Maine Lit Fest 2022 Kickoff Event: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado

Friday, September 30, 2022,

Colby College Museum of Art & Given Auditorium

The Maine Lit Fest 2022 Kickoff event begins with a 6:00 pm reception in the Museum. Following the reception, at 7:00 pm, participants will move to Given Auditorium in the Bixler Building, where Carmen Maria Machado will be in conversation with Colby Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and novelist, Sarah Braunstein (author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children). A book signing will follow. 

The Maine Lit Fest takes place September 30-October 8 in multiple locations. It includes a week of readings, conversations, and happenings, beginning in Waterville and then heading down to Portland, including a final day full of free outdoor events in Downtown Portland, and a book fair featuring Maine publishers and author collectives. Presented by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the Colby College Creative Writing Program.

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