Invite a friend
Local author Dave Roper shares true tales from the collection of stories in his NEW book "Watching for Mermaids"
Yacht delivery skipper, captain of a 135' Mississippi River sternwheel cruise ship, life-long cruiser along the coast of Maine, author, speaker and Marblehead resident Dave Roper will share some of the true tales from the collection of stories in his book Watching for Mermaids.
"As a young boy, rounding a bend in a remote Maine cove, Dave Roper stumbled upon two mermaids. No one believed him then. No one believes him now. But he kept watching and wondering: what is imagined and what is real? And while he watched and wondered during 50 years of waterborne life, what he pulled from the sea was not another mermaid, but the mystery, possibility, romance, joy, fear, and uncertainty that mermaids represent. Based on real experiences, these 30 stories take you on that journey. So fill your favorite mug, settle into that stuffed reading chair, poke the stove a few times and dive into Watching for Mermaids." -(Taken from the back cover of Watching for Mermaids)-
David Roper is a professional writer and has been a public speaker for over 30 years. His writing has been published in over 18 languages. Roper is a regular columnist for Points East Magazine. His stories have also appeared in Cruising World, DownEast Guide, Lakeland Boating, Sail, and Sailing. He lives in Marblehead, MA where he directs A-Script, a résumé and career advisory firm.
|Where||The Spirit of '76 Bookstore & Card Shop 107 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA 01945|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||12:00 pm–2:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About The Spirit of '76 Bookstore & Card Shop
The Spirit of '76 Bookstore and Card Shop is a 45-year fixture in the community of Marblehead. The selection of cards and books spans three large rooms, but what makes this bookstore infamous in the area are the specialty sections: 'Local author,' 'Local Marblehead,' 'Nautical' and 'Staff Picks' are just a few to name that make this a more personal place to shop for books.
Other events here
- 4-Day Creative Writing Workshop for Ages 12+ July 16, 2013 / July 18, 2013 / July 23, 2013 / July 25, 2013, 4:45 pm–6:00 pm