This summer’s Iota Short Prose Conference has, once again, attracted two major American authors to serve as faculty: Sven Birkerts and Beth Ann Fennelly. The pair will offer a public reading at the Lubec Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Sven Birkerts is the author of nine books and has been editor of AGNI since July 2002. He has reviewed regularly for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. He has taught writing at Harvard University, Emerson College, Amherst College, and Mt. Holyoke College, and is director of the graduate Bennington Writing Seminars.

Beth Ann Fennelly Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi. Her newest prose book is Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, published in October 2017 with W.W. Norton. Beth Ann is the author of three poetry books: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables, all with W. W. Norton. Beth Ann’s poetry has been in over fifty anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1996, 2005, and 2006.



Children’s Programs

Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Wiggles and Giggles:     

Bring your little ones to the library  for songs, stories and play. Meet new friends and have some fun!




Monday at the Movies

Monday, August 13, 2 p.m.
The Lion King
Be inspired by this timeless tale of Simba and his journey to claim his place in the “circle of life.”