Rockland Public Library presents Gregory Brown, Thursday, August 19, 6:30 p.m., calling via Zoom. This event is free and open to everyone.
Maine-based first author Gregory Brown will discuss and read excerpts from his new novel, The day of the descents. The novel addresses issues of land ownership, the protection and stewardship interactions between different communities, our reliance on extractive relationships for industry, and cycles of suffering in families and communities.
Speaking of the book, Richard Russo said, “In The Lowering Days, Gregory Brown gives us a lush, almost mythical portrayal of a very specific place and time that feels all the more universal for their uniqueness. There is magic here.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Gregory Brown grew up along Penobscot Bay and still lives in Maine with his family. Her work often explores the interplay of land and human influence, with a particular interest in social, cultural and environmental issues. His short fiction appeared in Tin house, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Era, and Narrative Review, where he won the 30Below award. He is the recipient of scholarships and scholarships from MacDowell, Bread Loaf Writers ‘Conference, Sewanee Writer’s Conference and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.
He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied journalism, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied writing fiction. The days of lowering is his first novel.
The Zoom call will be displayed on the projector in the library community room, with limited seating. For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. August 19, and identify the event you would like to attend in the subject line.