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The Poetry Group 

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 

The poetry group has just started a new book. "Poem-a-day 365 Poems for Every Occasion" selected by the Academy of American Poets

We have a limited number of poetry books available to purchase for $14

New members welcome!


Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

House of Mirth with Mary Kate O'Keefe

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Start your morning with stimulating discussion! 

Mary Kate O'Keefe returns this summer to lead a class on the "House of Mirth." She will explore the upper crust society in New York City and what a miserable thing it was to be a woman of the upper class in the high society at the turn of the century. 

Mary Kate, from Barrington, RI, has been teaching high school English at Portsmouth High School for almost 30 years. She brings a vibrant energy and passion about literature to the classroom. 

Literature Classes

Really Short Stories

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Can three-paragraphs really contain the classic elements of a short story? Can there be a meaningful conflict in a page. How much “plot” do we need to be satisfied? Can a character be developed in 2 pages? Can we even find significant themes? How short can a “short story” be and still get away with, well, being a story?

We'll explore these questions – and many more – as we tackle some truly Liliputian lit in this three week offering. And besides, it's summer, it's hot, and it'll be a nice break from heavier literature. Or will it? Join John Lord, former English teacher and writer, as we explore literature that truly puts the “short” in short stories. 

Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email hamiltonhouse276@gmail.com 

​​​​​Author's Corner

Tuesday July 25 at 1 p.m.

Harris "Hershey Rosen is an East Side resident and the author of "My Family Record Book. Hershey, former founder and CEO of School House Candy, wrote this book to help people have peace of mind over the organization of their important information. He uses his book to speak to groups about the need to be organized. From life insurance policies, to what keys go to what, where the passwords and accounts are located, and how to operate one's life and home when away for an extended period of time. 

The book is in its second publication. Hershey is a dynamic speaker and quite experienced and well-known in the community.