Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo will be the featured speaker in April’s Chats with Champions. By special arrangement with Lincoln County Community Theater, his Chat will take place at the downtown Lincoln Theater rather than the sponsoring Skidompha Public Library. The event is set for Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m.

In his latest novel, “That Old Cape Magic,” Russo offers the story of a marriage and of all the other ties that bind, from parents and in-laws to children and the promises of youth. Russo’s previous works include seven novels and one collection of short stories. His 2001 “Empire Falls” won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was also adapted into an HBO mini-series starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Helen Hunt.

The focus of Russo’s presentation will be humor in his works. Maine Coast Book Shop will have copies of Russo’s books available for purchase and autographing at the program.

Russo earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s in fine arts and a doctorate from the University of Arizona. He has two daughters and lives with his wife in Camden.

The public is invited to attend the monthly Chats with Champions series. Admission is free. For more information, call 563-5513.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.