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‘Georgia’ coming to Westwood

The Friends of the Westwood Library welcomes national bestselling author, Dawn Tripp, on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tripp’s acclaimed “Georgia” brings artist Georgia O’Keeffe vividly to life in a riveting story about her years with Alfred Stiegliz in New York and the impact of their relationship on her life, her vision, and her art - the story of how Georgia the girl became Georgia O’Keeffe, master painter and American icon.

Tripp is the author of three previous novels, “Moon Tide,” “The Season of Open Water,” which won the Massachusetts Book Award for fiction, and “The Game of Secrets,” a Boston Globe bestseller. Her work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, and NPR, among other publications. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and lives in Massachusetts with her family.

To celebrate this author and the artist she honors in her latest novel, the Friends have three “Georgia” inspired give-aways. Visit the Main Library for a free chance to win a Georgia O’Keeffe framed “Poppies” print, the Children’s department to win a “Blooming Artist Basket,” and the Islington branch to take home an “All Things O’Keeffe Basket.”

At this event, the Friends will also be collecting donations for the Circle of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homeless children, women and men in and around Boston with clothing and necessities in order to preserve and enhance overall health and personal dignity. The Friends invites Westwood residents to donated new socks and undergarments to be collected in bins located in the main Library lobby.

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