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Authors at the Aldrich 

Select Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Milne Community Room

Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie

Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.

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Sefakor is a disability rights advocate from Ghana and currently based in Vermont. Her memoir, I’m Able, speaks about her life experiences after losing her ability to walk from polio.

Sefakor's personal experience as a woman of color with a physical disability has shaped her journey as an international advocate for underrepresented especially, people with disabilities from around the globe. Her experiences include serving as an international disability rights advocate, educator, researcher, and policy analyst for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD), and as the Resource Center Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service. 

Kenneth M. Cadow

Wednesday, August 7 at 6 p.m.

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Ken’s latest book Gather, is about A resourceful teenager in rural Vermont struggles to hold on to the family home while his mom recovers from addiction in this striking debut novel. Gather is a National Book Award nominee and the Vermont Reads selection for 2024-2025.

Kenneth Cadow is an educator and writer and lives in Vermont with his wife and three children, a dog and three cats. Throughout his multiple careers of student, taxi driver, naval officer, grocery store owner, editor, and high school and middle school art teacher, one thing has remained constant: he has always been a writer. For several years, he was editor of The Upper Valley Parents' Paper, a parenting magazine that served New Hampshire and Vermont.

Alan Rubel

Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

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Alan recently wrote The Greatest Burden The Greatest Blessing , a book he co-wrote about caregiving to family.

Alan, along with his co-writers Mark Resnick and Michael Tenaglia, put together 44 short short stories to give hope to caregivers dealing with all sorts of conditions including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s to autism, Down syndrome, cancer, mental health disorders, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, PTSD, and even the death of a pet.

 

“There is no course or manual on how to be a caregiver, you will almost certainly be unprepared,” Rubel said in an interview to the Times Argus.

Rob Broder

Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m.

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Rob Broder is a children’s book author and founding publisher of Ripple Grove Press, an award-winning, picture book publishing company. Since he began building his skills and experience in publishing, he has read hundreds of picture books and thousands of submissions. He has a passion for well-told and beautifully illustrated books. Rob consults with writers and publishers as a developmental editor, ghost writer, and creative director. He lives with his family in Vermont.

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