Meet #nbbookfest author Catherine McLaughlin


Catherine McLaughlin

South Dartmouth, MA


Under a Circus Moon –Poetry (2015)

Blue Collars (forthcoming this fall) published by Spinner Publications

Synopsis: Blue Collars, scheduled for publication this fall by Spinner Publications, is a novel about the triumphs and tragedies of the Kilroy family. Told through the eyes of young Finn Kilroy, it is a coming of age story set in New Bedford’s South End during the late 1950s through the 1960s.

Bio: Catherine McLaughlin grew up in New Bedford. After getting graduate degrees at University College Dublin and Bowling Green State U, she taught English and writing for 40 years. Now Professor Emerita, she lives in Padanaram with her two cats.

  • New Bedford Bookfest takes place from 11:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the co-working facility, Groundwork! (1213 Purchase Street). The bookfest is free and open to the public. Dozens of authors will be in attendance to sell and sign their books during the bookfest. Special, ticketed features include a discussion on The Rise & Fall of the American Movie Theater with photographer and author Matt Lambros and a Q & A between BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley and Ruthless River author Holly FitzGerald.  Follow updates at