New Lowellian Nicholas DiGiovanni Will Read From His Novel

Writer and editor Nick DiGiovanni is a new Lowell resident, based at the renovated Appleton Mills. He sent me a note today about a book event that he has coming up at the Pollard Library. His book is titled “Rip”:

I’ll be doing a reading and book-signing at the beautiful old Pollard Memorial
Library in Lowell on Thursday, March 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is
free. I’ll talk a bit about Washington Irving and how I came to write a parody
of his classic “Rip Van Winkle,” then I’ll answer audience questions and sign
copies of the book. The library is at 401 Merrimack St., Lowell.

He recently read from the book at the Tarrytown, N.Y., library, where he “livened up a dreary January evening with his lively characters and a charming delivery,” according to Librarian Maureen Perry.

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