Maine Writers series tackle history

Jul 10, 2014
Photo by: Luc Demers Jane Brox

Belfast — On The Maine Writers Talk About … series at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., continues Tuesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. with non-fiction author Jane Brox speaking about The Challenge of Weaving Historical Materials into a Narrative.

Brox’s fourth book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, “was named one of the Top 10 nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine. She is the author of three other books: “Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm”; “Five Thousand Days Like This One,” a 1999 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and “Here and Nowhere Else,” which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. She has received the New England Book Award for nonfiction and her essays have appeared in many anthologies. She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Maine Arts Commission.

Brox has taught at Harvard University and Bowdoin College and is currently on the nonfiction faculty of Lesley University's low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. She lives in Brunswick.

The Maine Writers Talk About … series is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Belfast Free Library. Remaining dates (all Tuesdays), authors and topics are: Aug. 12, Baron Wormser on Writing a Poem, Writing a Novel; Aug. 26, Susan Conley on Storytelling: Lessons in Risk Taking and Stubbornness; and Sept. 9, Paul Doiron on North Woods Lawmen. Books will be 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

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