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Maine Author, Monica Wood, to Give Talk at UMM

Added on: March 28, 2014

MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will present a reading by acclaimed writer, Monica Wood on Wednesday, April 16. Part of the Libra Distinguished Authors Series, the reading will be held at 7pm in Portside; light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Monica Wood is the author of When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, a New England bestseller, #1 bestseller in Maine, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the Maine Literary Award. She is also the author of the novel Any Bitter Thing, an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, which has been excerpted on NPR's "Selected Shorts" and selected by several towns and cities as their "One Book, One Community" read; My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award; and Secret Language, her first novel. Her widely anthologized short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on public radio. She also writes books for writers and teachers. Her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. She lives in Portland, Maine, where she conducts a twice-yearly writing program for women at the Maine Correctional Center.

The author series is made possible by funding from the Libra Foundation.

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