Richie Davis: Flights of Fancy, Souls of Grace - Reading & Book Signing

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Flights of Fancy, Souls of Grace

. . . a third collection of true tales from extraordinary lives to inspire and celebrate . . .

Here are stories that matter. Stories that celebrate life. Here are true accounts of lives grounded in conscience, restorative justice, spiritual devotion in the aftermath of genocide, an exploration into the world of deafness, a century-old woman’s creative adventures pioneering in alternative education, and a sculptor’s ongoing discovery of lightness and levity in stone as he carves.

There’s even a field trip to visit Elsie the Cow, Mary “little lamb” Sawyer, Johnny Appleseed and lots of other cultural icons.

About Richie Davis:

My own story begins east of the Big Apple, and continues just outside Rochester, N.Y., where I edited two award-winning suburban weekly newspapers.

For over 40 years, I’ve written for and edited newspapers in western Massachusetts, where I’ve excelled at finding the narratives within stories.

Along the way, I’ve imagined the possibilities for enterprising writing that respects and captures the vitality of my subjects and innovates various approaches to help us discover the magic lying beneath the surface... and potentially help us connect with one another ... and even deeper within ourselves.

Through in-depth interviews and comprehensive series, I’ve envisioned, written and edited work that’s won 35 awards from the New York and New England News Executives Associations and the Massachusetts Press Association, along with recognition from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. I've been a guest on public television as well as radio to talk about my work, have been a guest speaker at public forums and have been invited to do in-depth memoir interviewing and to advise in Pulitzer Center's Student Student Fellowship program.

Check out my Pulitzer Center reporting.

Check out some of my many feature articles, about a Native American scholar's book on King Philip's War, about immersive theater, about Northfield's Schell Bridge, about teaching music to underserved children.

Now that you know my story, let’s consider yours

Books will be available for you to purchase and Riche will sign.  Cash or check accepted.