2018 ReadME Author~October 17th 7:00 pm

C.B. Anderson

A Maine Humanities Council 2018 ReadME Author

Paul Doiron was selected by the Maine Humanities Council to  choose two good books all about Maine.  “River Talk” has gotten rave reviews this summer (if you liked “Olive Kittredge” try this one) and “Settled in the Wild” is a lovely walk through the  mid-coast and a family’s life.

 

River Talk

 

 

 

 

 

C. B. Anderson

A sixth-generation native of Maine, CB Anderson was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River, five miles outside the paper-mill town of Rumford. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics and has been moving leftward ever since– from computer programming to proposal writing to journalism to fiction.

Anderson has received numerous awards, including the New Millennium Award and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), Literal Latte, The Masters Review and elsewhere.  Her recently published collection, River Talk (C&R Press), received the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Short Stories and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014.  River Talk also was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards and Maine Literary Awards Best Fiction Book of 2015.

Anderson lives with her family in Maine and Boston. She teaches writing at Boston University, from which she also holds an M.S. in Journalism. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Boston Magazine, usatoday.com, Huffington Post, Fourth Genre, The Miami Herald, Brevity, and others, and has twice been shortlisted in Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin).

In addition to receiving a Prague Summer Seminars/AWP fellowship, Anderson has been supported by residencies/scholarships at the Hedgebrook Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Zyzzyva, and the Stonecoast Writers Conference.

 

Susan has had to cancel this appearance

Susan Hand Shetterly

Susan grew up in New York City and Connecticut, and lived with her family for two years on Mallorca. She received a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College. She has been a writer in residence at the University of Maine at Orono, and was given a summer residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The author of nine books, Susan has written for several magazines, including Down EastYankeeand Audubon MagazineShe was a contributing writer for Maine Times for many years, writing essays and articles on wild lands and wildlife, and the people who work with them.

Susan’s book Settled In The Wild won the The Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in 2011. Susan has also been awarded two Maine Arts Commission grants and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2017, she received an Alfred P. Sloan grant to complete her newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World At The Water’s Edge.

C. B. Anderson

A sixth-generation native of Maine, CB Anderson was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River, five miles outside the paper-mill town of Rumford. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics and has been moving leftward ever since– from computer programming to proposal writing to journalism to fiction.

Anderson has received numerous awards, including the New Millennium Award and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), Literal Latte, The Masters Review and elsewhere.  Her recently published collection, River Talk (C&R Press), received the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Short Stories and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014.  River Talk also was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards and Maine Literary Awards Best Fiction Book of 2015.

Anderson lives with her family in Maine and Boston. She teaches writing at Boston University, from which she also holds an M.S. in Journalism. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Boston Magazine, usatoday.com, Huffington Post, Fourth Genre, The Miami Herald, Brevity, and others, and has twice been shortlisted in Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin).

In addition to receiving a Prague Summer Seminars/AWP fellowship, Anderson has been supported by residencies/scholarships at the Hedgebrook Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Zyzzyva, and the Stonecoast Writers Conference.