Sally Allen has always loved books, almost to a fault. At the age of eight, she was nearly sent home from a friend’s birthday party for reading during the festivities. Allen is an avid reader, writer, college instructor, book group moderator, and founder and editor of the book news website, Books, Ink at Hamlethub.
Allen holds a PhD in English Education and MA in English Literature and has taught expository writing, literature, and communications to undergraduates at New York University, Fairfield University, and Post University. In addition, the author facilitates private book group discussions. Her writing about books has appeared in print and online magazines and news sites. Allen’s experiences as a reader, writer, and teacher collectively led her to the creation and release of Unlocking Worlds.
“Reading is both highly personal and deeply communal. My book is about both of these aspects. I’m excited to share the reads that have enriched my life and to inspire readers to reflect on the books that have enriched theirs,” says Allen. “For me, my joy -- whether through this book, Books, Ink, or leading book discussions -- is to generate conversation with and among book lovers.”
The author’s appearance at Elm will include a summer reading discussion, followed by a Q & A and book signing. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a literary door prize gift basket. For more information on Sally Allen or to book her for an appearance, visit www.sallyallenbooks.com.
“Elm welcomes Ms. Allen on May 22 to kick off the summer for book lovers and beyond. We’re thrilled to host this author lunch which appeals to both literary fans and foodies alike,” said Andrea Mallozzi, Marketing/Events Manager, Elm Restaurant.
Set in the heart of New Canaan, Elm is a neighborhood dining destination, serving seasonal American dishes. For more information, visit http://www.elmrestaurant.com.