King says no to festival


BRIDGTON – A plan to create a festival based on the work of Stephen King may have hit a snag too fearsome to overcome: The  author himself has asked Bridgton town officials to drop the idea, the Bangor Daily News reported Wednesday night.

Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s director of economic and community development, had only begun to discuss the plan this week. His idea was to create a ‘literary heritage festival’ to celebrate King’s work. A story about the plan appeared in the Sun Journal on Wednesday.

But according to the Bangor newspaper, King expressed his opposition to the proposal and Bridgton town officials scuttled the idea.

Attempts to reach the bestselling author Wednesday night were not successful.