The dog days of summer are still in full swing, as will be witnessed Saturday, Aug. 10, when local author Martha White talks about her new book featuring her famous grandfather's take on dogs. She has compiled the best and funniest of E.B. White’s essays, poems, letters and sketches depicting more than a dozen of his various canine companions.

White will read and sign “E.B. White on Dogs” from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St. The Yappy Hour event will include wine and cheese; canine companions are not only welcomed, but also encouraged. Throughout the event, local photographer Marti Stone will be on hand to take pictures; prints will be made available for purchase at

E.B. White, the dog lover and observer, is a well-known, Maine- born American writer. He often is remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker magazine, co-writing “The Elements of Style” and his children's books including “Charlottes Web,” “Stuart Little” and “The Trumpet Swan.” Martha White also edited the updated “Letters of E.B. White,” as well as “In the Words of E.B. White: Quotations from America's Most Companionable of Writers.” As a contributing writer and editor to Yankee Magazine's Old Farmer's Almanac, she wrote two weekly syndicated columns and was the author of “Traditional Home Remedies.” Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe,  Down East and many other publications.

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