"Returning home to read a book that is very deeply rooted in Carlsen Road and West Newbury means the world to me, and I can't wait to share the full story with everyone. Knowing I have the support of the Pentucket Arts Foundation and the G.A.R. Memorial Library makes it even more special," says Jessica.
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(Available: April 26, 2020)
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Jessica Pearce Rotondi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. Her work has been published by The History Channel, Atlas Obscura, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, and Greatist. Previously, she was Senior Lifestyle Editor at The Huffington Post and a staff member at the PEN American Center, the world’s oldest literary human rights organization. Her first job in New York City was as a book publicist at St. Martin’s Press, where she had a “room of her own” in the Flatiron Building to fill with books.
Jessica is a graduate of Brown University, where she received a research grant to conduct an oral history project on World War II. "What We Inherit" is her first book.
Connect with Jessica on Twitter and Instagram @JessicaRotondi or visit JessicaPearceRotondi.com.
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Voices of West Newbury
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This past summer, the Pentucket Arts Foundation earned one of a coveted handful of creative partnership grants from the Essex County Community Foundation. ECCF in partnership with the Barr Foundation is funding 11 projects from Lynn to Newburyport as part of the Creative County Initiative (CCI) -- a groundbreaking collaboration designed to elevate the region’s arts and culture sector and support creative expression and the local creative economy.
For more information about the Creative County Initiative, visit www.eccf.org/creative-county and
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