An Evening with Margaret Montet
Please join the Newtown Bookshop on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm to celebrate "Nerd Traveler" by Margaret Montet! Margaret will speak about her book and sign copies.
All are invited to join us in person at the Newtown Bookshop!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
“As the gypsy band played Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ in the Prague bar, my cousin’s son proposed to his girlfriend and presented her with my Aunt Grace’s antique engagement ring.” This sentence opens my essay, “Enduring Images of Kafka’s Prague,” from Nerd Traveler, a collection of thirteen essays of place where fun narratives of travel are woven together with memoir and culture. As a 50+ librarian, my explorations are on the tame, quiet, well-researched side where whimsy and high culture co-exist. There are no journeys across the desert atop a camel or waking up in someone else’s shoes in an opium den. Typically, I travel solo or with a single companion, sometimes on a group tour, but this visit to Prague that I wrote about was one of the last explorations with my late sister. Road-tested on students and listeners of all ages, each of my essays portrays its own wondrous world with me winding my way through it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margaret Montet's narratives of place are combined with memoir, research, and culture. She's a college librarian and professor with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Pan-European Program at Cedar Crest College. Her creative nonfiction has been published in The Bangalore Review, Clever Magazine, Dragon Poet Review, Pink Pangea, Flying South, the Life in the Garden State anthology series and other fine periodicals and anthologies. Margaret speaks frequently on colorful and quirky places, music, news literacy, and information-seeking. Her collection of travel essays which we’ll agree is more than a little bit memoir, is Nerd Traveler (Read Furiously, 2021). Visit Margaret’s website at www.MargaretMontet.com.