Monhegan Memorial Library will welcome novelist Christina Baker Kline to take part in the third annual Distinguished Writers Series on Monhegan Island. Kline will speak about her latest novel, “A Piece of the World,” winner of the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Fiction.

A retelling of the story behind Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” the book blends fact and fiction to create a compelling account of Wyeth and Christina Olson; the making of one of America’s most famous works of art; and the redemptive power of imagination. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the original painting, done in Cushing.

The complete program will stretch over two days, beginning with a welcome reception Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Partridge House; a Writer’s Q&A Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at the library (advance sign-up required); and concluding with an Author Talk, Q&A with Klein and special guest Jamie Wyeth and Book Signing, also Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Monhegan School ($10 donation at the door). All other events are free of charge. Copies of “A Piece of the World” will be sold at the event.

Kline is the third writer to speak in the Distinguished Writers Series. Previous honorees were Richard Blanco and Paul Doiron. For questions or to sign up for the Writer’s Q&A, contact Mia Boynton at or 596-0549.

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