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An Evening with Maine Writer Monica Wood

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ann B. McGowan Maine Writers Series and the Pittsfield Public Library are proud to present an evening presentation by nationally known Maine author Monica Wood. She will share excerpts from her writing, talk about her writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Monica Wood is a novelist, memoirist, and playwright, the recipient of the Carlson Prize for contributions to the public humanities in Maine, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to the literary arts.
Her new novel, How to Read a Book, has already secured translation rights in five countries. Her new play, Saint Dad, debuted in October 2023 at Portland Stage. Her previous novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, was translated into 20 languages in over 30 countries.
She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award. Her other fiction, Any Bitter Thing, Ernie’s Ark, and My Only Story have also won awards and made bestseller lists. Her short stories have been widely anthologized and featured on Public Radio International. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Literary Hub, Oprah Magazine, Down East, the San Francisco Chronicle, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications.
Her play Papermaker, which broke attendance records for its debut at Portland Stage, has enjoyed many subsequent productions, and The Half-Light, which also broke attendance records, had its second production in October 2023 at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. She lives in Portland, Maine.


August 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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