First Church Book Group

Date(s) - Wednesday, October 25

First Church Library


First Church Book Group
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm, Library
What Love Tells Me by Richard Waring

On October 25, the Book Group will be exploring the poetry of First Church’s own Richard Waring from his newest book, What Love Tells Me.  Richard will join us for this special evening as we share poems from What Love Tells Me* and learn about the process and power of writing poetry. Richard has described his book this way:

The varied terrain of love, family, solitude, the natural world, the condition of loss, the spirit of place — all align themselves in poetry. As a letter from the front lines, where the latest changes are taking place, a poem is the frankest and most immediate communiqué that struggles to reenact the original feeling in all its complexity and singularity, lifting the personal into a transcendent music. As a spiritual discipline, poetry foregoes the familiar public domain in search of the unsayable, gesturing beyond words. The questions asked can be dangerous: How do you love? When do you forgive? Do you forgive?

The Book Group usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Library. We welcome all who want to join us. There is no ongoing commitment required.  For more information about the Book Group, please contact either Anne Stuart at or Karl Klasson at

*What Love Tells Me is available in the Minuteman Library network.  If you would like to purchase your own copy, you can purchase it from Richard directly by contacting him at, or order it from most local or national booksellers.

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