Please join Patricia Wixon & Sandra Scofield
for their Poetry Reading
at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland
Tuesday, September 29th @ 7:00 pm
Patricia Wixon reads from her book of poetry Dear Spoon. Patricia Wixon’s Dear Spoon features poems that focus on people and food: how food brings people and cultures together. She explores the pleasures of cooking, baking and preserving food, food for ceremonies and holidays, and the supremacy of chocolate. The second half of the book gathers recipes from five generations of Wixon’s extended family from the early 1900’s to the present.
Sandra Scofield reads from Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life. Retelling the story of her grandmother, Sandra Scofield examines the life of a plainswoman during the twentieth-century. Frieda Harms was born into a farming family in Indian Territory in 1906. Widowed at thirty and left with three children in the midst of the Great Depression, she worked as a farmer, a railroad cook, a mill worker, and a nurse in four states. She died in 1983.
Sandra Scofield is the author of seven novels, including Beyond Deserving, a National Book Award finalist. Ms Scofield is a former resident of Ashland and sales associate at Bloomsbury Books.