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Tory McCagg | 'At Crossroads with Chickens' (online)

This is a virtual event.

Join Tory and her chickens.

In 2012, Tory McCagg and her husband built a solar-powered house in New Hampshire. It was to be a weekend getaway, with cats and chicks in tow, but they ended up moving there permanently when they learned their rooster would be banned back home in Rhode Island. While chicken kerfuffles lighten the mood, this is a story born of heartbreak, of yearning for the great beauty of the world as it used to be. McCagg interlaces her tale with her mother's battle with Parkinson's, braiding both Mother and Mother Nature in this perfect storm of personal growth rippling out to effect a larger transformation.

Tory McCagg holds an MFA from Emerson College, where her thesis and novel, Shards, won the Graduate Dean's Award. Tory is an accomplished flutist, and lives with her husband, two cats, and myriad chickens at Darwin's View where they all practice an experimental life off the grid and on the land.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
At Crossroads with Chickens: A
$23.00
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ISBN: 9780872333178
Published: Bauhan Pub - June 24th, 2020

In 2012, McCagg and her husband, Carl built an off-grid, solar-powered house in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. It was to be a weekend getaway for the writer ("what's this pitchfork for?") and trombonist (a wannabe farmer).