Thursday, May 17
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Maine author Brad Rau, a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School’s class of 1997, joins us in May to talk about how he fuses elements across genres to create whimsical fiction that incorporates comedy, philosophy, b-movies and musical influences. And he’ll share anecdotes about his successes and the long succession of failures he encountered along the way to being an “overnight” success.
More about Brad Rau
Brad studied Creative Writing, Eastern Philosophy and Ethics at colleges in Maine and Vermont. In 2015 he published his debut novel, The Ghost, Josephine
, which garnered rave reviews from the San Francisco Book Review, the Columbia Review and others. His second novel, Caveman at the End of the World
, released last fall, was named one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2017,” and has been selected as a Finalist in Science Fiction. Woohoo!
Caveman at the End of the Word
“In a nameless city in the near future, Ella Pearson returns home to find her apartment broken into. Tiny, mute and covered in hair, the intruder seems harmless enough, but as the nuisance of extracting him from her life turns into an all-consuming battle against a mysterious government agency, Ella’s attention turns to her own, murky past where she finds answers to questions so monumental she never considered they should be asked.”
“Unique… Surprises at every turn… Highly recommended.”
-The Columbia Review
“Complex characters… and uproariously funny situations.”
-San Fransisco Book Review
“Tightly paced, controlled and written… A formidable debut.”
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
In the process of delving into their mothers’ worlds, the authors of this unique anthology unearthed complex histories filled with love, laughter, trauma, courage, resilience and determination.
Written with heart and honesty, the authors tell their mothers’ stories, complete with their strengths and imperfections, and with special consideration given to how the circumstances and social norms of their mothers’ era both shaped and compelled their mothers’ choices.
Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mothers’ Stories will be presented by authors Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, Martha Rice, and Jane Sloven.
Please join us for readings and a discussion. Books will be available for sale.
“Huge and beautiful” ~ Monica Wood
“An exceptional read” ~ Meredith Hall
“[A book filled with] light and darkness, of sorrow, anger, tenderness and insight” ~ Michelle Cacho-Negrete
CLICK HERE and scroll down to read more about the authors.