Susan Hand Shetterly will give an author talk about her book “Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Monday, July 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF SWH LIBRARY

ReadME author comes to SWH



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Susan Hand Shetterly will give an author talk about her book “Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Monday, July 30, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Her talk is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council as part of ReadME, a statewide program presented in partnership with the Maine State Library that gets Maine adults reading the same books.

“More than in other places, Maine people live close to nature. Some by accident, others by design,” said author Paul Doiron, who recommended the book for ReadME. “Susan Hand Shetterly’s collection of lyrical short essays is therefore a book intended for all of us … It’s about the familiar, the secret and the strange, written by an artist whose gift it is to help us see our shared environment as we’ve never seen it before.”

Shetterly will talk about how she built the book and what she was thinking as she wrote. She will also read passages and answer questions.

“Maine Calling” on Maine Public Radio will feature a segment on ReadME on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. with a live discussion by this year’s recommending author, Paul Doiron, as well as featured authors CB Anderson and Susan Hand Shetterly.

Contact the library at 244-7065 for more information.

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