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Pegi Deitz Shea, Vernon’s Inaugural Poet Laureate, will debut her first book of poetry for adult readers, The Weight of Kindling, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30pm at Rockville Public Library. A reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. The Weight of Kindling (Grayson Books) examines Shea’s sources of inspiration from her grandmother in New Jersey, her world travels, and her family’s life here in Vernon. Shea, a two-time winner of the CT Book Award for Children’s Literature, will also have copies of her books for young readers available for sale.

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