Lovell Speaker Collection introduces Debra Spark, with Rachel Thurston and Jen Ward

LOVELL – The Charlotte Hobbs Library Speaker Collection continues on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. with a Zoom-only speak and panel dialogue with Debra Spark, writer and co-editor of “Breaking Bread” and Rachel Thurston of the Lovell Space Meals Pantry and Jen Ward of Flyaway Farm. Their speak is entitled “Breaking Bread.”

Spark is the writer of 4 novels, two collections of quick tales, and two books of essays on fiction writing. She co-edited “Breaking Bread” with Deborah Pleasure Corey to lift funds for a nonprofit working to finish meals insecurity. An award-winning assortment of essays by internationally acknowledged writers and foodies, “Breaking Bread” celebrates native meals, household, and neighborhood, whereas exploring how what’s on our plates engages with what’s off: grief, pleasure, love, ethics, race, and sophistication. The e-book was a finalist for the 2022 New England E book Awards. She teaches at Colby Faculty.

Thurston operates the Lovell Space Meals Pantry and Ward is the proprietor of an off-grid, solar-powered, small household farm in Stow that makes use of natural and bio-dynamic practices in elevating animals for meat and rising flowers, herbs, greens, fruits, berries, and seedlings.