The Ann B. McGowan Maine Writers Series and the Pittsfield Public Library are proud to present an evening with local Maine writer and photographer Arend Thibodeau. Arend is the author and photographer of Residential Ruins: Stories of Abandonment in Rural Maine and Forgotten Industry and Institutions of Maine: Tales of Milkmen, Axe Murderers, and Ghost Trains. Both volumes explore hidden and forgotten corners of the state with stunning photography. Arend’s photography has been featured in numerous publications and gallery shows.
Arend will present a fascinating slide show of his photographic work, as well as discuss his books, copies of which will be available for sale or signing at the talk. Come prepared to see a hidden side of Maine few have been privileged to discover!
In his own words, “Arend resides in Harmony, Maine with his wife and has been a professional photographer since 1996. His award-winning photography has been featured in galleries as far away as Greece and he has been published in multiple genres ranging from wildlife to portraiture. As a writer, Arend has published poetry, non-fiction, and academic works. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Literature and he holds a membership in multiple honor societies, including Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society. When not working in the field, or writing, Arend enjoys teaching photography and playing bass with local rock bands.”