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May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We are thrilled to have Maine Author, Susan Conley, return to Graves Library for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm.  Susan will be here to read from her new novel, Elsey Come Home, published by Penguin Random House earlier this year.   According to Oprah, Elsey is one of ten newly-released books that will give you an excuse to stay indoors this winter! We agree!


Susan Conley is a Mainer and the author of four books including her new novel Elsey Come Home. Her memoir The Foremost Good Fortune, was the first book she published and it was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick, an Entertainment Weekly Memoir to Read, and the winner of the Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Her novel Paris Was the Place came out after the memoir and it was a People Magazine Top Pick, a Slate Magazine Summer Read, and an Elle Magazine Readers Prize Selection. Her third book was a whole other animal: a photography collaboration called Stop Here This is the Place, which was a Real Simple Magazine Must Read and also won the Maine Literary Award for Publishing Excellence.  

A bit of background on Susan Conley:  My writing has appeared in other places like The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Harvard Review, The North American Review, The New England Review, Ploughshares, and other magazines. I’ve been fortunate to receive fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. I grew up in Maine and loved living in Vermont, California, Boston and China before I moved back to Portland, Maine, where I live now. I’m on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine and I’m the co-founder of the Telling Room, a creative writing lab for kids in Portland.  [from her website]

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 Elsey Come Home 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


May 19
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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