The Monhegan Memorial Library is proud to welcome Lois Lowry in our Fourth Annual Distinguished Writers Series on Monhegan Island. A two-time Newberry Award Winner, Ms. Lowry is best known for the beloved young adult books The Giver and Number the Stars. The author of 44 titles in total, she is recognized for tackling important subjects such as racism, the Holocaust, and the questioning of authority. The Giver, her dystopian novel, was called “a warning in narrative form” and has been both a banned book and an essential part of school curriculums.


Lois Lowry will give an Author Talk on Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm in the Monhegan Community Church (admittance by suggested donation of $10) followed by a Book Signing with light refreshments. On Sunday, August 4th at 11:15am she will hold a Q&A for Writers at the Monhegan Memorial Library (advance registration required). The Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 2016 and has since hosted Richard Blanco, Paul Doiron and Christina Baker Kline. Donations to support the continuation of the Series can be made by visiting


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


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