The summer is nearly over, but things are going to be heating up soon with an exciting round of authors visiting the library this Fall. Free tickets are encouraged for Tess Gerritsen on Thursday, October 5. Registration is required for Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Publishing Your Essay with John D’Agata on Saturday, November 18.
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Fall 2017 Schedule
Falmouth Reads Together Presents Atul Gawande
Date: Monday, September 25, 5:00pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Bestselling and acclaimed author Atul Gawande will talk to us about the importance of community as we age. Join us on Monday, September 25 at 5:00pm for a live simulcast with the author of Being Mortal. The author will not be visiting the library in-person; this will be a live simulcast event.
Ruthless River with Holly Fitzgerald
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Holly Fitzgerald and her husband were on their honeymoon when their plane crashed in the Peru jungle. Hear about their adventure-turned-survival saga on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30pm.
I Know A Secret with Tess Gerritsen
Date: Thursday, October 5, 12:00pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen recently released the 12th book in her Rizzoli & Isles series. Don’t miss Tess’s talk on Thursday, October 5 at noon. Pick up your free ticket at the Info Desk at the Main Library beginning on Saturday, September 30 at 10am. Limit of two tickets per person.
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Using What You Know to Write a Mystery with Sisters in Crime: Frances McNamara, Barbara Struna & Lea Wait
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 6:30pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Three sisters in crime, Frances McNamara (Death at the Paris Exposition), Barbara Struna (Old Cape Hollywood Secret), and Lea Wait (Tightening the Threads) will visit the library on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30pm to help you find the clues to a novel only you can write. Been a housewife? Single parent? Lived in a creepy old house? You think your life’s been boring–but exciting plots are buried in your own expertise.
In Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan & Hallie Ephron
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 7:00pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Hank Phillippi Ryan (Say No More) and Hallie Ephron’s anticipated return to the library is on Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm. Hank will interview Hallie on her new book, You’ll Never Know Dear, and answer questions from the audience.
New England’s General Stores with Ted Reinstein
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 7:00pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Explore the fabric of America over hot coffee and penny candy. Step through the wooden doors of a New England general store and step back in time, into a Norman Rockwell painting and into the heart of America with Ted Reinstein on Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm.
In Conversation with Jessica Keener and Anne LeClair
Date: Thursday, November 16, 3:30pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Jessica Keener, the author of Night Swim and a new historical thriller, Strangers in Budapest, visits the library on Thursday, November 16 at 3:30pm. She will be interviewed by Anne LeClair (The Halo Effect)
Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Publishing Your Essay with John D’Agata
Date: Saturday, November 18, 3:30-5:00pm Location: Main Library, Hermann Meeting Room
Join John D’Agata for a creative nonfiction workshop that intentionally combines different forms of the genre—personal essays, travelogues, biographies—and encourages exploration in the genre. Participants will examine and discuss short 1-page essays, as well as receiving feedback on their personal essays. There will be also be some discussion on finding an agent and publisher, giving a reading, and surviving as a writer in the world.
An innovative essayist (Halls of Fame, 2001) and dynamic anthologist, (The Lost Origins of the Essay, 2009) John D’Agata is the author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact, as well as the editor of the 3-volume series, A New History of the Essay, which includes the anthologies The Next American Essay, The Making of the American Essay, and The Lost Origins of the Essay.
Registration is strongly encouraged; 15 seats available. Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 18.