Program: Swift River Anthology Author Visit

Swift River Anthology book author visit

Thursday, October 13

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In the library's Activities Room.

Dorothy Johnson, author of A Swift River Anthology, will visit the Athol Public Library to discuss her work and give a reading.

A Swift River Anthology is a collection of essential musings of imaginary pre-Quabbin residents buried in Ware?s Quabbin Park Cemetery.  The Quabbin Park Cemetery is repository for remains of those who had been buried in the cemeteries of towns flooded in the 1930s to create Quabbin Reservoir as a drinking supply for the city of Boston. Flooded towns are Dana, Prescott, Enfield, and Greenwich.

Portions of New Salem are also under the Quabbin.

Farms, businesses, public buildings, and residences were taken by eminent domain to facilitate inundating the area, and all residents were evacuated.

The book A Swift River Anthology is available for $15.95 from New Salem General Store, Bruce's Browser in Athol, and Amherst Books; from the publisher, Haley's at; and online. The book will also be sold at the library following the presentation on October 13.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please call the library at 978-249-9515 for more information.