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ANNUAL AUTHOR EVENT WITH DAVID MARANISS, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND WASHINGTON POST ASSOCIATE EDITOR

*Stay tuned for more details and link for purchasing tickets to this very special event!*

The Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library are pleased to announce their Annual Author Event to be held at the Kennebunk River Club on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  This year’s fundraising event will feature award-winning author and journalist, David Maraniss.

What do Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi, Al Gore, Roberto Clemente, Barack Obama, and now Jim Thorpe have in common? They have all been the subject of books by author David Maraniss.

David Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author and associate editor at The Washington Post. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Pulitzer for National Reporting for his 1992 coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton.  He was also part of The Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer for their 2007 coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting, among his numerous other literary awards. He currently lives in Washington D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Linda.

Details about ordering tickets for the September 29 event coming soon.

For more information about David Maraniss, visit his website.

Here is what people are saying about David’s latest book (August release), A Path Lit by Lightning

Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, the star of the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for John McGraw’s New York Giants. Even in a golden age of sports celebrities, he was one of a kind.  But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe’s life was a struggle against the odds. As a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he encountered duplicitous authorities who turned away from him when their reputations were at risk. At Carlisle, he dealt with the racist assimilationist philosophy “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball. His later life was troubled by alcohol, broken marriages, and financial distress. He roamed from state to state and took bit parts in Hollywood, but even the film of his own life failed to improve his fortunes. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.  Path Lit by Lightning is a great American story from a master biographer.

 

 

 

 

 

We are very grateful to our Premier Sponsor, Spinnaker Trust, for helping to make this event possible!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW (HYBRID)

Enjoy putting pen to paper with your thoughts and stories?  Join us for a new and different kind of writing group. Creative writing prompts will be given at the end of each meeting.  When we meet, we will discuss our findings, share our writing, and get to know our own unique inner talents!  Give us a call at 967-2778 or send an email to mlbgraves@gmail.com to get on board.

SESSIONS WILL RUN EVERY OTHER WEEK ON TUESDAYS @ 4:00 PM (VIA ZOOM and/or IN PERSON – COMMUNITY ROOM)

Each of us has a story to tell. Perhaps some of you have engaged in journal writing as a way of capturing the fleeting images and memories resulting from the past several months of isolation and social distancing. We would like to invite you to transform those images and memories into stories or essays, for some of you, maybe even poetry. While writing workshops work best in person where members collaborate and offer personal, constructive critique, we offer an online approach that we believe will work well with interested participants. Every two weeks, after the initial introduction, we will provide a prompt in the form of a question or directive. For example, we might begin with this prompt: “I don’t know why I remember but . . .” Memories are a great way to tap into the creative process and this type of writing often leads to more imaginative writing. When we zoom together after two weeks, you can choose to share (or not) and hopefully each participant will respond to the reading in a constructive, non judgmental way. During our initial meeting we will be open to suggestions regarding the time interval, the format and possible prompts. As we approach fall and particularly winter this writing workshop will provide a wide window into the possibilities of written expression. What we decide to do with these exercises will be up to you!

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The morning book group meets every second Thursday of the month at 9:45 am.  New members always welcome.  Copies of the book will be available upon request/reservation.  Please call the Library for further details (207) 967-2778.  We hope you will join us!

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW (HYBRID)

Enjoy putting pen to paper with your thoughts and stories?  Join us for a new and different kind of writing group. Creative writing prompts will be given at the end of each meeting.  When we meet, we will discuss our findings, share our writing, and get to know our own unique inner talents!  Give us a call at 967-2778 or send an email to mlbgraves@gmail.com to get on board.

SESSIONS WILL RUN EVERY OTHER WEEK ON TUESDAYS @ 4:00 PM (VIA ZOOM and/or IN PERSON – COMMUNITY ROOM)

Each of us has a story to tell. Perhaps some of you have engaged in journal writing as a way of capturing the fleeting images and memories resulting from the past several months of isolation and social distancing. We would like to invite you to transform those images and memories into stories or essays, for some of you, maybe even poetry. While writing workshops work best in person where members collaborate and offer personal, constructive critique, we offer an online approach that we believe will work well with interested participants. Every two weeks, after the initial introduction, we will provide a prompt in the form of a question or directive. For example, we might begin with this prompt: “I don’t know why I remember but . . .” Memories are a great way to tap into the creative process and this type of writing often leads to more imaginative writing. When we zoom together after two weeks, you can choose to share (or not) and hopefully each participant will respond to the reading in a constructive, non judgmental way. During our initial meeting we will be open to suggestions regarding the time interval, the format and possible prompts. As we approach fall and particularly winter this writing workshop will provide a wide window into the possibilities of written expression. What we decide to do with these exercises will be up to you!

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW (HYBRID)

Enjoy putting pen to paper with your thoughts and stories?  Join us for a new and different kind of writing group. Creative writing prompts will be given at the end of each meeting.  When we meet, we will discuss our findings, share our writing, and get to know our own unique inner talents!  Give us a call at 967-2778 or send an email to mlbgraves@gmail.com to get on board.

SESSIONS WILL RUN EVERY OTHER WEEK ON TUESDAYS @ 4:00 PM (VIA ZOOM and/or IN PERSON – COMMUNITY ROOM)

Each of us has a story to tell. Perhaps some of you have engaged in journal writing as a way of capturing the fleeting images and memories resulting from the past several months of isolation and social distancing. We would like to invite you to transform those images and memories into stories or essays, for some of you, maybe even poetry. While writing workshops work best in person where members collaborate and offer personal, constructive critique, we offer an online approach that we believe will work well with interested participants. Every two weeks, after the initial introduction, we will provide a prompt in the form of a question or directive. For example, we might begin with this prompt: “I don’t know why I remember but . . .” Memories are a great way to tap into the creative process and this type of writing often leads to more imaginative writing. When we zoom together after two weeks, you can choose to share (or not) and hopefully each participant will respond to the reading in a constructive, non judgmental way. During our initial meeting we will be open to suggestions regarding the time interval, the format and possible prompts. As we approach fall and particularly winter this writing workshop will provide a wide window into the possibilities of written expression. What we decide to do with these exercises will be up to you!

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW (HYBRID)

Enjoy putting pen to paper with your thoughts and stories?  Join us for a new and different kind of writing group. Creative writing prompts will be given at the end of each meeting.  When we meet, we will discuss our findings, share our writing, and get to know our own unique inner talents!  Give us a call at 967-2778 or send an email to mlbgraves@gmail.com to get on board.

SESSIONS WILL RUN EVERY OTHER WEEK ON TUESDAYS @ 4:00 PM (VIA ZOOM and/or IN PERSON – COMMUNITY ROOM)

Each of us has a story to tell. Perhaps some of you have engaged in journal writing as a way of capturing the fleeting images and memories resulting from the past several months of isolation and social distancing. We would like to invite you to transform those images and memories into stories or essays, for some of you, maybe even poetry. While writing workshops work best in person where members collaborate and offer personal, constructive critique, we offer an online approach that we believe will work well with interested participants. Every two weeks, after the initial introduction, we will provide a prompt in the form of a question or directive. For example, we might begin with this prompt: “I don’t know why I remember but . . .” Memories are a great way to tap into the creative process and this type of writing often leads to more imaginative writing. When we zoom together after two weeks, you can choose to share (or not) and hopefully each participant will respond to the reading in a constructive, non judgmental way. During our initial meeting we will be open to suggestions regarding the time interval, the format and possible prompts. As we approach fall and particularly winter this writing workshop will provide a wide window into the possibilities of written expression. What we decide to do with these exercises will be up to you!

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