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The Lovell Speaker Series welcomes Debra Spark with Rachel Thurston and Jen Ward for a Zoom-only talk and panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, presented by the Charlotte Hobbs Library in Lovell.

Debra Spark, author and co-editor of “Breaking Bread,” Rachel Thurston of the Lovell Area Food Pantry, and Jen Ward of Flyaway Farm will give a talk entitled “Breaking Bread.”

Spark is the author of four novels, two collections of short stories, and two books of essays on fiction writing. She co-edited “Breaking Bread” with Deborah Joy Corey to raise funds for a nonprofit working to end food insecurity. An award-winning collection of essays by internationally recognized writers and foodies, “Breaking Bread” celebrates local foods, family, and community, while exploring how what’s on our plates engages with what’s off: grief, pleasure, love, ethics, race, and class. The book was a finalist for the 2022 New England Book Awards. She teaches at Colby College.

Thurston operates the Lovell Area Food Pantry and Jen Ward is the proprietor of an off-grid, solar-powered, small family farm in Stow, Maine, that uses organic and bio-dynamic practices in raising animals for meat and growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruits, berries, and seedlings.

This is a Zoom-only talk. For details and the link to join, go to . For more information, contact the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library at 207-925-3177.

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