On Saturday, July 14th, the Monhegan Memorial Library welcomes novelist Christina Baker Kline to take part in the Third Annual Distinguished Writers Series on Monhegan Island.


Ms. Kline will speak about her latest novel, A Piece of the World, just announced as the winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction. A retelling of the story behind Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” the book blends fact and fiction to create a compelling account of Andrew Wyeth and Christina Olson, the making of one of America’s most famous works of art, and the redemptive power of imagination. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the original painting, done locally in Cushing. Christina Baker Kline is the third writer to speak in the Distinguished Writers Series. Previous writers in the series were Richard Blanco and Paul Doiron.


The complete program will stretch over two days. There will be a Welcome Reception on July 13,th 7pm at the Partridge House, a Writer’s Q & A on July 14,th 10am at the Library (advance sign-up required), an Author Talk, followed by a Q & A with Christina Baker Kline and special guest Jamie Wyeth, and a Book Signing, also on July 14th at 7:30pm at the Monhegan School ($10 donation at the door). All other events are free of charge. Copies of “A Piece of the World” will be sold at the event.


For questions or to sign up for the Writer’s Q & A, please contact Mia Boynton: monheganmemoriallibrary@gmail.com, 207-596-0549.


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