Hotsy Totsy: 1920s-themed party featuring Maine authors

Posted:  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 9:15am


CAMDEN — The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance threw a swank literary party Aug, 17 at the home of best-selling author Tess Gerritsen in Camden. The 1920s Jazz Age themed party was on the oceanside lawn and replete with talk, tunes, and giggle water.

Guest authors included: Richard Blanco, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Sarah Braunstein, Brock Clarke, Susan Conley, Ron Currie, Jr., Paul Doiron, Richard Ford, Tess Gerritsen, Lily King, Roxana Robinson, Lewis Robinson, Richard Russo, Jeffrey Thomson, Lily Tuck and Monica Wood. While it was aimed at giving folks a chance to talk with their favorite author, the party raised funds that will further the MWPA’s initiatives and programs, including  writing retreats, workshops, scholarship opportunities, publications, websites, and ongoing statewide advocacy and activities.

Here’s a glimpse into the literati having some fun....

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