Date:  June 8, 2018

Time:  7:00pm

Join us for an author talk with 2017 Pine Needles in Residence author Sarah Stonich on Friday, June 8 at 7 pm, at the historic Marine Village Hall.

Have you read a book that changed the way you look at something? Join us for an evening with Sarah Stonich, who believes stories can change the world. By subtly weaving cultural, environmental, and political issues into fiction, writers can engage readers to relate to characters and communities directly affected by current (and looming) events. This is an interactive discussion, so attendees are encouraged to share and engage.

 Stonich was a Pine Needles Artist in Residence in 2017 and is the bestselling author of These Granite Islands, other novels, and a memoir. She is currently writing her up north trilogy, set in a fictionalized northeastern Minnesota area facing an uncertain future in a time of change.

Stonich will be joined by author Ashley Shelby, who has reported on the Exxon Valdez litigation and written Red River Rising, about the 1997 Red River flood in Grand Forks, N.D. Her debut novel, South Pole Station, has been described as “a comedy of manners about climate change starring a ragtag team of cultural misfits at the edge of the world.”

For more information see her website,