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(Virtual) Spotlight Lecture Series: Jenny Offill talks about Weather with the BTS Center

Thursday, May 13 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Location: Register for this virtual event!
Audience: Adults

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Portland Public Library is happy to be in collaboration with the BTS Center and Print: A Bookstore to present Jenny Offill in conversation about her book Weather: A novel. Audience members are encouraged to join a breakout conversation after the talk from 5:30-6:00pm.

Books can be purchased from Print: A Bookstore, located around the corner from The BTS Center offices and PPL: (207) 536-4778 • www.printbookstore.com. A limited number of autographed copies are available. Click here to purchase.

Weather is an extraordinary novel that showcases Jenny Offill’s adventurous prose, intelligence and lyricism across a range of disciplines, from deep ecology to mystical theology to the politics of collective action. The author’s vignette style reads almost like a journal filled with the main character’s reflections on daily life, increasing concern over climate devastation, and desires for spiritual enlightenment.
The book has the potential to spark important conversations around identity and meaning in a time of global, existential crisis. We invite you to join us for one of those conversations.

“Tiny in size but immense in scope, radically disorienting yet reassuringly humane and completely irresistible…  Utterly exhilarating in its wit and intelligence…  Luminous.”
— The Boston Globe

About the Series » Spotlight Lecture Series

Portland Public Library presents the Spotlight Lecture Series held in conjunction with Longfellow Books, Print: A Bookstore, and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.  The Spotlight Lecture Series celebrates new works by notable authors from around the country.  This series is generously sponsored by the Press Hotel.

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