at Wilbraham Public Library
June 16, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Reading and signing sponsored by Pam's Paperbacks at Wilbraham Public Library, Wilbraham, Mass.
First reading of Becoming Finola
June 23, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton, Mass.
Contact Roxie Mack, 413-586-4235.
Signing of Becoming Finola
June 28, 2004 @ 11:30 AM
Edwards Books, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield, Mass. 413-736-6844.
Reading and signing of Becoming Finola, with Kevin O'Hara
June 29, 2004 @ 06:30 PM
Second Congregational Church, 1080 Pleasant Street, Palmer, Mass., reading and signing of Becoming Finola, with Kevin O'Hara, author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, to benefit Palmer Public Library.
413-283-3330
www.palmer.lib.ma.us
Reading and signing at Hubbard Memorial Library
July 1, 2004 @ 06:30 PM
Ludlow, Mass., www.hubbardlibrary.org
Reading and signing at Baker Books
July 22, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
69 State Road (Route 6) North Dartmouth, Mass.
Contact Nicole or Laura Stout LaTour, 508-997-6700.
Signing at the Dingle Linens Booth
July 24, 2004
Second annual Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival, King Farm, Sutton, Mass.
www.celticfestival.blackstonevalley.org
Reading and signing at Chatham Public Library
August 3, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Chatham, Mass.
Signing at Edgartown Books
August 4, 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Main Street, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
www.edgartownbooks.com
Speaking at The Blue Hills Writing Institute
August 8, 2004 to August 10, 2004
Curry College, Milton, Mass.
For details on this program, www.curry.edu/continuing_education/blue_hills_writing/
Reading and signing with Kevin O'Hara
August 19, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, The Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley, Mass. 1-800-540-7307
Reading and signing with Kevin O'Hara
September 7, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
Author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, and Michael C. White, author of Garden of the Martyrs. O'Driscoll's Pub, 2823 Boston Road, Wilbraham MA 01095, 413-596-0044
Reading and signing sponsored by the Agawam Cultural Council
September 10, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
Part of their Applause Series at Agawam (Mass.) Public Library.
Meet the author at the Dingle Linens booth
September 17, 2004 to October 03, 2004
Young Building at the Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Mass. Books will be available for sale.
www.thebige.com
Signing at PolishFest
September 26, 2004 @ 12:00 PM
250 Maxwell Road, Latham, NY (a suburb of Albany), www.polishfest-ny.org
Reading and signing at Bay Path College
September 26, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Longmeadow, Mass.
Reading at Broadside Bookstore
October 5, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
247 Main St., Northampton, Mass.
Reading with Cancer Connection Writing Group, which is supported by the Bruce MacMillan Fund.
Signing at Bead Fest
October 8, 2004 to October 10, 2004
Fort Washington Expo Center, Pa.
www.beadfest.com (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10)
Reading and signing at Asnuntuck College
October 13, 2004 @ 05:30 PM
Enfield, Conn.
Reading and signing at Polish Women's Alliance Headquarters
October 17, 2004 @ 02:00 PM
205 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge, IL 60068.
Contact Sharon Zago, vpres@pwaa.org
Reading and signing at Robert Morris College
October 18, 2004 @ 12:00 PM
Second-floor library, 401 S. State Steet, Chicago.
Reading and signing at Barbara's Books
October 19, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
1218 South Halsted St., Chicago, IL
Reading and signing at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop
October 20, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
17145 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, Wis., (262) 797-6140
Speaking at Bliss Yoga
October 30, 2004 @ 01:00 PM
Bliss Yoga of Wilbraham, 2442 Boston Road, Wilbraham, Mass. "Writing, Recovery & Yoga," a fundraiser to benefit The Cancer Connection in Florence. $20 donation, registration required by calling 413-596-5962 or visiting www.bliss-yoga.com.
Suzanne's talk on writing will be followed by a very gentle yoga class led by Certified Yoga Instructor and Director of Bliss Yoga of Wilbraham, Kathie Forest, RYT. This class is for all participants, at any level of their healing process. A book sale and signing will follow.
Speaking and signing at Out of the Darkness
October 30, 2004 @ 07:30 PM
An event for those affected by breast cancer, Company Theatre, Norwell, Mass. Admission $25.
Contact: 781-878-4004, ext. 102 Proceeds will benefit programs provided through South Shore Breast Cancer Fund at Medical Diagnostic Healthcare.
Reading and signing at Artsplace
November 4, 2004
Cheshire, Conn.
Signing at Tower Square Arts and Crafts Fair
November 4, 2004 @ 11:00 AM
Mezzanine level of Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield.
Reading and signing at Miami Book Fair International
November 12, 2004 to November 14, 2004
Miami Dade College, Miami, Fla.
Reading and signing to benefit Open Pantry Community Services
November 13, 2004 @ 06:30 PM
Edwards Books, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield, Mass. Annual reading and signing to benefit Open Pantry Community Services. I'll be introducing featured readers Leigh Montville, author of Ted Williams: A Biography, which is being called one of the top five sports biographies of all time; and Kevin O'Hara, author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, which tells of his trek 25 years ago around the perimeter of Ireland. Also featuring Sean Glennon, "This Pats Year: A Trek Through a Year as a Football Fan."
Reading and signing at Westfield Athenaeum
December 1, 2004 @ 07:00 PM
6 Elm St., Westfield, across from the Green at the corner of Elm and Court.
Directions: www.westath.org
Annual holiday signing to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
December 2, 2004 @ 11:30 AM
Also featuring Mike Farragher, "Collared;" Sean Glennon, "This Pats Year: A Trek Through a Year as a Football Fan;" and Leslea Newman, "A Fire Engine for Ruthie," "The Best Cat in the World," "Hachicko Waits," "Where is Bear?" and "The Boy Who Cried Fabulous."
Edwards Books, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield, Mass. Annual holiday signing to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.