Tonight is the inaugural event in Two Cent Talks: Waterville Reading Series, which I'm curating with poet and Colby College professor Adrian Blevins. Our reader is Carolyn Chute, a best-selling novelist and a Maine literary icon, probably most famous for her novel The Beans of Egypt, Maine.
Future readers in our first season include novelist Lee Hope and poet Betsy Sholl on November 19, nonfiction writer Kate Miles and poet Richard Foerster on January 21, novelist Ron Currie, Jr., and poet/nonfiction writer me on March 17, novelist Monica Wood and poet Wes McNair on April 21, and poet Crystal Williams and poet/nonfiction writer Arielle Greenberg on May 19.
I hope to see you at tonight's reading. It's fortunate, however, that I will not be introducing Carolyn because I can barely speak. This is what comes of going to band practice with a sore throat and then spending the evening singing falsetto fills on Jackson Brown songs. I now sound as if I've had a tracheotomy.