Library hosts evening of literary readings

Aug 15, 2014

Thomaston — Thomaston Public Library will host an evening of readings by poets and writers from Maine and New York Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The library is housed in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The literary lineup will feature the following writers. Christopher Fahy of Thomaston will read from his new novel “Gone from the Game,” in which a shell-shocked World War I veteran and former Red Sox pitcher attempts to kill Babe Ruth. Fahy is the author of 17 books including novels, short stories and poetry collections. His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal and other magazines.

Martha Webster of Long Island took a 30-year hiatus from poetry to raise a family and pursue a career in critical care and hospice nursing. Webster now spends as much time as possible in Manhattan and at the Frost Place in New Hampshire, surrounded by all things poetry.

Jane Brox of Brunswick writes works of nonfiction. Her fourth book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light,” was named one of the Top 10 nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine. Brox teaches nonfiction writing in Lesley University's MFA program.

Martha Rhodes of New York is the author of four poetry collections, most recently “The Beds.” She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College and is the director of both the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and the literary publishing house Four Way Books.

The readings will take place in the main room of the library and light refreshments will be served. Parking and the library entrance are at the rear of the building. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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