Friday, August 2nd, 7PM
First Friday at Mechanics’ Hall Reading Series:
Writing with Wit: Three Maine Women Share Their Writing and Publishing Experience. Co-hosted with Maine Authors Publishing and Mechanics' Hall
Mechanics’ Hall Library, 519 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Kathy Eliscu, NOT EVEN DARK CHOCOLATE CAN FIX THIS MESS:
Somewhere in Maine, a middle-aged woman is having a serious temper tantrum. “Tink” Casawill is drowning in family and work demands, hormones, a fiancé oblivious to another woman’s flirtations, and…her doctor tells her to cut out caffeine. (WHAT?!?) While attempting to do a good deed, Tink’s life spins out of control and now, “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess!”
Lew-Ellyn Hughes, MAINE STORIES:
This book is a collection of award-winning true tales of life, family, the people, places, and lifestyle of rural Maine. Born in California and raised in the military with deep Maine roots, award-winning columnist and author Lew-Ellyn Hughes has had a life she describes as being abnormally fabulous and insanely unconventional. She writes about her life and the lives of her fellow Mainers. She has been published in several Maine publications, including Down East Magazine.
Patsy Baldus, LOVE, LUTEFISK AND LEMON ZEST SNEAKERS:
What do yellow sneakers, a gecko, a visit to the vet’s, and a memorable seven-course Swedish meal all have in common? Why, calamity, of course! Romp through these humorous and sometimes poignant adventures as the author reveals the joys and comedic pitfalls of everyday experiences, including vacations, family pets, moving, and dealing with the neighborhood kids.