AUGUSTA — Maine author Katherine Silva will give a talk about the basics of self publishing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St.

Silva is the author of the Monstrum Chronicles series and “The Collection.” Her second book in the series, “Aequitas,” was nominated for a 2013 Maine Literary award. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, New England Horror Writers Association, and founder of the Midcoast Maine Halloween Readings series.

The snow date for the free event will be Jan. 30.

For more information, call the library at 626-2415 or visit

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