Have you seen Evidence of Flossing?

We have and we can’t wait to show you!
Join us for the official launch of Evidence of Flossing…

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LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More

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SUNDAY SALON
Sunday, October 15 • Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More

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Hosted by
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street • Branford, CT

For more, email 3chairspublishing@gmail.com.

Evidence: Horseshoe Crab

Each year, half a million Horseshoe Crabs are captured and bled alive to create biomedical technology. According to reports, 10-30% of them die, which is considered better than their statistical fate as fertilizer and bait. (“The Blood Harvest,” Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic.)

IMAGE: Horseshoe Crab Harvest, 1928. Delaware Public Archives, from the upcoming book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind.

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Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind
Poetry & Photography by Jennifer A. Payne
180 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Color Photos
Available from Three Chairs Publishing, October 2017

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Don’t Miss Evidence of Flossing!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events to celebrate the launch of Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, then follow this blog, or Like our Facebook page for event detail as they become available!

OCTOBER 14
Launch Party for Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind
Saturday, October 14, 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More
Hosted by the Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street, Branford, CT


OCTOBER 15
Sunday Salon
Sunday, October 15, Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More
Hosted by the Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street, Branford, CT


NOVEMBER 18
Book Signing: Rock Garden
Saturday, November 18, 11-2
Book Signing, Refreshments & More
at the Rock Garden
17 South Main Street, Branford, CT


Second Thursday Poetry Series: Nan Meneely and Jen Payne

Enjoy an evening of poetry with Guilford Poets Guild members Nancy F. Meneely and Jen Payne as part of the Second Thursday Poetry Series presented by the Guild and the Guilford Free Library on Thursday, September 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the library. The event begins with an Open Mic from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m., and follows with readings from both poets.

Nan Meneely has been a member of the GPG since 2007. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, an M.A.T. in English from Yale and an M.Ed. from UMass/Amherst. She has taught at high school, college and graduate school levels and worked as a trainer in State and Federal government departments. After retiring from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2006, she retired to Connecticut to focus on poetry, helping to administer the work of the Guilford Poets Guild and the Connecticut River Poets to support the writing and appreciation of poetry in Shoreline communities. She has published poetry, book reviews and articles in a variety of literary publications and newspapers. Her book, Letter from Italy, 1944, which provides the libretto for the oratorio of the same name, was published by Antrim House in 2013 and was the only book of poetry awarded in the Legacy Non-fiction category of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. It was noted by the Hartford Courant as one of thirteen important books published by Connecticut writers in 2013. Nan currently lives in Essex, CT.

One of the GPG’s newest members, Jen Payne is inspired by those life moments that move us most — love and loss, joy and disappointment, milestones and turning points. When she is not exploring our connections with one another, she enjoys writing about our relationships with nature, creativity, and mindfulness, and how these provide balance in our frenetic, spinning world. In 2014, she published LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, a collection of essays, poems and original photography. Her new poetry book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, will be available in October. Jen is the owner of Words by Jen, a graphic design and creative services company in Branford. She is a member of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Connecticut Poetry Society, Guilford Arts Center, and the Guilford Poets Guild. Her poetry was featured in Inauguration Nation at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, and Shuffle & Shake at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Her writing has been published by The Aurorean, Six Sentences, the Story Circle Network, WOW! Women on Writing, and The Perch, a publication by the Yale Program for Recovery & Community Health.

There will be books for sale at the event, and refreshments will be served. Remember to bring your own poem to share during the Open Mic!

The Guilford Free Library is located at 67 Park Street in Guilford. This program is free and open to all. Please register by phone, in person, or online (203) 453-8282, guilfordfreelibrary.org.

Jen Payne photo by Christine Chiocchio, Branford, CT, 2014. Nan Meneely photo courtesy of Guilford Poets Guild

Evidence: Glacier

Glaciers across much of the world are retreating in response to changing climate. Since 1967, the Teton Glacier, seen here in 2016, has lost 15 percent of its surface area. If current trends continue, the glaciers of the Teton Range will disappear. Their passing will be one of the many transformations this landscape will experience in the face of climate change.

Photo ©2017 Jen Payne, from the upcoming book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind.

Life Lessons from Dad

Study hard, be smart.

Weigh the pros and cons of your decisions.

Stand on your own two feet.

Hard work is a key to success.

Dream big.

Love what you love with passion.

When you fall off a horse, get right back on.

Laugh a lot and often…

and you’ll come out on the other side just fine.

That’s my dad and me, college graduation 1988. He died 7 years later, 22 years ago today, at the age of 52. Life is fleeting — perhaps that is the biggest lesson of all.