NORWAY – On Wednesday, April 15, Meredith Hall, author of “Without A Map: A Memoir,” will read from her New York Times best-seller and speak about forgiveness and writing a memoir.

Her talk at Norway Memorial Library will begin at 7 p.m.

Hall is the 2005 recipient of the Gift of Freedom Award, a $50,000 grant from A Room of Her Own Foundation. She also received the Maine Arts Commission’s 2005 Individual Artist Fellowship and is a MacDowell fellow. She won the 2005 Pushcart Prize with her first essay, which was also a “Notable Essay” in The Best American Essays 2005.

Hall’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner and many other journals and anthologies.

She is working on a novel and a collection of essays, and is a permanent writer-in-residence at the University of New Hampshire.

“Without a Map” was recently discussed at the library as part of its “Forgiveness and Transformation” series. The next discussion will be of the book “Bel Canto,” by Ann Patchett, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. For more information, visit or call 743-5309.

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