Maine Authors in Conversation hosts Laura Bonazzoli and Jodi Paloni

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BELFAST — Tuesday, June 6, from 6 - 7 p.m., the Belfast Free Library will host Maine authors Laura Bonazzoli and Jodi Paloni in conversation about their recent books and the genre of place based short-story cycles. The program will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street and is free and open to the public.

Both authors create fictional studies of New England communities and the lives of their inhabitants. Jodi Paloni’s linked short stories in They Could Live with Themselves (Press 53, 2016) take place in the fictional town of Stark Run, Vermont. A similarly fictional locale in rural Maine is the setting for Laura Bonazzoli’s Consecration Pond (Toad Hall editions, 2022).

During the program the authors will define the short story cycle, its history, and advantages for the reader. They will then each read from their own short story cycles with time for questions at the end. Books will be available to purchase at the program.

Bonazzoli has earned an M.F.A. in theatre and is a free-lance editor and writer, publishing poetry, fiction and essays. She lives in a renovated schoolhouse in Midcoast Maine.

Paloni lives in Pemaquid and is the founder of Maine Coast Writers Retreats. Her stories and essays have been published widely and she is a certified Gestalt Creativity Coach, a Gateless Writing Method Teacher, and a Sequencing: Making is Knowing Facilitator.

For more information visit or call the library at 207-338-3884 ext 10.

Event Date: 

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library


106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915
United States