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February, 2021

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Meet Your Groton Neighbors
A Conversation and Afternoon Tea
Carol Canner and Elizabeth Goldring
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4-5:15 p.m.

Pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and get to know one of your neighbors through
the art of good, old fashioned conversation-- Zoom style.

Our members have extraordinary life stories to tell. We get to know one another best by listening to and understanding how a person’s life experiences help to define the paths they have chosen and the values and commitments they most cherish. In this conversation, we have the good fortune to meet two accomplished artists, Carol and Elizabeth, who will speak together about how their backgrounds formed and influenced their work, their respective journeys to live in Groton, the inspiration for their artistic endeavors, and their enduring friendship. See their Bios below.
We will invite you to join in with your questions and comments.
Limit of 25 participants.
Please RSVP to Diane Hewitt, 978-448-6228 or or register here on the Groton Neighbors website.
Click here for Zoom Invitation
Biographical Sketches
Carol Canner and Elizabeth Goldring

Elizabeth Goldring is a visually challenged artist and poet. As Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Goldring-Piene collaborated with MIT and Harvard engineers, scientists, physicians, designers, and students to create seeing tools and visual experiences for herself and others like her with severe vision loss due to macular degeneration or other diseases of the cornea, retina, and lens.
Elizabeth has published 3 books of poetry and contributed to several poetry anthologies. She has exhibited interactive Eye/Sight installations internationally. She graduated from Smith College and received a Master’s degree from Harvard University. She worked as exhibits developer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collection of Fine Arts and the Boston Children’s Museum.
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8:00 AM
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Join the Groton Neighbors ZOOM Book Discussion
Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4-5:15 p.m.
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
RSVP: David Smith at
Limit of 15

“It‘s a good time of year to lose yourself in an absorbing, transportive story that has nothing topical, tropical, stormy, or smarmy about it. Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) may be better known for his 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winner, "Angle of Repose," but it‘s his last novel, "Crossing to Safety," that keeps drawing me back. This is the kind of book that reminds you why reading is such a wonderful solace and escape.” Heller McAlpin, Christian Science Monitor

This semi-autobiographical novel follows the many-decades’ friendship of two couples, from their early married lives through the twists and turns their lives and careers bring to them. It is a gentle, wise and beautifully crafted, thought by many to be one of the finest works of the 20th Century.

Discussion facilitated by David Smith, Former English Faculty member at
Lawrence Academy. Groton Public Library will be reserving copies of this book that can be picked up curbside.