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Half of Every Couple
with Diane O'Brien
Join Maine author, Diane O'Brien as she talks about her book, Half of Every Couple, which takes the reader through the year following the death of her husband, ending their nearly fifty year marriage. Weekly entries follow her journey of grief from the numbness of the first weeks to a gradual awakening to the possibilities that lay ahead. With a 150 year old farmhouse and barn, a flock of laying hens, a dog and six grandchildren within a mile or two there are few quiet moments. The paradox of grieving amidst the renewal of life all around her is a central theme of Half of Every Couple. That this unfolds in the context of a coastal Maine town, where everyone knows someone has died when the dooryard’s full of cars, makes it all the more interesting.
How To Become An Independent/Self-Published Author
with Thomas Torrington
Join Maine independent and self-published author, Thomas J. Torrington as he takes you step by step through the process of becoming a self-published author. He also offers a unique insight into modern publishing landscape, motivation, and inspiration for anyone looking to pursue a career in writing or authorship. He will have copies of his books (Evergreen, The Bear, Thunder Snow, and Fragments) available for purchase and signing. Feel free to bring your own copy if you already have his books!
with Nikki Becker
Nikki Becker, Observer Program Leader at the National Weather Station (NWS) located in Gray Maine will give a FREE Training on how to become a volunteer SKYWARN Spotter. The NWS and partner organizations established the SKYWARN Program to obtain critical weather information. You can become a trained volunteer in your community, reporting timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.