‘a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its singularity’

CANCELED: Maine author talk with Gregory Brown hosted by Rockland library

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The Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 event with Gregory Brown has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Inquiries can be sent to Em Lewis at elewis@rocklandmaine.gov or 207-594-0310.

The Rockland Public Library presents Gregory Brown, Thursday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., calling in via Zoom. This event is free and open to all.

Debut Maine author Gregory Brown will discuss and read excerpts from his new novel, The Lowering Days. The novel tackles issues of land ownership, the interactions of protection and stewardship among different communities, our reliance on extractive relationships for industry, and cycles of hurt in families and communities.

Speaking of the book, Richard Russo said, “In The Lowering Days, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythic portrait of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for its singularity. There’s magic here.”

An audience Q&A will follow the talk.

Gregory Brown grew up along Penobscot Bay and still lives in Maine with his family. His work often explores the interaction of land and human influence, with a particular interest on social, cultural, and environmental issues. His short fiction has appeared in Tin HouseThe Alaska Quarterly ReviewShenandoahEpoch, and Narrative Magazine, where he was a winner of the 30Below Prize. He is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.

He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied journalism, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied fiction writing. The Lowering Days is his first novel.

The Zoom call will be shown on the projector in the library’s Community Room, with limited seating. For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on August 19, and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Event Date: 

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

Zoom and by projector at Rockland Public Library

Address: 

Rockland Public Library
Rockland, ME
United States