Two writers will read from their recently completed prose works Sunday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. at Dot’s Market, Route 1 just south of Lincolnville Beach and the ferry landing. They will talk briefly about research for their books and will respond to questions after they read.

Elizabeth Garber will read from her memoir “The Architect’s Daughter,” and Elizabeth IlgenFritz will read from her novel “Bark.” Garber, a former Belfast Poet Laureate, is the published author of two books of poetry, “Listening Inside the Dance” and “Pierced by the Seasons.” Garrison Keillor has read three of her poems on public radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” She began writing prose while a student in the Stonecoast MFA program in Creative Writing. A chapter from her memoir won the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2009 Literary Award for unpublished nonfiction.

IlgenFritz, a guest of Bank Street Writers Lab in Manhattan since 2008, is the published author of a biography, “Anne Hutchinson.” For some time, she has been copyediting her way through books about frogs, classic American cars, paintings, cooking and even American Express cards. She also has been an award-winning copywriter.

The free event is open to the public, and goodies will be provided by Dot’s. For more information, contact Garber at 338-5251 or IlgenFritz at 589-3200.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to