Author Talk: Molly Stevens

Boomer on the Ledge

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Wednesday, November 29th

from 5:30 - 7pm

Molly Stevens arrived late to the writing desk but is forever grateful her second can-eat buffet. Molly believes humor is the emollient that soothes life’s rough patches and promotes these convictions in her blog: Shallow Reflections. She won third place in the 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists writing contest and is a contributing author for These Summer Months: Stories from the Late Orphan Project, edited by Anne Born. She is a featured contributor for Humor Outcasts and part of the Bangor Daily News blogging network. Her guest posts have appeared on: Erma Bombek Writer’s Workshop, Better after 50, Sizzling Towards 60, Mostly Blogging, and Sixty and Me. Molly grew up on a potato farm in northern Maine, where she wore a snowsuit over both her Halloween costume and her Easter dress. She lives in central Maine, and when she’s not writing, working or watching the New England Patriots win super bowls, she and her husband, Patrick, love to spend time with their son, daughter-in-law and two perfect grandsons. This is Molly's first book

The Briar Patch will be selling books at the event if you'd like to have one signed.

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Author Talk: Gillian French

The Door to January

Monday, December 4th 6-7pm


Young adult author Gillian French weaves together themes of small town bullies, unsolved murders, and time travel in this gripping paranormal thriller, Door To January.  Ever since sixteen-year old Natalie Payson moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she’s had nightmares.  Natalie’s returning to Bernier to face the reason she left town in the first place; the boy she’s trying hard not to trust; and the door in her dreams.  But once she goes through the door, she’s entangled in someone else’s world.  And only Natalie can help right the wrongs of the past.

Gillian French is the author of two other YA novels, including Grit and The Summer Boys (HarperTeen) and was recently named “a writer to watch” by Booklist.  Her short fiction has also appeared in various publication and anthologies.  She currently lives in Maine with her husband and two children.

The Briar Patch will be selling books at the event if you'd like to have one signed.

Art Exhibit Opening & Author Talk:

Philip Barter & Carl Little

Forever Maine

Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM

When, in his twenties, Philip Barter discovered Marsden Hartley, he felt a calling: to further the vision of the great American modernist. This was an ambitious undertaking for a brash, self-taught artist from Boothbay, Maine, but Barter’s passion for Maine and its fiercely independent people gave his work a unique, unencumbered vision. Barter was prolific, and he spent a half-century painting the landscape of this home state, becoming the “painter laureate” of the region.

In "Philip Barter: Forever Maine", award-winning author Carl Little traces the painter’s life from a formative trip to California in the 1960s; to down east Maine where Barter and his wife, Priscilla, made a life immersed in art for themselves and their seven children; to critical acclaim for Barter in the 1990s and his most recent paintings from 2016 and 2017.

About the author:
Carl Little is the author of more than twenty-five art books. His book Eric Hokins: Above and Beyond won the first John N. Cole Prize from Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance in 2012.

Born and raised in New York City, Carl Little moved to Mount Desert Island, 1989. He hold degrees from Dartmouth, Columbia, and Middlebury. He directed the public affairs office and the Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic for eight years before becoming director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation in 2001.

Credit Line Credit line for the book should read: © Philip Barter: Forever Maine, Marshall Wilkes, 2017.

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