NEWPORT — Guinness Book of World Record holder Kathleen Saville and Manhattan Review Editor Phillip Fried will read from their books, “Rowing for My Life,” and “Squaring the Circle,” at Nevermore Bookstore in Newport.
The event is free and will take place August 19, at 6:00 p.m.
Saville holds two Guinness World Records as the first woman to row across the North Atlantic and across two oceans.
After her husband’s death in a trekking mishap in the Egyptian desert, she earned a degree in creative writing. She teaches at the American University in Cairo, travels widely, publishes articles, and blogs about her adventures.
She lives in Cairo, Egypt and Derby Line, Vermont.
Fried has published six previous volumes of poetry, including “Early/Late: New & Selected Poems” (Salmon 2011) and “Interrogating Water and Other Poems” (Salmon 2014).
His seventh collection is “Squaring the Circle.”
His poems and reviews have appeared in numerous journals. In addition to writing poetry, he also edits The Manhattan Review, an international poetry review he founded in 1980.
He lives in New York City.
The event includes light refreshments, and all are welcome.
Anyone with questions should call Larry Bradley at Nevermore Bookstore: 802-334-3844.