On Sunday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a celebration of the life and work of Peggy Freydberg, who died on March 27 at the age of 107. Ms. Freydberg had published her 11th book just a few years prior to her death, and the event on Sunday is a reception for Poems from the Pond, a collection of her poetry.

The event takes place at the Chilmark Community Center, and numerous local writers will read from Peggy’s book, including Geraldine Brooks, Jorie Graham, Brooke Adams, Laurie David, Nancy Aronie, Tamara Sloan and Kimberly Cartwright.

All profits from the sale of the book go to the Margaret Howe Freydberg Scholarship Fund.

The event is free, but please rsvp to poemsfromthepond@gmail.com.