[Attn. Meeting cancelled.] Head down to ‘Books & Bourbon’ at New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, Monday at 6pm to discuss “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell. While this examination of the early Puritans and Separatists — including our own Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson — was written for a popular audience, it is well researched and Vowell’s scholarship is sound. But yes, she does bring a modern perspective to the topic. The following occurred when Vowell stopped by Prospect Terrace.
One morning, I sat on a bench near the Williams statue eating breakfast, and from the open window of a passing car I heard rapper Eminem on the the radio, asking, “May I have your attention, please?”as Williams must have asked so many times, trying to get the men and women of New England to hear what he had to say.
This book is a great way in to the Roger Williams story. (Facebook event page.)
Free, 6pm, Monday, August 22, New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, Arcade Providence, 130 Westminster Street, (directions)