Local Author Reading Matt Forrest Esenwine
Matt Forrest Esenwine is coming to our library! He share his book “I Am Today” and “A beginner’s Guide to Being Human.” Followed by lesson on making a sea turtle!
A little about Matt:
As a former radio broadcaster, Matt Forrest Esenwine spent a good part of his life writing and
producing commercials, comedy bits, and news stories. He also wrote poetry, which was
published in various national journals and anthologies including the Donald Hall tribute Except
for Love (Encircle, 2019). Little did Matt know all this short-form writing would lead to his
debut picture book, Flashlight Night (Astra Young Readers, 2017), which received numerous
positive reviews including a Kirkus star, was selected as one of New York Public Library’s Best
Books for Kids 2017, and even showed up on Encyclopedia Brittanica’s list of “11 Children’s
Books That Inspire Imagination.” Matt now has nearly a dozen books to his credit including
Once Upon Another Time (Beaming Books, 2021), co-authored with Charles Ghigna (aka, Father
Goose®), a book that ALA’s Booklist called “a necessary addition to picture book collections.”
Meanwhile, his children’s poetry can be found in anthologies like The National Geographic
Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic Children’s Books, 2015) and Construction People
(Wordsong, 2020), chosen by Kirkus as one of the Best Picture Books of the Year. Matt lives in
New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and more pets than he has fingers, so don’t ask him to count.
Connect with Matt and order personally-signed books at MattForrest.com.