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2022 Word Festival Author Event
October 21 @ 7:00 pm
The 2022 Word literary arts festival presents an author event featuring Lily King (pictured) in conversation with Laura Miller on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., at The Bay School’s Emlen Hall.
Whether she’s depicting the lives of anthropologists in New Guinea, the adventures of an American au pair in Paris, or the struggles of an aspiring writer who refuses to give up on her dream, Lily King’s fiction has been moving and charming readers for more than 20 years. The Washington Post described her most recent novel, “Writers & Lovers,” as “wonderful, witty, heartfelt” and her newest book, “Five Tuesdays in Winter,” her first short story collection, as “a book about storytelling itself, a book for all of us.” Join us for a lively, intimate conversation with Lily about life and literature and the stories we tell about both.
King’s work has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Kirkus Prize, the New England Book Award for Fiction, the Maine Book Award for Fiction, a MacDowell Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and she has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award. She lives in Portland.
Laura Miller is books and culture columnist for Slate. She was a co-founder of Salon.com, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and many other publications. She is on the steering committee of the Word festival and lives in Blue Hill.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit www.wordfestival.org.