Author to read, sign books


LEWISTON – Author Donna Morrissey will hold a reading and book signing at the Lewiston Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10.

Morrissey is promoting her novel “Sylvanus Now.” The novel is set on the Newfoundland coast in the 1950s and is the story of a proud fisherman and the woman he wants to provide for and protect. It charts the changing landscape and politics of an expanding fishing industry. Sylvanus, a young man, deeply rooted in the traditional ways, fights to maintain his livelihood on the seas while struggling with heart-rending circumstances at home.

Touted as one of Canada’s best writers, Morrissey is the award-winning author of “Kit’s Law,” which has been translated into Japanese, German and Dutch. Her two screenplays – “Downhill Chance” and “Clothesline Patch,” won the Atlantic Film Scriptwriting Competition two years in succession.

Morrissey was born in Newfoundland and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, call the Lewiston Public Library at 784-0135.