Sunday Brunch with Writers and Watercolors

CHRISTINE COPELAND, whose watercolors illustrate her children’s books Seasons in the Forest and Have You Seen the Ghost of John? (a Readers’ Choice award winner), will greet people and sign books at Brook Hollow Press’s table at the 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝘇𝗮𝗮𝗿 this Sunday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 92 Race Street, Holyoke. 

Appearing with Copeland will be Brook Hollow Press author Russell Steven Powell, whose books include America’s AppleApples of New EnglandMy Interview with James Baldwin, and Molly’s 17 Rules for Living.

Powell will have DVDs of his award-winning documentary Shack Time, about the artist shacks in the dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and a number of watercolors in sizes ranging from 9×12 to 12×16, beginning as low as $125.

Brook Hollow’s table will also feature signed copies of the poetry volumes After the Rain and Season of Dreams, by Jonathan A. Wright, and his book, Living Building Makers, which tells the story of the building of the revolutionary R. W. Kern Center on the Hampshire College campus.

Credit cards accepted.

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THE ROSY HOUR (GARDEN FENCE), Russell Steven Powell watercolor on paper, 10×14

THE RACE STREET BAZAAR features books, artwork, vinyl, toys, new and used clothing, collectibles, housewares, and more every Sunday through February in the large music hall at Gateway City Arts. 

Judd’s Restaurant will be open for Sunday brunch next door, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To get to Gateway City Arts, take Exit 15 on I-91 and head straight down the hill on Route 141 East for 2.5 miles.

Gateway City Arts is just beyond the Children’s Museum, in the heart of Holyoke’s historic canal district, within walking distance of Holyoke’s Train Station

There is free on-street parking, and Gateway City’s Bistro will be open for coffee, tea, soda, snacks, and pastries. 

Visit for more information and a schedule of events.

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BROOK HOLLOW PRESS publishes quality books across genres that are rooted in New England people, landscapes, and culture. 

Based in western Massachusetts, Brook Hollow Press features books by and about New England (especially the Connecticut River watershed region), with an emphasis on environmentalism and the arts.

Brook Hollow Press is named for a meandering section of the Mill River in Hatfield, Massachusetts, which winds its way to the Connecticut River through forest, meadow, and flood plain.

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