Music & Author Series
Music Series 2018
Music Series 2017
*The Belmont Public Library Friends Music on Saturday Series will take place from December 2016 to April 2017. On one Saturday afternoon in each month from January to April, talented musicians will present an hour of music from four world cultures. All programs will begin at 3 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. Music on Saturday is free to all thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Check back soon to see a full lineup for this year’s Music on Saturday Series.
Crystal King to Speak on Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Author Crystal King will speak on her book Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome, much of which she wrote IN the Belmont Library! The story of Rome’s notorious foodie, Marcus Gavius Apicius, told from the viewpoint of his slave and cook, Thrasius. An enthralling, delicious tale that will transport you into the crowded marketplaces and baths of ancient Rome and leave you hungry for ancient fare. Kirkus Review writes, “[i]n her addictively readable first novel…the food lore is fascinating and the time period is inherently dramatic…aficionados of all things SPQR will eat this up.”
Crystal is a novelist, editor, professor, social media professional, and critical & creative thinker. Her work as a writer is the thread that ties my broad experience together. Crystal is currently writing my second novel, THE SECRET CHEF, about a famous Italian Renaissance chef, Bartolomeo Scappi, who was the cuoco segreto (private cook) to several Popes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the annual Author Series features local authors discussing their work. The series runs from Fall through Winter each year.
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