Events Calendar — 32 eventsTuesday, May 12, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine
Nicholson Baker, author of Vox, Human Smoke, The Anthologist, and more
$7 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers
Southern Maine has long been a region rich with authors. Sarah Orne Jewett, one of Maine's most important writers, documented her nineteenth-century world in her novels and short stories. To a friend, she wrote, "I am sure that you must like a great many other books since you like these stories of mine. And I am so glad, because you will always have the happiness of finding friendships in books…" Today’s world belongs to the authors living in the Berwicks and beyond. In this intimate series at Jewett's childhood home, you'll hear readings from contemporary writers, and learn what inspires them. Refreshments will be served.
Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and four works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, and House of Holes, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books.
Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now