Friday, January 13, 2006

Celebrate the Release of Here on the Chester: Book Signing, Readings and Refreshments, January 25

Chestertown, MD, January 13, 2006 — Washington College's Literary House Press invites the community to celebrate the publication of its new anthology, Here On the Chester: Washington College Remembers Old Chestertown, as we kick off Chestertown's 300th anniversary year, Wednesday, January 25, at 5 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge.

Enjoy refreshments, live music, a local trivia contest with prizes, and readings by contributors to this collection of essays, reflections, poems, and photographs honoring unique people, places, and moments from 300 years of Chestertown history.

Our Contributors
Sheila West Austrian '03
Sarah Blackman '02
John Bohrer '06
William Chapman Bowie '75
John Buettner '89
Elizabeth Clay '08
Professor Robert Day
Kees DeMooy '01
James Dissette '71
Jack Gilden '87
Adam Goodheart, C. V. Starr Fellow
Meredith Davies Hadaway M'96
P. Trams Hollingsworth '75
Roy Hoopes
Jim Landskroener M'91
Marcia Landskroener M'02
John Lang
Andrew McCown '77
Pat Herold Nielsen
Leslie Prince Raimond '63
Jean Dixon Sanders '79
William Thompson '70
Nicole Vattimo '06
Professor Kathy Wagner '79
Marshall Williams M'92
P. J. Wingate '33
Mary Wood '68
Peregrine Wroth, Class of 1803

The event is free and open to all. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Did the Tea Party really happen? Did George Washington really visit Chestertown? What was it like to celebrate Christmas in Kent County 200 years ago? Compiling the work of 28 Washington College writers, Here On the Chester delves into these questions and more as it looks at the multifaceted history of a town that has become a Maryland treasure, a colonial jewel, and an eccentric's haven.

Life is very interesting Here On the Chester—join us Wednesday, January 25, to find out just how much!

For more information contact JoAnn Fairchild at Washington College's Literary House Press, 410-778-7899, or via

Washington College is a private, independent college of liberal arts and sciences located in historic Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, it was the first college chartered in the new nation.

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