August 11 - Jay Craven & Nh's Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher
Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher died on January 29, 2017. Mosher participated in the 2012 Tory Hill Authors Series speaking about his decision to embark on a 100-city, cross-country tour of many of America’s best independent book stores, a journey he chronicled in The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home. We are thrilled to be able to offer a New Hampshire Tribute to this wonderful story teller.
Filmmaker Jay Craven worked closely with the Northeast Kingdom writer, making five films based on his stories. Craven will present reflections on his 28-year collaboration with Mosher and a screening of his first Mosher feature film, “Where the Rivers Flow North.” Craven wrote, “Like his character, Quebec Bill, in Disappearances, Howard Mosher was an indefatigable optimist and adventurer. He wrote every day, in longhand on yellow legal pads, and lived his life, non-stop, with visions of character and story percolating in his imagination.”
Mosher’s last book was released this spring. Points North is both humorous and heartbreaking, and, without a wasted word, immerses the reader in Kingdom County, a sliver of America where cold waters harbor brook trout, small communities fight tooth and nail to maintain their signature individualism, and explorations of family history sometimes lead to unsettling revelations.