Grafton – The Grafton Historical Society will host a special tea Friday, April 5, featuring author Amy Belding Brown.
Brown received her MFA from Bates College, married a United Church of Christ minister and raised four children before publishing her novel, “Mrs. Emerson’s Wife,” in 2005. Her second novel to go to print is the story of Mary Rowlandson, a captive of Indian warriors who sold her to a female sachem. This tale, “Flight of the Sparrow,” was published in 2014 after she and her husband moved back to her native Vermont, just days before Tropical Storm Irene devastated that area in 2011.
The event will be held at the South Grafton Community House, 25 Main St., South Grafton, from 1 to 3 p.m. for an expanded version of the First Friday Tea. Brown will speak on Sarah Sartell who married Solomon Prentice, Grafton’s first minister. Guests are invited to listen to her tell of her extensive research into Sarah’s unique past, while enjoying some fresh Irish Breakfast Tea, pastries, fruit, cheese and gluten-free cookies.
Reservations are encouraged. There are 40 spots open and a small fee of $5 requested. Call 508-839-0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.