Tonight! Author talk to kick off Maine Lobster Week

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 1:30pm

Maine author talk with Lara Tupper and Kay Stephens on September 19 during Maine Lobster Week

As restaurants around Maine prepare for a week celebrating the state’s iconic crustacean, two authors will be dishing up their experiences in a free Zoom presentation Sunday, September 19 at 6 p.m. (EST) around Maine fiction, the lobster industry, and how the sea has shaped their writing.

Lara Tupper, a Boothbay native, will discuss her new book Amphibians, a short story collection (Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize winner; Leapfrog Press). She’s also the author of Off Island, a novel set on Monhegan Island and inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin (Encircle). Her first novel, A Thousand and One Nights, is based on her travels at sea.

Kay Stephens, who has lived in Midcoast Maine for 27 years, is the author of The Ghost Trap. Another Leapfrog author, Stephens’s lobstering novel was optioned by Khanlarian Entertainment to become an independent film and is currently in development.

Join Lara and Kay for a lively 45-minute chat featuring a brief reading from each author and Q&A from the audience on anything you’ve ever wanted to know about what life is like in Maine, the settings and lobstermen that inspired the authors, as well as 12 recommended Maine books to put on your reading list.


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Meeting ID: 860 1416 0880

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