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Two Cent Talks: Carolyn Chute

September 17, 2015, 7:00 PM


carolyn chuteRenowned Maine author Carolyn Chute will kick off a new literary series, Two Cent Talks, at the Waterville Opera House, at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 by reading from her latest novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves, which won the PEN New England Award. Chute is the author of The School on Heart's Content Road, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; The Beans of Egypt, Maine; Letourneau's Used Auto Parts; Snow Man; and Merry Men. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Thornton Wilder Fellowship.

Boston Globe reviewer Caroline Leavitt wrote: “Fiery, impassioned, and unlike anything else you will ever probably read, you can take Chute’s book as a warning, a letter from the future—or from the present—from people who are tired of promises and lies and just might not be willing to take it anymore.”

Promoting and celebrating the literary arts in and around Maine, Two Cent Talks will bring notable writers to share their work with the greater Waterville community. Readings will be held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday every other month at Common Street Arts (16 Common Street, Waterville), and will be followed by a reception and a book signing. Poets and writers for the 2015-2016 season include Betsy Sholl, Kate Miles, Richard Foerster, Ron Currie, Dawn Potter, Monica Wood, Wes McNair, and Crystal Williams, among others.

Presented by Waterville Creates and Colby College.


September 17, 2015
7:00 PM


Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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