Kristen Bair O’Keeffe’s “The Art of Floating” is the story of a popular novelist, Sia Dane, whose world is shattered when her husband disappears without a trace. More than a year later, she discovers a mute, unresponsive man on the beach. Her grief makes her determined to unravel this man’s mystery and help him find his family.
Bair O’Keeffe is also the author of “Thirsty.” She has been teaching writing for the pat 20 years and lives north of Boston with her husband and daughter.
The new book doesn’t officially go on sale until next week, but the store has been given permission by the publisher to sell them at the reading and signing.
The event will start at 7 p.m. at The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.
New exhibit, fundraiser at art association
The Spring Members Open Show starts tomorrow and runs through April 19 at the Newburyport Art Association.
A free reception will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features acrylic, digital art, drawing, fine crafts, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture and watercolor.
This Sunday, a fundraiser for the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden will be held at 3 p.m.
Anna Schuleit Haber, visiting artist at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, will give a talk titled “The Possibilities of Installation Art and Public Art Commissions — The Beverly Oracle and Other Projects.” A $10 minimum donation is recommended at the door.
The association is located at 65 Water St. and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Local youths part of Rockport concert
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras’ Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held Saturday in Rockport.