MARTINSVILLE —The Jackson Memorial Library Summer Literary Series invites the public to attend a special presentation, Tuesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Alice Bingham Gorman will converse about her first novel, Valeria Vose, with Maine author Bill Roorbach.
Valeria Vose, an autobiographical novel set in the south in the 1970s, won the 1st place gold medal in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Regional Fiction—South. The story takes the reader on a woman’s journey from chaos in her marriage through all her shattered expectations to discover her own personal, creative, and spiritual identity.
Gorman is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Vogue, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Louisville Review, The Gasparilla Magazine, the Maine Times, as well as other publications.
She holds an MFA in writing from Spalding University and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis College of Art. With a background in Fine Arts, Alice Gorman is a founding member of the Jackson Memorial Library Summer Literary Series and splits her time between Maine and Florida.
Bill Roorbach, who will lead the “Conversation about Valeria Vose” has published 10 books of fiction and nonfiction, including Big Bend, the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction. He has has been a favorite author of the St. Geroge Literary Series for many years. He lives and writes full time in Western Maine.
The event will take place at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Rd. in Martinsville and will be preceded with a reception at 5:30.
For more information, contact the Jackson Memorial Library, 207-372-8961 or visit on the web at www.JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.