WINTHROP — The Bailey Public Library in downtown Winthrop will host local farmer and award-winning writer Craig Hickman at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Hickman will give a talk entitled “All About Food,” discussing why he became a farmer, why he loves to feed people, and what food sovereignty means to him.

Hickman’s biographical talk will also reflect on growing up an adopted son in Wisconsin, discovering his roots, and serving in the Maine legislature. Hickman received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement and the Gertrude Johnson Williams Literary Award.

Hickman also wrote one of the top-ranked independent sports blogs on the internet for the Huffington Post. His solo performances, “Skin & Ornaments” and “Portraits of a Black Queen,” have been staged across the U.S. He appeared as himself in the feature film “Never Met Picasso,” starring Alexis Arquette.

Hickman operates the historic 25-acre Annabessacook Farm, a bed and breakfast and sustainable farm that raises and sells organic produce, dairy and livestock. Originally from Milwaukee, Hickman moved to New England in 1986. The event will take place in the King Event Room on the lower level of the library and is free and open to the public. The Winthrop Lakes Region Forum is made possible by support from the Winthrop Public Library Foundation.

FMI: call the library at 377-8673.

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