The Waterville thinker, writer and humorist shares tales, wisdom and answers questions. Also, J.P. Devine will be there. He’ll entertain with many years of stories, and She will correct all of them.

J.P. Devine, a former New York and Hollywood actor, painter and dancer, who worked with Bob Newhart, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Ricardo Montalban, and Zero Mostel, gave up those lucrative art forms and took a vow of poverty to become a freelance writer. All because a tarot card reader in Hong Kong in 1953 told him he would become famous in “letters” late in life. Author and friend Ray Bradbury told him at age 37, that that was late enough. Go forth.

Jeremiah Patrick Devine, the descendant of four Irish immigrants is the husband of Katherine Joly Devine, father of two daughters, Jillana and Dawn, and an Old English sheep dog, Jack, who may or may not be alive when he gets the Pulitzer.

J.P.’s book, “Will Write For Food – True Stories, Half Truths, and 3 Lies”, is a collection of J.P.’s columns and features many memories of his days in the glittery acting business, where he knew many of our most famous and popular actors and actresses.

Katherine Joly Devine is a graduate of Waterville High School and Trinity College in Washington, D.C.,( four years before Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived there), where she was simultaneously Maine’s Cherry Blossom Princess and President of the Young Republicans; the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she became a life long Democrat; and later, Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

Kay appeared on Broadway with classmate Robert Redford, worked as a dancer, actor and model and spent several years of touring in summer theatre with a handsome young actor/dancer/model whom she had met on an escalator in Bloomingdale’s Department Store. Then she abandoned her career in theater to become an educator both in Los Angeles and Maine, in order to offer life-long emotional and financial aid to a perpetually needy and aging actor and writer.


Tuesday, March 26
7– 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium
in the Diamond Building, Colby College

Post-interview book signing opportunity available.
Books will be for sale at the event.




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