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Event: Fluff - Author talk and booksigning

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Love Fluff? Then you don't want to miss this author talk and book signing. It's all about Marshmallow Fluff! Ventress Library will kick off the 2018 Cultural Series with an appearance by author Mimi Graney on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (Snow date is January 24) This free program will be sure to whet your appetite for a Fluff tasting event the library is planning later in the year.

 

See below for details on the author's upcoming talk and her book all about this New England treat! VML Cultural Series programs are free and open to the public; no tickets required. The library and Program Room are handicapped accessible. Ventress Memorial Library is located at 15 Library Plaza/1837 Ocean Street in Marshfield, MA. For more innformation contact librarian Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org and visit www.ventresslibrary.org

About Fluff
At the turn of the twentieth century, Boston was a
booming candy town. Of all the tantalizing treats,
nothing has stuck around like Marshmallow Fluff.
Since that time, the small, family-run company
Durkee-Mower has churned out a century of Fluff
with the secretive air of Willy Wonka. Little has been
made of this extraordinary legacy—until now.
To author Mimi Graney, Fluff is more than a retro
ingredient. It is a story about the merits and pitfalls of
adaptation and innovation. Graney deftly brings the
factory floor to life, weaving a fascinating narrative
about New England’s forgotten candy industry,
changing social roles for women, the advent of
commercial radio and modern advertising, and the
supermarket revolution. Fluff has survived two world
wars, corporate attacks, nutrition battles, and the rise
and fall of manufacturing towns. The world has
changed around it, yet this icon remains the same.

Mimi Graney is the founder of What the Fluff?, a festival celebrating Marshmallow Fluff that draws
thousands annually. Her work in neighborhood economic development takes her to communities across
Massachusetts where she focuses on creative industries and food-based businesses. Her favorite way to
enjoy Marshmallow Fluff is by the melting spoonful in a mug of hot chocolate.



http://http://www.flufffestival.com/
Location: New Program Room
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