Virtual Conversation with Author Gregory Brown February 10 – Knox County VillageSoup


ROCKLAND – The Rockland Public Library presents Gregory Brown, Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m., by calling via Zoom. This event is free and open to everyone.

Maine’s leading author, Gregory Brown, discusses and reads from his new novel, “The Lowering Days.” The novel addresses issues of land ownership, protection and stewardship interactions between different communities, reliance on extractive relationships for industry, and cycles of injury in families and communities. Speaking of the book, Richard Russo said: “In ‘The Lowering Days’, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythical portrait of a very specific place and time that seems all the more universal for their uniqueness. . There is magic here. A question-and-answer session with the public will follow the conference.

Brown grew up along Penobscot Bay and still lives in Maine with her family. His work often explores the interplay of land and human influence, with particular interest in social, cultural and environmental issues. His short fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Epoch, and Narrative Magazine, where he won the 30Below award. He is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. He graduated from Columbia University, where he studied journalism, and from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied fiction writing. “The Lowering Days” is his first novel.

For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, email [email protected] by 4 p.m. Feb. 10 with the subject line “The Lowering Days.”

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