“Margreete’s Harbor,” by Eleanor Morse Submitted photo

The Authors Series features Eleanor Morse, a resident of Peaks Island, who will speak about her latest book, “Margreete’s Harbor,” set in a fictional town in midcoast Maine during the late 50s and 60s, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at Denmark Arts Center.

Eleanor Morse Submitted photo

She will touch upon where a story comes from, about her writing process, and about the ways that the large eruptions of a nation shaped a family during a turbulent decade.

Janet Peery, author of “The River Beyond the World,” said of the book,” Timely as well as timeless, heartfelt as well as heartbreaking, this beautiful novel of a family at the crossroads of becoming reminds us of the very real perils of aging, the legacies bequeathed as generations succeed each other, the betrayals that shape us, and the sustaining strength of the ties that bind.” Margreete’s Harbor recently won the 2022 Maine Literary Award in the category of fiction

Eleanor has published four novels: “Margreete’s Harbor” in the spring of 2021, “White Dog Fell from the Sky” (2013) , a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, “An Unexpected Forest” (2007), which won an Independent Book Publisher’s Award for best regional fiction and the Maine Literary Award in fiction, and “Chopin’s Garden” (2006). She received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in teaching from Yale University. She lives in Maine and teaches fiction writing on the faculty of the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing in Louisville, Kentucky. Her website is www.eleanormorse.com.

Our HEPA air purifier systems and ventilation will be engaged for indoor performances.

Tickets are $10 or pay what you can and can be purchased online at www.denmarkarts.org/events.

The Denmark Arts Center is an award-winning 501(c)3 cultural organization founded in 1994 in the rural community of Denmark, Maine. Housed in the town’s historic 1883 Odd Fellows Hall, the DAC offers year-round events and workshops in contemporary dance, theater, music and visual art to community members young and old. With diverse and original programming, the DAC provides an important creative and community hub for Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley. The DAC is located on 50 West Main St in Denmark. For more information, visit http://www.denmarkarts.org/events

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