Kent Memorial Library will present a discussion and book signing with Betty Krasne, Ph.D., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

Krasne, writer, professor emerita and longtime Kent resident, will discuss and sign copies of her newly published book of collected poems, “Playing the Part.”

Of all her books, Krasne said “Playing the Part” took the longest to write.

In “Playing the Part,” the writer’s uncompromising gaze takes in difficult realities of relationships: children and parents, parents and children, partners caught by conflicting expectations.

The earliest poem in the book dates to the mid-1960s, when it won a prize and started her on this rendering of family life in late 20th and early 21st century America.

The book will be available to purchase at the event at the Main Street library.

For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.