The Frye Festival is organising roundtrip by bus to Sussex on Friday, March 13 for the book launch of NB bestselling author Beth Powning’s new novel, A Measure of Light.
The book launch will feature a 17th century set to reflect the novel’s content, and guests are asked to dress up in period clothing, or completely in black. Historically accurate food will be served and Picaroons will brew a special ale for the occasion (cash bar).
For $49.50 (tax included), you get a seat on the bus and a priority admission to the event, as well as a copy of A Measure of Light (15% off the cover price of the book) and a $5 coupon at the Festival bookstore, Tidewater Books. A book-free option is offered at a cost of $22.50 (tax included). Cheque or credit card payments are accepted.
Departure for the roundtrip to Sussex by coach is at 5 p.m., returning around 10 p.m. A maximum of 56 places are available on the bus and you must reserve your spot before Friday, February 27 by calling the Frye Festival team at 506-859-4389 or dropping in in person at the Festival office (2nd floor, Aberdeen Cultural Centre, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB). The launch is expected to attract a crowd of more than 500 people.
About the book:
In her most dramatic and ambitious novel yet, bestselling author Beth Powning re-imagines the life of Mary Dyer, a Quaker who defied death to champion religious freedom during America’s earliest years. Set in 1600s New England, A Measure of Light tells the story of Mary Dyer, a Puritan who flees persecution in Elizabethan England only to find the Puritan establishment in Massachusetts every bit as vicious as the one she has left behind.
For more information about the evening or the Frye Festival, visit www.frye.ca.