DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

July 11, 2013

Robert Frost Farm in Derry hosts literary series


Derry News

---- — DERRY — The Robert Frost Farm begins its annual summer schedule of literary events and programs at the famed poet’s homestead on Route 28.

The season includes poetry readings, special appearances by local writers and other special guests.

The series begins Sunday, July 14, with “New Hampshire’s One Room Schools” featuring Steve Taylor exploring the lasting legacies of one-room schools in the state.

All programs begin at 2 p.m.

Other summer programs include:

July 28: “Rob Frost’s Most Important Day/A Forgotten Frost Poem” presented by Derry town historian Richard Holmes, along with local award-winning poet Robert Crawford. They are both trustees of the Frost Farm.

Aug. 4: The summer’s popular “Antiques and Collectibles Appraisals” returns, featuring Frost Farm trustee and local antique expert Herc Pappachristos, offering his wisdom and knowledge on various antiques and relics. People are invited to bring their treasures to the Frost Farm and for a $5 donation per appraisal, hear the stories and history behind the items.

Aug. 18: “Fact, Dream and Labor: Robert Frost and the New England Attitude” is presented by Sydney Lea, poet laureate of Vermont and author.

Aug. 25: Maudelle Driskell presents “The Frost Place: Robert Frost in Franconia.” Driskell is the executive director of the Frost Place, where the poet lived from 1915 until 1920.

The 2013 Robert Frost Farm Summer Literary Series is funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, Robert Frost Farm Board of Trustees and Friends of the Robert Frost Farm.

All programs are free, except for the antiques appraisals, and open to the public. For information, call 432-3091.