What: Beth Moon reading from Literary Chickens
Where: Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459
When: Tuesday, November 27th from 7PM-9PM
“[Beth Moon’s] images have a fairy-tale quality to them . . . without color, I could see things that had at first escaped my eyes: their elegant bearing, their strong expressions, and the ethereal quality and texture of their feathers. By eliminating the color, Beth allowed me to see the chickens’ beauty in a deeper way.” —Isabella Rossellini, from the foreword to Literary Chickens
Join best-selling photographer of Ancient Trees, Beth Moon, for a reading and book signing at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA in celebration of her new release, Literary Chickens, a fierce, funny, and flamboyant collection of fifty-two heritage-breed chickens assessing the camera with a keen gaze. By focusing on the faces of her avian subjects, Beth Moon reveals them to us not just as beautiful and exotic creatures, but as individuals in their own right.
Moon will be in conversation with award-winning blogger Melissa Caughey, discussing the practice of urban chickenkeeping and more. After the discussion, Moon will sign copies of her book.
Beth Moon, a New York–based photographer, has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly toned platinum-palladium prints. Her bestselling books include Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time and Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees.
Melissa Caughey is a backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, gardener, and cook who pens the award-winning blog, Tilly's Nest.