NORWAY – The Norway Memorial Library invites the community to join the summer reading and discussion series, “Time and Place: Maine in Poetry and Prose.” It is a three-part series that will begin on Thursday, June 24, with a discussion of “A Country Doctor” by Sarah Orne Jewett. Written in 1884, it is an autobiographical novel that explores life in rural Maine, as well as equal rights for women.

Selected poems by Maine poets Edwin Arlington Robinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay will serve as the topic for discussion of the second meeting, Thursday, July 22. Robinson, who lived in Gardiner during his childhood, and Millay, who lived in Camden, won Pulitzer Prizes for their poetry.

Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “Empire Falls,” will be discussed during the final meeting of the series on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Additionally, Friends of the Norway Library have arranged for tours of the Jewett house in South Berwick on Thursday, July 15, and Robinson’s childhood home in Gardiner on Thursday, Aug. 5. There is a $5 admission charge for the Jewett tour; there is no charge for the Robinson home tour.

All series discussions will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited. Contact the library at 743-5309 or e-mail [email protected] for more information about getting copies of books and attending tours.


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