The Keene Toadstool Bookshop Hosts
Presenting her book In-Person
The Light Above
Saturday, June 18th at 2 pm
The Light Above is a memoir told through the unfolding stories of two proud daughters of New England, Margaret Fuller, American transcendentalist, women's rights champion, and public intellectual, alive in the first half of the nineteenth century; and Maria Dintino, the author, daughter of a first-generation Italian American and longtime New Hampshirite. A literary enthusiast, Dintino encounters Fuller and discovers that her stories shed light on her own. Fuller becomes Dintino's guide and teacher, and Dintino gradually deepens in understanding and trust of her own life story. A memoir that reveals the impact of shared stories, extending beyond the limits of time and place.
Maria Dintino has work-ed in higher education for thirty years, the first twenty-three at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, as an educational counselor and instructor of first-year writing, and the past six years in the library at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Maria is co-founder and writer for the Nasty Women Writers project, where she and her sister Theresa highlight women whose voices have been sidelined and erased from the fabric of our collective experience. Nasty Women Writers resists this shut down on powerful women's voices and claims #nasty as a stance of power, not the putdown often intended. Visit their website: nastywomenwriters.com.Currently, Maria lives in St. Augustine, Florida, yet makes trips north whenever possible to visit family, friends, and especially her grandson, Jaxson.