Friday, March 31 - April 2 - Princeton, Mercer County
This Spring sees the return of Princeton’s own little literary festival, the Salon on Stockton Street, now in its second year. Two neighbors on Stockton Street, Morven Museum & Garden, and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), are collaborating again to run a varied international program of book interviews with authors from Ireland, the USA, New Zealand, Scotland, and the Netherlands, a one-man play on Charles Darwin, and a private tour of Morven’s Bruce Springsteen photographic exhibition – something for everyone, and all in the intimate setting of a literary salon in CTI’s Luce Hall and Morven.
The Salon opens on the Friday evening, March 31st, with a reception at Morven to meet the authors and enjoy a private tour of the Springsteen exhibition with Morven curator Beth Allan.
On the Saturday, April 1, BBC broadcaster Sally Magnusson will interview four very different authors from around the world at Luce Hall. Philip McDonagh is the former Irish Ambassador to Russia, and a published poet in his native Ireland. He will discuss Gondla, his own translation of a Russian play about an Irish legend set in Iceland! David Grinspoon is an American planetary scientist whose book, Earth in Human Hands, tells the story of how humans are changing the planet for both good and ill. Liam McIlvanney is a prize-winning crime novelist in New Zealand, who will discuss the first two novels in his Conway Trilogy about a Glasgow journalist in the murky world of crime and politics in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In closing, Magnusson will discuss the challenge of writing family memoirs with Pia de Jong, a Dutch writer now living in Princeton – both have published moving personal accounts of caring for loved ones with serious illnesses.
Local Princeton businesses are also part of the Salon on Saturday. Labyrinth Books will run book sales and author signings at Luce Hall, and Jammin’ Crepes will have its food truck at Morven for lunch.
The Salon will come to a dramatic finale on the Sunday afternoon, April 2, at Luce Hall, with the performance of an acclaimed one-man play on the life of Charles Darwin, Mr. Darwin’s Tree, with British actor Andrew Harrison, followed by tea and a panel discussion on Darwin.
For questions about the event, please contact email@example.com. For ticketing questions, please contact Development Associate Kimmy Kolvites at 609-924-8144 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ. For more information, a full schedule, and to purchase tickets directly visit www.morven.org.
Opening Day at Cooper Grist Mill
Children Friendly Site
The site is open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The last tour of the Gristmill begins at 3:30 pm. The suggested donation to tour the gristmill is $3/adult, $2/ senior (65+), and $1/child age 4 - 16. FREE/child under age 4, and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members with a current membership card. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.