Author Laurel Ericson will be guest speaker at the Lincolnville Community Library’s first fall presentation for 2014 Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52.

Dreams often take a lifetime to fulfill. Ericson will share the long road between conceiving the idea for a book back in the 1970s to finally finding time to commit the story to paper now that her two daughters are grown and the family business has been sold. “Katherine Elizabeth, Full of Grace” is a novel for young adults that was inspired by an ancestor’s journey from Ireland to Boston at the turn of the 20th century.

The music portion of the evening will feature Will Brown, who has been playing and singing folk music around campfires and in concert since 1963. He plays guitar, laud, banjo and frame drum percussion, plus brief sprints on the cornet and fiddle. Brown has been working his way into town from Searsmont since 1974. As one of the Mother Earth News invasionary hippy forces, he brought along both his guitar and his chainsaw.

At this performance, he will be singing some older country songs, as well as a peppering of maritime folk and newer Nashville/ Celtic crossover songs. Being one who does not perform solo, it should be interesting — both for listeners and for Brown himself.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. sharp, and there are still some seat available. Advance reserved tickets are $10. For more information, call Rosey Gerry at 975-5432.

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