Telling Room founder in Writers series

Aug 14, 2014
Susan Conley

Belfast — On Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m., the Maine Writers Talk About … series at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will feature award-winning author Susan Conley offering a talk titled Storytelling: Lessons in Risk Taking and Stubbornness.

Conley’s novel “Paris Was the Place” was published last year by Knopf. It was chosen as an Indie Next Pick, an Amazon Big Book for Fall in fiction and an Elle Magazine Readers Prize Selection. Her memoir “The Foremost Good Fortune” won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Other work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Ploughshares and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, The Breadloaf Writers Conference and the Massachusetts Arts Council.

Conley teaches on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine and is the co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, where she lives with her husband and two boys.

The Maine Writers Talk About … series is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Belfast Free Library and is free and open to the public. The final program in the series Tuesday, Sept. 9, will be Paul Doiron, bestselling local author of the Mike Bowditch novels including “The Poacher's Son,” “Bad Little Falls” and “The Bone Orchard,” speaking on The North Woods Lawmen. Books are available to purchase at each program. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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

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