September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere (the autumn equinox is around September 22nd) and the start of spring in the southern hemisphere. For many, the month of September signals the end of summer and the beginning of a new exciting school year. But it’s so much more…
Holidays and events celebrated in September are Labor Day, the first Monday in September, Native American Day, Constitution Day, and Citizenship Day. It’s also known for being Hispanic Heritage Month, and thus, the Community Diversity Group will hold its annual Multicultural Heritage event this month.

We also recognize and promote National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Our monthly Schlow meetings resume! It will still be on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. But please note the new time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Our monthly social is on the 4th Tuesday of the month @ the Scholar Hotel’s social food and drink. The time is 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

NVWN guest speaker: Marjorie Maddox
Mining Ideas: A Reading and Discussion
September 13th, 6:30-7:30 pm

Prof. Marjorie Maddox

A Sage Graduate Fellow of Cornell University (MFA) and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox, has published over 13 collections of poetry.
Marjorie Maddox will discuss mining ideas for poetry from everyday experiences and art, medicine, sports, place, and headline news. She will read, among other selections, brief excerpts from her newest books:
Begin with a Question (Paraclete Press 2022, International Book Award Winner);
Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (Wipf and Stock), which focuses on her father’s unsuccessful heart transplant;
Local News from Someplace Else (Wipf and Stock) addresses raising children in an unsafe world; several children’s books;
Heart Speaks, Is Spoken For, an ekphrastic collaboration with photographer Karen Elias—selections from the photographs and poems will be on exhibit in September at Schlow Library (Shanti Arts 2022);

Questions from the audience are encouraged. Books will be available for purchase and signing (cash or check). Join us!

Upcoming guest speakers at a glance:
October 11th: Author J.L. Delozier’s newest book: The Photo Thief
November 8th: Jerry Kammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist
December 13th: Open Read

What local book clubs are reading:

Inspirational Book Club
Where daffodils Bloom by Leya Delray
Meets every Monday at Barnes& Noble @ 10:00-11:00 am
New members welcome!

CDG/SCASD Community Book Club
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, September 21st  @ 7-8 pm.
Where: Virtual

AAUW Book Club (Adelante)
Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo
When: Every other month on the 3rd Thursday, October 13th, @ 2:30 pm
Where: Virtual

Well-Read Book Club
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
When: 4th Wednesday of the month, September 28th @7-8 pm
Where: Virtual
Register at Schlow Library

For more information on any of these Book clubs, or if you want your book club listed, contact