Literary Series at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts kicks off a four-part literary series on Sunday November 7 with Dana Simson, lifelong environmentalist and author/illustrator. Simson will sign and talk about her book “Come Together: Handbook to Retool for the Future” from 3:00-5:00 pm.  This smart action handbook Published by Green Writers Press is packed with accessible solutions to getting beyond plastics, fossil fuels and other harmful practices. “Come Together” addresses how to tackle areas in both your home or office to simplify, declutter and create greener, healthier spaces. The program is open to adults and youth six and up.

Dana Simson has written and illustrated fourteen books. She will have others from her collection available, including “Janey Monarch Seed”- a STEAM picture book with a sweet story of how to save the Monarch butterflies, coupled with science content. Told in simple verse, the story is a gentle but lively introduction to monarch biology and ecology, emphasizing habitat needs and the role humans play as active stewards in the natural world. Dana designed this book and created the illustrations with her husband John Orth.

Additional talks are scheduled for November 21 with Barbara Lockhart reading from “Collected Stories”; December 5 with Posey Boicourt presenting “Blue Tulip”; and December 12 with Veronica Li and Sverrir Sigurdsson sharing “Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir”. All talks are free and open to the public. Books will be available for signing.

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