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Award-Winning Author To Give Book Talk In Westport On 'London Road'

Tessa Smith McGovern wrote "Cocktails for Book Lovers." As part of Westport Library’s adult summer reading, McGovern will give a reading from her book "London Road" at Rive Bistro in Westport.
Tessa Smith McGovern wrote "Cocktails for Book Lovers." As part of Westport Library’s adult summer reading, McGovern will give a reading from her book "London Road" at Rive Bistro in Westport. Photo Credit: Contributed
Author Tessa Smith McGovern
Author Tessa Smith McGovern Photo Credit: Westport Library's Facebook page

WESTPORT, Conn. -- As part of Westport Library’s adult summer reading program, award-winning author Tessa Smith McGovern will read from her book "London Road" from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at Rive Bistro in Westport.

There will be a cocktail mixer with light refreshments, including a cash bar.

McGovern is co-founder of Westport’s Fairfield County Writers’ Studio and is an award-winning writer whose linked short story collection, "London Road: Linked Stories," is an Amazon bestseller and gold medal winner in the 2012 eLit Awards.

Her nonfiction book, "Cocktails for Book Lovers," (Sourcebooks), is also an Amazon bestseller. Her many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London.

She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing and publisher of stories and memoirs on iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle. eChook won a silver medal in the 2012 eLit Awards and its stories have been read by thousands of readers in 100-plus countries.

She also is host, writer and producer of BookGirlTV, an award-winning digital channel that promotes books and reading on all digital platforms and smart TVs.

On YouTube, BookGirlTV is partnered with Disney’s MakerGen Studios, has 710 subscribers, and has 6 million minutes viewed.

She also teaches at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and a class called "Write Your Story to Prompts" (Fiction) at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, 21 Charles St., Westport.

Register for the program by clicking here.

Rive Bistro is at 299 Riverside Ave., Westport.

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