the families we are given and the ones we choose

Maine author talk with Ned Bachus at Rockland Public Library

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    ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Ned Bachus, Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

    Local author Ned Bachus will join RPL staff to discuss his new novel. Set in one of Philadelphia’s most distinctive neighborhoods in the 1980s, Mortal Things examines the transient ties that can bind or break us. Told in alternating perspectives, the novel shines a light on the impact on the families we are given and the ones we choose. Bachus will read from and discuss the book and answer audience questions.

    Ned Bachus’s stories have been anthologized and featured in literary magazines. He has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and had been awarded two artist residencies at Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland. During his nearly four-decade career at Community College of Philadelphia, Bachus won multiple teaching awards and has spoken at colleges, libraries, and bookstores about the art and science of teaching and learning.

    As a songwriter and member of Sacred CowBoys, he has recorded and performed widely; his songs have been performed and recorded by various artists in the U.S., and have been featured on radio programs, including A Prairie Home Companion.

    He is the author of a collection of short stories, City of Brotherly Love (Fleur-de-Lis Press), and Open Admissions: What Teaching at Community College Taught Me About Learning (Wild River Books, 2017). 

    He is also a member of the Rockland Shakespeare Society.

    This event will take place in the library’s Community Room; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street.

    For more information, please email by 4 p.m. on October 20 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 10/20/2022 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Rockland Public Library


    80 Union Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States