Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo will be the opening speaker for Jackson Memorial Library’s annual St. George Summer Literary Series. During the series’ 10th anniversary celebration, there will be three nationally known authors speaking on consecutive Tuesdays. Russo will speak Tuesday, July 11.

The Summer Literary Series events take place at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 and will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m.

An American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and former Colby College teacher, Russo is best known for his award-winning “Empire Falls” and “Nobody’s Fool,” both of which were made into popular films. His six other novels and his short story collection, “The Whore’s Child,” as well as his memoir “Elsewhere,” have been best sellers. His latest publication, and the focus of his participation in the Literary Series, is “Trajectory: Stories,” which was released in May and is receiving rave reviews.

“Trajectory: Stories” is a collection of four stories focused around people at pivotal points in their lives. Midlife crises befall each and in very different ways. With a touch of Russo’s recognizable humor, these provocative and poignant stories hold the reader‘s attention.

For more information, call the library at 372-8961 or visit JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.

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