PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library will host its second annual Readers, Writers and Runners 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4.

This year, the library will host book club discussions leading up to the race, and authors will attend race day for discussion and autographs.

This year’s authors include Kate Braestrup, Maine game warden chaplain and award-winning author of “Anchor and Flares” and “Here If You Need Me”; Jeffrey Thomson, author of “Fragile” and “Birdwatching in Wartime,” winner of the 2010 Maine Book Award in Poetry and the 2011 ASLE Prize in Environmental Creative Writing; and Kelly Payson-Roopchand, author of “Birth, Death and a Tractor: Connecting an Old Farm to a New Family,” recently selected as a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year award.

The first book club meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at the Phillips Public Library to discuss Braestrup’s works. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, April 6, to discuss Thomson’s books. The third meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, to discuss Payson-Roopchand’s “Birth, Death and a Tractor.” All meetings begin at 10:30 a.m.

Registration for the 5K costs $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Registration begins in the library parking lot at 9 a.m.

FMI: 207-639-2665.


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