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PASCO LECTURE SERIES – NYT BEST-SELLING AUTHOR – ANN HOOD

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We are over the moon about having Author Ann Hood join us for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Ms. Hood will be here to read from her new book Kitchen Yarns : Notes on Life, Love and Food.

If you don’t know anything about Ann Hood, here is a snipit from her biography:

A Rhode Island native, I was born in West Warwick and spent high school working as a Marsha Jordan Girl, modeling for the Jordan Marsh department store at the Warwick Mall. I majored in English at the University of Rhode Island, and that’s where I fell in love with Shakespeare, Willa Cather, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  When I was in seventh grade, I read a book called How To Become An Airline Stewardess that fueled my desire to see the world. And that’s just what I did when I graduated from URI–I went to work for TWA as a flight attendant. Back then, I thought you needed adventures in order to be a writer. Of course, I know now that all you need, as Eudora Welty said, is to sit on your own front porch.  But I did see a lot of the world with TWA, and I moved from Boston to St. Louis and finally to NYC, a place I’d dreamed of living ever since I watched Doris Day movies as a little girl. I wrote my first novel, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, on international flights and on the Train to the Plane, which was the subway out to JFK. It was published in 1987. Since then, I’ve published in The New York Times, The Paris Review, O, Bon Appetit, Tin House, The Atlantic Monthly, Real Simple, and other wonderful places; and I’ve won two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, Best American Spiritual Writing and Travel Writing Awards, and a Boston Public Library Literary Light Award. 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  Sales and signing of Kitchen Yarns will follow the talk.  Please give us a call at 967-2778 with questions about this event or to find out what else is going on at Graves Library.  Doors open at 1:30 pm