This program by local author Rebecca Rule is based on her book "Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting, the past, the present, and the future." She focuses on the changes in town meeting over the years, the characters that make town meeting so fascinating, and why it’s such a unique and enduring institution. Her talk is peppered with true town meeting stories and she encourages the audience to tell about their own town meeting experiences. She also talks about the unique twist provided by SB2 Towns with Deliberative Session. She’ll be sure to bring her gavel and her sense of humor!
Rebecca Rule is a full-time writer, humorist, storyteller, host for 10 years of the NH Authors Series on NHPTV, currently host of Our Hometown on NHPTV. She’s been telling stories in New England, especially New Hampshire, for more than twenty years. She hasn’t visited every town in the Granite State, but pretty close — speaking at libraries, historical societies, clubs, and charitable organizations. She says she likes collecting stories because “They’re free and you don’t have to dust them."
She’s the author of a dozen books including N is for NH, an ABC book with photographs by Scott Snyder. Other books include The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, a picture book, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes; Headin’ for the Rhubarb, A NH Dictionary (well, kinda); and The Best Revenge, named one of five essential NH Books by NH Magazine and Outstanding Work of Fiction by the NH Writers Project. Sixty Years of Cuttin’ the Cheese: Joel Sherburne and Calef’s Famous Country Store takes a look at the beloved institution of the general store through the eyes of an amazing (and very funny) man who’s worked in one for sixty years and counting. Her new book, That Reminds Me of a Story, will be published this spring by Hobblebush Press.