Save the Village, Michele Herman’s fictional tale of life in Greenwich Village, is a literary love letter to her longtime neighborhood. Herman’s protagonist, Becca Cammeyer — a Village tour guide living in a fifth-floor walk-up with her aging dog — barely escapes a devastating tragedy that forces her to confront her own paralysis, her survivor’s guilt, and the mess she’s made of her life. She embarks on wildly improbable reconciliations and new relationships, reflecting on a changing world and her beloved Greenwich Village.
Herman’s Save the Village is a true delight to read, and she’ll join us via Zoom to discuss her literary inspiration and process as well as remark on her favorite memories of our neighborhood. Register now to eavesdrop on our conversation, and don’t forget to purchase a copy of Herman’s delightful new book. You can order a hard-cover or paperback copy of Save the Village now from the publisher, Regal House.
Michele Herman is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes and Victory Boulevard. Her stories, poems, essays and articles have appeared in dozens of publications including Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Hudson Review, The Sun and New York Quarterly. She teaches at The Writers Studio, does developmental editing, is a two-time winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize for her translations of Jacques Brel songs, and was a semifinalist in the 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. A Villager since 1985, she is also a long-time columnist for The Villager and The Village Sun, and recipient of the 2018 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Award for best column. She often performs her own prose and poetry in cabaret and theatrical settings around New York City, often alongside her singing husband. More at www.micheleherman.com and https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/michele-herman/.
- Tuesday, February 22, 2022
- 6:00 pm