Roorbach for Maine Writers Talk
Belfast — The Maine Writers Talk About … series at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., continues Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with award-winning author Bill Roorbach on Writing the GIANT Novel. His talk is free and open to all.
Roorbach's newest book is “Life Among Giants,” a novel about David “Lizard” Hochmeyer who, at 17 is nearly seven feet tall, the star quarterback of his high school football team and Princeton-bound. But Lizard and his sister Kate are left suddenly parentless, adrift and full of questions about what secrets lie behind their parents’ murders. It won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Fiction.
Roorbach also is the author of a number of books of fiction and nonfiction including the Flannery O'Connor Award and O. Henry Prize winner “Big Bend”; romantic memoir “Summers with Juliet”; novel “The Smallest Color”; essay collection “Into the Woods”; and, most recently, the Maine Prize nonfiction winner “Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey.” Roorbach lives in western Maine.
This new series of writers speaking about their craft has been made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Belfast Free Library. Next up, on Oct. 8, local author Elizabeth Hand will offer a talk on Channeling Fictional Characters. On Nov. 12, Jaed Coffin will address The Evolving Maine: Reconsidering Place and Identity in the Pine Tree State.
Books will be available for purchase at the evening’s program. For more information about the Maine Writers Talk About … series, visit belfastlibrary.org or call 338-3884, ext. 30.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.