DERRY — Edie Clark, noted New Hampshire author of books and a regular column in Yankee Magazine, will present a program based on her writings at Derry Public Library on Saturday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Clark has been writing and editing from her home in New Hampshire for the past 30 years. She has written extensively about New England in feature stories for Yankee magazine, where she served as senior editor for 10 years, then senior writer and fiction editor for another 14 years.

Her multiple part series on topics such as land development, water pollution, the Christian Science church and the Connecticut River have gained widespread attention. In her hundreds of articles published by Yankee, she has established her reputation as one who writes about ordinary lives changed by one extraordinary act or circumstance.

For almost 20 years, she has written a popular monthly essay for Yankee. Known as "Mary's Farm," the column is rooted in the place where she lives, an old farm in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.

The farm, which once grew corn and flax, sheep and horses, once belonged to a woman named Mary. Clark bought the farm 12 years ago, and now grows only hay and stories.

She is the author of "The Place He Made," a memoir about her husband, Paul Bolton, who died of cancer at age 39. She also is the author of "The View from Mary's Farm," a collection of her essays from Yankee magazine.

Currently, Clark is contributing editor for Yankee magazine. She teaches writing and has taught many workshops. For several years, she taught in the MFA program at Emerson College in Boston and now teaches at Franklin Pierce University.

Reservations may be made by phone or in person; they are recommended, although not required. Light refreshments will be provided.

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Call the Derry Public Library at 432-6140 for additional information.

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