WATERVILLE — Maine author Carolyn Chute will kick off a new literary series, Two Cent Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Waterville Opera House. Chute will read from her latest novel, “Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves,” which won the PEN New England Award. Chute is the author of “The School on Heart’s Content Road,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; “The Beans of Egypt, Maine;” “Letourneau’s Used Auto Parts;” “Snow Man;” and “Merry Men.” She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Thornton Wilder Fellowship, according to a WOH news release.

There is no charge for this general admission event.

Promoting and celebrating the literary arts in and around Maine, Two Cent Talks will bring notable writers to share their work with the greater Waterville community. Readings will be held at 7 p.m. the third Thursday every other month at Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., and will be followed by a reception and a book signing. Poets and writers for the 2015-16 season include Betsy Sholl, Kate Miles, Richard Foerster, Ron Currie, Dawn Potter, Monica Wood, Wes McNair and Crystal Williams, among others. Contact Adrian Blevins ([email protected]) or Dawn Potter ([email protected]) for more information.

Two Cent Talks are sponsored by Colby College and by Waterville Creates!