In celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday, join author and Arrowhead Writer-In-Residence, Jana Laiz, along with actors/narrators Caroline Calkins and Tom Jaeger of Shakespeare and Co, in the launch of their new audiobook, “Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor.” Called “a collectible gem” by the Berkshire Eagle, and Amazon’s #1 New Release in Children’s US Biographies, it is the story of a very special relationship between 9 year-old Eleanor Melville Thomas and her famous granddad, Herman Melville.
Jana will discuss the writing of this sweet history of Melville, and Caroline and Tom will read passages from it.
There will be wine, cheese and desserts and limited free downloads and books for sale.

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Arrowhead Museum
780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield Massachusetts