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The Role of Failure in the Creative Life

August 14, 2018, 6:30 PM


Maine author Monica Wood will speak on “The Role of Failure in the Creative Life.”  Wood’s most recent novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, earned international interest, with 22 foreign editions in over 30 countries.

She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the Maine Literary Award. Her novel Any Bitter Thing was an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick.

Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, which has been excerpted on NPR's "Selected Shorts" and selected by several towns and cities as their "One Book, One Community" read; My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award; and Secret Language, her first novel.  Her widely anthologized short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on public radio. She also writes books for writers and teachers. Her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications.

Her first play, Papermaker, enjoyed an extended debut run at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine, its bestselling play ever. Her second play, The Half-Light, will debut at Portland Stage in 2019.

A book sale and signing will follow the author’s presentation.


August 14, 2018
6:30 PM


Winslow Public Library
136 Halifax Street
Winslow, ME
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