Wilton Library Author Talk on Wednesday, Feb. 27 Author Talk: Susan Conley, Elsey Come Home from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Author Susan Conley brings a heartfelt story of a woman’s identity crisis in her latest novel, Elsey Come Home. Elsey, the protagonist, is desperately trying to balance motherhood, a career as a painter, her role as a wife and a drinking problem she developed to help with her worries.
Her husband gives her an ultimatum which sets Elsey on her personal journey. Conley is the author of the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir. Born and raised in Maine, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Paris Review. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She spent three years in Beijing with her husband and two sons before moving back to Portland, Maine, where she currently lives. She teaches in the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine. Q&A will follow the talk.
No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.