Blog: Author: Jean Slavkovsky

BOOK LAUNCH! “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan Thursday, October 25, 2018 7PM

Join us for the launch of “The Darkness” by Matt Brennan, long-time member of the Malden Writers’ Collaborative on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m.

Book Synopsis: “On the surface, Dorian Whitney seems like any other boy his age. He hangs out with his friends whenever he can, constantly complains about his daily chores around the house, and stays up late almost every night playing video games.

But in reality, he’s so different, there isn’t even a category to put him in.

In the 2015 Tablo.io NaNoWriMo winner,  a virus decimates the entire planet’s human population. No treatment or vaccine can be found, so contraction—meant death.

Humanity is forced to seek refuge in hermetically sealed self-sustaining bunkers, commonly referred to as ‘Biospheres’. The disease, however, remains active and continues to spread, despite the survivor’s best intentions and inexhaustible precautions. It is therefore commonplace for connections to become broken. The people of the network begin to call the silence that inevitably comes at the end of the line: The Darkness.”

Matt Brennan is a six-year member of the Malden Writing Collaborative and besides winning the 2015 NaNoWriMo Novel writing contest at Tablo.io has published a short story entitled The Glass Slipper Entanglement in the literary magazine eFiction India. A story he wrote in response to a writing prompt he received as a member of the collaborative.

Books will be available for purchase for $15, cash.

Thursday, October 4th 7PM
Information Session for
The Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Are you a local writer?
Are you interested in joining a collaborative community of committed writers?
Are you looking for people to workshop your writing and are you committed to doing the same for others?
Are you open-minded, respectful, and encouraging to fellow writers and to the writing process?

The Malden Writers’ Collaborative will host their Informational Session on Thursday, October 4th at 7PM in the Maccario Room. Here we will give go over group expectations, group etiquette, hear first-hand experiences from previous season members, and answer any questions.

At the end of this session interested parties will sign up for the 2018-2019 season. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 7-8:30PM, October-May, culminating in a Public Reading.
You must attend the Information Session in order to sign up– the group will then be closed to additional members until the 2019-2020 season.

Thursday, May 31st 7PM Public Reading by the Malden Writers’ Collaborative

Join us for 8th Annual Public Reading by Malden’s own creative writing group, the Malden Writers’ Collaborative. The group meets twice a month at the library from October through May.

Members will share pieces they’ve workshopped this past year. Hear fiction and nonfiction focused on relationships, death, journeys, family, war, coming of age, and much more!

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, June 12th 7PM Free Concert

Join us for a free concert on Tuesday, June 12th at 7pm in the Ryder Art Gallery with Yun Lee, piano and Agnes Kim, cello, & The Early Bird Brass Quintet of The First Lutheran Church, Malden.

Selections include:
Brahms Sonata in E Minor for cello and piano, first movement
Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
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Bach Contrapunctus,
Gershwin’s Three Preludes,
a Lennon/McCartney Suite,
a Sousa March, and more!

Thursday, June 14th 6-8PM Monet’s Magic: Learn Pastels with Gregory Maichack

Learn the art of pastels in this hands-on workshop with returning artist Gregory Maichack. The workshop is a two-hour event that enables sheer beginners to advanced adults, teens 18+, to experience creating a pastel painting while offering interesting and entertaining historical information about Monet’s life and painting techniques, a demo at easel, and participants’ own experience with pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied). All take home their own pastel paintings. This event is sponsored by the Malden Cultural Council and the Friends of the Malden Public Library.

Call 781-324-0218 to sign up. Space is limited.

Poetry Reading with David Surette—Monday, April 9th 7PM

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 7pm to hear Malden-native David Surette read from his new collection of poetry, Malden.

He is the author of five other collections: Wicked Hard, The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School, Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In and Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. His poems have been recently featured in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers. He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater Junior High School. He lives on Cape Cod.

This event is free and open to the public.

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20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser


Gather your family, friends, and colleagues, to test your wits in support of the Malden Public Library!
The 20th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30p.m.-9:30p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden. Gather a table of ten people for $360, which includes dinner, dessert, three rounds of trivia, and more! Cash bar. Sign up your team by Friday, December 15, 2017, for a very important EXTRA point.
Call 781-324-0218 or email Librarian Jean Slavkovsky at jslavkovsky@maldenpubliclibrary.org for more information.