Authors Katherine May and Elissa Altman will be leading a day-long Midcoast workshop on finding comfort and sustenance in impossible times on Monday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a separate reading/signing/conversation event on Tuesday, August 9, 5 to 7 p.m. Both events will take place at The Barn, at Barnswallow Books in Rockport.
The full-day workshop, Finding Comfort and Sustenance in Impossible Times, will be led by May and Altman, who will take attendees through conversation and exercises meant to help one navigate and transcend fallow times. The reading/signing/conversation will take place on August 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Places can be held by going here.
Katherine May is the author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, May has had journalism and essays appear in a range of publications including the New York Times, The Times (London), Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan. She lives by the sea in Whitstable, England, and is an avid lover of the outdoors.
Elissa Altman is the author of the memoirs Motherland, Treyf, and Poor Man’s Feast. A member of memoir faculty at Maine Writers and Publishers Association and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Altman was a recent finalist for the Maine Literary Award, Connecticut Book Award, and Lambda Book Award. Her work can be found in many publications, including On Being, Orion, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Narrative, and beyond. She lives in Connecticut with her family.