Event Details

Two women of similar age, somewhere near 60, will be speaking at the Woods Hole Public Library on Wednesday, August 9, at 7:30 PM. They have titled their talk “Working It/Making It Work: Two Writers Explore Aging Gracefully and Not So Gracefully, For Those at the Tail End of the Baby Boom Generation.”

The two women both have strong ties to Woods Hole. Nava Renek has been summering in Woods Hole most of her life. Nicole Goldman lives in Woods Hole year-round, married to a man who spent his youthful summers in Woods Hole.

Nava Renek will be reading from her new pair of novellas Where the Survivors Are Buried (Rain Mountain Press) which explores parenting, mid-life romance, and coming to terms with mistakes and missteps from the past.  Renek is a writer, editor, and educator.  She has published two novels, Spiritland and No Perfect Words, a collection of short stories, Mating in Captivity and a children’s picture book, Venice is for Cats.  She also conceived of and edited Wreckage of Reason:  Anthology of XXperimental Prose by Contemporary Women Writers and Wreckage of Reason 2: Back To The Drawing Board. She lives in Brooklyn and North Falmouth. More information can be found at: http://www.navarenek.com and http://rainmountainpress.com/books42.html

Nicole Goldman, who is a “tail-ender of the baby boom”, lives and works in Woods Hole, MA.  She has embodied many iterations of a creative professional from arts administrator to designer.  Throughout the decades, she has contributed to magazines, books and on-line journals on topics as varied as flooring materials to business management to historical research.  She has consistently been in print whether discussing her own experiences or reporting on the achievements of other artists and designers, or human interest articles on living today.  Nicole currently blogs at www.thatsmypointblog.com and guest blogs for www.BetterAfter50.com, www.retirementjourneys.com, and www.Sixtyandme.com. She will be reading from her narrative essays collection.


The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.