Delve into a book of essays with something for all in the Calvert Library’s One Book hosting featuring Ross Gay’s fast-seller Book of Delights in Zoom gatherings on September Wednesdays. An initiative is underway to convince the whole darn state of Maryland to read and discuss the book, which consists of year-long musings about things that often go unspoken, some bringing “flummoxment” — Gay’s word in prose that one reviewer calls “a miracle.”
The Calvert Library’s online sessions lead up to a live gathering in addition to Zoom on Monday evening, Oct. 4, in which New Bay Books publisher Sandra Olivetti Martin and friends will hold a writing workshop using Gay’s “The Book of Delights” title. Martin, a writing teacher for decades and co-founder of Bay Weekly, will lead participants including local authors in “finding words to describe the wonders in your world.” The Calvert County Health Dept. recommends masks for those participating in library meeting rooms.